K.D. Lang - Ingénue Redux: Live from The Majestic
(K.D. Lang / Blu-ray / NR / 2018 / MVD Visual)
Overview: This Landmarks special features an uninterrupted performance of the complete Ingénue album, featuring Lang's GRAMMY®-award winning hit, Constant Craving, complemented by selections from Lang's 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel; as well as other notable favorites.
Blu-ray Verdict: For those not in the know, this wonderful, truly magnificent new Blu-ray celebrates the 25th Anniversary of her hit album Ingénue and showcases just how still on top of her game she really is.
Ingénue was the second solo album by Canadian singer Lang, released in 1992. In fact, to this day, it is Lang's most successful album on the pop charts, both in her native Canada and internationally, and has more of a cabaret flavor than her earlier more country influenced work.
Here in this beautiful setting, and with her voice as clear cut and as fantastic as ever, under a subtle white spot, she opens with both Save Me and Mind of Love, before giving us one of my favs of hers, Miss Chatelaine.
Released as the second single from the album, you may well recall that the song's music video depicted Lang — who was usually best known for a fairly androgynous appearance — in an exaggeratedly feminine manner; surrounded by bright pastel colors and a profusion of bubbles reminiscent of a performance on the Lawrence Welk show (complete with an accordion in the instrumentation).
Its that memory that makes me shut my eyes here and as she sings it live, reflect back to the gorgeous-filmed video with a smile. As the live show moves forward, it's also great to note that Lang allows all her musicians to display their talents individually.
The camera work is terrific also as you get a sense of Lang's personality via her performance pieces. Which is exactly what this live show seems to be, taken as a whole: a linked set of performances that, as a whole, come together beautifully under the one musical umbrella perfectly.
With herself and her band on top, sparkling form, Lang puts on one of the best shows of her career here on 'K.D. Lang - Ingénue Redux: Live from The Majestic Theatre.'
Track Listing: Save Me; Mind of Love; Miss Chatelaine; Wash Me Clean; So It Shall Be; Still Thrives This Love; Seasons Of Hollow Soul; Outside Myself; Tears Of Love Recall; Constant Craving; Honey And Smoke;
I Dream Of Spring; Help Me; Helpless; Hallelujah; Sing It Loud; Sleeping Alone.