Iconic singer-songwriter k.d. lang performs a 25th anniversary concert celebrating her critically acclaimed 1992 album “Ingénue” from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas, in k.d. lang – Landmarks Live in Concert – A Great Performances Special, premiering nationwide Friday, December 14 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
Lush and subtle, “Ingénue” allowed lang and co-writer-producer, Ben Mink, to explore jazz, cabaret, and Tin Pan Alley songwriting, resulting in some of her greatest compositions. This
Landmarks Live in Concert special features an uninterrupted performance of the complete “Ingénue” album, including lang’s GRAMMY
® Award-winning hit “Constant Craving,” “Save Me,” “Wash Me Clean,” “Season of Hollow Soul” and “Miss Chatelaine.” The concert also includes the beloved Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah” and a previously unreleased song by lang and Joe Pisapia, “Sleeping Alone.” The special also features an interview with lang by James Reed, an entertainment editor at the Los Angeles Times.
Twenty-six years ago, k.d. lang was embraced by the music world, its elders (including collaborators such as Tony Bennett and Roy Orbison) and audiences all over the globe for her powerfully emotional voice and often quirky take on country music.
“‘Ingénue’ was a change in vernacular and vocabulary in that it was personal-finding some romantic space,” said k.d. lang. “It was time. It was me. I had gotten to a time and point where I wanted to be me.”
“Working with k.d. to create such a personal and special piece is one of the highlights of my career,” said Landmarks Live in Concert director and executive producer Daniel E Catullo III. “This show is special in so many ways and I was honored to be able to work with k.d. to translate this show onto TV.”
“The Mind of Love”
“Wash Me Clean”
“So It Shall Be”
“Still Thrives This Love”
“Season of Hollow Soul” (full video below)
“Tears of Love’s Recall”
The concert will be available to stream the following day via PBS Passport (contact your local PBS station for details) at pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.PBS Passport is a special benefit for PBS supporters to access an on-demand library of over 1,000 hours of quality public television programming. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online programming. Contact your local PBS station for details on PBS Passport.
The concert DVD and Blu-ray also will be available December 14 via MVD Entertainment Group. k.d. lang’s “Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition” was released by Nonesuch Records last year in celebration of the double platinum-selling, GRAMMY Award-winning album’s silver anniversary. The two-disc set includes remastered versions of the album’s original 10 tracks as well as eight previously unreleased performances from lang’s 1993 MTV Unplugged episode, recorded in New York City’s famed Ed Sullivan Theater.
Created by documentary and live event producer/director Daniel E Catullo III, Landmarks Live in Concert features a lineup of global music superstars performing at landmark locations of either historical or personal significance around the world. Past episodes featured Alicia Keys at multiple locations around New York City, Brad Paisley at West Virginia University, Andrea Bocelli live at Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, Foo Fighters at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, and will.i.am with the Black Eyed Peas and friends at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Landmarks Live in Concert is a production of City Drive Films. Daniel E Catullo III, CEO of City Drive Films is creator, director and executive producer. The series is co-produced with Bungalow Media + Entertainment. Its CEO, industry veteran Robert Friedman also serves as executive producer. For Great Performances, Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer. Stephen Segaller is executive-in-charge for WNET.
Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers. Throughout its more than 40-year history on PBS, Great Performances has provided viewers across the country with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America’s most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming.
Major funding for Great Performances is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation and The Abra Prentice Foundation.