My favourite song ever is Jacques Brel’s Ne Me Quitte Pas. I avoid the saccharine version called If You Go Away, even though Scott Walker sang it, and base my version on one I found on a now-deleted EP by Momus, who gets to the the heart of Brel’s words.
Sid Smith has written a good little piece about the song, with a compelling video of Brel singing it. Sid Smith on Brel.
Free to download - Stories My Killer Told Me: Five surreal story-songs from my Edinburgh Fringe show.
- I Am Not The One For You
- The Ever Open Door
- New Eyes
- A Forest Trail in Autumn
- The Portobello Slam
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