Four-time Grammy Award–winner, eight-time Juno Award–winner and 1995 BRIT Award-winner k.d. lang releases her first-ever career retrospective, Recollection, in February, 25 years after the release of her debut recording. Referred to as ‘The greatest female singer in the whole world’ by fellow Canadian Michael Bublé, lang has had a distinguished 25-year career. In addition to a fruitful collaboration with Tony Bennett, she has performed alongside musical luminaries including Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, and Loretta Lynn.
lang has sung at the closing ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and has contributed music to the soundtracks of several films including Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Happy Feet. In addition to her music career, lang has also appeared in a number of films including Salmonberries, The Black Dahlia and Eye of the Beholder. In 1996 lang received Canada’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada.
Recollection comes on the heels of lang’s critically acclaimed 2008 release, Watershed, hailed by Rolling Stone as ‘First-rate singer-songwriter music’ and Interview Magazine as ‘[lang’s] biggest album yet.’ The Times called it ‘A seductive restatement of her talents. A set that marks the return of a singular talent to the top of her game’.