Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill

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Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill
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Compilation album by
Hal Willner
ReleasedOctober 1985
Length60:08
LabelA&M
ProducerHal Willner, Paul M. Young
Hal Willner chronology
That's The Way I Feel Now: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk
(1984)
Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill
(1985)
Stay Awake: Interpretations of Vintage Disney Films
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Village VoiceA[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]

Original release[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Introduction" (from Mahagonny-Songspiel)Steve Weisberg0:48
2."The Ballad of Mack The Knife" (from The Threepenny Opera)Sting and Dominic Muldowney2:43
3."The Cannon Song" (from The Threepenny Opera)The Fowler Brothers and Stan Ridgway2:17
4."Ballad of the Soldier's Wife"Marianne Faithfull and Chris Spedding4:21
5."Johnny Johnson Medley"
  • 1. "Overture"
  • 2. "Johnny's Melody"
  • 3. "Aggie's Sewing Machine"
Van Dyke Parks5:44
6."Alabama Song" (from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)Ralph Schuckett with Richard Butler4:24
7."Youkali Tango"Armadillo String Quartet4:39
8."Der Kleine Leutnant Des Lieben Gottes" ("The Little Lieutenant of the Loving God" from Happy End)John Zorn5:22
9."September Song" (from Knickerbocker Holiday)Lou Reed4:15
10."Lost in the Stars"Carla Bley with Phil Woods6:10
11."What Keeps Mankind Alive?" (from The Threepenny Opera)Tom Waits2:10
12."Surabaya Johnny" (from Happy End)Dagmar Krause4:07
13."Oh Heavenly Salvation" (from Mahagonny)Mark Bingham with Johnny Adams and Aaron Neville2:34
14."Call From The Grave/Ballad In Which MacHeath Begs All Men For Forgiveness" (from The Threepenny Opera)Todd Rundgren with Gary Windo5:21
15."Speak Low" (from One Touch of Venus)Charlie Haden and Sharon Freeman4:22
16."In No Man's Land" (from Johnny Johnson)Van Dyke Parks0:51
Total length:60:08

CD re-release[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Introduction" (from Mahagonny-Songspiel)Steve Weisberg0:48
2."The Ballad of Mack The Knife" (from The Threepenny Opera)Sting and Dominic Muldowney2:43
3."The Cannon Song" (from The Threepenny Opera)The Fowler Brothers and Stan Ridgway2:17
4."Ballad of the Soldier's Wife"Marianne Faithfull and Chris Spedding4:21
5."Johnny Johnson Medley"
  • 1. "Overture"
  • 2. "Johnny's Melody"
  • 3. "Aggie's Sewing Machine"
Van Dyke Parks5:44
6."The Great Hall"Henry Threadgill3:38
7."Alabama Song" (from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)Ralph Schuckett with Richard Butler4:24
8."Youkali Tango"Armadillo String Quartet4:39
9."Der Kleine Leutnant Des Lieben Gottes" ("The Little Lieutenant of the Loving God" from Happy End)John Zorn5:22
10."Johnny's Speech"Van Dyke Parks1:44
11."September Song" (from Knickerbocker Holiday)Lou Reed4:15
12."Lost in the Stars"Carla Bley with Phil Woods6:10
13."What Keeps Mankind Alive?" (from The Threepenny Opera)Tom Waits2:10
14."Klops Lied" ((Meatball Song))Elliott Sharp0:48
15."Surabaya Johnny" (from Happy End)Dagmar Krause4:07
16."Hurricane Introduction"Mark Bingham1:00
17."Oh Heavenly Salvation" (from Mahagonny)Mark Bingham with Johnny Adams and Aaron Neville2:34
18."Call From The Grave/Ballad In Which MacHeath Begs All Men For Forgiveness" (from The Threepenny Opera)Todd Rundgren with Gary Windo5:21
19."Speak Low" (from One Touch of Venus)Charlie Haden and Sharon Freeman4:22
20."In No Man's Land" (from Johnny Johnson)Van Dyke Parks0:51
Total length:67:18

The CD re-release contains these additional tracks:

  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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viglione, Joe. Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 3, 1985). "Christgau's Consumer Guide – Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill (A&M)". The Village Voice. Retrieved April 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)