L'Homme de la Mancha

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L'Homme de la Mancha
Studio album by Jacques Brel
Released 1968
Recorded 23–27 November 1968
Genre Chanson
Length 45 minutes
Label Barclay/Universal
Jacques Brel chronology
J'arrive
(1968)
L'Homme de la Mancha
(1968)
Ne Me Quitte Pas
(1972)

L'Homme de la Mancha (English: The man of la Mancha) is Jacques Brel's eleventh studio album. Released in 1968, it is the cast recording of the French adaptation of The Man of la Mancha by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion. Brel adapted the book, translated the lyrics, directed the production, and played the role of Don Quixote. This was the only time he ever adapted songs by other writers or appeared in a stage musical. Joan Diener, who played Dulcinea in the original 1965 production, reprised the part in this production. The album was reissued on 23 September 2003 as part of the 16-CD box set Boîte à Bonbons by Barclay (980 817-5).[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

Track Title Translation Vocals
1 "L'homme de la Mancha" The man of la Mancha Brel, Calon
2 "Un animal" An animal Diener
3 "Dulcinéa" Dulcinéa Brel, The Muleteers
4 "Vraiment je ne pense qu'à lui" I'm only thinking of him Navarre, Arnaud, Paquet
5 "Le casque d'or de Mambrino" Golden helmet of Mambrino Brel, Provins, Calon
6 "Chacun sa Dulcinéa" To each his Dulcinéa Navarre
7 "Pourquoi fait-il toutes ces choses" Why does he do these things? Diener
8 "La quête" The quest Brel
9 "Sans amour" Without love Clavel, The Muleteers
10 "Gloria" Gloria Mestral, Diener, Calon
11 "Aldonza" Aldonza Diener, Brel
12 "Le chevalier aux miroir" Knight of the mirrors Mauvais, Brel
13a "La mort/ Dulcinéa (reprise)" Death/ Dulcinéa (reprise) Brel
13b "La quête (reprise)" The quest (reprise) Brel
13c "L'Homme de la Mancha (reprise)" The man of la Mancha (reprise) Brel, Calon
13d "De Profundis (reprise)" Profundis (reprise) Brel, Diener, Calon, Navarre
13e "Le Final (reprise)" Finale (reprise) Diener, All the Prisoners[3]

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs "L'Homme de la Mancha". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Editions Jacques Brel "Discography". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Editions Jacques Brel "Discography". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Discogs "L'Homme de la Mancha". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  5. ^ L'Homme de la Mancha Liner Notes, Barclay 1968.