K.d. Lang

Watershed

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Nonesuch

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Nonesuch releases on vinyl, for the first time, k.d. lang’s 2008 landmark album, Watershed, which represented the first time she assumed the role of producer, as well as writer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. As the title suggests, it represents a milestone in lang’s groundbreaking career.

As with any challenge she’s met in her unparalleled career, lang is a natural behind the boards in the studio. Watershed has an intimate feel and a sophisticated sound that highlights the warmth in lang’s voice, the maturity of her songwriting and the simple beauty of her arrangements. The Grammy Award-winning artist draws on her wealth of experience with an impressively wide range of genres to fashion a revealing portrait of the artist at that time. She explained that “Watershed is like a culmination of everything I’ve done – there’s a little bit of jazz, a little country, a little of the Ingénue sound, a little Brazilian touch. It really feels like the way I hear music, this mash-up of genres, and I think it reflects all the styles that have preceded this in my catalogue. I didn’t feel the need to be genre-specific because this experience felt so wide open.” The New York Times observed ‘Few singers command such perfection of pitch. Her voice, at once beautiful and unadorned and softened with a veil of smoke, invariably hits the middle of a note and remains there.’

lang recorded Watershed in Los Angeles with such longtime collaborators as keyboardist Teddy Borowiecki, guitarist David Pilch and pedal steel player Greg Leisz, plus special guests the trumpeter Jon Hassell and banjo virtuoso Noam Pikelny (The Punch Brothers).

TRACK LISTING

1. I Dream Of Spring
2. Je Fais La Planche
3. Coming Home
4. Once In A While
5. Thread
6. Close Your Eyes
7. Sunday
8. Flame Of The Uninspired
9. Johanna
10. Upstream
11. Shadow And The Frame
12. Jealous Dog

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