Ute Lemper's gig at the Café Carlyle in Manhattan was recorded live on Feb. 25. About her new show, Lemper said in a statement, "[Audiences] should prepare to be taken on a ride through the joints of Berlin, Paris and New York to catch the spirits of poets and provocateurs, to hear stories between war and peace, to move from temptation to serenity, all decorated with blood and feathers!" Lemper also added, "Pirate Jenny will meet Edith Piaf and both will tell stories of lost love, betrayal, politics and revenge in the year 2005 — the scene is New York, the club is glamorous, but the stories are true!" The song list of the evening includes works by Weill, Brecht, Hollaender, Brel, Prevert, Sondheim and Kander and Ebb. Lemper offers a few of her own compositions as well. Lemper's many solo discs include "Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill," "Illusions," "Punishing Kiss," "Berlin Cabaret Songs" and "City of Strangers."
Reviews"Blood and Feathers was Ute Lemper's 2005 cabaret show at New York's CafÃ© Carlyle. It's a partial survey of her career, nodding to, among other things, her affinity with Kurt Weill ("Pirate Jenny") and her Sally Bowles role in (a Cabaret medley). She incorporates more Weill ("Bilbao Song," "Moon Over Alabama") into a "Moon Medley" that includes Van Morrison's "Moon Dance," Sting's "Moon Over Bourbon Street," Joni Mitchell's "Moon at the Window," the standard "It's Only a Paper Moon," and Tom Waits's "Grapefruit Moon." Lemper also tosses in Sondheim's "The Ladies Who Lunch" and a tribute to fellow German chanteuses Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, and even delivers some of her patter in German and French. To call it an eclectic mix would be an understatement, and she's brash, she's bold, and she leaves it all out there--not your normal honey-voiced cabaret singer. But that also means Blood and Feathers isn't like the last hundred smooth, generic-sounding cabaret recordings you've heard. That's definitely a good thing." - David Horiuchi, Amazon.com