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Thread #67071   Message #1119014
Posted By: JJ
19-Feb-04 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Subject: RE: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Mark, the translation of "Amsterdam" is by Mort Shuman and Eric Blau. Blau is married to Elly Stone. The original cast of JACQUES BREL also featured Alice Whitfield and Shawn Elliott.

The film version, with Shuman, Stone and Joe Masiell (and a cameo appearance by Brel singing "Ne Me Quitte Pas") has just come out on DVD. I remember it as being pretty awful from seeing it thirty years ago, but the songs are good.

Brel's songs in these versions burned through my twenties...