Album Details

RELEASE
1996
LABEL
PolyGram
GENRES
Vocal Music, Vocal Pop, French Pop, Cabaret

Album Review

A massive undertaking, Quand On N'a Que l'Amour reissues in roughly chronological order, on ten compact discs, all of the material recorded by Jacques Brel for Barclay and PolyGram between 1955 and 1972 -- basically his entire career, except for the album recorded one year before his death. From Brel's earliest recordings -- including his first hit, the title track -- on volume one (subtitled "Grand Jacques"), the box moves into his peak period, the late '50s and early '60s, with famous songs like "Ne Me Quitte Pas," "La Valse à Mille Temps," "Les Vieux," "Jef," "Mathilde," and "La Chanson de Jacky." A pair of highlights are the two live albums Brel recorded at the Olympia, Paris, one in 1961 and another in 1964; both are masterpieces of dramatic yet often ironic French pop. In sum, though this enormous box set is obviously no place to begin for neophytes, the collection does indeed offer more experienced fans a lot of room to grow into Jacques Brel's music. And though Brel's charms are difficult to understand, especially for those with a language barrier to cope with, his dynamic singing and playful arrangements make a difficult task much easier.
John Bush, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Quand on N'A Que l'Amourhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?i=210286657&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Grand Jacques (C'Est Trop Facile)http://itunes.apple.com/album/grand-jacques-cest-trop-facile/id210286655?i=210286662&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. La Valse À Mille Tempshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/id210286655?i=210286672&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Ne Me Quitte Pashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ne-me-quitte-pas/id210286655?i=210286683&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Les Flamandeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/les-flamandes/id210286655?i=210286692&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Le Plat Payshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/le-plat-pays/id210286655?i=210286704&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Isabellehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/isabelle/id210286655?i=210286716&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Je Ne Sais Pashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/je-ne-sais-pas/id210286655?i=210286734&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. L' Ivrognehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Les Bicheshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/les-biches/id210286655?i=210286767&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Rosahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/rosa/id210286655?i=210286778&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Les Bourgeoishttp://itunes.apple.com/album/les-bourgeois/id210286655?i=210286788&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Madeleinehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/madeleine/id210286655?i=210286813&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Bruxelleshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bruxelles/id210286655?i=210286827&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Les Bigoteshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/les-bigotes/id210286655?i=210286838&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Les Bonbonshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/les-bonbons/id210286655?i=210286847&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Les Bonbons 67http://itunes.apple.com/album/les-bonbons-67/id210286655?i=210286859&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Jefhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/jef/id210286655?i=210286869&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Mathildehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Les Vieuxhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Au Suivanthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Fernandhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. La Chanson de Jackyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Ces Gens-Láhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Mon Enfancehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. La Chanson des Vieux Amantshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Vesoulhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. J'Arrivehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Les Coeurs Tendreshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. L' Enfancehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Le Moribondhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Le Dernier Repashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. La Quetehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. Amsterdamhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Orlyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. La Ville S'Endormaithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Les Marquiseshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quand-on-na-que-lamour/id210286655?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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