Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Ne me quitte pas 3:50
2 Bruxelles 2:56
3 Les Flamandes 2:36
4 Une île 3:41
5 Les Biches 4:55
6 Marieke 5 2:44
7 Rosa 2:41
8 La Tendresse 2:37
9 Les Blés 1:48
10 Le Pendu 3:08
11 La Haine 1:54
12 S’il te faut 2:05
13 Clara 3:00
14 La Colombe 3:00
15 L’Aventure 2:36
16 Qu’avons‐nous faits bonnes gens 1:47
17 Voir 2:21
18 Dors ma mie 3:44
19 Le Fou du roi 1:56
20 Litanies pour un retour 2:08
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 La Valse à mille temps 3:49
2 Les Bourgeois 2:51
3 Quand on n’a que l’amour 2:24
4 Au printemps 2:40
5 Le Moribond 3:06
6 Les Paumés du petit matin 4:12
7 Vivre debout 2:59
8 Chanson sans paroles 4 2:50
9 Le Prochain Amour 4:24
10 L’Homme dans la cité 2:23
11 Zangra 3:14
12 Heureux 2:51
13 La Dame patronnesse 2:37
14 L’Ivrogne 4:02
15 Seul 3:28
16 Je t’aime 2:19
17 Le Caporal Casse‐pompon 2:37
18 Il y a 2:20
19 La Bastille 2:57
20 La Mort 2:50
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Madeleine 2:35
2 On n’oublie rien 3:05
3 Le Plat Pays 2:39
4 Les Prénoms de Paris 2:37
5 La Statue 3:17
6 Les Singes 3:03
7 Sur la place 2:48
8 C’est comme ça 2:07
9 L’Accordéon de la vie 2:48
10 Le Pendu 2:14
11 Voici 2:44
12 Dites, si c’était vrai 1:33
13 Le Diable (Ça va !) 2:25
14 Les Carreaux 2:34
15 Saint Pierre 2:18
16 Il peut pleuvoir 1:43
17 La Bourrée du célibataire 2:25
18 La Foire 3:21
19 Isabelle 3:11
20 Grand Jacques 1:47

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
André Grassi (track 11)
choir vocals:
La Joie au village (1958-10-07) (track 17)
La Joie au village (1958-10-21) (track 15)
composer:
Gérard Jouannest (French musician & songwriter) (tracks 2, 5–6, 10)
François Rauber (tracks 18, 20)
Jacques Brel (tracks 1–4, 6–17, 19–20)
conductor:
François Rauber (tracks 6, 13)
André Grassi (1954-02-15) (track 11)
André Popp (1956-09-19) (track 9)
André Popp (1958-05-12) (track 18)
François Rauber (1958-10-07) (track 17)
François Rauber (1958-10-21) (track 15)
François Rauber (1959-09-11) (track 8)
François Rauber (1959-09-14) (track 3)
François Rauber (1962-03-14) (tracks 2, 4)
lyricist:
Jacques Brel (tracks 1–20)
orchestra:
François Rauber et son orchestre (1958-10-07) (track 17)
François Rauber et son orchestre (1958-10-21) (track 15)
François Rauber et son orchestre (1959-09-11) (track 8)
vocals:
Jacques Brel (tracks 6, 13)
Jacques Brel (1954-02-15) (track 11)
Jacques Brel (1956-09-19) (track 9)
Jacques Brel (1958-05-12) (track 18)
Jacques Brel (1958-10-07) (track 17)
Jacques Brel (1958-10-21) (track 15)
Jacques Brel (1959-09-11) (track 8)
Jacques Brel (1959-09-14) (track 3)
Jacques Brel (1962-03-14) (tracks 2, 4)
publisher:
recorded at:
Théâtre de l'Apollo in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1954-02-15) (track 11)
Studio Hoche (Barclay) in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1962-03-14) (tracks 2, 4)
is the basis for:
Ma Tetrikini Heik (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Das "Sausack"-Lied (track 1)
later translated versions:
Ala vetää vaan (track 1)
Bitte geh nicht fort (Ne me quitte pas) (german translation: Klaus Hoffmann) (track 1)
Bitte geh’ nicht fort (Ne me quitte pas) (german translation: Max Colpet) (track 1)
Don’t Leave (track 1)
Ethän lähde pois (track 1)
Geh nicht fort von mir (german translation: Heinz Riedel) (track 1)
If You Go Away (track 1)
If You Need (track 12)
Jos nyt menet pois (track 1)
Le fiamminghe (track 3)
Litany for a Return (track 20)
Marieke (german translation: Heinz Riedel) (track 6)
Marieke (Des De Moor translation) (track 6)
Marieke (german translation: Klaus Hoffmann) (track 6)
Marieke (Finnish) (track 6)
Marieke (Mort Shuman translation) (track 6)
Meikäläiset (track 3)
Ne me quitte pas (Spanish translation) (track 1)
Ne me quitte pas (english translation: Des De Moor) (track 1)
Nie opuszczaj mnie (Ne me quitte pas) (track 1)
No em deixis, no (track 1)
No me dejes no (track 1)
Rosa (version en flamand) (track 7)
Rosa (german translation: Klaus Hoffmann) (track 7)
Vlamingvrou (track 3)
行かないで (track 1)
recording of:
La Colombe (track 14)
Le Fou du roi (track 19)
Le Pendu (track 10)
Les Biches (track 5)
Ne me quitte pas (original French version) (track 1)
Rosa (track 7)
S’il te faut (track 12)
La Haine (1954-02-15) (track 11)
Les Blés (1956-09-19) (track 9)
Dors ma mie (1958-05-12) (track 18)
Voir (1958-10-07) (track 17)
L’Aventure (1958-10-21) (track 15)
La Tendresse (Jacques Brel song) (1959-09-11) (track 8)
Les Flamandes (1959-09-14) (track 3)
Clara (1961) (track 13)
Marieke (1961) (track 6)
Bruxelles (1962-03-14) (track 2)
Une île (1962-03-14) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Francia (edit) (track 1)
translated version of:
Litanie bij een terugkeer (based on: Litanies Pour Un Retour) (track 20)

CD 2

recorded in:
Brussels, Belgium (1953-02) (track 18)
guitar:
Barthélémy Rosso (track 7)
arranger:
Glen Powell (Belgian arranger, conductor & composer Félix Faecq) (track 18)
composer:
Jean Corti (track 2)
Gérard Jouannest (French musician & songwriter) (tracks 9, 14)
Lou Logist (Belgian jazz musician) (track 18)
François Rauber (tracks 6–8, 10, 14, 16)
Jacques Brel (tracks 1, 3–5, 11–13, 15, 17–20)
conductor:
François Rauber (track 5)
André Popp (1957-03-22) (track 12)
François Rauber (1958-04-01) (track 4)
François Rauber (1959-09-11) (track 13)
François Rauber (1959-09-15) (track 15)
François Rauber (1962-03-06) (track 11)
François Rauber (1962-03-14) (track 8)
lyricist:
Jacques Brel (tracks 1–20)
orchestra:
François Rauber et son orchestre (1958-04-01) (track 4)
vocals:
Jacques Brel (tracks 5, 7)
Jacques Brel (1953-02) (track 18)
Jacques Brel (1957-03-22) (track 12)
Jacques Brel (1958-04-01) (track 4)
Jacques Brel (1959-09-11) (track 13)
Jacques Brel (1959-09-15) (track 15)
Jacques Brel (1962-03-06) (track 11)
Jacques Brel (1962-03-14) (track 8)
recorded at:
Studio Hoche (Barclay) in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1962-03-06) (track 11)
Studio Hoche (Barclay) in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1962-03-14) (track 8)
is the basis for:
Pijak (track 14)
later translated versions:
Adieu Emile (track 5)
Allein (track 15)
Alone (track 15)
De burgerij (track 2)
Der Säufer (track 14)
Die sterwende (track 5)
Kuolema (track 20)
My Death (track 20)
Porvarit (track 2)
Rakastakaa (track 3)
Sanaton laulu (track 8)
Seasons in the Sun (track 5)
Sommar varje dag (Swedish version) (track 5)
Vid Molins fontän (track 2)
Viimeinen valssi (track 1)
Yksin (track 15)
Yuppie Scum (track 2)
Zangra (italian) (track 11)
recording of:
Je t’aime (Jacques Brel song) (track 16)
La Bastille (track 19)
La Mort (track 20)
Le Prochain Amour (track 9)
Les Bourgeois (track 2)
L’Ivrogne (track 14)
Vivre debout (track 7)
Il y a (1953-02) (track 18)
Heureux (1957-03-22) (track 12)
Au printemps (1958-04-01) (track 4)
La Dame patronnesse (1959-09-11) (track 13)
La Valse à mille temps (1959-09-14) (track 1)
Seul (1959-09-15) (track 15)
Le Moribond (1960) (track 5)
Zangra (1962-03-06) (track 11)
Chanson sans paroles (1962-03-14) (track 8)

CD 3

guitar:
Jacques Brel (1954-02-15) (tracks 8, 16)
arranger:
André Grassi (tracks 7–8, 16, 20)
Glen Powell (Belgian arranger, conductor & composer Félix Faecq) (track 18)
composer:
Jean Corti (track 1)
Gérard Jouannest (French musician & songwriter) (tracks 1–2, 4, 10)
Lou Logist (Belgian jazz musician) (track 18)
François Rauber (tracks 5, 11, 19)
Jacques Brel (tracks 1, 3, 6–20)
Glen Powell (Belgian arranger, conductor & composer Félix Faecq) (track 16)
conductor:
François Rauber (track 6)
André Grassi (1954-02-15) (tracks 7–8, 16, 20)
André Popp (1956-09-19) (track 15)
André Popp (1958-04-01) (track 11)
François Rauber (1959-09-15) (track 19)
lyricist:
Jacques Brel (tracks 1–20)
vocals:
Jacques Brel (tracks 6, 9, 12)
Jacques Brel (1953) (track 18)
Jacques Brel (1954-02-15) (tracks 7–8, 16, 20)
Jacques Brel (1956-09-19) (track 15)
Jacques Brel (1958-04-01) (track 11)
Jacques Brel (1959-09-15) (track 19)
publisher:
Universal MCA Music Publishing (France) (track 7)
recorded at:
Théâtre de l'Apollo in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1954-02-15) (tracks 7–8, 16, 20)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
De apen (track 6)
De duivel (track 13)
Isabelle (italian) (track 19)
Madeleine (Finnish) (track 1)
Mein Flandernland (track 3)
Men vergeet niets (track 2)
Mijn vlakke land (track 3)
My lae land (track 3)
Statue (track 5)
The Devil (Okay) (track 13)
Vanhanpojan bourree (track 17)
later versions:
Madeleine (english version) (track 1)
recording of:
La Statue (track 5)
Le Diable (Ça va) (track 13)
Le Pendu (track 10)
Le Plat Pays (track 3)
Les Singes (track 6)
Madeleine (track 1)
On n’oublie rien (track 2)
La Foire (1953) (track 18)
L’Accordéon de la vie (1953) (track 9)
C’est comme ça (1954-02-15) (track 8)
Grand Jacques (1954-02-15) (track 20)
Il peut pleuvoir (1954-02-15) (track 16)
Sur la place (1954-02-15) (track 7)
Saint-Pierre (1956-09-19) (track 15)
Voici (1958-04-01) (track 11)
Isabelle (1959-09-15) (track 19)