k.d. lang And The Reclines - Absolute Torch And Twang

Record Store Day 2016 140 Gram Vinyl + Bonus 7" Single

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Absolute Torch and Twang is the third studio album by k.d. lang and the Reclines, originally released in May 1989 via Sire Records.

The Reclines were formed in 1983 by Canadian musician k.d. lang with the help of guitarist/co-songwriter Ben Minkin in tribute to American country music singer Patsy Cline. The band's debut album Friday Dance Promenade was recorded the same year, and received some positive notices in independent papers. A follow-up album, A Truly Western Experience, was released in 1984 to even better reviews, causing k.d. lang to be named the Most Promising Female Vocalist at the 1985 Juno Awards, and sparking the interest of a number of American record labels. k.d. lang and the Reclines signed to Sire Records in early 1986, and recorded her first album for the label, Angel with a Lariat, later that year. The result was a mix of '50s-styled ballads, kitschy rockabilly, and honky tonk numbers, that were met with critical acclaim.

In 1989, k.d. lang and the Reclines released the harder-edged Absolute Torch and Twang, which increased their mainstream American country audience, in addition to being a college radio and Canadian hit, lang won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance for the album, and "Full Moon of Love" became a Top 25 hit in 1989. 

Absolute Torch and Twang earned Platinum certification in Canada, and Gold in the US and Australia.

Six singles were released from the album:

  • "Full Moon Full of Love"
  • "Three Days"
  • "Luck in My Eyes"
  • "Big Boned Gal"
  • "Pulling Back the Reins" 
  • "Trail of Broken Hearts"

This is a Limited Edition 2016 Record Store Day Reissue on 140 Gram Vinyl with a Bonus 7" Single, pressed in Canada.





Luck In My Eyes



Three Days



Trail Of Broken Hearts



Big Boned Gal



Didn't I



Wallflower Waltz



Full Moon Full Of Love



Pullin' Back The Reins



Big Big Love



It's Me



Walkin' In And Out Of Your Arms             



Nowhere To Stand



Bonus 7" Single:


Our Day Will Come   (k.d. lang with Take 6)      



Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray   (Live from the BBC)

SKU 075992587716
Record Label Sire Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 25877-1
Country CA - Canada
Release Date (Year) 16 April 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 23 May 1989
Barcode # 075992587716
Shipping Weight 0.3500kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.340m
Shipping Length 0.320m
Shipping Cubic 0.001088000m3
Type New
Format Record Store Day 2016 Limited Edition Reissue, 140 Gram Vinyl LP Record, Bonus 7" Single
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular

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