Jacques Brel

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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (French: [ʒak bʁɛl]; 8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer, songwriter and actor who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French and occasionally in Dutch, he became a major influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many top performers in the United States, including Ray Charles, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, and Andy Williams.

In French-speaking countries, Brel was also a successful actor, appearing in ten films. He also directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the fourth best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time. Brel married Thérèse "Miche" Michielsen in 1950 and the couple had three children. He also had a romantic relationship with actress and dancer Maddly Bamy from 1972 until his death in 1978.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 N°1 : Jacques Brel et ses Chansons Jacques Brel 2
1957 N°2 : Quand on n'a que l'amour Jacques Brel 2
1958 N°3 : Au printemps Jacques Brel 1
1959 N°4 : La Valse à mille temps Jacques Brel 3
1961 N°5 : Marieke Jacques Brel 2
1962 Les Bourgeois Jacques Brel 4
1962 N°6 : Les Bourgeois Jacques Brel 1
1963 Les Bigotes Jacques Brel 1
1964 Mathilde Jacques Brel 1
1965 Ces gens-là Jacques Brel 1
1966 Ces gens-là Jacques Brel 3
1966 Les Bonbons Jacques Brel 4
1967 67 Jacques Brel 3
1968 J'arrive Jacques Brel 4
1972 Ne me quitte pas Jacques Brel 2
1977 Les Marquises Jacques Brel 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 If You Go Away: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Singing in Paris Jacques Brel 1
1978 La Fanette - 5 Jacques Brel 1
1988 De 24 grootste successen Jacques Brel 4 1
1988 Intégrale Grand Jacques Jacques Brel 8
1988 Le coffret souvenir Jacques Brel 1
1988 Quinze ans d’amour Jacques Brel 2 1
1989 Ses 16 plus belles Chansons Jacques Brel 1
1990 Jacques Brel Jacques Brel 2
1991 Greatest Hits Jacques Brel 1
1991 Master Serie, Volume 1 Jacques Brel 2
1991 Master Serie, Volume 2 Jacques Brel 1
1996 Quand on n’a que l’amour Jacques Brel 2
1998 Mijn vlakke land Jacques Brel 1
1999 Ballades et mots d'amour Jacques Brel 2
2000 Brel Jacques Brel 1
2000 Portrait Jacques Brel 1
2003 Infiniment Jacques Brel 3
2003 Au printemps Jacques Brel 1
2003 L'Intégrale Jacques Brel 1
2003 Marieke Jacques Brel 1
2005 Les Débuts des Trois Grands : 1952-1954 Brel, Brassens, Ferré 1
2005 Grand Jacques Jacques Brel 1
2007 I Am the Shadow of the Songs Jacques Brel 1
2007 Here's Jacques Brel Jacques Brel 1
2007 Les 100 Plus Belles Chansons Jacques Brel 2
2008 Enregistrements PHILIPS 1954-1961 Jacques Brel 1
2008 C'est comme ça Jacques Brel 1
2009 Forever Jacques Brel 1
2009 Jacques Brel Jacques Brel 1
2009 Master Serie, Volume 1 Jacques Brel 1
2009 Master série, Volume 2 Jacques Brel 1
2010 My Death Jacques Brel 1
2010 One, Two, Three, Four: The Studio Albums Jacques Brel 1
2010 L'Intégrale des albums studio Jacques Brel 1
2010 Trois poètes : Brel, Brassens, Ferré Brel, Brassens, Ferré 2 1
2010 Best of the Best Collection : Ne me quitte pas Jacques Brel 1
2011 Formidable ! Jacques Brel 1
2011 Je t'aime Jacques Brel 1
2011 Ne me quitte pas Jacques Brel 1
2013 Suivre l'étoile Jacques Brel 1
2013 Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons Jacques Brel 1
Amsterdam Jacques Brel 1
Greatest Hits Jacques Brel 1
Jacques Brel Jacques Brel 1
Les Vieux Jacques Brel 1
Seven Classic Albums Jacques Brel 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 The Olympia, 1961 & 1964 Jacques Brel 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Enregistrement public à l'Olympia 1961 Jacques Brel 3
1964 Enregistrement public à l'Olympia 1964 Jacques Brel 4
1998 En scènes : Enregistrements inédits Jacques Brel 1
1999 Jacques Brel à Knokke Jacques Brel 1
2004 Octobre 1966, Les Adieux a l’Olympia Jacques Brel 1
2006 L'intégralité du palmares de la Chanson 1966 Jacques Brel 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1968 original off-Broadway cast) Jacques Brel 2
1997 Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1994 London revival cast) Jacques Brel 1
2006 Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (2006 off-Broadway cast) Jacques Brel 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1953 La Foire / Il y a Jacques Brel 1
1954 Il peut pleuvoir / C'est comme ça Jacques Brel 1
1954 Les pieds dans le ruisseau / S'il te faut Jacques Brel 1
1973 Les Bourgeois / Bruxelles Jacques Brel 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Le Moribond Jacques Brel 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Radioscopie : Entretien avec Jaques Chancel Jacques Brel 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Jacques Brel Silver Série Jacques Brel 1

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Jacques Brel Silver Série Jacques Brel 1

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