“Port of Amsterdam” is a cover of Jaques Brel’s 1964 song “Amsterdam.” The song was translated from French to English by Mort Shuman. Is your photo of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin itself? Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1973 Vinyl release of Sorrow / Amsterdam on Discogs. Very interesting, but you are being too hard on Bowie – in awe he might be, but he does try to experiment with it, does he not? //, Sorry, we have to make sure you're a human before we can show you this page. “Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers” At the tail end of last year, the GRAMMY Awards department announced that David Bowie’s Changes was being inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, 45 years after its release as a 45.. They’ve recently been … Brel refused to meet Bowie when he visited Paris, saying he did not wish to meet a "pédé" ("faggot"), but the latter nevertheless still a… David Bowie ‎– Amsterdam Genre: Rock. Jacques Brel, according to legend, composed "Amsterdam" in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, in a house overlooking the Mediterranean. Open wide Bring me more fish by my side and he wants to be, but he's too full to try so it stands up loves. Scott Walker recorded several of these translated Brel songs in the late 1960s. David Bowie ‎– Amsterdam. I hadn’t consciously remembered him when I heard the song, but you’re quite right. The BBC recording is my preferred Bowie version ( Brel’s is number one choice). Amsterdam (Bowie, studio version 1971). Lyrics to 'Amsterdam' by David Bowie. He read the completed lyrics to a fisherman friend, who wept and cut open some sea urchins. Metrobolist (AKA The Man Who Sold The World) 50th anniversary edition Brian Ward (5) Photography By. Get the David Bowie Setlist of the concert at Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands on June 10, 1997 from the Earthling Tour and other David Bowie Setlists for free on setlist.fm! Brel never recorded “Amsterdam,” despite it being one of his best-known songs: its only official release is on a 1964 live LP of Brel at the Olympia, in Paris. Label: RCA Victor ‎– SP-3943. After Robert Guillaume first sang “Amsterdam” at the Village Gate in January 1968, he recalled in his memoir there was a “disconcertingly long hush—followed by a roar so damn loud I jumped.”. Sorry, is weird and still too soon to comment on a song at this point. Amsterdam (Scott Walker, 1967). The song depends on its portrayal of a wider common thread of humanity, doesn’t it? The legacy of David Bowie lives on, as today the world celebrates what would have been the music legend’s 73rd birthday. 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