Peter Pringle’s Le Plat Pays

Peter Pringle performs Jacques Brel’s Le Plat Pays.

via copperleaves:

This is Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel’s anthem about his country. He originally wrote the song in French but recorded it in both French and Dutch. Brel was one of the first popular singers to use the instrument known as the “ondes martenot” in his songs and it was an important part of the special feeling of this song. I do not play the ondes so I have used its sister instrument, the theremin, instead. I first heard this song in the summer of 1963 and fell in love with it. For me, Brel has been an inspiration ever since.

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