Jacques Brel

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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (French: [ʒak bʁɛl]; 8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer-songwriter 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, 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 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 third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time.

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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
1978 La Fanette - 5 Jacques Brel 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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
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 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

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