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Recollection (Deluxe Edition)

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    Four-time Grammy Award winner and eight-time Juno Award winner k.d. lang releases her first-ever career retrospective, Recollection, 25 years after the release of her debut recording. Recollection features 22 of lang’s most beloved recordings including an all-new interpretation of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah,” which has become a moving highlight of her live performances; the Guardian calls her rendition “mesmerising: she reaches into the air, plucking the tiniest note from within her huge range, bends double, before throwing her head back and unleashing her pitch-perfect roar.” This deluxe Recollection package includes a third disc of previously unreleased recordings—many performed live—as well as a bonus DVD of music videos and rarely seen live performance footage.

    Recollection comes on the heels of lang’s critically acclaimed 2008 Nonesuch release, Watershed, hailed by Rolling Stone as “first-rate singer-songwriter music” and Interview magazine as lang’s "biggest album yet.” The record debuted in Billboard’s Top Ten upon its release and marked lang’s first time assuming the role of producer in addition to writer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist.

    Referred to as “the greatest female singer in the whole world” by fellow Canadian Michael Bublé, lang has had a distinguished 25-year career. In addition to a fruitful collaboration with Tony Bennett, she has performed alongside musical luminaries including Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, and Loretta Lynn. She sang at the closing ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and has contributed music to the soundtracks of several films including Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Happy Feet. In addition to her music career, lang has also appeared in a number of films including Salmonberries, The Black Dahlia, and Eye of the Beholder. In 1996, lang received Canada’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    k.d. lang, vocals (all); banjo, harmonica, harp (CD1:5, CD3:2); keyboards (CD1:5, 10); guitars (CD1:10; CD2:2, DVD:2)
    Michel Pouliot, drums (CD1:1)
    David Piltch, fretless bass (CD1:1), electric bass (CD1:2, 4, 7, 9, 11; DVD:5, 9), bass (CD1:3, 4, 5, 7-9, 11; CD2:1, 2, 5, 9; CD3:2; DVD:2, 9-11), keyboards (CD1:8), loop (CD1:8), baritone guitar (CD1:8), guitars (CD1:9), drum programming (CD1:9)
    Michael Creber, piano (CD1:1)
    Greg Leisz, steel guitar (CD1:1, 10; CD2:2, 5; DVD:2, 10, 11), guitar (CD1:10)
    Gordie Matthews, acoustic guitars (CD1:1)
    Graham Boyle, percussion (CD1:1, 2)
    Ben Mink, guitars (CD1:1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11; CD2:1, 2, 9; CD3:1; DVD:2, 5, 9), violin (CD1:1, 2, 5, 9; CD2:1, 2; CD3:1; DVD:5), bass (CD1:5; CD3:1), viola (CD1:1, 5, 9; CD2:1, 2, 10; CD3:1; DVD:5), ukulele (CD1:5; CD3:1), keyboards (CD1:5; CD3:1), beatbox (CD1:9; DVD:5), mandola (CD2:1), string arrangement (CD2:1), effects (DVD:5)
    Teddy Borowiecki, piano (CD1:2, 4, 7, 9, 11; CD2:10; CD3:2; DVD:5, 9), accordion (CD1:2, 4, 7, 9, 11; CD2:2, 9; DVD:2, 9), keyboards (CD1:3-5, 7, 8, 11; CD2:1, 2, 5; CD3:2; DVD:2, 9), organ (CD1:5, 10; CD3:2), synthesizer (CD1:5; CD3:2), piano (CD1:5), Rhodes (CD1:5; CD3:2)
    Gary Burton, vibraphone (CD1:2)
    Randall Stoll, drums (CD1:2, 5; CD2:1, 2; CD3:2; DVD:2)
    Sue Leonard, additional vocals (CD1:2)
    Kevin Breit, guitars (CD1:3)
    Abraham Laboriel, Jr., drums (CD1:3, 8)
    David Torn, guitar loops (CD1:3)
    Jimmie Haskell, orchestration (CD1:3)
    Graham Boyle, percussion (CD1:5, 9; CD3:2; DVD:5)
    John Friesen, cello (CD1:5; CD3:2)
    Harold Bradley, bass (CD1:6)
    Jimmy Capps, rhythm guitar (CD1:6)
    Buddy Emmons, pedal steel guitar (CD1:6)
    Buddy Harman, drums (CD1:6)
    Tony Migliore, piano (CD1:6)
    Henry Strzelecki, bass (CD1:6)
    Pete Wade, electric guitar (CD1:6)
    The Nashville String Machine (CD1:6): Bill McElhiney, arrangement; George Binkley, Conni Ellisor, Carl Gorodetzky, Lee Larrison, Ted Madsen, Dennis Molchan, Pamela Sixfin, violin; John Borg, Gary Vanosdale, viola; Roy Christensen, Bob Mason, cello
    The Jordanaires (CD1:6): Neal Matthew, Louis Nunley, Gordon Stoker, Duane West, additional vocals
    Ralph Morrison (concertmaster), Sara Parkins, Tiffany Yi Hu, David Stenske, violin (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
    Brian Dembow, Cynthia Fogg, viola (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
    Eumir Deodato, conductor, string arrangement (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
    David Sherr, contractor (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
    Tom Calderero, copyist (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
    Larry Corbett, Armen Ksajikian, cello (CD1:7)
    Wendy Melvain, Smokey Hormel, guitar (CD1:8)
    Gayle Levant, harp (CD1:8)
    Damian Le Gassick, keyboards, string arrangement (CD1:8)
    Alex Gifford/Propellerheads, additional vocal arrangement (CD1:8)
    Martin Laba, guest pizzicato (CD1:9)
    Danny Frankel, drums (CD1:10; DVD:10, 11)
    Greg Wells, percussion (CD2:2; DVD:2)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Ben Mink, Greg Penny & k.d. lang (CD1:1, 2, 9; CD2:9; DVD:5); k.d. lang & Craig Street (CD1:3); Ben Mink & k.d. lang (CD1:4, 5, 7, 11; CD2:1, 2; CD3:2; DVD:2, 9); Owen Bradley (CD1:6); David Kahne & Damian Le Gassick (CD1:8); k.d. lang (CD1:10; CD2:3, 5, 11); Don Was, David Was & Pete Anderson (CD2:4); Produced by T Bone Burnett (CD2:6); Bob Telson (CD2:7); Danny Bennett & David Kahne (CD2: 8); Jane Siberry (CD2:10); John Frizzell (CD3:1); Matt Pierson & Clint Eastwood (CD3:3)
    Co-produced by Marc Ramaer (CD1:5; CD3:2)
    Recorded by Joe Seta (CD1:1; CD2:9), Greg Penny (CD1:1, 2, 9), Marc Ramaer (CD1:2, 5, 9; CD2:1, 2, 9; CD3:2), Danny Kopelson (CD1:3), David Leonard (CD1:4, 7, 10, 11; CD2:3, 11), Bobby Bradley (CD1:6), Jason Mauza (CD1:8), John Smith (CD1:8), Lynne Earls (CD1:10), Mitch Maketansky (CD2:8), John Harris (CD2:8), Michael Phillip-Wojewoda (CD2:10), Rick Winquest (CD3:1), Al Schmitt (CD3:3)
    Additional Recording by Ben Mink & Morrie Eaman (CD1:2, 9)
    Recorded at Vancouver Studios, Vancouver, BC (CD1:1, 2, 9; CD2:9); Sunset Sound Studio, Hollywood, CA (CD1:3); Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (CD1:4, 7, 8, 11); Placebo Sound, Vancouver, BC (CD1:5; CD3:2); Bradley's Barn, Mt. Julien, TN (CD1:6); Art Kitchen, The Hut, and the Jungle Room (CD1:10); Placebo Studios East & West (CD2:1); Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA (CD2:3, 11); Serious Sound, New York, NY (CD2:7); Sony Studios, New York, NY (CD2:8); Mushroom Studios, Vancouver, BC (CD2:10); O’Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA (CD3:1); Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA (CD3:3)
    Mixed by Joe Seta (CD1:1), Greg Penny (CD1:1, 2), Marc Ramaer (CD1:2; CD2:1, 2; CD3:2), Patrick McCarthy (CD1:3), David Leonard (CD1:4, 7, 10, 11; CD2:3, 9, 11), Rob Brill (CD1:8), David Kahne (CD1:8), Johnny "Hammond" Smith (CD1:8), Don Smith (CD2:4), Michael Brauer (CD2:8); Michael Phillip-Wojewoda (CD2:10), Rick Winquest (CD3:1), Joe Ferla (CD3:3)

    Executive Producers: Martin Kirkup & Robert Hurwitz
    Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
    Digitally Edited by Stewart Whitmore at Marcussen Mastering

    Songs by k.d. lang (CD3:6, 8); k.d. lang & Ben Mink (CD1:1, 2, 5, 9; CD2:2; CD3:1; DVD:1-5, 7); k.d. lang & David Piltch (CD1:8, 10; CD3:7, 9; DVD:8); k.d. lang & Joshua Grange (CD2:3); k.d. lang & Bob Telson (CD2:7); Albert Hammond & Michael Hazelwood (CD1:3); Neil Young (CD1:4; CD3:4; DVD:11); Chris Isaak (CD1:6; CD3:5); Jane Siberry (CD1:7; CD2:10; DVD:9); Leonard Cohen (CD1:11; CD2:11; DVD:10); Joni Mitchell (CD2:1); Roy Orbison & Joe Melson (CD2:4; DVD:6); Cole Porter (CD2:5, 9); John Lennon & Paul McCartney (CD2:6); Edgar De Lange, Will Hudson & Irving Mills (CD2:8); Ray Henderson, Sam Lewis & Joe Young (CD3:1); Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer (CD3:3); Gene Gifford & Ned Washington (CD3:10); Eugene Lees & Lalo Schifrin (CD3:11)

    DVD videos directed by Mark Romanek (1), Gus Van Sant (2), Jake Scott (3, 5), Rocky Schenck (4), Jim Gable (6), Liz Friedlander (7, 8), Steve Lippman (9)

    Design by John Heiden for SMOG Design, Inc.
    Cover photograph by Raymond Meeks
    Album coordination: Ngoc Hoang & Arthur Moorhead
    Archive Research: Julie Brunnick (Art), Steve Lang (Music)
    Original Photo Art Direction for Drag: Linda Cobb for Warner Bros. Records

on January 4, 2010 - 5:52pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

523278

Number of Discs in Set: 
4discs
Artist Name: 
k.d. lang
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597979862
Price: 
28.00
Label: 
3CD+DVD
Description: 

Four-time Grammy Award winner and eight-time Juno Award winner k.d. lang releases her first-ever career retrospective, Recollection, 25 years after the release of her debut recording. Recollection features 22 of lang’s most beloved recordings including an all-new interpretation of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah,” which has become a moving highlight of her live performances; the Guardian calls her rendition “mesmerising: she reaches into the air, plucking the tiniest note from within her huge range, bends double, before throwing her head back and unleashing her pitch-perfect roar.” This deluxe Recollection package includes a third disc of previously unreleased recordings—many performed live—as well as a bonus DVD of music videos and rarely seen live performance footage.

Recollection comes on the heels of lang’s critically acclaimed 2008 Nonesuch release, Watershed, hailed by Rolling Stone as “first-rate singer-songwriter music” and Interview magazine as lang’s "biggest album yet.” The record debuted in Billboard’s Top Ten upon its release and marked lang’s first time assuming the role of producer in addition to writer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Referred to as “the greatest female singer in the whole world” by fellow Canadian Michael Bublé, lang has had a distinguished 25-year career. In addition to a fruitful collaboration with Tony Bennett, she has performed alongside musical luminaries including Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, and Loretta Lynn. She sang at the closing ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and has contributed music to the soundtracks of several films including Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Happy Feet. In addition to her music career, lang has also appeared in a number of films including Salmonberries, The Black Dahlia, and Eye of the Beholder. In 1996, lang received Canada’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

This four-disc deluxe k.d. lang retrospective—complete with a CD of favorites like "Constant Craving," "Smoke Rings," and k.d.'s take on Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"; one disc with tracks that never appeared on k.d. lang albums; one of previously unreleased tracks; and a DVD of music videos and TV appearances—illustrates how lang got to this significant point in her career, 25 years after her debut.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
k.d. lang, vocals (all); banjo, harmonica, harp (CD1:5, CD3:2); keyboards (CD1:5, 10); guitars (CD1:10; CD2:2, DVD:2)
Michel Pouliot, drums (CD1:1)
David Piltch, fretless bass (CD1:1), electric bass (CD1:2, 4, 7, 9, 11; DVD:5, 9), bass (CD1:3, 4, 5, 7-9, 11; CD2:1, 2, 5, 9; CD3:2; DVD:2, 9-11), keyboards (CD1:8), loop (CD1:8), baritone guitar (CD1:8), guitars (CD1:9), drum programming (CD1:9)
Michael Creber, piano (CD1:1)
Greg Leisz, steel guitar (CD1:1, 10; CD2:2, 5; DVD:2, 10, 11), guitar (CD1:10)
Gordie Matthews, acoustic guitars (CD1:1)
Graham Boyle, percussion (CD1:1, 2)
Ben Mink, guitars (CD1:1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11; CD2:1, 2, 9; CD3:1; DVD:2, 5, 9), violin (CD1:1, 2, 5, 9; CD2:1, 2; CD3:1; DVD:5), bass (CD1:5; CD3:1), viola (CD1:1, 5, 9; CD2:1, 2, 10; CD3:1; DVD:5), ukulele (CD1:5; CD3:1), keyboards (CD1:5; CD3:1), beatbox (CD1:9; DVD:5), mandola (CD2:1), string arrangement (CD2:1), effects (DVD:5)
Teddy Borowiecki, piano (CD1:2, 4, 7, 9, 11; CD2:10; CD3:2; DVD:5, 9), accordion (CD1:2, 4, 7, 9, 11; CD2:2, 9; DVD:2, 9), keyboards (CD1:3-5, 7, 8, 11; CD2:1, 2, 5; CD3:2; DVD:2, 9), organ (CD1:5, 10; CD3:2), synthesizer (CD1:5; CD3:2), piano (CD1:5), Rhodes (CD1:5; CD3:2)
Gary Burton, vibraphone (CD1:2)
Randall Stoll, drums (CD1:2, 5; CD2:1, 2; CD3:2; DVD:2)
Sue Leonard, additional vocals (CD1:2)
Kevin Breit, guitars (CD1:3)
Abraham Laboriel, Jr., drums (CD1:3, 8)
David Torn, guitar loops (CD1:3)
Jimmie Haskell, orchestration (CD1:3)
Graham Boyle, percussion (CD1:5, 9; CD3:2; DVD:5)
John Friesen, cello (CD1:5; CD3:2)
Harold Bradley, bass (CD1:6)
Jimmy Capps, rhythm guitar (CD1:6)
Buddy Emmons, pedal steel guitar (CD1:6)
Buddy Harman, drums (CD1:6)
Tony Migliore, piano (CD1:6)
Henry Strzelecki, bass (CD1:6)
Pete Wade, electric guitar (CD1:6)
The Nashville String Machine (CD1:6): Bill McElhiney, arrangement; George Binkley, Conni Ellisor, Carl Gorodetzky, Lee Larrison, Ted Madsen, Dennis Molchan, Pamela Sixfin, violin; John Borg, Gary Vanosdale, viola; Roy Christensen, Bob Mason, cello
The Jordanaires (CD1:6): Neal Matthew, Louis Nunley, Gordon Stoker, Duane West, additional vocals
Ralph Morrison (concertmaster), Sara Parkins, Tiffany Yi Hu, David Stenske, violin (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
Brian Dembow, Cynthia Fogg, viola (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
Eumir Deodato, conductor, string arrangement (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
David Sherr, contractor (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
Tom Calderero, copyist (CD1:4, 7, 11; DVD:9)
Larry Corbett, Armen Ksajikian, cello (CD1:7)
Wendy Melvain, Smokey Hormel, guitar (CD1:8)
Gayle Levant, harp (CD1:8)
Damian Le Gassick, keyboards, string arrangement (CD1:8)
Alex Gifford/Propellerheads, additional vocal arrangement (CD1:8)
Martin Laba, guest pizzicato (CD1:9)
Danny Frankel, drums (CD1:10; DVD:10, 11)
Greg Wells, percussion (CD2:2; DVD:2)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Ben Mink, Greg Penny & k.d. lang (CD1:1, 2, 9; CD2:9; DVD:5); k.d. lang & Craig Street (CD1:3); Ben Mink & k.d. lang (CD1:4, 5, 7, 11; CD2:1, 2; CD3:2; DVD:2, 9); Owen Bradley (CD1:6); David Kahne & Damian Le Gassick (CD1:8); k.d. lang (CD1:10; CD2:3, 5, 11); Don Was, David Was & Pete Anderson (CD2:4); Produced by T Bone Burnett (CD2:6); Bob Telson (CD2:7); Danny Bennett & David Kahne (CD2: 8); Jane Siberry (CD2:10); John Frizzell (CD3:1); Matt Pierson & Clint Eastwood (CD3:3)
Co-produced by Marc Ramaer (CD1:5; CD3:2)
Recorded by Joe Seta (CD1:1; CD2:9), Greg Penny (CD1:1, 2, 9), Marc Ramaer (CD1:2, 5, 9; CD2:1, 2, 9; CD3:2), Danny Kopelson (CD1:3), David Leonard (CD1:4, 7, 10, 11; CD2:3, 11), Bobby Bradley (CD1:6), Jason Mauza (CD1:8), John Smith (CD1:8), Lynne Earls (CD1:10), Mitch Maketansky (CD2:8), John Harris (CD2:8), Michael Phillip-Wojewoda (CD2:10), Rick Winquest (CD3:1), Al Schmitt (CD3:3)
Additional Recording by Ben Mink & Morrie Eaman (CD1:2, 9)
Recorded at Vancouver Studios, Vancouver, BC (CD1:1, 2, 9; CD2:9); Sunset Sound Studio, Hollywood, CA (CD1:3); Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (CD1:4, 7, 8, 11); Placebo Sound, Vancouver, BC (CD1:5; CD3:2); Bradley's Barn, Mt. Julien, TN (CD1:6); Art Kitchen, The Hut, and the Jungle Room (CD1:10); Placebo Studios East & West (CD2:1); Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA (CD2:3, 11); Serious Sound, New York, NY (CD2:7); Sony Studios, New York, NY (CD2:8); Mushroom Studios, Vancouver, BC (CD2:10); O’Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA (CD3:1); Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA (CD3:3)
Mixed by Joe Seta (CD1:1), Greg Penny (CD1:1, 2), Marc Ramaer (CD1:2; CD2:1, 2; CD3:2), Patrick McCarthy (CD1:3), David Leonard (CD1:4, 7, 10, 11; CD2:3, 9, 11), Rob Brill (CD1:8), David Kahne (CD1:8), Johnny "Hammond" Smith (CD1:8), Don Smith (CD2:4), Michael Brauer (CD2:8); Michael Phillip-Wojewoda (CD2:10), Rick Winquest (CD3:1), Joe Ferla (CD3:3)

Executive Producers: Martin Kirkup & Robert Hurwitz
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Digitally Edited by Stewart Whitmore at Marcussen Mastering

Songs by k.d. lang (CD3:6, 8); k.d. lang & Ben Mink (CD1:1, 2, 5, 9; CD2:2; CD3:1; DVD:1-5, 7); k.d. lang & David Piltch (CD1:8, 10; CD3:7, 9; DVD:8); k.d. lang & Joshua Grange (CD2:3); k.d. lang & Bob Telson (CD2:7); Albert Hammond & Michael Hazelwood (CD1:3); Neil Young (CD1:4; CD3:4; DVD:11); Chris Isaak (CD1:6; CD3:5); Jane Siberry (CD1:7; CD2:10; DVD:9); Leonard Cohen (CD1:11; CD2:11; DVD:10); Joni Mitchell (CD2:1); Roy Orbison & Joe Melson (CD2:4; DVD:6); Cole Porter (CD2:5, 9); John Lennon & Paul McCartney (CD2:6); Edgar De Lange, Will Hudson & Irving Mills (CD2:8); Ray Henderson, Sam Lewis & Joe Young (CD3:1); Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer (CD3:3); Gene Gifford & Ned Washington (CD3:10); Eugene Lees & Lalo Schifrin (CD3:11)

DVD videos directed by Mark Romanek (1), Gus Van Sant (2), Jake Scott (3, 5), Rocky Schenck (4), Jim Gable (6), Liz Friedlander (7, 8), Steve Lippman (9)

Design by John Heiden for SMOG Design, Inc.
Cover photograph by Raymond Meeks
Album coordination: Ngoc Hoang & Arthur Moorhead
Archive Research: Julie Brunnick (Art), Steve Lang (Music)
Original Photo Art Direction for Drag: Linda Cobb for Warner Bros. Records