Strong best-of bolstered by five unreleased tracks

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Jacques Brel – Infiniment

On the 25th anniversary of the death of Belgium’s most famous son comes a 40-track double album of the existential Gallic cool that influenced David Bowie, Ray Davies, Leonard Cohen and Scott Walker, among others. Such masterpieces as “Amsterdam”, “Ne Me Quitte Pas” and “Le Moribond” (later reinvented as “Seasons In The Sun”) are all present. But the selling point?and cause of some controversy?is five previously unreleased tracks. A letter from Brel shortly before his death asked for them not to be released. Why is unclear?this blatant disregard of his wishes reveals at least two of them, “L’Amour Est Mort” and “La Cath