Shadowland

Shadowland

by k.d. lang and the Reclines

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Overview

On her first two albums, k.d. lang took a witty and playful approach to the sounds and traditions of classic country music, and while it was obvious she truly loved the music, she also seemed to be having a bit of fun at its expense at the same time. But in 1988, lang proved beyond a doubt that she was serious about country (as well as her own talent) with Shadowland, an homage to the polished countrypolitan sounds of the 1950s and '60s that was produced by Owen Bradley, the iconic Nashville producer who was behind the controls for many of Patsy Cline's most memorable recordings. lang herself sought out Bradley to work on the album, and luring him out of retirement proved to be a masterstroke; rather than try to re-create the lush textures and deep atmosphere of Bradley's sides for Cline or Brenda Lee herself, lang went to the source, and Bradley gave her studio settings that referenced his work during Nashville's golden era while adding an ever-so-slight contemporary sheen. Bradley also brought aboard an all-star crew of legendary Nashville studio hands and invited Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, and Kitty Wells to sing with lang on the closing "Honky Tonk Angels' Medley." 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2016
Label: Barnes Noble Consign
UPC: 0093624920434
catalogNumber: 554729

Tracks

  1. Western Stars
  2. Lock, Stock And Teardrops
  3. Sugar Moon
  4. I Wish I Didn't Love You So
  5. (Waltz Me) Once Again Around The Dance Floor
  6. Black Coffee
  7. Shadowland
  8. Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
  9. Tears Don't Care Who Cries Them
  10. I'm Down To My Last Cigarette
  11. Busy Being Blue
  12. Honky Tonk Angels Medley: In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)/You N

Album Credits

Performance Credits

k.d. lang and the Reclines   Primary Artist
Buddy Emmons   Guest Appearance
Loretta Lynn   Guest Appearance
Kitty Wells   Guest Appearance
Jordanaires   Guest Appearance
Buddy Harmon   Drums
Jim Horn   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
k.d. lang   Vocals
Brenda Lee   Guest Appearance
Ted Madsen   Violin
Bob Mason   Cello
Roger Morris   Piano
Nashville String Machine   Guest Appearance
Pete Wade   Guitar

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
Chris Isaak   Composer
Dick Hyman   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Billy Walker   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Sonny Burke   Composer,Lyricist
Henry Glover   Composer
Don Goodman   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer,Lyricist
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
Slim Willet   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Stewart McDougall   Composer
Sara Johns   Composer
Jack Rowland   Composer
Fred Tobias   Composer

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