I checked this out from the local library and it is exactly the same, but in a diferrent order. I thought that the album does have its moments, such as with the beautiful renditions of the "Youkali Tango" and "Lost in the Stars". There were strangely appealing takes on "What Keeps Mankind Alive?", (all of the THREEPENNY songs used my favorite translation), "Ballad of the Soldier's Wife", "Ballad of Mac the Knife", "The Great Hall", "Surabaya Johnny", and "Oh, Heavenly Salvation". The one track that I am shocked that I liked was Todd Rundgen's heavy-metal take on "Call From the Grave/Ballad in Which MacHeath Begs All Men for Forgivness". Tracks that just made me sit back and go "Why?" were "Klops Lied" and "The Hurricane". I enjoyed all of Van Dyke Parks' stuff. Highly skippable is John Zorn's "Little Lieutenants of the Loving God". Mr. Zorn has absolutely NO TALENT as an arranger. Period. That is one messed up track, and it gives you a headache. The liner notes suggest that Lou Reed's rendition of the "September Song" will "raise eye-brows among Kurt Weill purists". It will not only raise eyebrows, but tempertures as well. When I first heard it I laughed at its stupidity, then I got mad that he had butchered its beautiful melody so. But all of the enjoyable tracks make this a highly buyable album.