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Jacques Brel Et Ses Chansons

Jacques Brel

Jacques Brel Et Ses Chansons

...rewriting the chanson
UNI213 (Universal Music Group)
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1
La Haine

La Haine

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
01:55 Play
2
Grand Jacques (C'est Trop Facile)

Grand Jacques (C'est Trop Facile)

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
10:48 Play
3
Il Pleut 'Les Carreaux'

Il Pleut 'Les Carreaux'

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
02:37 Play
4
Le Diable 'Ca Va'

Le Diable 'Ca Va'

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
02:27 Play
5
Il Peut Pleuvoir

Il Peut Pleuvoir

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
01:46 Play
6
Il Nous Faut Regarder

Il Nous Faut Regarder

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
02:25 Play
7
Le Fou Du Roi

Le Fou Du Roi

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
01:58 Play
8
C'Est Comme Ca

C'Est Comme Ca

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
02:08 Play
9
Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
02:52 Play
10
S'Il Te Faut

S'Il Te Faut

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
02:09 Play
11
La Bastille

La Bastille

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
03:00 Play
12
Priere Paienne

Priere Paienne

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
02:36 Play
13
Il Y A

Il Y A

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
02:23 Play
14
La Foire

La Foire

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
03:24 Play
15
Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Composer Jacques Brel
Band Jacques Brel
03:35 Play
Total Running Time 46 minutes
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Also known as 'Grande Jacques', this is the first studio album by Jaques Brel released in 1954. The 2013 version includes the original nine tracks plus six additional tracks from the 50's and 60's.

This album is licensed for download from Universal Music Group. 

Download includes - cover art

'Jacques Brel et Ses Chansons, the album which ignited the iconoclasm, is ferociously confident. Although only one of the songs will be immediately familiar to a "rock" audience -- Marc Almond covered "Le Diable (Ca Va)" (as "The Devil" on his Jacques album) -- still there is an instantly recognizable compulsion to the performance. Brel's mellifluous, half-smiling, half-snarling voice gallops across the landscape, paced all the way by the richly textured and deeply imaginative accompaniment of Andre Grassi and his orchestra; the snatch of French accordion which punctuates the dark delivery of "Il Nous Faut Regarder" is both hideously apposite and rudely ironic. It is not all doom and gloom, of course -- indeed, Brel's reputation for morbidity and misery is more the premise of his louder English acolytes than of his own work. "C'est Comme Ca" is insanely jovial, a veritable machine gun of leaping lyric and frolicking instrumentation; "Il Peut Pleuvoir" shares a similar outlook, while "Le Fou Du Roi" apparently stepped out of the court of Marie Antoinette, all sweetly chiming harpsichord and a sweetly lilting nursery rhyme rhythm.' Dave Thompson
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