Sing it Loud

Submitted by nonesuch on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 13:01
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k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang’s Sing it Loud is lang's first record made entirely with a band of her own since the pair of albums with the Reclines that launched her career over 20 years ago. "The big, beautiful voice of k.d. lang swoops, purrs and soars" on the album, says the Los Angeles Times. USA Today says it "nods to lang's alt-country roots while reinforcing her reputation as a singer of genre-defying dexterity and beauty." The Ottawa Citizen calls it "a torch-and-twangtinged stunner."

Description

Nonesuch Records released k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang’s Sing it Loud on April 12, 2011. Produced by lang and Joe Pisapia, it is the award-winning singer-songwriter’s first record made entirely with a band of her own since the pair of albums with the Reclines that launched her groundbreaking career over 20 years ago.

This collection of songs reflects the organic, collaborative nature of the sessions, which took place at Pisapia’s Middletree Studios in Nashville. Many of the songs were recorded live in the studio and that energy is palpable. The lead single “I Confess” is one of three songs lang penned with keyboardist Daniel Clarke and Joshua Grange, who plays baritone guitar and dobro. In addition to the original material, Sing it Loud includes a striking version of Talking Heads’ “Heaven.” Pisapia, who plays numerous instruments and serves as the band’s musical director, contributed the title track and co-wrote five songs with lang. Bassist Lex Price (Mindy Smith, Peter Bradley Adams) and drummer/percussionist Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers) complete the lineup.

Sing it Loud is lang’s first studio album since 2008’s Watershed, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. In 2010, she marked the 25th anniversary of her recording debut with Recollection, a career retrospective.

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by k.d. lang and Joe Pisapia
Recorded by Joe Pisapia and Adam Landry at Middletree Studios, Nashville, TN
Assisted by Mark Primeau
Mixed by k.d. lang and Joe Pisapia at Middletree Studios, Nashville, TN
Assisted by Luke Skidmore
Additional Recording by Lynne Earls (2)
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Album Coordination: Ngoc Hoang
Production Managed and Contracted by Jill Dell’Abate

Tracks 1, 8, 10 written by  k.d. lang, Daniel Clarke, Joshua Grange; track 2-5, 7 by k.d. lang and Joe Pisapia; track 6 by Joe Pisapia; track 9 by David Byrne and Jerry Harrison

Art Direction by by Jeri Heiden for SMOG Design, Inc.
Design by Glen Nakasako for SMOG Design, Inc.
Photography by James Minchin III

Nonesuch Selection Number

525874

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
Album Status
Artist Name
kd lang
The Siss Boom Bang
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
k.d. lang, vocals (1-10), background vocals (1, 3, 6-10), tenor guitar (10)
Joe Pisapia, acoustic guitar (1-8), electric guitar (1-4, 6, 9, 10), background vocals (1, 3, 4, 6-10), pedal steel (2, 4, 5), vocals (2), ukulele (3), mellotron (3, 6), keyboards (4, 5), banjo (6-8, 10), keyboards (10), mandolin (10)
Joshua Grange, baritone guitar (1-3), Dobro (1), background vocals (1, 3, 6-8, 10), banjo (6), pedal steel (6-8), guitar (8), slide guitar (9, 10), electric guitar (10)
Daniel Clarke, piano (1, 3, 6, 7), organ (1, 2, 6, 8), background vocals (1, 3, 6-8, 10), glockenspiel (2), Fender Rhodes (8, 9), acoustic guitar (9), bass (10)
Lex Price, bass (1-9), banjo (10)
Fred Eltringham, drums, percussion (1-3, 6-10)
Marc Pisapia, drums, percussion (4)
Tony Crow, piano (5)
Paul Griffith, drums, percussion (5)

Cover Art
UPC/Price
Label
CD+MP3
UPC
075597978360BUN
Label
MP3
Price
9.00
UPC
075597978353
  • 525874

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News & Reviews

  • The original video for k.d. lang’s Top 40 hit song “Constant Craving,” from the double-Platinum-selling 1992 album Ingénue, has been re-mastered from the original film materials in 4K HD by Craigman Digital featuring audio from the 2017 Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition remaster. The song earned lang the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance in 1993. The video was directed by Mark Romanek. "I'm so happy the video has been updated and hope fans can enjoy it more now that it's high res!" You can watch it here.

  • Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards: The Black Keys' Delta Kream for Best Contemporary Blues Album; Rhiannon Giddens' They're Calling Me Home with Francesco Turrisi for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song, for the track "Avalon"; Spike Lee's film of David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway for Best Music Film; Louis Andriessen's The only one and Caroline Shaw's Narrow Sea for Best Contemporary Classical Composition; k.d. lang and Tracy Young's "Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)" for Best Remixed Recording; and Mike Elizondo for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for work including Lake Street Dive's Obviously. You can hear all the nominated works here.

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  • About This Album

    Nonesuch Records released k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang’s Sing it Loud on April 12, 2011. Produced by lang and Joe Pisapia, it is the award-winning singer-songwriter’s first record made entirely with a band of her own since the pair of albums with the Reclines that launched her groundbreaking career over 20 years ago.

    This collection of songs reflects the organic, collaborative nature of the sessions, which took place at Pisapia’s Middletree Studios in Nashville. Many of the songs were recorded live in the studio and that energy is palpable. The lead single “I Confess” is one of three songs lang penned with keyboardist Daniel Clarke and Joshua Grange, who plays baritone guitar and dobro. In addition to the original material, Sing it Loud includes a striking version of Talking Heads’ “Heaven.” Pisapia, who plays numerous instruments and serves as the band’s musical director, contributed the title track and co-wrote five songs with lang. Bassist Lex Price (Mindy Smith, Peter Bradley Adams) and drummer/percussionist Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers) complete the lineup.

    Sing it Loud is lang’s first studio album since 2008’s Watershed, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. In 2010, she marked the 25th anniversary of her recording debut with Recollection, a career retrospective.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    k.d. lang, vocals (1-10), background vocals (1, 3, 6-10), tenor guitar (10)
    Joe Pisapia, acoustic guitar (1-8), electric guitar (1-4, 6, 9, 10), background vocals (1, 3, 4, 6-10), pedal steel (2, 4, 5), vocals (2), ukulele (3), mellotron (3, 6), keyboards (4, 5), banjo (6-8, 10), keyboards (10), mandolin (10)
    Joshua Grange, baritone guitar (1-3), Dobro (1), background vocals (1, 3, 6-8, 10), banjo (6), pedal steel (6-8), guitar (8), slide guitar (9, 10), electric guitar (10)
    Daniel Clarke, piano (1, 3, 6, 7), organ (1, 2, 6, 8), background vocals (1, 3, 6-8, 10), glockenspiel (2), Fender Rhodes (8, 9), acoustic guitar (9), bass (10)
    Lex Price, bass (1-9), banjo (10)
    Fred Eltringham, drums, percussion (1-3, 6-10)
    Marc Pisapia, drums, percussion (4)
    Tony Crow, piano (5)
    Paul Griffith, drums, percussion (5)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by k.d. lang and Joe Pisapia
    Recorded by Joe Pisapia and Adam Landry at Middletree Studios, Nashville, TN
    Assisted by Mark Primeau
    Mixed by k.d. lang and Joe Pisapia at Middletree Studios, Nashville, TN
    Assisted by Luke Skidmore
    Additional Recording by Lynne Earls (2)
    Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
    Album Coordination: Ngoc Hoang
    Production Managed and Contracted by Jill Dell’Abate

    Tracks 1, 8, 10 written by  k.d. lang, Daniel Clarke, Joshua Grange; track 2-5, 7 by k.d. lang and Joe Pisapia; track 6 by Joe Pisapia; track 9 by David Byrne and Jerry Harrison

    Art Direction by by Jeri Heiden for SMOG Design, Inc.
    Design by Glen Nakasako for SMOG Design, Inc.
    Photography by James Minchin III