• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2004
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Easily the best of her extensive catalogue of covers albums.
  2. Seems oddly lacking in passion.
  3. Every song becomes her own, with each one having just the right amount of torch and twang.
  4. What makes this work, beyond Lang's ability to control both prickly and inspiring material, is her sensuality.
  5. Blender
    90
    Every track is stellar. [Aug 2004, p.133]
  6. Mojo
    70
    lang's expansive delivery makes the album sound overblown in a few places. [Oct 2004, p.102]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. DaveM
    Oct 19, 2006
    10
    Wow, I just discovered this cd after hearing a bit of k.d.'s interpretation of "Helpless" on 'Brothers and Sisters.' What an Wow, I just discovered this cd after hearing a bit of k.d.'s interpretation of "Helpless" on 'Brothers and Sisters.' What an incredible cd. Truly. Full Review »
  2. SteveS
    Jun 24, 2006
    7
    Consummate and perhaps overly respecfful interpretations at a hallowed arm's distance. Recalls the awed sense of reverence of Consummate and perhaps overly respecfful interpretations at a hallowed arm's distance. Recalls the awed sense of reverence of Shadowland. One longs for a Yee Haa to convey spontaneity and passion, sadly lacking on this CD, Full Review »
  3. MikeR
    Jan 9, 2005
    9
    Wonderful voice does great justice to some iconic songs