Drag

( 3 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Returning, however tentatively, to the torch stylings that made Ingénue her most successful album, k.d. lang crafted an odd commercial comeback with Drag. A collection of covers that are somehow related to smoking, Drag is far more ambitious than the average cover record. She recasts Steve Miller's "The Joker" and the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe" as slow, bluesy cabaret numbers, while traditional '50s pop like "Don't Smoke in Bed" and "Smoke Rings" act as seductive counterpoints. lang's rich voice and the measured arrangements make Drag a ringer for Ingénue in places, but the tone is considerably lighter and more humorous, which certainly makes it an ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (44) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $4.86   
  • Used (43) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.86
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(12)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
06/10/1997 CD New, Sealed. ~ FREE 1st class shipping upgrade from standard shipping with tracking. We place your cd in a cushy, padded mailer and ship the same business day. ... Military and International welcome! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Norwood, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Returning, however tentatively, to the torch stylings that made Ingénue her most successful album, k.d. lang crafted an odd commercial comeback with Drag. A collection of covers that are somehow related to smoking, Drag is far more ambitious than the average cover record. She recasts Steve Miller's "The Joker" and the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe" as slow, bluesy cabaret numbers, while traditional '50s pop like "Don't Smoke in Bed" and "Smoke Rings" act as seductive counterpoints. lang's rich voice and the measured arrangements make Drag a ringer for Ingénue in places, but the tone is considerably lighter and more humorous, which certainly makes it an enjoyable listen. Nevertheless, the very presence of a tongue-in-cheek, all-covers tribute to smoking is a little disheartening in the wake of the wonderful, if severely underappreciated, All You Can Eat, which found lang pushing herself forward. Drag, in comparison, can't help but sound like a retreat.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/1997
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624662327
  • Catalog Number: 46623

Album Credits

Performance Credits
k.d. lang Primary Artist
Ray Kelley Cello
Jon Hassell Trumpet
Joe Lovano Saxophone
David Torn Guitar, Kotar
Bruce Dukov Violin
Sid Page Violin
Kimberly Brewer Background Vocals
Lisa Coleman Keyboards
Larry Corbett Cello
Henry Ferber Violin
Ronald Folsom Violin
Connie Grauer Piano
Portia Griffin Background Vocals
Jimmie Haskell Conductor
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Jerry Kessler Cello
Marva King Background Vocals
Greg Leisz Pedal Steel Guitar
Joy Lyle Violin
Wendy Melvoin Guitar
David Piltch Bass
Barbara Porter Cello
Jay Rosen Violin
Kim Zick Drums
Kevin Breit Banjo, Guitar
Gayle Levant Harp
Teddy Borowieckl Piano, Accordion, Keyboards
Suzi Datayama Cello
Benji Gavabedian Violin
Antony Cooke Cello
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Pat Johnson Violin
Karen Jones Violin
Technical Credits
David Torn Contributor
Greg Calbi Mastering
Jimmie Haskell Contributor, Orchestration
Walter Kent Composer
Danny Kopelson Engineer
k.d. lang Producer, Art Direction
Craig Street Producer
Linda Cobb Art Direction
Michael Hazlewood Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!

    This is a great album that will make a wonderful addition to any music collection. On "Drag" k.d. Lang sings covers of some influential song standards. Including Peggy Lee's "Don't Smoke in Bed", The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe", Steve Miller's "The Joker" and the theme for "Valley of the Dolls." She sings with her trademark dynamic voice and the instrumentation on this album really brings out the magic of these songs and reminds us how classic they are. Other notable songs include "Smoke Dreams", "Your Smoke Screen", "My Last Cigarette" and "Smoke Rings". Overall this is a great album that has a very atmospheric retro/jazz feel that you're sure to enjoy!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT!

    This is the only album I've known that I could listen to over and over and over again (and I have) and not get tired of it. Quite simply my favorite album bar none.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sultry & Meaningful

    This collection of songs which deal with various types of addictions -- not only to cigarettes and drugs, but also to lovers past and present -- is very moving. An insightful and very addictive album!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews