This is the only English translation I have heard of Weill/Brecht's SEVEN DEADLY SINS. It's a treat to hear the part of Anna sung in English and one full octave lower than usual. The smoky voice of Marianne Faithfull adds new life and perspective to this piece. It seems as if she were primed to sing Weill. Her hard life flows through each song, adding an extra poignancy to these songs. This is a live recording and hearing Marianne cough in the background makes the performance even closer. In addition to the full SEVEN DEADLY SINS, four other Weill songs are included, and with each, Marianne Faithfull makes them her own. I highly recommend this version of THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS for anyone wanting an introduction to Kurt Weill's music. For those familiar with traditional versions of this piece...it's not Lotte Lenya. It's something new. That may be a good thing or a bad thing. Depends on your taste.
If you like enjoy this CD, I would also recommend Marianne Faithfull's 20TH CENTURY BLUES.