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Saturday, February 18, 2006

In the port of Amsterdam

I stumbled upon a great Jacques Brel cover: Port of Amsterdam on David Bowie's Pin Ups album. Bowie actually sounds like Current 93 avant la lettre. I can't find an internet link to the song, so hunt down the song and make sure you get the Ryko edition or another release which features the bonus tracks because the regular Pin Ups edition doesn't have the bonus tracks.

And off course don't forget to check out the amazing original Brel version. As a matter of fact, you can see him performing Amsterdam on youtube. (it's a little bit outofsync though).

Brel's version & performance is probably untouchable but still Bowie's version is great, do not sleep.

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