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  • Audio CD (27 Sept. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B000267J10
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,163 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Was it homesickness that compelled long time Los Angeles resident KD Lang to fashion her one woman campaign for Canadian nationalism, or just plain good sense? As an organising tool, all Canadian content has long been a mainstay of the Canadian Broadcasting System but few have selected their material with such a fine hand and a high aesthetic. The ex-patriot singer has taken great pains to create a sophisticated homage to her Canadian roots, elegantly reinterpreting 11 songs penned by some of her more illustrious countrymen (and women) such as Jane Siberry, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen. The idiosyncratic chanteuse turns Cohen's "Bird on a Wire" into an aching monochromatic lament, exploring new tributaries of pain that didn't exist in the original, while recasting Neil Young's "Helpless" into haunting anthem of memory and comfort, all the while sounding anything but helpless. Hymns of the 49th Parallel is a gorgeous love letter to her brethren, complete with an intelligent and understated orchestration. --Jaan Uhelszki

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I bought this after reading a couple of the reviews on Amazon. I had never heard it. I am glad I did! Superb! Beautiful! I didn't think she could carry off the Joni Mitchell number, and it did take a bit of getting used to, but that is my only teeny criticism of this album. Her voice carries you to somewhere else. Poignant, it will tear you apart in places. This is my first K.D Lang album, though I have long admired her. Thank you to the reviewers who recommended this stunning album. BUY IT! Don't miss these vocals that will wrench your heart out! Bliss.
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Whatever other music is still to come out the rest of 2004, "Hymns of the 49th Parallel," must be considered one of the most remarkable albums of any genre, that will be released this year.
These are the reasons for such ambitious statement, first it's the welcomed return to recording from one of the most utterly gifted, versatile and intelligent voices in popular music; secondly, the choice of material is nothing less than sublime -each of these composers could have offer an entire album of nothing but stunning songs of their own. Finally and perhaps most importantly, the foresight in these choices showed that Lang knows what is meaningful and poetic as well as she understands what she has the right chops to pay tribute to, in such way that the songs can only grow in depth and beauty.
As you must know by now, this is a Canadian songbook, each song -except for for the self-penned "Simple" which is quite great in its own right- from people who have influenced her and so many of us deeply.
Now, there's another, perhaps less obvious, theme in these songs. They represent some of the most moving and beautifully crafted songs about love in all its tones and moods and longings, ever written.
It's about the ecstasy for the beloved in "A Case of You" ("Oh, you are in my blood like holy wine / You taste so bitter and so sweet / Oh, I could drink a case of you, darling"), to "Hallelujah"'s wise recognnition of the deep pain that love might cause us ("It's not a cry you hear at night / It's not somebody who's seen the light / It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah").
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K D lang is probably the best white female popular singer around. Sure she no longer hits the charts like she did in the 80's but that is no indication of a drop in standards in fact its the opposite. She has a beautiful voice and although she is interpretating other singer/songwriters songs I can't think of anyone I would rather hear sing them. My personal opinion is that her version of 'hallelujah' is better that the original the orchestration works and it now has just the right amount of contemporary feel. 'A case of you' has some of the most gorgeous lyrics she sings 'I could drink a case of you' and you really believe her it makes you shiver (in a good way).
Wow she great. enjoy!!!!!
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At first I wasn't sure about this album, but after the 2nd play I found myself loving it. It is a very "quiet" album compared to other k.d. albums. None of the songs exactly punch out like "Constant Craving" or "Summerfling" did from her original work or like "Till The Heart Caves In" or "Crying" from her covers, but it therefore produces a very mellow, easy listening CD.
Having not been familiar with all the songs beforehand I was able to judge each song on its merit and how they sounded to me fresh. In some ways it's probably an advantage having not heard the songs before.
How can you fault k.d.?? There is no one else around today with such a clear voice and beautiful way of singing.
From the lovely "Helpless" to "Hallelujah" and the wonderful "The Valley", this is a great collection of songs that k.d. has covered and interpreted nicely!
If you buy this album and do nothing but sit back and compare the songs with the original versions then you may not find it enjoyable, as I have heard a few people grumble about. All I can say is, take the album on its merit and let the relaxing overtones and sultry, perfect voice of k.d. take you on a journey through this lovely CD.
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A beautiful, textured, life-soundtrack of an album. Interesting that she has moved within the Warner stable to a more, grown-up/arty label. k.d.'s voice is in fine form, and offers up simple but perfectly formed interpretations of some great songs - and it's good to have a covers album that has a theme that's strong enough to give interest, but loose enough to allow the singer freedom to move.
I do think that with the better known writers, it might have benefitted from some less obvious selections - with Leonard Cohen, for example, Bird on a Wire and Hallelujah are endlessly covered, where many of his great songs are neglected. Mitchell's Jericho is a perfect example of k.d. taking a lesser known song of great quality from an artist of stature, and making it her own.
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I first discovered KD Lang when I was travelling in Canada for the first time. Back then it was August, so 'Invincible Summer' by one of the best known Canadian singers was a perfect choice. That album is such a warm floating summer album that brings back great memories of Ontario and Quebec. I was very intrigued to hear 'Hymns Of The 49th Parallel', especially on the wrong side of the pond now, but right from the first play, it lifted me back to a cold and magical Canada. A great selection of tunes that fit perfectly together. A real headphones-on album!
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