Angel with a Lariat

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Angel with a Lariat
K.d. lang - Angel With a Lariat.jpg
Studio album by
Released1987 (1987)
RecordedMay 26–June 27, 1986
LabelSire, Warner Bros.
ProducerDave Edmunds
K.d. lang and the Reclines chronology
A Truly Western Experience
Angel with a Lariat
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[2]

Angel with a Lariat is the second album by k.d. lang and the Reclines, released in 1987. This was the first release outside of Canada. Angel with a Lariat is a country recording, influenced by rock and rockabilly and possibly even new wave[citation needed]. Produced by Welsh guitarist, singer and musician Dave Edmunds, the album was recorded in London, England in 1986, though k.d. was based in Vancouver Canada at the time.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Turn Me Round" (Mink) – 3:13
  2. "High Time for a Detour" (lang, Mink) – 4:09
  3. "Diet of Strange Places" (lang) – 3:53
  4. "Got the Bull by the Horns" (Boyd, Jones) – 3:03
  5. "Watch Your Step Polka" (Borowiecki, lang, Marcenko, Matthews) – 2:01
  6. "Rose Garden" (South) – 3:19
  7. "Tune into My Wave" (Mink) – 3:32
  8. "Angel with a Lariat" (lang) – 3:08
  9. "Pay Dirt" (lang) – 2:09
  10. "Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray" (Miller, Stevenson) – 2:25


The Reclines

Additional personnel


  • Producer: Dave Edmunds
  • Engineer: Carey Taylor

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[3] 40
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[4] 53


  1. ^ Angel with a Lariat at AllMusic
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 474. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. rolling stone k.d. lang album guide.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 8815". RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  4. ^ "k.d. lang Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.