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Tank Battles
File:DagmarKrause AlbumCover
Studio album by Dagmar Krause
Released 1988
Genre Cabaret, jazz, avant-garde
Length 58:20
Label Island
Professional reviews
Dagmar Krause chronology

Supply and Demand
(1986)
Tank Battles
(1988)
Voiceprint Radio Sessions
(1993)

Tank Battles: The Songs of Hanns Eisler is a solo album by German singer Dagmar Krause released by Island Records in 1988. It is a collection of 26 songs by German composer Hanns Eisler sung by Krause in English. She also sung the songs in the original German which were released by Island at the same time on a companion album, Panzerschlacht: Die Lieder von Hanns Eisler.

Tank Battles was reissued by Voiceprint Records in 1994 with all its original tracks, plus ten bonus tracks taken from the German edition, Panzerschlacht.

Contents

Track listings

All songs composed by Hanns Eisler.

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Tank Battles

  1. "Song of the Whitewash" – 2:07
  2. "(I Read About) Tank Battles" – 1:30
  3. "You Have to Pay" – 1:43
  4. "Chanson Allemande" – 1:20
  5. "Ballad of the Sackslingers" – 3:24
  6. "Mother Beimlein" – 1:16
  7. "Perhaps Song" – 1:50
  8. "Lied von der Belebeden Wirkung des Geldes (The Song of the Invigorating Impact of Cash)" – 4:32
  9. "Mankind" – 0:59
  10. "Bettelied" – 1:27
  11. "Song of a German Mother" – 2:31
  12. "Change the World - It Needs It" – 2:07
  13. "Bankenlied (Banking Song)" – 2:59
  14. "Legende von der Entstehung des Buches Taoteking (Legend of the Origin of the Book of the Taote King)" – 6:43
  15. "Balad of (Bourgoise) Welfare" – 2:53
  16. "Mother's Hands" – 2:02
  17. "Berlin 1919" – 2:30
  18. "And I Shall Never See Again" – 1:52
  19. "Genevieve: Ostern ist Ein Ball sur Seine (Genevieve: Easter There is a Ball on the Seine)" – 1:05
  20. "Wise Woman and the Soldier" – 3:43
  21. "Failure in Loving" – 1:04
  22. "Endlich Stirbt" – 1:12
  23. "Rat Men Nightmare" – 1:18
  24. "Homecoming" – 1:34
  25. "Trenches" – 3:44
  26. "To a Little Radio" – 1:05

Panzerschlacht

  1. "Lied von der Tünche" – 2:09
  2. "Panzerschlacht" – 1:31
  3. "Zahlen müsst Ihr" – 1:44
  4. "Chanson Allemande" – 1:17
  5. "Ballade von den Säckeschmeißern" – 3:23
  6. "Mutter Beimlein" – 1:21
  7. "Das Vielleicht-Lied" – 1:50
  8. "Lied von der belebenden Wirkung des Geldes" – 4:32
  9. "Der Mensch" – 0:57
  10. "Bettellied" – 1:28
  11. "Lied einer deutschen Mutter" – 2:33
  12. "Ändere die Welt - Sie braucht Es" – 2:06
  13. "Bankenlied" – 2:58
  14. "Legende von der Entstehung des Buches Taoteking" – 6:43
  15. "(Ballade von der) Wohltätigkeit" – 2:53
  16. "Mutterns Hände" – 2:05
  17. "Spartacus 1919" – 2:31
  18. "Und ich Werde Nicht Mehr Sehen" – 1:51
  19. "Geneviève: Ostern ist Ball sur Seine" – 1:04
  20. "Ballade vom Weib und dem Soldaten" – 3:41
  21. "Verfehlte Liebe" – 1:04
  22. "Und endlich Stirbt" – 1:11
  23. "The Tar Man - Nightmare" – 1:19
  24. "Die Heimkehr" – 1:35
  25. "Der Graben" – 3:43
  26. "An den kleinen Radioapperat" – 1:05

Tank Battles (reissue)

  1. "Song of the Whitewash" – 2:07
  2. "(I Read About) Tank Battles" – 1:30
  3. "You Have to Pay" – 1:43
  4. "Chanson Allemande" – 1:20
  5. "Ballad of the Sackslingers" – 3:24
  6. "Mother Beimlein" – 1:16
  7. "Perhaps Song" – 1:50
  8. "Lied von der Belebeden Wirkung des Geldes (The Song of the Invigorating Impact Of Cash)" – 4:32
  9. "Mankind" – 0:59
  10. "Bettelied" – 1:27
  11. "Song of a German Mother" – 2:31
  12. "Change the World - It Needs It" – 2:07
  13. "Bankenlied (Banking Song)" – 2:59
  14. "Legende von der Entstehung des Buches Taoteking (Legend of the Origin of the Book of the Taote King)" – 6:43
  15. "Balad of (Bourgoise) Welfare" – 2:53
  16. "Mother's Hands" – 2:02
  17. "Berlin 1919" – 2:30
  18. "And I Shall Never See Again" – 1:52
  19. "Genevieve: Ostern ist Ein Ball sur Seine (Genevieve: Easter There is a Ball on the Seine)" – 1:05
  20. "Wise Woman and the Soldier" – 3:43
  21. "Failure in Loving" – 1:04
  22. "Endlich Stirbt" – 1:12
  23. "Rat Men Nightmare" – 1:18
  24. "Homecoming" – 1:34
  25. "Trenches" – 3:44
  26. "To a Little Radio" – 1:05
  27. "Panzerschlacht" – 1:33 *
  28. "Vielleicht Lied" – 1:51 *
  29. "Der Mensch" – 0:55 *
  30. "Lied von der Deutschen Mutter" – 2:32 *
  31. "Mutterns Hande" – 2:03 *
  32. "Spartacus 1919" – 2:31 *
  33. "Ich Werde Nicht Mehr Sehen" – 1:53 *
  34. "Die Heimkebr" – 1:35 *
  35. "Der Graben" – 3:43 *
  36. "Den Kleinen Radioapparat" – 1:06 *

* Bonus tracks taken from Panzerschlacht

Personnel

  • Dagmar Krause – vocals
  • Alexander Bălănescu – viola
  • Steve Berry – double bass
  • Michael Blair – percussion
  • Lindsay Cooper – bassoon
  • Andrew Dodge – keyboards
  • Phil Edwards – saxophone
  • John Harle – saxophone
  • Sarah Homer – clarinet
  • John Leonard – bassoon
  • Ian Mitchell – clarinet
  • Bruce Nockles – trumpet
  • Ashley Slater – tuba
  • Steve Sterling – horns
  • Graeme Taylor – guitar, banjo
  • Gertrude Thoma – vocals
  • Danny Thompson – double bass
  • John Tilbury – keyboards

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