Ute Lemper

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

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Originally released in 2008 in Europe, this is an American edition that adds an extra track. Although Ute Lemper first made her name in the German art-song tradition exemplified by Kurt Weill, BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW is her first album of entirely self-penned songs. With influences ranging from Weill and one-time collaborator Elvis Costello to Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, and Jeff Buckley, Lemper has created a sometimes prickly song cycle of tunes that tend to the grim. Highlights include the September 11 reverie "September Mourn" and the even darker "Ghosts of Berlin."

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