But One Day

But One Day

by Ute Lemper



With But One Day..., her best recording to date, Ute Lemper brings cabaret squarely into the 21st century. The exquisitely voiced chanteuse doesn’t move outside the traditional repertoire here as much as she did on, say,The Punishing Kiss, where she recorded work by the likes of Elvis Costello and Nick Cave. On her this release she sticks to older figures, including Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, mixing in material by Hans Eisler and tango master Astor Piazzola, among others. What modernizes the whole project is the up-to-the-moment freshness of Lemper's vocal approach and her personal involvement. There’s no sense of mustiness here -- the songs come alive through Lemper’s intense commitment and her communicative skills as a performer. For the first time she has also contributed original songs to the mix; highly crafted and memorable in their poetic directness, they can stand proudly next to the more venerated works. Lemper receives instrumental support from collaborators who perfectly understand the old-meets-new musical world she so painstakingly creates. An artistic triumph, But One Day... has the potential to greatly expand Lemper’s audience -- anyone with an ear for great singing will undoubtedly respond.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2003
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947349129
catalogNumber: 473491

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ute Lemper   Primary Artist
Laurie Anderson   Violin
Geoffrey Palmer   Violin
Levine Andrade   Violin
Irvine Arditti   Violin,Leader
Alexander Balanescu   Violin
Howard Ball   Violin
Elena Barere   Leader
Stuart Brooks   Trumpet
Crystal Garner   Viola
Paul Hart   Violin
Jeanne LeBlanc   Cello
Mark Shulman   Guitar,Cello
Eugene J. Moye   Cello
Peter Oxer   Violin
Frank Ricotti   Vibes
Peter Scherer   Bass,Piano,Keyboards,P'iri
Paul Socolow   Bass
Galina Solodchin   Violin
Skúli Sverrisson   Bass
Donna Tecco   Violin
Todd Turkisher   Percussion,Drums
John Underwood   Viola
Hugh Webb   Harp
Fenella Barton   Violin
Michael Hart Thompson   Horn
Pete Long   Tenor Saxophone
John Parricelli   Guitar
John Elliott   Sousaphone
David Burrowes   Cello
Paul Eshelby   Trumpet
Rosalyn Lishak   Violin
Robert Ziegler   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Moog Synthesizer,Musical Direction
David Bucknall   Cello
Jon Morton   Violin
Sophie Harris   Cello
Steve "Syco Steve" Williams   Bass
Mary Hammann   Viola
Vince Lionti   Viola
Chris Haigh   Violin
Frances Andrade   Violin
Chris Dean   Trombone
Rutledge Turnlund   Bass
David Heiss   Cello
Martin Burgess   Violin
Pete Whyman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Mick Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Phillip Eastop   Horn

Technical Credits

Hanns Eisler   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Jacques Brel   Composer
Ute Lemper   Composer,Producer,Adaptation,translation
Mort Shuman   Composer,English Translations
Eric Bentley   translation
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Ogden Nash   Composer
Jill Dell'Abate   String Contractor
Peter Scherer   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Todd Turkisher   Producer,Engineer
Tim Conklin   Engineer
Jeremy Tilston   Art Direction
Robert Ziegler   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Andrew Cornall   Executive Producer
Andy Scade   Engineer
Ian Sherwin   Programming

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