This 1962 EP features one of Brel’s most iconic songs – the eponymous A side “Le Plat Pays” or “The Flat Country”.
This 1962 EP features songs that would eventually be released on Brel’s first 12″ record, and the first album that he released on the Barclay’s label.
This 1962 EP was the first Brel 7″ to be issued by Barclay records, after Brel moved away from his first label Philips.
This 1962 live EP is taken from the the album A l’Olympia ’61 was Brel’s last EP to be released on the Phillips label. It came with two very distinct covers, as you can see from above…
This 1961 EP is an intriguing mixture of Brel’s classic style of chanson with the Latin-inspired jazz of the song “Clara”, which reflected Brel’s growing popularity in South American countries such as Argentina. “Clara” is an interesting song which revolves around a heartbreak set within the backdrop of Rio’s Carnival, where the narrator laments hisContinue reading “Jacques Brel – No. 11”
The first track to this 1961 EP was translated (somewhat poorly) as “Seasons in the Sun”. Like most of the translations of Brel’s work, “Seasons in the Sun” takes away Brel’s dark humour and dumbs down the lyrics. The tracks are “The Dying Man (Seasons in the Sun)”, “We Don’t Forget” and “The Drunk”…
The B-side to Jacques’ 7th single was reissued as an A-side for this 1961 release. The tracks include: A side: Ne Me Quitte Pas Dors Ma Mie B side: Seul Litanies Pour Un Retour These titles roughly translate as “If you go Away”, “Sleep, my Love”, “Alone” and “Litanies for a Return”. Lyrics You canContinue reading “Jacques Brel – No. 9”
This 1960 EP’s tracks are: “The Flemish”, “Alone”, “Isabelle” and “The Dove”. “Isabelle” is a particularly stunning song composed for Brel’s daughter:
This 1960 EP sold over 500000 copies in half a year and contains Brel’s most covered song which has been translated into English as “If you go Away”. A side: “La Valse À Mille Temps“ “La Tendresse” B side: “Ne Me Quitte Pas” “La Dame Patronesse” These titles translated into English are as follows: “The WaltzContinue reading “Jacques Brel – No. 7”