K.D. Lang didn't futz with the arrangements on her 1992 album "Ingénue" when she brought it to the Theatre at Ace Hotel as part of a tour launched last year to mark the record's 25th anniversary.
And why on earth would she?
A canny and sumptuous blend of roots music and pre-rock pop, "Ingénue" sounds as great today as it did upon its release, when the finely turned collection spawned a radio hit in "Constant Craving" and went on to earn Grammy nominations for album, record and song of the year.
But in a market over-saturated with full-album concerts designed merely to satisfy fans' nostalgia, there was another reason Lang could feel creatively secure in sticking to the script for Monday night's show: A quarter-century after "Ingénue" made her a mainstream star, she's still a singular figure — a post-modern torch singer working in the country idiom (or maybe next to it) to reflect her life as an openly gay woman – continue reading Mikael Wood’s LA Times feature here