Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill

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Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill
Compilation album by Hal Willner
Released 1985
Genre Jazz
Length 60:24
Label A&M
Producer Hal Willner, Paul M. Young
Hal Willner chronology
That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk
Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill
Stay Awake: Interpretations of Vintage Disney Films
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A)[2]

Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill is a 1985 tribute album to German-American composer Kurt Weill. It was executive-produced by Hal Willner and John Telfer, and produced by Hal Willner and Paul M. Young.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction from Mahagonny-Songspiel" – Steve Weisberg
  2. "The Ballad of Mac The Knife" (from The Threepenny Opera) – Sting and Dominic Muldowney
  3. "The Cannon Song" (from The Threepenny Opera) – The Fowler Brothers and Stan Ridgway
  4. "Ballad of the Soldier's Wife" – Marianne Faithfull and Chris Spedding
  5. "Johnny Johnson Medley" – Van Dyke Parks
    1. "Overture"
    2. "Johnny's Melody"
    3. "Aggie's Sewing Machine"
  6. "Alabama Song" (from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) – Ralph Schuckett with Richard Butler, Bob Dorough, Ellen Shipley and John Petersen
  7. "Youkali Tango" – Armadillo String Quartet
  8. "Der Kleine Leutnant Des Lieben Gottes" (The Little Lieutenant of the Loving God) (from Happy End) – John Zorn
  9. "September Song" (from Knickerbocker Holiday) – Lou Reed
  10. "Lost in the Stars" – Carla Bley with Phil Woods
  11. "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" (from The Threepenny Opera) – Tom Waits
  12. "Surabaya Johnny" (from Happy End) – Dagmar Krause
  13. "Oh Heavenly Salvation" (from Mahagonny) – Mark Bingham with Johnny Adams and Aaron Neville
  14. "Call From The Grave/Ballad In Which MacHeath Begs All Men For Forgiveness" (from The Threepenny Opera) – Todd Rundgren with Gary Windo
  15. "Speak Low" (from One Touch of Venus) – Charlie Haden and Sharon Freeman
  16. "In No Man's Land" (from Johnny Johnson) – Van Dyke Parks

The CD re-release contains the additional tracks[edit]

  1. "The Great Hall" – Henry Threadgill
  2. "Johnny's Speech" – Van Dyke Parks
  3. "Klops Lied" (Meatball Song) – Elliott Sharp
  4. "Hurricane Introduction" – Mark Bingham


  1. ^ Viglione, Joe (2011). "Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill - Various Artists | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Consumer Guide Dec. 3, 1985". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011.