Canadians kd lang and Joni Mitchell have released albums. Mitchell’s The Beginning of Survival anthologizes her works from the ’80s and ’90s that focus on serious issues like greed and hunger. The CD includes an essay from Mitchell and boasts new artwork by the singer/songwriter.
Joni Mitchell is just one of the Canadian writers featured on kd lang’s new CD, Hymns of the 49th Parallel. Lang pays homage to the talents of her homeland in covers of songs by artists that also include Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Jane Siberry and Ron Sexsmith.