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The first-ever vinyl edition of k.d. lang's Hymns of the 49th Parallel features the legendary singer's Nonesuch debut on a single 140-gram LP. She assembles a highly personal "Canadian Songbook" in this lushly orchestrated, gorgeously sung contemplation of work by Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, and others. The Washington Post calls it "an album of triumphant Canadian soul music"; lang's performance of Cohen’s "Hallelujah" has been called "downright transcendent" by the Boston Herald, "mesmerizing" by the Guardian.