Black Sun Productions ‎– OperettAmorale

Divine Frequency ‎– DivF 01, Divine Frequency ‎– 01
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1 Black Sun Productions Brothel Tango
Accordion – Paolo DellapianaCello – Elena DianaGuitar, Sampler – Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo
2 Black Sun Productions The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency
Adapted By – Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Pierce (2)Computer – Pierce (2)Keyboards – Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Marco MilanesioRecorded By [Vocals] – Larry Lewis (4)Synthesizer – Paul BeauchampTranslated By – Frank McGuinness, Michael Feingold (2)Vocals – Lydia Lunch
3 Black Sun Productions Pimp Ballad
Accordion – Paolo DellapianaAdapted By – Massimo & PierceComputer – Pierce (2)Drums – Marco 'Il Bue' Schiavo*Guitar, Electric Piano – Fabrizio Modonese PalumboSynthesizer – Paul BeauchampTranslated By – John Willet*, Ralph Mannheim*Vocals – Massimo & Pierce
4 Black Sun Productions Ratschläge Einer Älteren Fose An Eine Jüngere
Instruments – Fabrizio Modonese PalumboVocals – Pierce (2)
5 Black Sun Productions Seeräuber-Jenny
Cello – Julia KentGuitar – Fabrizio Modonese PalumboRecorded By [Vocals] – Massimo & PierceSynthesizer – Marco MilanesioVocals – HR GigerVocals, Computer – Pierce (2)
6 Black Sun Productions Johnny Over The Sea
Composed By [Inspired By The Original Composition Of] – Joachim WerzlauComputer, Translated By, Adapted By – Pierce (2)Vocals – Massimo & PierceVocals [Additional Vocal Sample Of] – Gisela May
7 Black Sun Productions La Canzone Dei Pendagli Da Forca
Performer, Synthesizer – Sergio PigozziRecorded By [Crows] – Pierce (2)Transcription By – Kurt SchwaenTranslated By – Helena Janaczek*Vocals – Massimo (6)
8 Coil A List Of Wishes
Composed By [Musick], Performer, Producer – CoilInstruments – Peter Sleazy Christopherson*Translated By – Lesley LendrumVocals, Adapted By – Jhonn Balance*
9 Black Sun Productions Ballade Von Der Höllenlili
Computer, Vocals – Pierce (2)Guitar – Fabrizio Modonese PalumboVocals [Additional Vocal Sample Of] – Lotte Lenya
10 Black Sun Productions Über Die Verführung Von Engeln
Composed By [Piano Intro/outro], Performer [Piano Intro/outro] – Marco MilanesioComputer, Vocals – Pierce (2)Keyboards – Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo
11 Black Sun Productions What Keeps Mankind Alive?
Adapted By – Massimo & PierceComputer, Vocals – Pierce (2)Performer, Computer – draZenPerformer, Synthesizer – Marco MilanesioTranslated By – John Willet*, Ralph Mannheim*

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A Black Sun Productions tribute to the poetry of Bertolt Brecht.

Recorded, mixed, edited and mastered at O.F.F., Torino, Italy.
Massimo & Pierce's vocals recorded by themselves in Zürich, Switzerland, and by Marco Milanesio at O.F.F., Torino, Italy.

Track 2: Lydia Lunch's vocals recorded in Los Angeles, USA.
Track 5: HR Giger's vocals recorded in Zürich, Switzerland.
Track 7: Crows recorded at Threshold House.
Track 8: Recorded and mixed at Threshold House. Based on the poem "Orge's Wunschliste".

Front cover: "Unfreiwillige Begötterung". Original artwork by HR Giger © 2004.

Tracks 2-3, 5, 11 from "Dreigroschenoper". © 1928 Universal Edition A.G., Wien.
Track 9 from "Happy End". © 1929 Universal Edition A.G., Wien.
Tracks 4, 6-8, 10: © Bertolt-Brecht-Erben, Berlin.
Arrangement by Pierce © 2005 by Universal Edition A.G., Wien.
With friendly permission.
All rights reserved.

Massimo & Pierce wish to thank the following friends, artists and individuals for their help, inspiration and support:

Jhonn Balance, Peter Sleazy Christopherson, Ian Johnstone, Lydia Lunch, HR Giger, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Marco Milanesio, John Deek (Divine Frequency Records), Rodolfo Protti (Old Evropa Cafe AVS), Ango Viscone, Julia Kent, Elena Diana, Marco 'Il Bue' Schiavo, Paolo Dellapiana, Paul Beauchamp, Sergio Pigozzi, Lorenzo Marrello, draZen, Alex Nasi, Gen & Steve, Ennio Nobili, Iggie Combat, Mona Lisa Madörin, Joke Lanz, Iris La Liner, Jeremy Reed, Simon Norris, Tim Lewis, Chris Jones, Claus Laufenburg, Antony Hegarty, Pascal Triponez, Marc Viaplana, Martin Wyss, Paul Morris, Reuben Jansen, Val Denham, Chris & Cosey, Larry Lewis, Thomas Frey, Ariot Fleischmann, Marc Almond, Gavin Friday, William S. Borroughs, Gisela May, Lotte Lenya, Giorgio Strehler, Milva and especially Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC A0100613973-0101 14 A1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94K3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RBLLP010 Black Sun Productions OperettAmorale(2xLP, Album, Whi + CDr, MiniAlbum + Box, Dlx, Ltd) Rustblade RBLLP010 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
RBLLP010 Black Sun Productions OperettAmorale(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Rustblade RBLLP010 Italy 2015 Sell This Version


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October 17, 2017

I contacted Rustblade regarding the first album being unplayable, and was promised a replacement. Which never materialized - I assume as they are all unplayable. Made me very wary of them as a label, unfortunately.


October 20, 2016
A-B is a static mess on mine too.. wonder how many got the same defect out of the '499' pressed