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  RFI Musique - - Jacques Brel
Jacques Romain Georges Brel was born in Belgium, in Schaerbeek, a suburb of Brussels, on April, 8 1929.
Jacques, whose father was the head of a packaging factory, grew up with his elder brother Pierre in a rather austere family atmosphere where his time was divided between Catholic school and a local Scout troop.
Brel returned to Brussels twice in the course of 1976 for medical examinations, but, ignoring the doctors' advice he returned to the Marquesas, in spite of the fact that the tropical climate was most unsuitable for his lungs.
www.rfimusique.com /siteEn/biographie/biographie_6099.asp   (3212 words)

 Jacques Brel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-23)
'''Jacques Brel''' (April 8, 1929 – October 9, 1978) was a Belgian French-speaking author-composer with such strong power of expression in his lyrics that many consider him a poet as well.
Brel was born in Schaerbeek, Belgium, a small city north of Brussels, but lived most of his life in Paris.
Brel died of lung cancer and was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia only a few yards away from painter Paul Gauguin.
jacques-brel.iqnaut.net   (1032 words)

 Jacques Brel: Concord Players 2000 season
Born in Belgium in 1929, Jacques Brel was the son of a cardboard manufacturer and was being groomed to take over the family business.
In his early twenties, Brel went to France and sang his songs in the taverns, cafes and inns of the villages and towns of the French countryside.
Brel gave his approval, and in 1967 the show opened at The Village Gate in New York where it ran for five years.
www.concordplayers.org /00productions/JacqBrel/JacqBrel.html   (395 words)

 Jacques Brel - The Belgian Pop & Rock Archives
Brel is somebody who ate mussels and fries and drank beer.
Brel surely is one of the most covered artists around.
Brel's language was universal and the intensity of the performance overflowed the boundary of such a limiting definition as 'singer'.
houbi.com /belpop/groups/brel.htm   (1360 words)

 éditions Jacques Brel
Jacques Brel, Paola Pitagora, Catherine Rouvel, Charles Denner.
Jacques Brel, Lino Ventura, Charles Denner, Aldo Maccione, Charles Gérard, Johnny Hallyday, Nicole Courcel.
Jacques Brel, Lino Ventura, Caroline Cellier, Jean-Pierre Darras.
www.jacquesbrel.be /index2.cfm?lg=EN&pg=filmo&part=acteur   (830 words)

 VH1.com : Jacques Brel : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Born in Brussels, Belgium, on April 8, 1929, Brel was the son of Romain Brel, who worked in an import-export firm, but later became co-director of a company that manufactured cardboard cartons, and Elisabeth (Lambertine) Brel.
Brel announced his retirement from concert work in 1966, giving a final series of shows in Paris at the Olympia in the fall, but after that he had six months of performances internationally to fulfill.
In France, Brel's reputation as one of the major singers and songwriters of the 20th century is secure.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/brel_jacques/bio.jhtml   (1295 words)

 Jacques Brel...
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a late 1960s-early 1970s phenomenon celebrating the music of Belgian poet/troubadour Jacques Brel, is an important part of Northeast Ohio theater history.
"Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," currently playing at Actors' Summit in Hudson, is one of those shows that tends to show its age.
For Cleveland audiences, "Jacques Brel" accomplished a loaves-and-fishes miracle in the State Theatre lobby from April 18, 1973, to June 29, 1975.
www.wayneturney.20m.com /brel.htm   (892 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / Theater/Arts / 'Jacques Brel' is livelier than ever
Brel sang of the passions of youth, the resignation and sadness of old age, the horrors of war, and the everyday absurdities of forging an identity when the spirit cries out to rebel while the society calls out to conform.
Brel had more than a touch of the poet, and his songs are actually mini short stories.
Brel Deux is again led by the woman in the Barrett role.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2003/11/13/jacques_brel_is_livelier_than_ever   (876 words)

 Jacques Brel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-23)
Although it is often tought that Brel is French, his roots are in Belgium.
Brel is somebody who ate mussels and frites and drank beer.
Our family is Flemish in character in many ways, Jacques was proud of his Flemish blood.""If I were king," Brel himself once said, "I would send all the Flemings to Wallonia and all the Walloons to Flanders for six months.
users2.ev1.net /~smyth/linernotes/personel/BrelJacques.htm   (1208 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Artist Bio
Songwriter Mort Shuman and playwright Eric Blau had translated Brel's lyrics more closely than McKuen, conveying in English the pathos and wit of his story-songs, and the effect was overwhelming -- the revue played nearly 2,000 performances, becoming one of the longest running off-Broadway shows in history.
Other British Brel fans included David Bowie, who released a version of "Amsterdam" as a B-side single in 1973 while also performing "My Death" in concert, and the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, which titled an album after Brel's song "Next" ("Au Suivant") in 1973.
In the English-speaking world, his influence is limited by the language barrier and by his musical taste in traditional pop and cabaret, rather than the predominant style of the second half of the century, rock.
music.barnesandnoble.com /search/artistbio.asp?z=y&CTR=72081   (1252 words)

 Jacques Brel - Moviefone
A singer, songwriter, actor, and the director of two films, Jacques Brel was an international star.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
With the exception of the Eric Blau-Mort Shuman translations used in "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," the English translations of...
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 Amazon.ca: Amsterdam Compilation: Music: Jacques Brel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-23)
In 1975 Brel followed the earlier example of Paul Gauguin and settled at Atuona on the island of Hiva Oa in the remote Marquesas Islands group of French Polynesia in the South Pacific.
Three years later Brel passed away and was buried in the town cemetery a few steps from Gauguin.
Brel's 1977 song "Les Marquises" included on this album has become almost an anthem of the island: "Veux-tu que je te dise gemir n'est pas de mis, Aux Marquises".
www.amazon.ca /Amsterdam-Compilation-Jacques-Brel/dp/B000006UMF   (657 words)

 Amazon.com: Sings Jacques Brel: Music: Scott Walker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-23)
Jacques Brel felt life more intensely than the oh so sensitive children of the 60's that he predated by about a decade.
Jacques Brel was one of the greatest songwriters of the century, tackling subjects that even Dylan rarely visited.
It should be noted that that "Sings Jacques Brel" takes all of the covers of Brel tunes from Scott's first three solo albums, and it could be argued the songs are best heard in the context of those excellent albums (weakened only by a few dud covers).
www.amazon.com /Sings-Jacques-Brel-Scott-Walker/dp/B0000075YF   (1279 words)

 Jacques Brel : Infiniment - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-23)
As of the fall of 2004, the only significant Jacques Brel title in print in the U.S. was Verve Records' 16-track 1988 compilation Master Serie (although, of course, many imports were available to Americans through mail order).
For the average American listener who knows Brel from "If You Go Away," "Seasons in the Sun," and the musical revue +Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, however, the effect of the inclusion of the unreleased songs may have more to do with sequencing than content.
Of course, Brel's own interpretations of his songs remain definitive, and in these sonically improved recordings he comes across with all his dramatic, compelling power intact.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,3014098,00.html   (348 words)

 CD Baby: MICH EN SCENE: Songs of Jacques Brel
Mich en Scène is a Belgian-Dutch acoustic band that serves you the work of Jacques Brel, formed around the Belgian singer Micheline Van Hautem living in New York.
Their CD 'Songs of Jacques Brel' is a live recorded French CD with surprisingly personal and pure interpretations of the masters' best work.
Jacques Brel taught me nearly all the french I know and this CD features truly fantastic interpretations of some of my favourite songs.
www.cdbaby.com /michenscene   (1055 words)

 Amazon.com: Brel Vol. 1 (Master Serie): Music: Jacques Brel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-23)
Jacques Brel achieved fame through his performances in France, but he was born in Belgium and identified himself strongly with his linguistically divided native land.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well on DVD — "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," now on home video.
And if you do understand the lyrics, you will conclude that Brel is among the great songwriters of his generation, laying bare his soul and expressing eloquently a great range of emotions and insights into the human condition.
www.amazon.com /Brel-Vol-1-Master-Serie/dp/B0000046O5   (1815 words)

 Jacques Brel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Known in the English-speaking world mainly through translations of his songs, he is also remembered in French-speaking countries as an actor and director.
A heavy smoker, it was discovered in 1973 that Brel had lung cancer.
Later in the same adventure (panel 35B), a caricature of Brel is used as the Belgian messenger.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jacques_Brel   (1892 words)

 Infiniment by Jacques Brel CD
Brel's best-known tunes are here--"Le Moribond" (known to Americans via Terry Jack's version titled "Seasons in the Sun"), the sweeping "Le Vieux," and the heartwrenching "Ne Me Quitte Pas" (which has been covered by countless English-language artists as "If You Go Away"), just to name a few.
Throughout, Brel's resonant baritone, ironic wit, and masterful flair for nuanced, theatrical delivery are on abundant display.
Story-songs in the classic Brel tradition, these are tales of tragic love ("Sans Exigences"), national pride ("Mai 40"), and fanciful visions ("La Cathedrale," in which the narrator imagines sailing the world in a church-turned-ship).
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/6762307/a/Infiniment.htm   (351 words)

 Jacques Brel | MetaFilter
My favourite Brel song, btw, is his wistful, sardonic tribute to his country: flat, boring Belgium: Le plat pays.
Brel may be a special case - he wraps his "tunes" around his words - but I think he was, essentially, a musician.
i've been meaning to listen to jacques brel as I've recently (the first time I heard him was on the day he died, sadly enough) been listening to Jake Thackray who was influenced by brel and brassens.
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 Jacques Brel News
Each member of the audience attending the Oct. 16 performance of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris will receive a free copy of the acclaimed revival's new CD.
The recording of the Off-Broadway revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris will be released in stores on Tuesday, November 21 by Ghostlight Records.
After spending weekend in Amsterdam, I am listening to this song, written by Jacques Brel: In the port of Amsterdam There's a sailor who sings Of the dreams that he brings From the wide open sea In the port of...
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 Jacques Brel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-23)
Jacques Brel er i live, har det godt og bor i Paris (1974) (TV)
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975) (play)
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975)....
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 Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Off-Broadway) Tickets | Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living ...
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Off-Broadway) Tickets
This is a revival of the famous musical revue Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, which originally debuted at the Village Gate in 1968 and ran for more than four years.
Four actors and four musicians celebrate the songs of French composer Jacques Brel, including a diverse blend of ballads, tangos, boleros, rock, and classics.
www.broadway.com /gen/Show.aspx?si=523085   (360 words)

 éditions Jacques Brel
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www.jacquesbrel.be /index2.cfm?lg=EN&pg=charte   (2813 words)

 Sheet Music Plus - Jacques Brel: Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living In Paris - Vocal Selections
English lyrics by Eric Blau, Mort Shuman, composed by Jacques Brel.
Jacques Brel: Ne Me Quitte Pas For voice and piano...
Jacques Brel: If You Go Away For piano, guitar, vocal...
wwws.sheetmusicplus.com /sheetmusic/detail/HL.312047.html   (223 words)

 Youth Hostel Brel in Brussels
If you're looking to stay in Brussels in a friendly, international atmosphere, the Jacques Brel Youth Hostel is perfect for you.
Located in the very heart of the city, it is ideal for all the sights.
The Jacques Brel Youth Hostel organises special theme visits around Brussels, concerts, activities run by different associations and much more.
www.laj.be /html/en/hostels/brel/aubergesbrel_en01.htm   (85 words)

 MP3 Downloads - Music Downloads - Music Videos
This two-CD collection of Jacques Brel's most famous recordings is a wonderful place for beginners to be introduced to the legacy of one of Belgium's most famous and gifted composers.
Many of Brel's most famous songs, which have been covered by countless artists in many different languages, are...
For the uninitiated, a single-disc collection of Brel's music is too brief -- this two-CD set, however, provides an excellent (but by no ways complete) overview of some of his finest songs.
www.mp3.com /albums/282313/summary.html   (799 words)

 This page is about Jacques BREL
Né à Bruxelles dans une famille d'industriels, Jacques Brel s'intéresse très tôt à la chanson et vient à Paris en 1953.
Jacques Brel a quitté la scène, en 1967, après avoir interprété une comédie musicale (L'Homme de laMancha), pour se consacrer au cinéma.
Jacques Brel a mené parallèlement une carrière d'acteur (Mon Oncle Benjamin, de Molinaro; les Risques du métier, de Cayatte) et de réalisateur (Franz, 1972).
www.alptuna.com /public/marquesas/BREL.htm   (324 words)

 Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Soundtrack
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Soundtrack
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris CD
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Lyrics.Musical - Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
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