20 Jacques Brel covers by American legends

In tribute to Scott Walker who died on March 25th, French Magazine Les Inrockuptibles has put together a playlist of Jacques Brel covers featuring many American musicians. In 1981, Scott Walker released an album covering Jacques Brel’s songs. He considered Brel as an inspiration.

Scott Walker Mathilda (1967)

David Bowie Amsterdam (1973)

Marc Almond I’m Coming (1989)

The Divine Comedy Jacky (1999)

Scott Walker My Death (1967)

Nick Cave Next ! (2007)

Beirut Le Moribond (2007)

Judy Collins La Chanson des vieux amants (1967)

Barry Manilow If We Only Have Love (1992)

Scott Walker The Girls and the Dogs (1968)

Jimmie Rodgers The Lovers (1967)

Joan Baez La Colombe (The Dove) (1967)

Nina Simone The Desperate Ones (1969)

Momus See a Friend on Tears (1986)

Scott Walker Funeral Tango (1969)

Nirvana Seasons in the Sun (1993)

Frank Sinatra If You Go Away (1969)

Mort Shuman My Death (1969)

Alain Bashung Le Tango funèbre (1998)

Scott Walker Sons of (1969)