If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

[color=#4a2522]That ancient art form whose medium is sound.
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Which 3 versions of this song (scroll down for samples) do you like best?

Jacques Brel
1
7%
Dusty Springfield
0
No votes
Julio Iglesias
1
7%
Shirley Bassey
2
14%
Neil Diamond
5
36%
Mireille Mathieu
0
No votes
Frank Sinatra
1
7%
Barbra Streisand
1
7%
Marc Almond
2
14%
Nina Simone
0
No votes
Sting
0
No votes
Cyndi Lauper
1
7%
Tom Jones
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 14

If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby Sabina » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:56 am

I first heard this song when I was 14 and instantly fell in love with it.
It is still one of my all time favorites.

[size=85]"Ne Me Quitte Pas" was written by Jacques Brel in 1959. The English lyrics were written by Rod McKuen.[/size]

The question is... which of these 13 versions in the best one? Or which is your favorite? To make it more interesting, as well as reasonable, you may choose 3 favorites when you vote!

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Jacques Brel
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/RKMqCqjixyo&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Dusty Springfield
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/wyCVxPEPx5Y&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Julio Iglesias
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/uSVP5ZJeayw&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Shirley Bassey
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/EQf3QKeHQSI&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Neil Diamond
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/SKXVTywsVPU&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Mireille Mathieu
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/owOJwI7sDK8&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Frank Sinatra
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/AbiHOrf1c5c&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Barbra Streisand
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/tzHWuzoX1QM&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Marc Almond
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/pvgCHR0QQ9A&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Nina Simone
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/TI8F6DbB2cE&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Sting (in French)
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/DXQkplGz05c&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Cyndi Lauper
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/gQ8Ot_HTfxE&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

Tom Jones
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/D9JuH1Z0xLc&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]
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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby Daywhite » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:33 pm

So hard to pick a favorite version of such a great song. I like the more understated versions of the song, not so much emphasizing strength of voice as the power in the song. I will add one to your list. I can't swear it's my favorite version (as I said, such a great song), but her voice is really nice, with emotion and the song itself the focus.

[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube.com/v/lrj3YPTCbtA&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0[/flash]
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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby Heidi » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:37 pm

This one!
[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube.com/v/4jdn258mH78&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0[/flash]
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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby mirjana » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:32 am

Both additional versions are very nice. I prefer Emilian Torrini though...
I think that the following one is not bad too:

Patricia Kaas & Jeremy Irons

[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/gKUHc_knYBE&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0[/flash]

Ad this one by Terry jacks released in 1974is very emotional too...

[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/aazaieIk-4M&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0[/flash]
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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby Alvino » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:17 am

Dog gone it ALL.. I am patiently Waiting for the person
who proposes CAMP TOWN RACES or A little bitty tear let me Down
or She ' ll be coming Round the MT when she comes

or In a cavern exavating for a mine dwelt a Miner forty Niner.

or MY FAVORITE THREE BLIND MICE..
JUST kidding folks, I am absolutely BLIND
(or stone deaf maybe) to ALL MUSIC
but Mexian Corridoes.
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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby dermot » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:26 pm

Dusty Springfield......amazing voice, and still sounds like shes not counting how many times shes had to sing it.

Vicky Leandros.....haunting.

Cyndi Lauper.....because its different, different is good.
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