LOS ANGELES, CA Monday Sep.20.2004 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- KD Lang covers songs by her favorite Canadian songwriters on her latest album, "Hymns of the 49th Parallel." Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You," Neil Young's "Helpless" and Leonard Cohen's "Bird on a Wire" are among the songs Lang includes in this collection.

On her web site, Lang talks about why she chose the songs she did. She explains, "These songs are part of my cultural fabric, my Canadian soundtrack. They have nurtured my musical DNA."

Lang also describes her approach to singing these songs that mean so much to her. Says the singer, "To recognize and honor the profound impact they have had on me, my approach to interpreting these songs is to sing them as honestly, as purely, and as true to how I heard them as possible, with respect and reverence for the songs and for the songwriters...as hymns...simply songs of praise."

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