September Songs - The Music of Kurt Weill (Vinyl 2LP, Blue)

Limited blue vinyl 2LP


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Lest we forget, many moons before Philadelphia proffered up its own Kurt with a similar sounding surname, the maestro of German cabaret Kurt Weill was writing songs that would endure forever. September Songs was first released in 1995, the audio accompaniment to a musical performance film of the same name, and had largely been sought out by completist collectors of the artists who appear on it... until now! A limited run vinyl reissue, the compilation features notable turns from the likes of Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Charlie Haden, and more!

After Larry Weinstein heard the 1985 tribute album Lost In The Stars - The Music of Kurt Weill, he was inspired to film the follow-up, September Songs - The Music of Kurt Weill. This 94-minute music video was recorded in an abandoned warehouse in Toronto where musicians performed a series of songs by Kurt Weill. The lineup included Lou Reed, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Elvis Costello, Charlie Haden, Betty Carter, and David Johansen amongst others. September Songs was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural Program and won five Gemini Awards.September Songs - The Music of Kurt Weill is available on vinyl for the first time as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent blue coloured vinyl and includes an insert with lyrics.


1. Nick Cave - Mack the Knife (from The Threepenny Opera)
2. PJ Harvey - Ballad of the Soldier's Wife
3. David Johansen - Alabama Song (from The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)
4. Teresa Stratas - Youkali Tango (from Marie Galante)
5. Elvis Costello - Lost in the Stars (from Lost in the Stars)
6. Lotte Lenya - Pirate Jenny (from The Threepenny Opera)
7. Charlie Haden - Speak Low (from One Touch of Venus)
8. The Persuasions - Oh, Heavenly Salvation (from The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)
9. Betty Carter - Lonely House (from Street Scene)
10. Teresa Stratas - Surabaya Johnny (from Happy End)
11. Mary Margaret O'Hara - Don't Be Afraid (from Happy End)
12. Lou Reed - September Song (from Knickerbocker Holiday)
13. Bertolt Brecht - Mack The Knife (from The Threepenny Opera)
14. William S. Burroughs - What Keeps Mankind Alive? (from The Threepenny Opera)