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kd lang & The Reclines
A Truly Western Experience: 25th Anniversary Edition

[Bumstead; February 22]

kd lang has come a long way from her cow punk days back in the early ’80s. This first album, with backing band The Reclines, earned her the 1985 Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist, and boy did she ever deliver on that promise, kicking up the dust on the trail to worldwide success. This remastered 25th anniversary edition, put together by original record label Bumstead and already available in the US, has plenty to offer lang fans with six bonus tracks – including the 1983 debut single ‘Friday Dance Promenade’ and ‘Damned Old Dog’, the latter available for the first time on CD – and a bonus DVD featuring rare old videos. The sleeve of this quirky debut tells us all we need to know, depicting kd balancing atop a cartoon fence with Patsy Cline’s face looking out from a hay barn. This light hearted collection will be a revelation to anyone who still thinks lang’s career began with Ingénue and a nice companion to the forthcoming lang retrospective, Recollection.

01 Friday Dance Promenade *
02 Damned Old Dog *
03 Bopalena
04 Pine & Stew
05 Up To Me
06 Tickled Pink
07 Hanky Panky
08 There You Go
09 Busy Being Blues
10 Stop, Look & Listen
11 Hooked On Junk
12 Burrs Under Your Saddle [demo] *
13 Hungry For Love [live] *
14 Johnny Get Angry [live] *
15 Mercy [live] *

* bonus tracks

kd lang website
Label website


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nice! I like the early k.d.

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