Collecting Brel is an unofficial English language Jacques Brel archive, dedicated to exploring Jacques Brel’s discography, analysing his lyrics, and contemplating his influence on other artists.
Analysis and commentary on Jacques Brel’s 45rpm singles.
Analysis and commentary on Jacques Brel’s 33rpm records.
Poetic translations of Brel’s work in English.
David Bowie’s fascination with the songs of Jacques Brel led him to cover a number of Brel songs, as well as influenced his musical and performance choices.
When you’re a big fan of two of the most influential artists of the 20th century (and perhaps all time?) you start reading too much into their similarities…
Here are my highly subjective thoughts about Brel’s best (and worst) albums! To rank the albums, each track was scored out of 5, and then the total score was divided by the amount of tracks on the album, and a point was taken or added depending on the album’s overall consistency.
Jacques Brel is one of the most covered French language singers of all time. In this list are my top five covers of Jacques Brel’s music.
Jacques Brel autographs pop up every now and then online or in auctions, and a lot of money can be spent on collecting them.
Who is Jacques Brel? How did he become a singer? Where is he now?