|Absolute Torch and Twang|
|Studio album by|
|Label||Sire, Warner Bros.|
|Producer|| k.d. lang,|
|k.d. lang and the Reclines chronology|
|Los Angeles Times|
Absolute Torch and Twang is the third album by k.d. lang and the Reclines, released in 1989.
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|Australian Albums Chart||81|
|Canadian RPM Country Albums||8|
|Canadian RPM Top Albums||29|
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||12|
|U.S. Billboard 200||69|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|CAN Country||CAN||US Country|
|1989||"Full Moon Full of Love"||1||—||22|
|1990||"Luck in My Eyes"||10||—||—|
|"Big Boned Gal"||23||—||—|
|"Pulling Back the Reins"||—||—||—|
|"Trail of Broken Hearts"||—||87||—|
|1989||Absolute Torch and Twang||Best Female Country Vocal Performance|
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