Absolute Torch and Twang
Studio album by
Released1989 (1989)
GenreCountry
Length41:31
LabelSire, Warner Bros.
Producerk.d. lang,
Ben Mink,
Greg Penny
K.d. lang and the Reclines chronology
Shadowland
(1988)
Absolute Torch and Twang
(1989)
Ingénue
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Hi-Fi News & Record ReviewA:1[3]
Los Angeles Times3.5/5 stars[4]
Q4/5 stars[5]
Robert ChristgauB+[6]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[7]

Absolute Torch and Twang is the third album by k.d. lang and the Reclines, released in 1989.

Track listing

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Luck in My Eyes"
  • Ben Mink
  • k.d. lang
4:10
2."Three Days"
  • Willie Nelson
3:17
3."Trail of Broken Hearts"
  • Ben Mink
  • k.d. lang
3:24
4."Big Boned Gal"
  • Ben Mink
  • k.d. lang
3:08
5."Didn't I"
  • Ben Mink
  • k.d. lang
3:39
6."Walflower Waltz"
  • Ben Mink
  • k.d. lang
4:22
7."Full Moon Full of Love"
  • Leroy Preston
  • Jeannie Smith
2:49
8."Pullin' Back the Reins"
  • Ben Mink
  • k.d. lang
4:23
9."Big, Big Love"
  • Kenneth Carroll
  • Wynn Stewart
2:29
10."It's Me"
  • Ben Mink
  • k.d. lang
2:20
11."Walkin' in and Out of Your Arms"
  • Ben Mink
  • k.d. lang
3:03
12."Nowhere to Stand"
  • k.d. lang
4:27
Total length:41:31

Personnel

Musicians

Other Personnel

Production

Chart performance

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
CAN Country CAN US Country
1989 "Full Moon Full of Love" 1 22
"Three Days" 9 55
1990 "Luck in My Eyes" 10
"Big Boned Gal" 23
"Pulling Back the Reins"
"Trail of Broken Hearts" 87

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Awards

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1989 Absolute Torch and Twang Best Female Country Vocal Performance

References

  1. ^ Absolute Torch and Twang at AllMusic
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  3. ^ Dellar, Fred (August 1989). "Review: k.d. lang — Absolute Torch and Twang" (PDF). Hi-Fi News & Record Review (magazine). 34 (8). Croydon: Link House Magazines Ltd. p. 107. ISSN 0142-6230. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2021 – via World Radio History.
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  5. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  6. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ "Chartifacts – Week Ending: 26 April 1992 (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 117)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "k.d. lang Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  10. ^ "k.d. lang Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  11. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1989". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  12. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1990". Billboard. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  14. ^ "Canadian album certifications – k.d. lang and The Reclines – Absolute Torch & Twang". Music Canada. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  15. ^ "British album certifications – k.d. lang – Absolute Torch And Twang". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – k.d. lang & The Reclines – Absolute Torch & Twang". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 2, 2021.