k.d. lang Announces Remix Album 'makeover'
Listen to Greg Penny's "St. Tropez Mix" of "Miss Chatelaine"
Published Mar 17, 2021Ahead of 2021's Pride Month, k.d. lang is celebrating a handful of her classic tracks with a new remix album titled makeover. The record arrives via Nonesuch on May 28.
Featuring 14 reworks of songs recorded between 1992 and 2000, the collection finds lang's best-loved songs reimagined as dance hits, alongside versions of her contributions to the Even Cowgirls Get the Blues OST and a remix of her cover of "Theme from the Valley of the Dolls."
"I had the idea of putting together a dance remix compilation, as I mused about how we built community in those days before the internet, mobile devices, and dating apps," lang said in a release.
She added: "Those dance clubs were a key to a world, which was still called 'underground' in the '90s. I also surprised myself by finding that there was a cryptic, sort of secret zone in my career, that hadn't been explored, overlooked even by me. Two of these tracks had even hit #1 on the dance charts!"
Pre-orders include physical editions of the collection on transparent turquoise vinyl and a limited-edition print of the previously unseen David LaChapelle-shot album cover signed by lang, as well as a fan-designed paper doll PDF set to print off at home.
Today, the artist has shared a cut from the effort, a 1992 "St. Tropez Mix" of "Miss Chatelaine" by Greg Penny. Listen to that and watch the accompanying Rocky Schenck-directed music video below, where you can also find the album's tracklisting.
1. Lifted by Love (Club Xanax Mix, 1993) Remix produced by Ben Grosse and k.d. lang *
2. If I Were You (Close to the Groove Edit, 1995) Remix produced by Junior Vasquez **
3. Just Keep Me Moving (Movin' Mix, 1993) Remix produced by Tony Garcia *
4. Sexuality (Tony Maserati Final Radio Remix, 1995) Remix produced by Robert Holmes and Tony Maserati **
5. Miss Chatelaine (St. Tropez Mix, 1992) Remix produced by Greg Penny ***
6. Theme from the Valley of the Dolls (Junior Vasquez 7" Mix, 1997) Remix produced by Junior Vasquez ****
7. The Consequences of Falling (Love to Infinity Radio Mix, 2000) Remix produced by Love to Infinity *****
8. Just Keep Me Moving (Wild Planet Mix, 1993) Remix produced by Tony Garcia *
9. If I Were You (Main Mix, 1995) Remix produced by Junior Vasquez **
10. Sexuality (DJ Krush Full Mix, 1996) Remix produced by DJ Krush **
11. Summerfling (Ananda's Sweet Bird of Summer Extended Mix, 2000) Remix produced by Chris Brann *****
12. The Consequences of Falling (Love to Infinity Funk Mix, 2000) Remix produced by Love to Infinity *****
13. Lifted by Love (Elevate Your Love Mix, 1993) Remix produced by Bobby D'Ambrosio and Curt Frasca *
14. Summerfling (Wamdue's Makin' Me High Dub, 2000) Remix produced by Chris Brann *****
* original versions from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)
** original versions from All You Can Eat (1995)
*** original version from Ingénue (1992)
**** original version from Drag (1997)
***** original versions from Invincible Summer (2000)