Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some Covers Of Jacques Brel

Le Moribond, not among the French Hits of Brel, became an international hit with the cover of Terry Jacks, Seasons in The Sun. His interpretation is naive and disappointing. Brel was more bitter and ironic. For example, he sang:
"But I leave for the flowers peace in my soul, seeing that you were her lover, I know you will take care of my wife"

Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun

One of the best known song of Brel, Ne Me Quittes Pas. Sung by the great Nina Simone in French, there are also many covered of an English interpretation (If You Go Away) by the biggest stars, like Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Sting, Scott Walker, Julio Iglesias and Tery Jack again.

Scott Walker is the one who covered the most Jacques Brel's songs, and he did it brilliantly: Jackie, Next, The Girls and the Dogs, Mathilde, My Death, Amsterdam, Sons Of, Funeral Tango and If You Go Away.

Scott Walker - Amsterdam

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.