Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Today 1929 Jacques Brel was born

Jacques Romain Georges Brel (April 8, 1929 – October 9, 1978) was a Belgian French-speaking singer-songwriter. Brel was born in Schaarbeek, Belgium, a district of Brussels, but lived half of his life in Paris. He died in Bobigny in the suburbs of Paris, of lung cancer, and is buried in the Marquesas Islands where he lived the last part of his life.

Brel recorded two live albums : En Public à l'Olympia 1961 & En Public à l'Olympia 1964. I offered ya the first one 2007_October_09 and today the second one.

Brel’s second album of 1964 was also his second recorded at the Parisian concert hall Olympia, a venue that was to Europe what Carnegie Hall or the Royal Albert Hall were in their respective countries: you hadn’t made it until you’d played there. By October 16-17, Brel hadn’t just made it – as far as the French and the Belgians were concerned, he was king of the world.
Following close behind Brel’s 1964 studio LP Les Bonbons, Olympia 64 introduces Amsterdam, Mathilde and Tango Funèbre, and revives Au Suivant, all of which would be covered by Scott Walker. It also features Les Bonbons, Les Vieux, Les Toros, and Les Bigotes from his previous album, but the repetition simply demonstrates the difference between Brel in person and in the studio. At Olympia, he inhabits the songs, living the stories, throwing himself in from the outset, acting them out. There is no let-up in drama, satire, or passion. He dies many, many times over the course of the 48 minutes; the rest is spent in sick beds, mobile brothels, and bars. In Les Toros, he becomes a dying bull, staring up at his tormentors, relating it to Waterloo, Verdun, and contemporaneous wars on formerly French territories.

Jacques Brel En Public a l'Olympia Paris 1964_10_16
02-Les Timides
03-Le Dernier Repas
04-Les Jardins Du Casino
05-Les Vieux
06-Les Toros
07-Tango Funèbre
08-Le Plat Pays
09-Les Bonbons
11-Les Bigotes
12-Les Bourgeois
14-Au Suivant

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'Clickable' links are for you downloaders soooo convienent but the disadvantage is they don't seem to 'last' long.
The Blogger gets a lot of comments 'please re-up'...... Other, more appropriate/interesting comments, they sadly don't get.... :(
So you will have to do a little work to get the link.
This seems, in my opinion, the best deal between 'protecting' my links and the least effort for you.

Link :
Of course you understand to replace in r#pidsh#re twice the # in an a otherwise you don't have a 'valid' link !!
Paste this valid link in your browser-url and hit RETURN. You can also copy/paste the link into your 'downloadmanager'.

Pass to extract the file : 080408
The file is a small 45MB, 'cause the songs are only in low bitrate 128kbits.

The next depends, amongst other things, on your security options in your browser and by so the ability to copy/paste the link.

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