Sunday, 5 December 2010

Jacques Brel

Jacques Brel is the subject of our song The Wide Open Sea from the Far Skies EP. For those who are not familiar with Brel, this astounding performance of Ne Me Quitte Pas is a good introduction:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za_6A0XnMyw&feature=related

2 comments:

Jacques Duraques said...

hi greg,

well, you brought me back to the mid of the nineties, where i met a guy on a peter hammill gig here in germany. we have been in contact for some years and he really only listened to ph/vdgg and intoduced me to jacques brel and gave me an mc. ne me quitte pas is the only song i remember and i was impressed from his ability to express his feelings (as ph does in another way and who is by the way still my favourite singer) i always wanted to buy a cd from jacques brel. do you have a recommendation? funny, that i met this guy some months ago after 10 years again on unique concert of ph where he only played on guitar as no piano was available and therefore performed a very interesting set with many songs i have never heard live although i have seen him more than ten times until now i think. great!

jacques

Rusty said...

Brought a tear to my eye.