Recording information: Radio Hasselt (08/1953-09/1956).
Arrangers: Andr‚ Grassi Orchestre; Michel Legrand; Andr‚ Popp.
Jacques Brel's witty, incisive lyrics and penetrating compositions practically defined French music for several decades, and this 34-track compilation of his earliest recordings (1953-'56) is an important addition to his canon. These brooding and emotionally intense songs presage introspective singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell, but were recorded in the de rigueur early-'50s semi-orchestral style, making for a rich juxtaposition of content and form.
02829NJacques Brel - I Am the Shadow of the Songs (CD)http://oldies.scdn5.secure.raxcdn.com/i/boxart/large/93/11/5013929311336.jpg?v=915.9920.20USDDiscontinuedEl RecordsCDVocals-MusicJacques-Brel2009-10-30
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