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Although his family spoke French, they were of Flemish descent, with some of the family originating from Zandvoordenear Ypres.

His father worked in an import-export firm, and later became co-director of a company that manufactured cardboard. Jacques and his older brother Pierre grew up in an austere environment, attending a Catholic primary school run by the Saint-Viateur Brothers. They were also members of the local Cub Scouts troop. The family lived at Avenue du Diamant in Schaerbeek, one of the 19 Brussels communes. Jacques was close to his mother, fascinated by her generosity and sense of humor, which he inherited.

Although he did poorly in many subjects, he showed a talent for writing. He helped set up the Saint-Louis College Drama Club, and took on his first stage roles with great enthusiasm. He wrote short stories, poems, and essays. Brel was never a good student, failing many of his exams. In Augustat the age of 18, Jacques went to work at his father's cardboard factory. InBrel also enrolled for part-time military service. On 6 DecemberMiche gave birth to their first daughter, Chantal.

InBrel began writing songs and performing them at family gatherings and in Brussels' cabaret circuit. His family and friends were not supportive of Brel's stark lyrics and violent, emotional performances. That year he performed on a local radio station for the first time.

In February he signed a contract with Philips Records and recorded his first 78 rpm record, "La foire" The Fairwhich was released in March. Despite his family's objections and the added pressure of raising a second daughter, France, born on 12 July, [ 4 ] Brel left Brussels for Paris in the fall of In Paris, Brel worked hard to get his career off the ground.

He stayed at the Hotel Stevens and gave guitar lessons to artist-dancer Francesco Frediani to pay his rent. InBrel competed in the music contest Grand Prix de la Chanson in Knokke -le-Zoute, finishing a disappointing 27th out of 28 participants. In FebruaryBrel met Georges Pasquier known as Jojo who would become the singer's closest friend, manager, and personal chauffeur. Rauber played a major role in providing Brel with the formal musical training he was lacking, and was responsible for Brel's musical arrangements.

The song reached number three on the French music charts. In April, Brel released his second studio album, Quand on n'a que l'amourwhich contained the popular title song. Brel and Jouannest would also collaborate on many of Brel's future classic songs, such as "Madeleine", "La chanson des vieux amants" Song of the old loversand "Les vieux" The old ones.

In FebruaryBrel's wife Miche and their two children returned to live in Belgium, while Brel rented a room near Place de Clichy in Paris —a place to stay on those rare occasions when he was not touring.

In March and April, Brel recorded his third album, Au Printemps In the springwhich would be released later that year. On August 23, Brel's third Album), Isabelle, was born back in Belgium. In JanuaryBrel signed a new recording contract with Philips Records. He continued to tour extensively throughout the year. He was so popular that he was invited to headline the end-of-year concert at the renowned Bobino Cabaret in Paris. The concert was an enormous success.

During these appearances, Brel stopped accompanying himself on the guitar in order to concentrate entirely on his increasingly theatrical vocal performances. In JanuaryBrel's new impressario, Charles Marouani, organised a series of international concert tours for the singer that would take him from the French provinces to the then Soviet Unionthe Middle EastCanadaand the United States. From March, he appeared at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels.

On 19 October, he performed at the Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo. The year's concert tours brought him international recognition and popularity. It was a compilation of previously-released Philips tracks. In JanuaryBrel made a triumphant return to the Bobino Theatre.

By now, accordionist Jean Corti had joined Brel's touring group. Between 22 February and 12 April, he recorded his fifth album for Philips simply titled, No. They would become good friends. From October, Brel returned to the Olympia Theatre in Paris with star billing, after Marlene Dietrich cancelled at the last minute. Many critics point to these inspired performances as the turning point in Brel's career. The audiences responded with rapturous applause, and the critics proclaimed him as the new star of French chanson.

The contract would be renewed in for another six years. During the second week of March, he recorded the Album) tracks for his sixth studio album, Les Bourgeois The middle class. In addition to the title song and "Le plat pays", the new album contained the future Brel classics "Madeleine", "Les biches" The doesand "La statue" The statue. Brel's wife Miche was appointed company director. In AprilBrel performed at the Bobino in Paris. During this engagement, he performed the classic "Mathilde" for the first time.

Once again, Brel's performance was a critical and artistic success, with the audience leaping up from their seats in a standing ovation following Brel's emotional rendering of "Amsterdam". The year brought a mix of personal tragedies and professional triumphs.

On 8 January, Brel's father Romain died of bronchial pneumonia. Only two months later, on 7 March, his mother Elisabeth nicknamed Mouky also died. Brel continued his ambitious touring schedule. After taking flying lessons with Paul Lepanse, he purchased a small plane. In October, he completed a successful five-week tour of the former Soviet Unionwhich included a week's engagement at the Estrada Theatre in Moscow.

His performance was received with high public and critical acclaim. ByBrel had grown increasingly weary of his gruelling concert schedules. On 21 August, while on tour in Vittelhe revealed to his musicians his decision to retire from touring.

Thousands of devoted fans flocked to see these final performances, which took place over the course of three weeks. On 1 November, he gave his final concert at the Olympia.

After a highly emotional and stunning performance, the audience's standing ovations prompted Brel to return to the stage seven times for his final bows. During these last months of his world tour, many of Brel's close friends, including Charles Aznavoururged him to reconsider his decision to retire from singing, but Brel was adamant about his decision.

In JanuaryBrel finished recording songs for a new studio album, Jacques Brel 67which was released later in the year. The album included "Mon enfance" My childhood"Fils de Moved by the experience, he began planning a French language production of the musical for Europe. Brel returned to France in the spring, and on 16 Mayhe gave his final concert performance in the town of Roubaix in northern France. Following his retirement from the concert stage, the focus of Jacques Brel's professional life was on film.

He would record only four more studio albums in the last decade of his life. In SeptemberBrel recorded the songs for the album, J'arrive I arrivedwhich would be released later in the year. Brel adapted the book, translated the lyrics, directed the production, and played the lead role.

This was the only time he ever adapted songs by other writers or appeared in a stage musical. He was never replaced. InBrel signed a special year contract with Barclay Records. Although there were no new songs to record, Barclay persuaded Brel to return to the studio to rerecord eleven of the better-known songs he cut for Philips Records during the early years of his music career.

Brel's earlier youthful energy was now lovingly harnessed by his long-time colleagues, arranger Francois Raubert and pianist Gerard Jouannest. The film tells the story of a teenage girl who accuses her primary schoolteacher, Jean Doucet Brelof trying to rape her. The police and the mayor investigate, but Doucet denies the charges.

Two other students come forward to reveal more of Doucet's misconduct — one confessing to be his mistress. Doucet faces trial and hard labour if convicted. The film was released on 21 December Film critics praised Brel's performance. The story is set in Paris. Raymond-la-science Brelan anarchistis released from prison after serving a sentence for spreading agitation among his co-workers. He meets up with his friends who live together with their families in the villa of their political leader.

They get involved with the notorious Bonnot Gang — gangsters who revolt against society by robbing, stealing, and killing, 1961 & 1964 (All Media.

Despite his family's objections and the added pressure of raising a second daughter, France, born on 12 July, he left Brussels for Paris in the fall of In Paris Brel worked hard to get his career off the ground. He stayed at the Hotel Stevens and gave guitar lessons to artist-dancer Francesco Frediani to pay his rent.

In Brel competed in the music contest Grand Prix de la Chanson in Knokke-le-Zoute, finishing a disappointing 27th out of 28 participants. She went on 1961 & 1964 (All Media record the song that spring.

In FebruaryBrel met Georges Pasquier known as Jojowho would become the singer's closest friend, manager, and personal chauffeur. Rauber played a major role in providing Brel with the formal musical training he was lacking and was responsible for Brel's musical arrangements. In September Brel recorded "Quand on n'a que l'amour" When you only have lovewhich would prove to be his commercial breakthrough. The song reached number three on the French music charts.

In April he released his second studio album, Quand on n'a que l'amourwhich contained the popular title song. Brel and Jouannest would also collaborate on many of Brel's future classic songs, such as "Madeleine", "La Chanson des vieux amants" Song of the old loversand "Les Vieux" The old folks.

In FebruaryBrel's wife Album) and their two children returned to live in Belgium, while Brel rented a room near Place de Clichy in Paris—a place to stay on those rare occasions when he was not touring. In March and April, he recorded his third album, Au Printemps In the springwhich would be released later that year. On 23 August, his third daughter, Isabelle, was born back in Belgium. Brel's incredibly emotional performance brought the house down. In JanuaryBrel signed a new recording contract with Philips Records.

He continued to tour extensively throughout the year. By the end of the decade, he had gained an impressive and enthusiastic following across France. He was so popular that he was invited to headline the end-of-year concert at the renowned Bobino in Paris.

The concert was an enormous success. During these appearances, he stopped accompanying himself on the guitar to concentrate entirely on his increasingly theatrical vocal performances. In JanuaryBrel's new impresario, Charles Marouani, organised a series of international concert tours for the singer that would take him from the French provinces to the then Soviet Union, the Middle East, Canada, and the United States. From 19 to 24 March, he appeared at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels.

On 19 October, he performed at Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo. The year's concert tours brought him international recognition and popularity. It was a compilation of previously released Philips tracks. In JanuaryBrel made a triumphant return to the Bobino.

By now, the accordionist Jean Corti had joined his touring group. Between 22 February and 12 April, he recorded his fifth album for Philips simply titled, No.

In March he toured Canada again. They would become good friends. From 12 to 29 October, he returned to the Olympia music hall in Paris with star billing, after Marlene Dietrich cancelled at the last minute.

Many critics point to these inspired performances as the turning point in his career. The audiences responded with rapturous applause and the critics proclaimed him as the new star of French chanson.

The contract was to be renewed in for another Le Plat Pays (The Flat Land) - Jacques Brel - The Olympia years. During the second week of March, he recorded the remaining tracks for his sixth studio album, Les Bourgeois The bourgeois. Brel's wife Miche was appointed company director. In AprilBrel performed again at the Bobino in Paris. During this engagement, he performed the classic "Mathilde" for the first time. He also returned for another triumphant engagement at the Olympia in Paris, performing with Isabelle Aubret, who was the support act.

Once again, his performance was a critical and artistic success, with the audience leaping up from their seats in a standing ovation following his emotional rendering of "Amsterdam". The year brought a mix of personal tragedies and professional triumphs. On 8 January, Brel's father, Romain, died of bronchial pneumonia.

He continued his ambitious touring schedule. That year, he discovered a new passion, aviation. After taking flying lessons with Paul Lepanse, he purchased a small plane. In the United States, his audience was growing. On 25 March, he performed at the Kurhaus of Scheveningen in the Netherlands. In October he completed a successful five-week tour of the Soviet Union, which included a week's engagement at the Estrada Theatre in Moscow.

His performance was received with high public and critical acclaim. By Brel had grown increasingly weary of his grueling concert schedules. On 21 August, while on tour in Vittel, he revealed to his musicians his decision to retire from touring. In subsequent public statements, Brel stated that he had nothing more to give to the music world and that he wanted to devote more time to other projects. In Octoberhe gave a series of farewell concerts at the Olympia in Paris. Thousands of devoted fans flocked to see these final performances, which took place over the course of three weeks.

On 1 November, he gave his final concert at the Olympia. After a highly emotional and stunning performance, the audience's standing ovations prompted him to return to the stage seven times for his final bows.

He spent the next six months fulfilling his concert commitments. During these last months of his world tour, many of his close friends, including Charles Aznavour, urged him to reconsider his decision to retire from singing, but he was adamant about his decision. In JanuaryBrel finished recording songs for a new studio album, Jacques Brel 67which was released later in the year. The album included "Mon Enfance" My childhood"Fils de In late January, he returned to Carnegie Hall and gave one final performance.

Moved by the experience, he began planning a French language production of the musical for Europe. He returned to France in the spring and, on 16 Mayhe gave his final concert performance in Roubaix in northern France. Toward the end of the year, with vague plans of sailing around the world, Brel purchased a yacht. Following his retirement from the concert stage, Brel's professional life focused on film.

He would record only four more studio albums in the last decade of his life. In Septemberhe recorded the songs for the album, J'arrive I'm comingwhich was released later in the year. From 23 to 27 November, Brel and his fellow cast-members recorded the studio album L'Homme de la Mancha.

He adapted the book, translated the lyrics, directed the production, and played the lead role. This was the only time he ever adapted songs by other writers or appeared in a stage musical. Brel's performance received unanimous praise. He was never replaced. In Brel signed a special year contract with Barclay Records. Although there were no new songs to record, Barclay persuaded him to return to the studio to rerecord eleven of the better-known songs he cut for Philips Records during the early years of his music career.

The film tells the story of a teenage girl who accuses her primary schoolteacher, Jean Doucet Brelof trying to rape her. The police and the mayor investigate, but Doucet denies the charges. Two other students come forward to reveal more of Doucet's misconduct—one confessing to be his mistress.

Doucet faces trial and hard labour if convicted. The film was released on 21 December Film critics praised Brel's performance. Much of the footage of a special that went out on French television on Christmas Eve has been lost, but the lung-busting rendition of the Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion song can now be viewed on YouTube.

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Jacques Romain Georges Brel (French pronunciation: [ʒak ʁomɛ̃ ʒɔʁʒ bʁɛl] Pronunciation (help · info); 8 April – 9 October ) was a Belgian singer, songwriter, poet, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. Jacques Romain Georges Brel (8 April – 9 October ) was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical song. Grand Jacques () La Haine, Grand Jacques (C'est trop facile), Il pleut (Les Carreaux), Le Diable (Ça va), Il peut pleuvoir, Il nous faut regarder, Le Fou du Roi, C'est comme ça, Sur la place Bonus tracks on CD-reissue (Box Suivre l'étoile), S'il te faut, La Bastille, Prière païenne, Il. "Le Plat Pays" (The Flat Country, track 6) is Brel's nostalgic homage to his home country of Belgium, sung with great affection in French and Flemish. Although he grew up in Belgium, he spent nearly his entire musical career in Paris, France. "Les Vieux" (The Old People, track 9), evokes a ticking clock as a metaphor for the passage of time/5(65). His first album release for his new label was a live album, Enregistrement Public à l'Olympia , recorded the previous year. On 6 March, he recorded his first song for Barclay, "Le plat pays" (The flat country). During the second week of March, he recorded the remaining tracks for his sixth studio album, Les Bourgeois (The middle class). The contract was to be renewed in for another six years. His first album release for his new label was a live album, Enregistrement Public à l'Olympia , recorded the previous year. On 6 March, he recorded his first song for Barclay, "Le plat Pays" (The flat country). Ces Gens-Là (English: Those people) is Jacques Brel's eighth studio album. Also known as Jef, the album was released in by Barclay (). The album was reissued on 23 September under the title Ces Gens-Là as part of the CD box set Boîte à . He also directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time. also known as Jaques Brel, Jacques Romain Georges Brel, Abbé Brel. Apr 08,  · Brel's career must rate as one of the most unlikely and most astonishing in the history of show business. His father was the director of a company which manufactured cardboard boxes and it was partly to escape th e same dull fate that he began performing with his local church group as a boy, first as an actor in self-created plays and then as a vocalist, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. Olympia was modelled on Victorine Meurent, one of Manet's favourite models, who also appears as the nude woman in Le Dejeuner sur L'Herbe, while the negress was modelled on a girl called Laure. But the most arresting feature of the painting - the thing that defines it as a revolutionary work of art - .


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8 Replies to “ Le Plat Pays (The Flat Land) - Jacques Brel - The Olympia, 1961 & 1964 (All Media, Album) ”

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    Jacques Romain Georges Brel (French pronunciation: [ʒak ʁomɛ̃ ʒɔʁʒ bʁɛl] Pronunciation (help · info); 8 April – 9 October ) was a Belgian singer, songwriter, poet, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world.
  2. Jacques Brel (French pronunciation: [ʒak bʁɛl]; 8 April – 9 October ) was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following in France initially, and later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. [1] Although he recorded most of his songs in French, he.
  3. Jacques Romain Georges Brel (8 April – 9 October ) was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical song.
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    Jacques Brel ‎– 7 - Brel En Public A L'Olympia - Label: Barclay ‎– , Barclay ‎– , Barclay ‎–
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    His first album release for his new label was a live album, Enregistrement Public à l'Olympia , recorded the previous year. On 6 March, he recorded his first song for Barclay, "Le plat pays" (The flat country). During the second week of March, he recorded the remaining tracks for his sixth studio album, Les Bourgeois (The middle class).
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  7. Olympia was modelled on Victorine Meurent, one of Manet's favourite models, who also appears as the nude woman in Le Dejeuner sur L'Herbe, while the negress was modelled on a girl called Laure. But the most arresting feature of the painting - the thing that defines it as a revolutionary work of art - .
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    He also directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time. also known as Jaques Brel, Jacques Romain Georges Brel, Abbé Brel.

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