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Chris
03-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Happened across this old hit: ""Seasons in the Sun" is an English-language adaptation of the song Le Moribond by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel with lyrics by American singer-poet Rod McKuen.[1] It became a worldwide hit in 1974 for Canadian singer Terry Jacks and became a Christmas Number 1 in 1999 for Westlife. The Jacks version is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide." @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasons_in_the_Sun


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhQ13geD2OA

"The original French-language song included sarcasm and references to the speaker's wife's infidelity - but these are not present in Terry Jacks' English-language adaptation."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVvtEInAa-g

"The song was recorded in Vancouver in 1973. Susan and Terry Jacks, of Poppy Family fame, made the decision to record the song when the Beach Boys, who were considering recording a version with Terry Jacks producing, decided to abandon their recording."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQrdvwveOHQ

The Mamas and Papas covered it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pVaUQXe7i0

The Fortunes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT_5JUnxdv4

Kurt Cobain:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEPATx4gkyM

And others....

oceanloverOH
03-03-2013, 08:35 AM
Some interesting song trivia....thanks, Chris.