K.D. Lang – Honky Tonk Angels’ Medley
k.d. lang already had two critically acclaimed albums under her belt when she when, in 1988, she traveled to Mt. Joliet, TN to record a new album in Owen Bradley’s Barn.
Bradley was the legendary producer who made most of Patsy Cline’s greatest recordings. k.d. lured him out of retirement to make her new album.
The result: “Shadowland.” It’s a masterpiece.
Each of the 12 tracks is special.
The last track stands out most. Country legends Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, and Kitty Wells join lang.
Here’s what AllMusic.com says about this album: “In the hands of many artists, this sort of project might have been an exercise in misplaced, nostalgic fandom, but on Shadowland, lang taps into the sound and style of her most vital musical influences while at the same time putting her stamp on the music — this isn’t k.d. lang trying to be Patsy Cline, but rather lang demonstrating what she learned from Cline and where those lessons took her. lang’s lush, expressive voice has rarely sounded better or more emotionally powerful than it does on Shadowland, and it presents her meeting the cream of Nashville’s greatest era not as a wide-eyed acolyte, but as a gifted artist collaborating on equal terms. It’s a magnificent achievement.”
That last track is…
Title: Honky Tonk Angels’ Medley
Artist: k.d. lang
Album: Shadowland (1988)
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/gqai5YZtx1Q
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