Various Artists – Lost in the Stars – The Music of Kurt Weill,A & M 1985

Lost in the stars, front, cd size

In 1985 we had this pleasant surprise. I never thought I would
appreciate this type of music before it. ‘Lost in the Stars’ is
the name of this project in which many famous artists do an
interpretation of a Kurt Weill song. Something different for a
change. I used to spin it quite a lot in those days. We’ll round
up this year, posting a mixture of styles, for now, enjoy this.


1 Steve Weisberg – Mahagonny Songspiel
2 Sting and Dominic Muldowney – The Ballad of Mack the Knife
3 The Fowler Brothers with Stanard Ridgway – The cannon song
4 Marianne Faithful and Chris Spedding – Ballad of the soldiers wife
5 Van Dyke Parks – Johnny Johnson medley
6 Ralph Shuckett & co. – Alabama song
7 Armadillo String Quartet – Youkali tango
8 John Zorn – Der kleine leutnant des lieben gottes
9 Lou Reed – September song
10 Carla Bley with Phil Woods – Lost in the stars
11 Tom Waits – What keeps mankind alive ?
12 Dagmar Krause – Surabaya Johnny
13 Johnny Adams & Aaron Neville – Oh heavenly salvation
14 Todd Rundgren & Gary Windo – Call from the grave
15 Charlie Haden & Sharon Freeman – Speak low
16 Van Dyke Parks – In no man’s land