Hymns of the 49th Parallel

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Hymns of the 49th Parallel
Studio album by k.d. lang
Released July 27, 2004 (2004-07-27)
Genre Folk, pop
Length 47:17
Label Nonesuch
Producer k.d. lang, Ben Mink
k.d. lang chronology
A Wonderful World
(2002)
Hymns of the 49th Parallel
(2004)
Reintarnation
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (70/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Billboard (favorable)[3]
Blender 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
musicOMH (favorable)[7]
People 3.5/4 stars[8]
Q 2/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[9]
Uncut 2/5 stars[10]
The Village Voice (favorable)[11]

Hymns of the 49th Parallel is the ninth studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter k.d. lang, released in 2004. It is an album of songs by lang's favourite Canadian songwriters, and includes a cover version of her original composition that initially appeared on the 2000 album Invincible Summer.

Title[edit]

The album's title refers to the Canada – United States border as the 49th parallel defines much of the international boundary between the two countries.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "After the Gold Rush" (Neil Young) – 4:00
  2. "Simple" (k.d. lang, David Piltch) – 3:02
  3. "Helpless" (Neil Young) – 4:15
  4. "A Case of You" (Joni Mitchell) – 5:12
  5. "The Valley" (Jane Siberry) – 5:31
  6. "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) – 5:01
  7. "One Day I Walk" (Bruce Cockburn) – 3:24
  8. "Fallen" (Ron Sexsmith) – 2:56
  9. "Jericho" (Mitchell) – 3:45
  10. "Bird on the Wire" (Leonard Cohen) – 4:28
  11. "Love is Everything" (Jane Siberry) – 5:43

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: k.d. lang, Ben Mink
  • Engineer: David Leonard
  • Mixing: David Leonard
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Digital editing: Ben Mink
  • Assistant: John Morrical
  • Technical assistance: David Eaman, John Musgrave, Russell Nash
  • String arrangements: Eumir Deodato
  • Contractor: David Sherr
  • Copyist: Tom Calderaro
  • Cover photo: Andy Goldsworthy
  • Photography: Jeri Heiden, John Heiden

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[18] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Platinum 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for Hymns Of The 49th Parallel". metacritic.com. Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  2. ^ Hymns of the 49th Parallel at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Hymns of the 49th Parallel". billboard.com. Billboard. August 7, 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-08-03. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  4. ^ Tucker, Ken (2004-07-30). "Hymns of the 49th Parallel Review". ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (2004-09-23). "Hymns of the 49th Parallel Review". guardian.co.uk. The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  6. ^ "KD Lang - Hymns of the 49th Parallel CD Album". cduniverse.com. CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  7. ^ Serck, Linda (2004-09-27). "kd lang - Hymns Of The 49th Parallel". musicomh.com. musicOMH. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  8. ^ Arnold, Chuck; Novak, Ralph (2004-08-16). "Picks and Pans Review: k.d. lang (Hymns of the 49th Parallel)". people.com. People. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  9. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 474. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  10. ^ "KD Lang - Hymns Of The 49th Parallel". Uncut. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  11. ^ Smucker, Tom (2004-08-24). "Don't Blame Canada". villagevoice.com. The Village Voice. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  12. ^ "australian-charts.com k.d. lang - Hymns of the 49th Parallel". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Allmusic - Hymns of the 49th Parallel > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  14. ^ "dutchcharts.nl k.d. lang - Hymns of the 49th Parallel". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  15. ^ "charts.org.nz - k.d. lang - Hymns of the 49th Parallel". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  16. ^ ARIA Charts "End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 2004". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  17. ^ ARIA Charts "End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 2005". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  19. ^ "Canadian album certifications – k.d. lang – Hymns of the 49th Parallel". Music Canada. 

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