K.d. Lang: Hymns Of The 49th Parallel
1. After the Gold Rush (Young) 2. Simple (lang/Piltch) 3. Helpless (Young) 4. A Case of You (Mitchell) 5. The Valley (Siberry) 6. Hallelujah (Cohen) 7. One Day I Walk (Cockburn) 8. Fallen (Sexsmith) 9. Jericho (Mitchell) 10. Bird on a Wire (Cohen) 11. Love Is Everything (Siberry)
Over the last twenty years, k.d. lang has lent her superb voice to an astonishing range of material, from Nashville standards to Tin Pan Alley torch songs, from cow punk tunes to sultry, adult pop- most recently her Grammy-winning gold album with Tony Bennett, "Wonderful world." With Hymns of the 49th Parallel, the Alberta native brings it all back home, metaphorically speaking, exploring the work of her favorite Canadian-born songwriters: Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Ron Sexsmith & Jane Siberry. On this lovingly assembled disc she juxtaposes classics from iconic artists who were her inspirations with equally brilliant material from contemporary performers who remain her fellow travelers.