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Recollection [Double CD]

K. D. Lang Audio CD
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Nonesuch Records will release k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang’s Sing it Loud on April 18. 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.

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  • Audio CD (15 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,175 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Trail Of Broken Hearts (Remastered) 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Constant Craving (Remastered) 4:37Album Only
Listen  3. The Air That I Breathe (Remastered) 6:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Western Stars (Remastered) 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Valley (Remastered) 5:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Summerfling (New Intro Edit) 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Miss Chatelaine (Remastered) 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Dream Of Spring (Remastered) 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hallelujah (Remastered) 5:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Help Me (Remastered) 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Hush Sweet Lover (Remastered) 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Beautifully Combined [New Song] 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Crying [Duet W/Roy Orbison] (Remastered) 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Love For Sale (Remastered) 5:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Golden Slumbers/The End (Remastered) 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Barefoot (Remastered) 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Moonglow [Duet W/Tony Bennett] (Remastered) 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. So In Love (Remastered) 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Calling All Angels [Duet W/Jane Siberry] (Remastered) 5:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Hallelujah [New Version] 5:36£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Described by Tony Bennett as “the best singer of her generation,” k.d. lang is everything the top-selling big-haired divas aren’t. Whereas Whitney or Celine or Leona use 20 syllables when one would do, huffing and puffing to let the people in Row Z know they’re emoting, lang’s vocal performances are models of economy and grace. Her warm tones are pure yet never bland, laced with organic trails of grit and smoke. She doesn’t need to wave her arms about and yodel: once she hits a note, it stays hit. Hearing her after, say, Florence Welch is like leaving a farmyard full of buffaloes in galoshes to spend time in a Japanese Zen garden.   

Her 25-year recording career is hereby celebrated with her first career retrospective. There’s a two-CD best of, or a four-disc deluxe package which adds rarities and unreleased live tracks and a DVD of videos and live footage. The two-disc version gives you a lovely selection, balanced between minor hits and eyebrow-raising collaborations, always avoiding the cheese of ‘country’.

It’s an indication of the esteem in which fellow singers hold this woman that she’s duetted with giants of the vocal arts like Bennett and Roy Orbison, as well as Elton John. Her airy, eerie piece with fellow Canadian Jane Siberry, Calling All Angels, is exquisitely light of touch. She may be the only person alive who could have teamed up with Orbison for Crying and not ruined it, or shared Moonglow with Bennett with such unflashy ease.

Constant Craving remains one of the great pining torch songs of its era (oddly, the guitars now sound a bit Johnny Marr), while Miss Chatelaine enjoys melodic twists that defy analysis. The old Hollies chestnut The Air That I Breathe and Neil Young’s Helpless are rendered so astutely you wonder how Susan Boyle might sound if produced by Eno. 

Then there are not one but two takes on Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. If any song has been devalued and misinterpreted in recent years, it’s this. Yet lang, of course, by understating it, breathes it back to life. More should learn this lang-uage. --Chris Roberts

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good collection for old and new fans 8 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
Compiliation albums are always tricky things... This collection gets together some of k.d's greatest moments from her back catalogue and a few new songs and songs not on any of her other albums. The collection showcases her amazing voice perfectly across a wide range of orginal material and covers. We all have our favourites and obviously you can't please everyone. There's not much evidence her of her country beginnings here. No "Pine and Stew" or her amazing version of "Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray", just one song by Chris Isaak, "Western Stars" from the Shadowland LP. It also could showcase a bit more diversity in her work by including the danceable "Just Keep Me Moving" from Even Cowgirls Get The Blues and her amazingly oft overlooked Bond theme, "Surrender" from Tomorrow Never Dies. The album is a great introduction and companion to her existing cannon of work, but does leave you wanting more...which is the whole point I suppose!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Class 19 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have always liked a number of K.D Lang's songs but never got round to buying any of her albums. This collection was the perfect opportunity for someone like me to catch up with a wide range of her output and to see what I have been missing.
Apparently I have been missing a lot as this is a superb collection with a number of outstanding songs delivered by a true vocal talent. High point for me was her version of "The air that I breathe", but then there are a lot of high points. A perfect blend of her original work and some awesome covers, this really is an album worth getting. What a voice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KD Lang Has The Purest Voice In Music 6 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
KD Lang arguably has the most pure and ethereal vocals in the music industry. She can wondrously sing country, ballads, jazz and torch music. Some of her songs literally send enthralled shivers up listeners spines. Recollection is loaded with fantastic songs. "Trail Of Broken Hearts" is a melancholic marvel. "Constant Craving" remains an awesome vocal performance. Her rendition of "Air That I Breathe" is amazing. "Helpless" is an astoundingly brilliant rendition of a Neil Young song. "The Valley" is incredibly emotive and gorgeous. Her rendition of the iconic Leonard Cowen's "Hallelujah" is indeed heavenly. "Crying" with Roy Orbison is one of the greatest vocal performamnces in history. "Calling All Angels" with Canada's Jane Siberry is refined perfection.

KD Lang can do it all evidenced by her charming version of the Beatles "Golden Slumbers." Words are unable to describe the grandeur and luster of KD Lang's boundlessly talented vocals. Recollection is a must have CD. Every song is vintage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New afficionado 11 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
I was not really that familiar with K.D.Lang,but every track was excellent.I thoroughly enjoyed the whole CD;the haunting refrains going round and round in my head.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KD 29 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
CD is excellent, KD is the best singer of all time. She sings from the heart
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lasting artist 9 Jun 2011
By Hank
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Maybe I haven't always understood her interpretation of songs but in this collection I have learned the diversity of her talents. She doesn't need a bunch of dancers to detract from the bum notes as there aren't any and as for image - who cares - she is great
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow... 20 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
Arrived in perfect condition - and what an incredible re-collection! I'd forgotten how incredible her voice and songs are, and it's been wonderful listening to both discs!
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4.0 out of 5 stars k.d.lang. 12 Sep 2010
By R. Gardner VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
k d lang, I have been a fan for many years watching shows on tv etc, this is the first cd I've bought of hers, enjoyed the mix with some well known songs
and ones new to me, all handled in her own style, a number of them joined by other well known singers.. over all a good mix and for me very enjoyable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great singing voice
Published 23 days ago by Chris Franks
5.0 out of 5 stars love kd lang cannot believe I hadn't heard about her
love kd lang cannot believe I hadn't heard about her before
Published 2 months ago by jean
5.0 out of 5 stars k d lang ; recollection
class act.... sweet vocals...soothing to listen to... easy on the ears. k d lang at her best..what's not to like?
Published 4 months ago by tophat
4.0 out of 5 stars good collection
I enjoyed this collection of songs and it was pleasant to listen too. I don't think that it is her best but still worth a listen
Published 13 months ago by johnr
4.0 out of 5 stars What a beautiful collection is recollection
For those of you who love k d lang's 'other' voice, the crooner, not the country, this is the collection for you. Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2012 by 2wicked
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection Itself
Canadian singer / songwriter KD Lang has always been one of my favourite female singers and has such a distinctive and moving voice. Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2012 by Gerry Valjean 24602
5.0 out of 5 stars intro to KD
I wanted a cross section of her work, and that is exactly what I got. Previously I had only heard bits of her performances, so it was good to get a fuller picture.
Published on 29 Jan 2012 by krism
5.0 out of 5 stars What can you say kd lang superb
Kd lang celebrating 25 years of making fantastic country/pop songs made with great skill and a fantastic voice too. Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2011 by M. A. J. Forsyth-grant
5.0 out of 5 stars Constant Craving & Cats!
KD (or Katie Denise to her friends) first made her name as bit part actress on the Britsh TV Series 'Open All Hours'. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2010 by Mr Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars k.d. land:Recollection
A fine collection of a fine artist with an unforgettable voice and a humble attitude. Both a voice of contemporary America (Canada) and the country music tradition. Recommended.
Published on 2 Aug 2010 by Tuukka Luukas
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