Songs by Jacques Brel with German lyrics by Eckart Breitschuh. Greg Baker on the piano. Eckart Breitschuh has so far translated more than 30 Brel titles into German in a very personal and yet true-to-the-original way, thus making the emotional power of Brel's chansons directly tangible for the German-speaking audience. Breitschuh's energetic performance is sometimes flattering, sometimes pleading, sometimes cheeky and always rousing. He sings about carnal lust and love frustration, friendship and transience, devotion and rebellion. He takes us where it hurts the most and leaves many a wet eye in the audience. He is accompanied congenially by Greg Baker, who has more than 35 years of stage, studio and musical experience as a pianist. The translations are created in coordination with Jacques Brel's subsidiary France Brel and Editions Jacques Brel in Brussels.
01 Jackie 02 With the people there 03 I don't know 04 The drunkard 05 Please stay there 06 candies 07 On target 08 The old ones 09 Brussels 10 The flat country 11Amsterdam 12 The stranded of the night 13 Love Is Only Ours (Bonus Track)