Label: Barclay - 816 719-2 Format: Box Set Compilation 10x, CD Country: Canada Genre: Pop Style: Chanson
Retrieved 27 March His performance was received with high public and critical acclaim. Chanson Sans Paroles. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This enabled him to travel more easily from Hiva-Oa to Tahiti. Personal and Social Narratives in Post-war Chanson.
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Il Nous Faut Regarder. Il Pleut Pleuvoir. Le Fou Du Roi. Sur La Place. La Bastille. Saint Pierre. Les Pieds Dans Le Ruisseau. Au Printemps. Je Ne Sais Pas. Dors Ma Mie, Bonsoir. Le Colonel. Litanies Pour Un Retour. La Dame Patronnesse. La Mort. Ne Me Quitte Pas. La Tendresse. La Colombe. Les Flamandes. Le Moribond. Le Prochain Amour.
Vivre Debout. Les Singes. Les Moutons. Les Coeurs Tendres. La Chanson De Van Horst. La Foire. Le Plat Pays. Le Caporal Casse-Pompon. La Statue. Les Bourgeois. Les Paumes Du Petit Matin. Chanson Sans Paroles. Les Bigotes. Les Vieux. Les Toros. During the second week of March, he recorded the remaining tracks for his sixth studio album, Les Bourgeois The bourgeois. In April , Brel performed again at the Bobino in Paris.
During this engagement, he performed the classic " Mathilde " for the first time. Once again, his performance was a critical and artistic success, with the audience leaping up from their seats in a standing ovation following his emotional rendering of "Amsterdam".
The year brought a mix of personal tragedies and professional triumphs. He continued his ambitious touring schedule. After taking flying lessons with Paul Lepanse, he purchased a small plane.
His performance was received with high public and critical acclaim. By Brel had grown increasingly weary of his grueling concert schedules. On 21 August, while on tour in Vittel , he revealed to his musicians his decision to retire from touring.
Thousands of devoted fans flocked to see these final performances, which took place over the course of three weeks. On 1 November, he gave his final concert at the Olympia.
During these last months of his world tour, many of his close friends, including Charles Aznavour , urged him to reconsider his decision to retire from singing, but he was adamant about his decision. In January , Brel finished recording songs for a new studio album, Jacques Brel 67 , which was released later in the year.
The album included "Mon Enfance" My childhood , "Fils de Moved by the experience, he began planning a French language production of the musical for Europe. He returned to France in the spring and, on 16 May , he gave his final concert performance in Roubaix in northern France. He would record only four more studio albums in the last decade of his life. He adapted the book, translated the lyrics, directed the production, and played the lead role.
This was the only time he ever adapted songs by other writers or appeared in a stage musical. He was never replaced. In Brel signed a special year contract with Barclay Records. Although there were no new songs to record, Barclay persuaded him to return to the studio to re-record 11 of the better-known songs he cut for Philips Records during the early years of his music career.
The film tells the story of a teenage girl who accuses her primary schoolteacher, Jean Doucet Brel , of trying to rape her. The police and the mayor investigate, but Doucet denies the charges. Doucet faces trial and hard labour if convicted. The film was released on 21 December The story is set in Paris. Raymond-la-science Brel , an anarchist, is released from prison after serving a sentence for spreading agitation among his co-workers.
He meets up with his friends who live together with their families in the villa of their political leader. They get involved with the notorious Bonnot gang—gangsters who revolt against society by robbing, stealing, and killing. The film was released on 30 October He also produced the soundtrack. The film is a period piece, set in during the reign of Louis XV.
After suffering a humiliating practical joke and being condemned to prison, Benjamin escapes with Manette, who realises she prefers happiness to a marriage contract after all. The film was released on 28 November After seducing Pierrette the maid, he reminds Germaine of their past love affair and arranges a meeting with the widow, during which he underdresses her, humiliates her, and then leaves.
Georges ridicules their feelings and forces Germaine to reveal her attachment to Pierrette, thereby causing a scandal. The film was released on 16 December In Brel appeared in his fifth feature film, Franz , the first film he directed. She gradually becomes attracted to his clumsy behaviour and they fall in love.
The film was released on 2 February , and although praised by the critics, it was not a commercial success. Brel plays Bernard Level, a provincial judge, who presides over a delicate case. A man who was arrested for a minor crime died during police questioning. When Level decides to prosecute the policemen and initiates an investigation, he receives threats and intimidation from those wanting to stop the investigation.
The film was released on 7 May The story follows five crooks who decide to switch from bank robbery to political kidnapping. Among their first hostages is singer Johnny Hallyday. The film was released 4 May , and became a huge box office smash. Brel would spend the final years of his life with her. Brel plays Vincent Van Horst, a hard-drinking bon vivant who loves his freedom and his women. In he leaves Europe, which is torn apart by the war, and moves to Canada, intending to meet up with Maria, the only woman he ever loved.
On the way to Canada, he meets a young boy who dreams about fighting in the European war. When Vincent arrives at the Bar de la Fourche, managed by Maria, he finds her looking older. He finds consolation in another woman, Annie, who looks down on him and drives Vincent and Olivier to fight a duel against each other.
The film was released on 23 August In Brel appeared in his ninth feature film, Le Far West , his second directorial effort. The story is about Jacques, a year-old citizen of Brussels, who meets the fakir Abracadabra who, before dying, gives him a special power. Jacques meets Gabriel, a generous man, who dresses up as Davy Crockett , and who follows Jacques without asking questions. The Far West they seek cannot be found, because it is an imaginary place, a piece of happiness buried in our hearts.
The film was released on 15 May The story is about a contract killer, Ralph Milan, who works for the Mafia. He is paid to kill Louis Randoni, whose testimony in various trials could harm the organisation. The film was released on 20 September By early , Brel knew that he was ill.
He prepared his will, leaving everything to his wife Miche. In November, he embarked on a two-month cruise across the Atlantic with five of his closest friends on the training ship Le Korrig. Brel devoted the final years of his life to his passion for sailing.
He began planning a three-year voyage to circumnavigate the world. In July, he set off on his world trip with Maddly Bamy and his daughter, France, aboard his new yacht. In August, while sailing around the Azores , he learned of the death of his old friend Jojo. In October, following medical tests in the Canary Islands , Brel learned that he had a small tumour on his left lung.
In November, he was rushed to a hospital in Brussels , where he underwent an operation. He was suffering from an advanced stage of lung cancer. Knowing his days were numbered, Brel issued a statement indicating that he wished to die alone in peace. In , Brel returned to Brussels twice for medical examinations.
Against the advice of his doctors, he returned to the Marquesas, where the tropical climate was particularly unsuitable for his lungs. He purchased a twin-engine plane, which he named Jojo in memory of his lost friend. This enabled him to travel more easily from Hiva-Oa to Tahiti. He also used the private plane to transport food and other supplies to the inhabitants of the neighbouring islands. In , Brel decided to record one final album. Despite his recent years away from the continent, his legend lived on in Europe and his records still sold millions of copies each year.
In August, Brel returned to Paris and moved into a small hotel. In September and October, Brel recorded 12 of the 17 new songs he had written in the Marquesas. The new album was released on 17 November and was received as an historic national event in France. The day the album was released, Jacques and Maddly returned to their home in the Marquesas Islands. In July, after his health began to fail, Brel was flown back to France and rushed to a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine , where doctors discovered a cancerous tumour.
He remained in the hospital for six weeks and then spent the rest of the summer in Southern France. On 7 October, he was rushed to hospital Avicenne in Bobigny near Paris. He died of a pulmonary embolism at 4. On 12 October, his body was flown back to the Marquesas Islands , where he was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Atuona on the southern side of Hiva Oa island in the Marquesas , French Polynesia —a few yards away from the grave of artist Paul Gauguin. In the Francophone world, Brel left an enduring influence on music and culture.
Further afield his influence has been somewhat tempered by differences in language, though he has influenced many artists globally. International artists who have covered his songs include:. The songs of Jacques Brel have been translated into at least 95 languages.
Brel himself occasionally included parts of his songs in Dutch , one of the three official languages of Belgium, as in " Marieke ". English versions of Jacques Brel songs have been recorded by a wide variety of artists. During the s, other English translations emerged on the folk music scene, including "The Dove" "La colombe" , an anti-war lament recorded both by Joan Baez and Judy Collins.
This was the only translation of a Brel song written by Alasdair Clayre , an Oxford-educated Englishman who had a brief career as a singer-songwriter before becoming an author, academic, and sometime producer of BBC documentaries.
Consisting of 25 songs, the revue was performed by four vocalists, two males and two females. Jacques Brel contributed most of the music and French lyrics. The production enjoyed considerable international success, and has since played throughout the world in various productions.
This version was released as the B-side to "Sorrow" in , and was released as a bonus track on the reissue of Pin Ups. Dave Van Ronk also recorded this song, earlier, on Van Ronk. Bowie also sang "My Death" during his Ziggy Stardust period. This popular concert piece was never recorded in the studio.
A similar version of this song was also recorded by Show of Hands. Several of the original songs on this album, and on the later Scott 4 , can be seen as heavily influenced by Brel.
Walker also performed five Brel songs on his television series. In Momus and more recently Barb Jungr recorded new English translations of "Ne me quitte pas" which are much nearer to the original.
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