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Hymns of the 49th Parallel [LP]

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  • k.d. lang and producer Tracy Young release “Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)” on Nonesuch Records today. It's the first-ever official remix of lang’s 1993 Grammy-winning hit and follows the recent release of makeover, a new collection of classic dance remixes from the era. You can watch the new remix video, featuring paper dolls designed by a fan, Katja Virtanen, here. "When ‘Constant Craving’ was the single, my team wanted to do a remix of it, and I was feeling protective and said ‘No, I don’t want to touch it," lang recalls. "When we were putting together makeover, we realized we didn’t have a ‘Constant Craving’ remix! And that was why.” Young says: "The song continues to resonate through generations, and it speaks about the struggles of life and the resiliency of the human spirit—an inspirational message that is so needed right now." Young will debut the remix in her headlining DJ sets at Miami Pride and Orlando Pride in the coming weeks.

  • "The icon that is k.d. lang was on the first ever list of dream guests for this podcast and remarkably this week our dream came true," says Chris Sweeney, co-host, with Alan Cumming, of the podcast Homo Sapiens. lang spoke with Sweeney about her role as an LGBTQ+ pioneer and how things have changed since she came out publicly in the 1990s. They also discuss makeover, her recently released collection of classic dance remixes, which Sweeney calls "totally brilliant." You can hear their conversation here.

  • 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

ns_album_releasedate: 
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)

reissues?: 
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