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Belgium honors Jacques Brel
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:53:27 PM »
In October 1978, thus 40 years ago, the Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel died, and a Belgian collector coin will now honor this artist. Silver, face value 10 euro, mintage 5000, price more than 50 ...

Here is some more info in Dutch about the issue. What is interesting is that the piece will have a song title as edge inscription: "LE PLAT PAYS * MIJN VLAKKE LAND". That ("The/My Flat Country") is one of Brel's most famous songs. Here it is, in a version with optional French subtitles. First he says a few introductory words (about 30 seconds), then comes the song.

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Re: Belgium honors Jacques Brel
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 02:06:06 PM »