Le Grand Jacques !!!
I actually saw this brilliant show a million years ago when there was no pandemic
The great Elly Stone. When I was a student, already writing reviews professionally, I was offered comps to a concert of hers. Never heard of her, nor of Brel. From that night on I was a devotee of both. I was lucky enough to see hr several more times in concert. She always sang principally Brel songs, though not exclusively — Alexander’s Song was not Brel — and her encores were usually what she called”songs of my people.” With that voice, she could have sung the phone book and her audience would have been agog.
Brel was for the singers what Eddy Merckx was for the cyclists : a national Belgian treasure who had big sucess in France and a legend.
This is the version I grew up with:
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