The Bottom Line
- "Angel With A Lariat"
- "Big-Boned Gal"
- "Cowgirl Pride"
- Nineteen tracks gleaned from the five discs of k.d.'s country career, 1984 - 1993.
- Includes one previously unreleased track, "Changed My Mind."
- Compilation produced by lang and long time collaborator, Ben Mink.
Guide Review - k.d. lang - Reintarnation
The Nashville music machine of the mid-80's didn't really know what to do with k.d., who didn't look or act like a country music songstress "should." She wore her hair close-cropped, she was an outspoken vegetarian, and she played country music her own way. She didn't make a dent on the country charts until her 1987 duet with Roy Orbison (a remake of his classic "Crying"), and then scored a top-40 hit with "Down to My Last Cigarette" from her "Shadowland" disc, produced with Patsy Cline (lang's country hero) producer, Owen Bradley.
This collection is frankly lang at her best, the way I've always loved her. While her foray into contemporary adult music put her with an audience that appreciated her massive talents, she can wail a country song unlike anyone in the world except possibly Patsy Cline. "Reintarnation" means being re-born as a hillbilly. Yee haw.