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"The Ballad Of Mack The Knife"
cover of the Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill LP
Recorded by Sting & Dominic Muldowney
Released: November 1985
Recorded: May 1985
Length: 2:48
Album(s): Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht
Producer(s): arranged by Dominic Muldowney
Studio(s): Théâtre Mogador, additional recording: Studio Plus 30, C.T.S. Studios and Ludus Tonalis Limited Studio
Released as single: B-side

"The Ballad Of Mack The Knife" is a song written by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht and recorded by Sting & Dominic Muldowney in 1985.

About the song

The original German song title is "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer". The English version sung by Sting was translated by Ralph Manheim and John Willett in 1976.

The LP credits mention that the song was recorded at the Théâtre Mogador with additional recording (probably for the supporting musicians only) at various studios in Paris and London.

In a 1985 interview in New Orleans Sting also mentions that the song was performed on stage of the venue being recorded in a mobile studio outside.

Personnel

  • Sting - vocals
  • Juan Mosalini - bandonian
  • Mike Zwerin - bass trumpet, trombone
  • Branford Marsalis - soprano sax
  • John Marle - tenor sax
  • David Roach - alto and baritone saxophones
  • Kevin Morgan - tuba
  • Mark Peru - banjo
  • Dominic Muldowney - synthesizers
  • Kenny Kirkland - piano
  • Pete Smith - recording engineer
  • Herve Marignac, Dick Lewsey - additional recording engineers

Release History

Albums

"The Ballad Of Mack The Knife" appears on the following album releases (please see links for further details on each title):

Cover art Album title Catalog no. Release country Format Release date
Lost In The Stars cover.jpg Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill Catalog no. UK, USA LP 1985-11-DD

Singles

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Stub.gif AM 390 080-7 "Moon Over Bourbon Street"/"The Ballad Of Mack The Knife" 1985-MM-DD Germany

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Stub.gif AMY 305 "Moon Over Bourbon Street"/"The Ballad Of Mack The Knife"/" Fortress Around Your Heart" 1985-MM-DD England
Stub.gif AMY 392 080-1 "Moon Over Bourbon Street"/"The Ballad Of Mack The Knife"/" Fortress Around Your Heart" 1985-MM-DD Germany

Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
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Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

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Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

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See also

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External links

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References

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