Jacques Brel

Essential Recordings (101001)

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Essential Recordings

Jacques Brel

New Continent

8436569190678

LPS 150688

101001

JAZZ

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LP 12,38 €

VIRGIN 180G. VINYL - GATEFOLD EDITION

Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel was one of the most important and iconic figures in France’s rich musical history. He is widely regarded as a master of the modern chanson. His songs have been covered by countless francophone performers, and English versions have been sung by such diverse artists as The Kingston Trio, Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Cohen, Andy Williams, Nina Simone, Scott Walker, David Bowie, Ray Charles, and Nirvana, among countless others. He sold over 25 million records worldwide, including over 12 million albums and singles in France and Belgium alone.

Presented here are some of Brel’s most celebrated songs, recorded during the earliest stages of his career for the Philips and Barclay labels between 1954 and 1962. These sides chart Brel’s evolution from obscurity to one of the most influential European artists of the 20th century.

JACQUES BREL, vocals on all tracks,
plus orchestras conducted by André Grassi, André Popp and François Rauber.
Recorded in Paris between February 1954 & March 1962.

SIDE A:

01. QUAND ON N’A QUE L’AMOUR
02. GRAND JACQUES (C’EST TROP FACILE)
03. LA VALSE À MILLE TEMPS
04. LES FLAMANDES
05. LE PLAT PAYS
06. ISABELLE
07. JE NE SAIS PAS

SIDE B:

01. NE ME QUITTE PAS
02. LES BICHES
03. L’IVROGNE
04. ROSA
05. LES BOURGEOIS
06. MADELEINE
07. BRUXELLES