Nobody can beat the original version.....But Celine Dion just started singing in Vegas...She is the only one who can trade intensity for power! she's got the power in the voice... any other angle will loose! You can not play on the same ground of Brel you got to find an angle it's very hard!because everything is going to be under what he did ... So to avoid comparaison the signer got to find an angle...Nina Simone came close to that hat and succeed a bit...but ...can't forget Brel....I wonder what peter Hammill would do?
Ja, ... diese Lied ist sehr schön:))))))) Gedanken ....wie er singt und was er uns vesucht zu übermittelm mit diesem Song........??.........es klingt so.... wie er es in diesem Moment fühlt und singt....als wäre dieser Song gerade geboren..:))))))))))
I love Scott Walker's arrangement, but this song makes me sick. I heard the original version waaaaaay too often, it has become disgustingly banal.
Not to mention the lyrics are the worst thing Brel ever wrote.