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Smooth as silk, warm as chocolate
on 14 January 2008
This is a lovely album, one which I have put off buying for years thanks to less than fulsome praise for it in the quality music monthlies at the time of its release. k.d. lang's career has been patchy and varied, moving from the torch and twang of her early country flavours and reaching a high point of chanteuse sophistication in Ingenue. This is her best offering since then; perfectly chosen songs with a Canadian songwriter theme that suit the effortless rise and fall of her voice. Close your eyes, or turn out the lights, and the music bathes you and relaxes you. Somewhere out there is a full Neil Young covers album waiting for k.d. lang to make it; meanwhile, the perfect choice of 'After The Goldrush' and 'Helpless' will have to do. Other standouts include versions of Joni Mitchell's 'A Case Of You', Jane Siberry's 'The Valley' and especially Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'. The album breaks no new ground; but why should it, when the music and voice are this good. At the current prices quoted on Amazon, you have little to lose.