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Hymns of the 49th Parallel [LP]

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  • k.d. lang is on The Rex Chapman Show with Josh Hopkins for an extensive conversation about her love of basketball, and the Portland Trail Blazers in particular, as well as her career in music. "Singing is an extension of your soul," lang says. "It was about opening up my true self. I don't think I would be a really good singer if I was trying to conform into a social idea of who I should be. I wouldn't sing the same." You can watch their conversation here.

  • k.d. lang’s makeover, a new collection of classic dance remixes of some of her best-loved songs, is due May 28 on Nonesuch Records, including on translucent turquoise vinyl. The album brings these remixes, made between 1992 and 2000, together for the first time, and includes “Sexuality,” “Miss Chatelaine,” “Theme from The Valley of the Dolls,” “Summerfling,” and the #1 dance chart hits “Lifted By Love” and “If I Were You.” makeover’s cover art features a previously unseen 1995 portrait of lang by David LaChapelle. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of “Miss Chatelaine (St. Tropez Mix),” the video for which can be seen here; an exclusive, limited-edition print of the album cover signed by lang; and a paper doll PDF set, designed by a fan, Katja Virtanen, to print out at home, featuring iconic looks from throughout her career.

  • About This Album

    k.d. lang's 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel was released on vinyl for the first time in the Nonesuch Store on January 20, 2017. The first-ever vinyl edition features the singer's Nonesuch debut release on a single 140-gram LP.

    On Hymns of the 49th Parallel, lang assembles a highly personal "Canadian Songbook" in a lushly orchestrated, gorgeously sung contemplation of work by Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, and others. The Washington Post calls it "an album of triumphant Canadian soul music"; lang's performance of Cohen's "Hallelujah" has been called "downright transcendent" by the Boston Herald, "mesmerizing" by the Guardian.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    k.d. lang, vocals
    Teddy Borowiecki, piano, keyboards, accordion
    Ben Mink, acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle (7)
    David Piltch, acoustic and electric bass
    Clayton Cameron, drums (9)
    Violin: Ralph Morrison (concertmaster), Sara Parkins, Tiffany Yi Hu, David Stenske
    Viola: Brian Dembow, Cynthia Fogg
    Cello: Stephen Erdody, Cecilia Tsan, Armen Ksajikian (5, 9), Larry Corbett (5, 9)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Ben Mink and k.d. lang
    Recorded and mixed by David Leonard
    Recorded at Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles
    Assisted by John Morrical   
    Technical assistance: John Musgrave, Russell Nash and David Eaman   
    Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering & DVD, Portland, ME
    Strings arranged and conducted by Eumir Deodato
    Contractor: David Sherr
    Copyist: Tom Calderero   
    Digital Editing: Ben Mink

    Art Direction and Design: SMOG Design
    Cover: Oak Tree Snowball 1994 © Andy Goldsworthy, courtesy Andy Goldsworthy and Galerie Lelong New York

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on January 18, 2017 - 10:24am
Release Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The first-ever vinyl edition of k.d. lang's 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel features the singer's Nonesuch debut release on a single 140-gram LP. On Hymns of the 49th Parallel, lang assembles a highly personal "Canadian Songbook" in a lushly orchestrated, gorgeously sung contemplation of work by Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, and others. The Washington Post calls it "an album of triumphant Canadian soul music"; lang's performance of Cohen's "Hallelujah" has been called "downright transcendent" by the Boston Herald, "mesmerizing" by the Guardian.

Description: 

k.d. lang's 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel was released on vinyl for the first time in the Nonesuch Store on January 20, 2017. The first-ever vinyl edition features the singer's Nonesuch debut release on a single 140-gram LP.

On Hymns of the 49th Parallel, lang assembles a highly personal "Canadian Songbook" in a lushly orchestrated, gorgeously sung contemplation of work by Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, and others. The Washington Post calls it "an album of triumphant Canadian soul music"; lang's performance of Cohen's "Hallelujah" has been called "downright transcendent" by the Boston Herald, "mesmerizing" by the Guardian.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Ben Mink and k.d. lang
Recorded and mixed by David Leonard
Recorded at Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Assisted by John Morrical   
Technical assistance: John Musgrave, Russell Nash and David Eaman   
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering & DVD, Portland, ME
Strings arranged and conducted by Eumir Deodato
Contractor: David Sherr
Copyist: Tom Calderero   
Digital Editing: Ben Mink

Art Direction and Design: SMOG Design
Cover: Oak Tree Snowball 1994 © Andy Goldsworthy, courtesy Andy Goldsworthy and Galerie Lelong New York

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

557083

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:15
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
LP
UPC: 
075597943689
Price: 
19.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597984767
Price: 
9.00
Label: 
96/24 HD FLAC
UPC: 
075597944211
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597984729BUN
Price: 
14.00
Artist Name: 
kd lang
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
k.d. lang, vocals
Teddy Borowiecki, piano, keyboards, accordion
Ben Mink, acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle (7)
David Piltch, acoustic and electric bass
Clayton Cameron, drums (9)
Violin: Ralph Morrison (concertmaster), Sara Parkins, Tiffany Yi Hu, David Stenske
Viola: Brian Dembow, Cynthia Fogg
Cello: Stephen Erdody, Cecilia Tsan, Armen Ksajikian (5, 9), Larry Corbett (5, 9)

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