Midweek Music Moment: Perfect word

Grammy and Juno award winner, k.d.lang, is as much known for her soaring vocal range (she has the same range as an operatic mezzo-soprano) as she is for her passionate left-wing politics.

Canadian-born, k.d.lang came to international recognition in the late 1980s with a series of performances, including a duet with the late Roy Orbison – who chose her to record a duet of his standard ‘Crying’.

On a personal note, her 1990s performance on the Concert Hall stage at the Sydney Opera House was one of the best live performances I have ever seen. She exuded charisma and talent as she worked the audience with an energetic, 3 hour performance.

When your hardened technical crew are melting in the wings (as we all did), you know you’ve got a powerhouse talent.

Her 2011 song, ‘Perfect word’, is one of my current high-rotation faves, and this pared down acoustic version is today’s Midweek Music Moment:



And here’s k.d.’s original 1987 duet with Roy Orbison that was rerecorded for the movie soundtrack ‘Hiding out’ and won that year’s Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.



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