kd lang goes "truly western"
Friday, December 18, 2009
– Twenty five years after the album that started it all, k.d. lang's original label and management company Bumstead Records will release "a truly western experience 25th Anniversary Edition" on Jan. 19, 2010.
When Lang made the CD, she was a 20-year-old singer by the name of Kathy Lang from Edmonton Canada. She has since mixed genres, including torch and chanteuse to her mix.
The set will be two discs including rare and previously unreleased songs and videos from 1983 through to late 1985. All of the music was digitally re-mastered, the videos have been digitally enhanced. The physical release itself comes in eco-friendly packaging.
"k.d. lang - "a truly western experience - 25th Anniversary Edition" is available for Pre-Sale now at http://www.bumstead.com/kdlang/
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