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Thread #67071 Message #1118584
Posted By: GUEST,Van
18-Feb-04 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Subject: RE: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
It's a pity you don't understand French and that some translations used the tunes and turned the words into trashy pop songs.
He is one of the best songwriters - easily up there with Dylan, Cohen etc. Learn French well enough to understand what he is saying, experience life enough to feel what he is feeling, or give up and listen to Beyonce.