Tank Battles

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Tank Battles
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Studio album by Dagmar Krause
Released 1988
Genre Cabaret, jazz, avant-garde
Length 58:20
Label Island
Dagmar Krause chronology
Supply and Demand
(1986)
Tank Battles
(1988)
Voiceprint Radio Sessions
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Tank Battles: The Songs of Hanns Eisler is a solo album by German singer Dagmar Krause released by Island Records in 1988. It is a collection of 26 songs by German composer Hanns Eisler sung by Krause in English. She also sang the songs in the original German which were released by Island at the same time on a companion album, Panzerschlacht: Die Lieder von Hanns Eisler.

Tank Battles was reissued by Voiceprint Records in 1994 with all its original tracks, plus ten bonus tracks taken from the German edition, Panzerschlacht.

Legacy[edit]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[2]

Track listings[edit]

All songs composed by Hanns Eisler.

Tank Battles[edit]

  1. "The Song of the Whitewash" – 2:07
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: N. Gould-Verschoyle
  2. "(I Read About) Tank Battles" – 1:30
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: John Willett
  3. "You Have to Pay" – 1:43
    • Text: Walter Mehring
    • Translation: Jim Woodland, Malcolm Green
  4. "Chanson Allemande" – 1:20
    • Text: Berthold Viertel
    • Translation: Andrew Dodge
  5. "The Ballad of the Sackslingers" – 3:24
    • Text: Julian Arendt
    • Translation: Dagmar Krause, Jim Woodland
  6. "Mother Beimlein" – 1:16
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Lesley Lendrum
  7. "The Perhaps Song" – 1:50
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Bettina Jonic, Katherine Helm
  8. "Lied von der Belebeden Wirkung des Geldes (The Song of the Invigorating Impact of Cash)" – 4:32
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  9. "Mankind" – 0:59
    • Text: Hanns Eisler
    • Translation: Dagmar Krause, Jim Woodland
  10. "Bettelied" – 1:27
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  11. "Song of a German Mother" – 2:31
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  12. "Change the World – It Needs It" – 2:07
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  13. "Bankenlied (Banking Song)" – 2:59
    • Text: Siegmar Mehring
  14. "Legende von der Entstehung des Buches Taoteking (Legend of the Origin of the Book of the Taote King)" – 6:43
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  15. "Balad of (Bourgoise) Welfare" – 2:53
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
    • Translation: Jim Woodland
  16. "Mother's Hands" – 2:02
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
    • Translation: Malcolm Green
  17. "Berlin 1919" – 2:30
    • Text: Anonymous
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  18. "And I Shall Never See Again" – 1:52
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  19. "Genevieve: Ostern ist Ein Ball sur Seine (Genevieve: Easter There is a Ball on the Seine)" – 1:05
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  20. "The Wise Woman and the Soldier" – 3:43
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  21. "Failure in Loving" – 1:04
    • Text: Heinrich Heine
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  22. "Und Endlich Stirbt" – 1:12
    • Text: Peter Altenberg
  23. "The Rat Men – Nightmare" – 1:18
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  24. "The Homecoming" – 1:34
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  25. "The Trenches" – 3:44
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
  26. "To a Little Radio" – 1:05
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht

Panzerschlacht[edit]

  1. "Lied von der Tünche" – 2:09
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  2. "Panzerschlacht" – 1:31
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  3. "Zahlen müsst Ihr" – 1:44
    • Text: Walter Mehring
  4. "Chanson Allemande" – 1:17
    • Text: Berthold Viertel
  5. "Ballade von den Säckeschmeißern" – 3:23
    • Text: Julian Arendt
  6. "Mutter Beimlein" – 1:21
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  7. "Das Vielleicht-Lied" – 1:50
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  8. "Lied von der belebenden Wirkung des Geldes" – 4:32
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  9. "Der Mensch" – 0:57
    • Text: Hanns Eisler
  10. "Bettellied" – 1:28
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  11. "Lied Einer Deutschen Mutter" – 2:33
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  12. "Ändere die Welt – Sie braucht Es" – 2:06
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  13. "Bankenlied" – 2:58
    • Text: Siegmar Mehring
  14. "Legende von der Entstehung des Buches Taoteking" – 6:43
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  15. "(Ballade von der) Wohltätigkeit" – 2:53
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
  16. "Mutterns Hände" – 2:05
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
  17. "Spartacus 1919" – 2:31
    • Text: Anonymous
  18. "Und ich Werde Nicht Mehr Sehen" – 1:51
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  19. "Geneviève: Ostern ist Ball sur Seine" – 1:04
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  20. "Ballade vom Weib und dem Soldaten" – 3:41
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  21. "Verfehlte Liebe" – 1:04
    • Text: Heinrich Heine
  22. "Und Endlich Stirbt" – 1:11
    • Text: Peter Altenberg
  23. "The Rat Men – Nightmare" – 1:19
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  24. "Die Heimkehr" – 1:35
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  25. "Der Graben" – 3:43
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
  26. "An den Kleinen Radioapperat" – 1:05
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht

Tank Battles (reissue)[edit]

  1. "The Song of the Whitewash" – 2:07
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: N. Gould-Verschoyle
  2. "(I Read About) Tank Battles" – 1:30
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: John Willett
  3. "You Have to Pay" – 1:43
    • Text: Walter Mehring
    • Translation: Jim Woodland, Malcolm Green
  4. "Chanson Allemande" – 1:20
    • Text: Berthold Viertel
    • Translation: Andrew Dodge
  5. "The Ballad of the Sackslingers" – 3:24
    • Text: Julian Arendt
    • Translation: Dagmar Krause, Jim Woodland
  6. "Mother Beimlein" – 1:16
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Lesley Lendrum
  7. "The Perhaps Song" – 1:50
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Bettina Jonic, Katherine Helm
  8. "Lied von der belebenden Wirkung des Geldes (The Song of the Invigorating Impact of Cash)" – 4:32
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  9. "Mankind" – 0:59
    • Text: Hanns Eisler
    • Translation: Dagmar Krause, Jim Woodland
  10. "Bettellied" – 1:27
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  11. "Song of a German Mother" – 2:31
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  12. "Change the World – It Needs It" – 2:07
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  13. "Bankenlied (Banking Song)" – 2:59
    • Text: Siegmar Mehring
  14. "Legende von der Entstehung des Buches Taoteking (Legend of the Origin of the Book of the Taote King)" – 6:43
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  15. "Balad of (Bourgoise) Welfare" – 2:53
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
    • Translation: Jim Woodland
  16. "Mother's Hands" – 2:02
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
    • Translation: Malcolm Green
  17. "Berlin 1919" – 2:30
    • Text: Anonymous
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  18. "And I Shall Never See Again" – 1:52
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  19. "Genevieve: Ostern ist ein Ball sur Seine (Genevieve: Easter There is a Ball on the Seine)" – 1:05
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  20. "The Wise Woman and the Soldier" – 3:43
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  21. "Failure in Loving" – 1:04
    • Text: Heinrich Heine
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  22. "Und endlich stirbt" – 1:12
    • Text: Peter Altenberg
  23. "The Rat Men – Nightmare" – 1:18
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  24. "The Homecoming" – 1:34
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
    • Translation: Eric Bentley
  25. "The Trenches" – 3:44
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
  26. "To a Little Radio" – 1:05
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  27. "Panzerschlacht" – 1:33 *
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  28. "Vielleicht Lied" – 1:51 *
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  29. "Der Mensch" – 0:55 *
    • Text: Hanns Eisler
  30. "Lied von der Deutschen Mutter" – 2:32 *
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  31. "Mutterns Hande" – 2:03 *
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
  32. "Spartacus 1919" – 2:31 *
    • Text: Anonymous
  33. "Ich werde nicht mehr sehen" – 1:53 *
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  34. "Die Heimkehr" – 1:35 *
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht
  35. "Der Graben" – 3:43 *
    • Text: Kurt Tucholsky
  36. "Den kleinen Radioapparat" – 1:06 *
    • Text: Bertolt Brecht

* Bonus tracks taken from Panzerschlacht

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Tank Battles: Songs of Hanns Eisler". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  2. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 

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