The Seven Deadly Sins (album)

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The Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Deadly Sins (Marianne Faithfull Album).jpg
Studio album by Marianne Faithfull
Released September 15,1998
Recorded June 1997
Genre Classical, opera
Length 50:43
Label BMG
Producer Malgorzata Kragora
Marianne Faithfull chronology
20th Century Blues
(1996)20th Century Blues1996
The Seven Deadly Sins
Vagabond Ways
(1999)Vagabond Ways1999

The Seven Deadly Sins is a studio recording of the Kurt Weill Opera of the same name by Marianne Faithfull, released in 1998.[1]

Background and recording[edit]

Marianne Faithfull had already performed The Seven Deadly Sins live at St Ann's in Brooklyn,[2] but it was only after working with Dennis Russell Davies on 20th Century Blues that the idea of recording the opera came to her. Dennis Russell Davies agreed to collaborate again with her, and the album was recorded in June 1997 at the Vienna Konzerthaus with Dennis Russell Davies conducting the Vienna Radio Symphony orchestra.[3]

The recording also includes other songs by Weill & Brecht-like the "Alabama Song" and songs from The Threepenny Opera, which Marianne Faithfull also performed live in 1992 at the Dublin Gate Theater, playing the role of the prostitute Jenny and interpreting the famous Pirate Jenny song.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kurt Weill except where noted.

1."Prologue"Weill, Bertolt Brecht3:50
2."Sloth" 3:57
3."Pride" 4:50
4."Anger" 4:52
5."Gluttony" 3:32
6."Lust" 5:21
7."Covetousness" 3:02
8."Envy" 4:31
9."Epilogue" 1:30
10."Alabama Song"Weill, Brecht2:56
11."The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" 2:38
12."Bilbao Song"Weill, Brecht, Johnny Mercer5:05
13."Pirate Jenny"Weill, Brecht4:34



  1. ^ "The Seven Deadly Sins | Marianne Faithfull". Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
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  3. ^ "Memories, Dreams & Reflections", Marianne Faithfull, Chapter: My Weimar Period (July 7, 2008), Harper Perennial
  4. ^