A Great Performances special premier this evening
Iconic singer-songwriter K.D. Lang performs complete Ingénue album in honor of its 25th anniversary from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, December 14 at 9 pm on PBS.
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 “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 Los Angeles Times.
26 years ago, 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 Lang. “It was time. It was me. I had gotten to a time and point where I wanted to be me.”
“Working to create such a personal and special piece [with Lang] 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 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.
The concert DVD and Blu-ray also will be available December 14 via MVD Entertainment Group. 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 a 1993 MTV Unplugged episode, recorded in New York City’s famed Ed Sullivan Theater.