Released in 1987, this album is a tribute to the music of Kurt Weill. His songs are performed by a cross-section of artists that have been inspired by Weill, and the collection really demonstrates the genre-crossing impact that he has had on modern musicians. This CD delivers Weill's music in wildly diverse musical styles, from pop to jazz to industrial to chamber music.
The recordings are all contemporary, so absent are the well-known covers by the likes of The Doors (Alabama Song), Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and others. The Tom Waits and Todd Rundgren covers are particularly good, while the Lou Reed version of September Song-- a twilight-years lament, redone as a relatively cheerful ballad-- is fairly bizarre.
The tracks are:
It's a shame that no Nick Cave or Ute Lemper covers made it onto the CD.
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