Absolute Torch and Twang

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Absolute Torch and Twang
K.d. lang - Absolute Torch and Twang.jpg
Studio album by
Released1989 (1989)
Genre Country
Label Sire, Warner Bros.
Producer k.d. lang,
Ben Mink,
Greg Penny
k.d. lang and the Reclines chronology
Absolute Torch and Twang
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Absolute Torch and Twang is the third album by k.d. lang and the Reclines, released in 1989.


Track listing

  1. "Luck in My Eyes" (k.d. lang, Ben Mink) – 4:10
  2. "Three Days" (Willie Nelson) – 3:17
  3. "Trail of Broken Hearts" (lang, Mink) – 3:24
  4. "Big Boned Gal" (lang, Mink) – 3:08
  5. "Didn't I" (lang, Mink) – 3:39
  6. "Wallflower Waltz" (lang, Mink) – 4:22
  7. "Full Moon Full of Love" (Leroy Preston, Jeannie Smith) – 2:49
  8. "Pullin' Back the Reins" (lang, Mink) – 4:23
  9. "Big Big Love" (Wynn Stewart) – 2:29
  10. "It's Me" (lang, Mink) – 2:20
  11. "Walkin' in and Out of Your Arms" (lang, Mink) – 3:03
  12. "Nowhere to Stand" (lang) – 4:27


k.d. lang Canadian singer-songwriter

Kathryn Dawn Lang, known by her stage name K.D. Lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress.

Guitar fretted string instrument

The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.

Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.


Chart performance


Chart (1989)Peak
Australian Albums Chart [7] 81
Canadian RPM Country Albums8
Canadian RPM Top Albums29
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums12
U.S. Billboard 20069


YearSinglePeak chart positions
CAN Country CAN US Country
1989"Full Moon Full of Love"122
"Three Days"955
1990"Luck in My Eyes"10
"Big Boned Gal"23
"Pulling Back the Reins"
"Trail of Broken Hearts"87


Grammy Awards

1989Absolute Torch and Twang Best Female Country Vocal Performance

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  1. Absolute Torch and Twang at AllMusic
  2. Chicago Tribune review
  3. Los Angeles Times review
  4. Album reviews at CD Universe
  5. Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  6. Rolling Stone review
  7. "Chartifacts – Week Ending: 26 April 1992 (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 117)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2017-02-17.