jacques brel & rod mckuen

Mckuenbrel

Alongside Mort Shuman, there were three pioneers in bringing Jacques Brel in English: der Scott Walker, el Rod McKuen and la Judy Collins. These tracks are off an excellent album – McKuen has more, actually – which also features a rare 1964 track by Brel, on which he interprets a song McKuen wrote … McKuen and Brel formed a close friendship. Upon Brel’s death, McKuen said “When news of Jacques’ death came, I stayed locked in my bedroom and drank for a week.”

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