k.d. lang to Cover Neil's "After The Goldrush"
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From Australia's Undercover, comes word that k.d. lang will be covering 'After the Gold Rush' on her upcoming album, 'Hymns of the 49th Parallel,' which is to be released July 27th.
"The album title is a reference to the Canada-U.S. border and will feature cover songs of lang's favourite homegrown writers. Some of the artists and songs she will cover are Leonard Cohen ('Hallelujah'), Neil Young ('After the Gold Rush'), Joni Mitchell ('Jericho' and 'Case of View'), Jane Siberry, Ron Sexsmith and Bruce Cockburn. Longtime collaborator Ben Mink (an original Recline) is back producing. The latest album was recorded 'almost live' with a quartet and is in the production process, which includes adding a symphonic string section. Her first-ever orchestra tour kicked off this week in Houston."