Drag (k.d. lang album)

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Drag
K.d. lang - Drag.jpg
Studio album by k.d. lang
Released June 10, 1997 (1997-06-10)
Length 52:26
Label Warner Bros.
Producer k.d. lang
Craig Street
k.d. lang chronology
All You Can Eat
(1995)
Drag
(1997)
Invincible Summer
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[4]
The New York Times(Positive)[5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[6]

Drag is a cover album by k.d. lang, released in 1997; most of its songs feature a smoking motif, although some address broader issues of dependence and/or addiction. The cover of Dionne Warwick's "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" was notably used in key scenes in the pilot episode and series finale of the Showtime comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie. Lang's cover of "Hain't It Funny" was part of the soundtrack for the 2002 film Talk to Her.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Don't Smoke in Bed"Willard Robison3:22
2."The Air That I Breathe"Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood5:58
3."Smoke Dreams"John Klenner, Lloyd Shaffer, Ted Steele3:49
4."My Last Cigarette"Gary Clark, Boo Hewerdine, Neill MacColl4:09
5."The Joker"Eddie Curtis, Ahmet Ertegün, Steve Miller4:44
6."Theme from the Valley of the Dolls"Dory Langdon, André Previn3:02
7."Your Smoke Screen"David Barbe2:29
8."My Old Addiction"David Wilcox6:39
9."Till the Heart Caves In"T-Bone Burnett, Bob Neuwirth, Roy Orbison3:30
10."Smoke Rings"Gene Gifford, Ned Washington3:36
11."Hain't It Funny?"Jane Siberry6:23
12."Love Is Like a Cigarette"Jerome Jerome, Walter Kent, Richard Byron4:45

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: k.d. lang, Craig Street
  • Engineer: Danny Kopelson
  • Assistant engineer: Doug Boehm
  • Mixing: Patrick McCarthy
  • Mixing assistant: Mike Scotella
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • Orchestration: Jimmie Haskell
  • Art direction: Linda Cobb, K.D. Lang
  • Design: Linda Cobb
  • Photography: Albert Sanchez

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Drag at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (1997-06-13). "K.D. Lang Drag (Warner)". articles.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  3. ^ Browne, David (1997-07-13). "Drag Review". ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  4. ^ Hilburn, Robert (1997-07-10). "ALBUM REVIEW / POP: Lang's 'Drag' Could Become Addictive". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  5. ^ Holden, Stephen (1997-07-08). "A Torch-Song Anthology About Dangerous Pleasures". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  6. ^ Vincentelli, Elisabeth (1997-06-11). "K.D. Lang: Drag: Music Reviews". rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  7. ^ "Talk to Her (2002) Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  8. ^ "australian-charts.com k.d. lang - Drag". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  9. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 65, No. 16" (PHP). RPM. June 23, 1997. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  10. ^ "charts.org.nz - k.d. lang - Drag". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  11. ^ "k.d. lang > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  12. ^ Allmusic - Drag > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 1997". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  15. ^ "American album certifications – K.D. Lang – Drag". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.