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Ingénue (album)

Ingénue (album)

Ingénue is the second solo album by Canadian singer k.d. lang, released in 1992. It is Lang's most successful album on the pop charts, both in her native Canada and internationally, and has more of a cabaret flavor than her earlier more country-influenced work.


"Constant Craving" was the first single released from the album. It peaked at number 8 in Lang's native Canada, number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 15 in the UK Singles Chart when re-released, becoming her biggest solo hit single there. "Constant Craving" inspired (albeit subconsciously) The Rolling Stones' 1997 single "Anybody Seen My Baby?", from their Bridges to Babylon album, with the result that the Stones gave writing credits on that song to Lang and her collaborator Ben Mink.

"Miss Chatelaine" was released as the second single from the album. The song's video depicted Lang—who was usually best known for a fairly androgynous appearance—in an exaggeratedly feminine manner, surrounded by bright pastel colours and a profusion of bubbles reminiscent of a performance on The Lawrence Welk Show, complete with an accordion in the instrumentation.

A third single, "The Mind of Love", was also released.

Both "Save Me" and "Still Thrives This Love" were used in the 2003 Showtime film Soldier's Girl.


Critical reception

Ingénue was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Track listing

All songs written by k.d. lang and Ben Mink, except where noted.

  1. "Save Me" – 4:33
  2. "The Mind of Love" – 3:48
  3. "Miss Chatelaine" – 3:49
  4. "Wash Me Clean" (Lang) – 3:17
  5. "So It Shall Be" (Lang, Greg Penny) – 4:30
  6. "Still Thrives This Love" – 3:35
  7. "Season of Hollow Soul" – 4:58
  8. "Outside Myself" – 4:57
  9. "Tears of Love's Recall" – 3:49
  10. "Constant Craving" – 4:37


  • k.d. lang – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, tamboura, tambourine, percussion, Tma
  • Ben Mink – electric and acoustic guitars, bass, viola, violin, percussion, beatboxing
  • Greg Penny – percussion, beatboxing
  • Greg Leisz – steel, pedal steel and lap steel guitar
  • Teddy Borowiecki – keyboards, piano, accordion, santur
  • David Piltch – acoustic, electric and fretless bass guitar
  • Randall Stoll – drums
  • Graham Boyle – percussion, tympani, tambourine
  • Gary Burton – marimba, vibraphone
  • Ingrid Friesen, Martin Laba – pizzicato violin
  • John Friesen – cello
  • Mryon Schultz – clarinet


  • Producers: Greg Penny, Ben Mink, k.d. lang
  • Engineers: Greg Penny, Marc Ramaer, Morrie Eaman, Ben Mink
  • Assistant engineers: Steve Royea, Louie Teran, Pete Wonsiak
  • Mixing: Greg Penny, Marc Ramaer
  • Mixing assistant: Chris Puram
  • Mastering: Chris Bellman
  • Programming: Ben Mink, Greg Penny
  • String arrangements: Ben Mink
  • Art direction: Jeri Heiden
  • Design: Jeri Heiden, Greg Ross
  • Photography: Glen Erler


Grammy Awards

Collection James Bond 007




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