On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of Jacques Brel, next Tuesday, will be in 170 cinemas in France, Belgium and Switzerland are two restored versions of recordings of the concerts of the famous Belgian singer, in Knokke in 1963, at the Olympia in Paris in 1966, will be shown.
For the first time, the public can see these two films explore with restored picture and restored sound, explained a spokesperson of the Fondation Jacques Brel Friday. That foundation is organising the event in collaboration with Pathé Live (from the Pathégroep) and Universal Music.
Jacques Brel discontinued his musical career in the spring of 1967. The legendary gig in the famous venue in Paris in October 1966 was part of what Brels farewell tour turned out to have been. During the concert in Knokke, on 23 July 1963, brought Brel for the first time a performance of the song ‘Madeleine’.
The two films, with a nod to one of Brels most famous songs ‘Brel Ne nous quitte pas’ titled, take along a hundred minutes. In Belgium, they are under other Tuesday night from 19.30 screened in Kinepolis Brussels.