Les Bonbons (album)

Les Bonbons (English: The candies) is Jacques Brel's seventh studio album. Also known as Les Vieux, Jacques Brel Accompagné par François Rauber et Son Orchestre, and Encore, the album was released in 1966 by Barclay. The original 1966 album was itself a composite of two earlier 10" releases, one from 1963 and one from 1964. The album was reissued on 23 September 2003 under the title Les Bonbons as part of the 16-CD box set Boîte à Bonbons by Barclay (980 817-0).[1][2]

Les Bonbons
Studio album by
Recorded2 April 1963 – 9 January 1964
Length47 minutes
Jacques Brel chronology
Les Bourgeois
Les Bonbons
Ces Gens-Là

Track listing

Track Title Translation Composer Recorded
1"Les Bonbons"I Brought CandyJacques Brel1964-01-07
2"Les Vieux"Old FolksJacques Brel, Jean Corti, Gérard Jouannest1963-04-10
3"La Parlote"ChitchatJacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest1963-04-02
4"Le Dernier Repas"The Last SupperJacques Brel1964-01-08
5"Titine"TitineJacques Brel, Jean Corti, Gérard Jouannest[3]1964-03-07
6"Au Suivant"NextJacques Brel1964-01-09
7"Les Toros"The BullsJacques Brel, Jean Corti, Gérard Jouannest1963-04-03
8"La Fanette"FanetteJacques Brel1963-04-03
9"J'aimais"I LovedJacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest1963-04-10
10"Les Filles et les chiens"The Girls and the DogsJacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest1963-04-03
11"Les Bigotes"Churchgoing WomenJacques Brel1963-04-10
12"Les Fenêtres"WindowsJacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest1963-04-02
13"Quand Maman reviendra"When Mother Comes BackJacques Brel1963-04-02
14"Les Amants de cœur"The LoversJacques Brel, Rod McKuen1964-03-07[4]
  • Tracks 1–12 constituted the original 1966 album.
  • Tracks 13–14 were added to the album when it was reissued as part of the 16-CD box set Boîte à Bonbons.


Certifications and sales

Region CertificationCertified units/sales
France (SNEP)[5] Gold 200,000[6]


  1. Discogs "Les Bonbons" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  2. "Discography". Archived from Editions Jacques Brel the original Check |url= value (help) on March 31, 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  3. http://www.discogs.com/Jacques-Brel-Jacques-Brel/release/3118689
  4. "Discography". Archived from Editions Jacques Brel the original Check |url= value (help) on March 31, 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  5. "French album certifications – Jacques Brel – Les Bonbons" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  6. "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr. SNEP. Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
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