Jacques Brel – No. 1


This is Jacques Brel’s first 7″ and was released in 1955, it contains the following tracks:

A side:

  • “Sur la Place”
  • “Grand Jacques”

B side:

  • “Ça Va”
  • “La Haine”

The titles roughly translate from French to English as “In the Square”, “Great Jacques”, “Okay (The Devil)” and “The Hate”. “Great Jacques” and “Okay (The Devil)” are the highlights here and serve as a perfect introduction to the themes that Jacques revisited throughout his career.


My English translation of Jacques Brel’s Grand Jacques.

Buy it now

This is an exceptionally rare record that can sell for up to 100 Euros. You can buy the original vinyl here:


Or download the MP3 for 99p per song here:

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