“N°5” by Jacques Brel - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1961Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

“N°5” represents the end of chapter one for Brel – his fifth and final album of new music for Philips Records. It’s a solid follow-up to “N°4” album, perhaps lacking the dynamic killer-classics, but plenty spirited all the same. The opening “Marieke” is a strong starter and sees Brel singing in both French and Flemish for the one and only time. Album highlight “Le Moribond” is a tale of a dying man that includes sarcasm and references to his wife’s infidelity. It would be tamely reinterpreted by Rod McKuen as “Seasons In The Sun”. Une tragédie pour musique!

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A1 [02:41] 6.9.png Jacques Brel - Marieke (Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest) Crooner / Cabaret
A2 [03:07] 7.5.png Jacques Brel - Le Moribond (Jacques Brel) Crooner / Cabaret
A3 [03:00] 6.0.png Jacques Brel - Vivre Debout (Jacques Brel, François Rauber) Crooner / Cabaret
A4 [03:06] 7.4.png Jacques Brel - On N’Oublie Rien (Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest) Crooner / Cabaret
A5 [02:55] 6.5.png Jacques Brel - Clara (Jacques Brel) Crooner / Cabaret
B1 [03:32] 5.5.png Jacques Brel - Le Prochain Amour (Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest) Crooner / Cabaret
B2 [04:03] 5.8.png Jacques Brel - L’Ivrogne (Jacques Brel, François Rauber, Gérard Jouannest) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [02:37] 6.3.png Jacques Brel - Les Prénoms De Paris (Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest) Crooner / Cabaret
B4 [03:04] 6.7.png Jacques Brel - Les Singes (Jacques Brel) Crooner / Cabaret

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