September Songs (The Music of Kurt Weill)
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||Mack the Knife from the Threepenny Opera||Nick Cave & Kenny Wollesen||4:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ballad of the Soldier's Wife||PJ Harvey, Pete Thomas & Mike Delanian||4:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Alabama Song from the Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny||David Johansen, Ralph Schuckett, Ellen Shipley, Bob Dorough, Tim Pierce & C.J. Vanston||4:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Youkali Tango from Marie Galante||Teresa Stratas, Richard Woitach & Joseph Macerollo||6:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lost In the Stars from Lost In the Stars||Elvis Costello||3:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pirate Jenny from the Threepenny Opera||Lotte Lenya, Roger Bean & Orchestra||4:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Speak Low from One Touch of Venus||Kurt Weill, Charlie Haden & Fred Hersh||5:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Oh, Heavenly Salvation from the Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny||The Persuasions||3:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lonely House from Street Scene||Betty Carter, Alvester Garnett & Geri Allen||7:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Surabaya Johnny from Happy End||Teresa Stratas & Gerard Schwarz||5:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Don't Be Afraid from Happy End||Mary Margaret O'Hara, Rusty Mccarthy, Michael Sloski & Scott Alexander||4:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||September Song from Knickerbocker Holiday||Lou Reed, Mike Rathke, Danny Frankel & Greg Cohen||7:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mack the Knife from the Threepenny Opera||Bertolt Brecht||2:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||What Keeps Mankind Alive? from the Threepenny Opera||William S. Burroughs, Anthony Coleman, Doug Wieselman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, James Pugliese & Roy Nathanson||2:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
This record, while not everyone's cup of tea, contains many extremely interesting interpretations of Weill's music. Contemporary reinventions by Cave and Costello bring unique color to the standards. Most interesting is noticing the places where Weill's style and these contemporary performers' sensibility intersect.
Can't stop listening......
Elvis Costello's absolutely stunning version of Lost in the Stars tops my favorites. I recommend this for Weill afficionados as well as those new to this genre and Weill in particular.
Try it, you
I first heard this collection about 12 years ago. Actually, I saw it on PBS. It was amazing. I had heard Weill before, but never with such newness and energy. The individual interpretations of Weill's music are captivating. Lost in the Stars, and Soldiers Wife are great. Give it a shot!