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OUTSIDE HERSELF — How 1992's Ingénue made k.d. lang an icon of gay rights and post-country torch pop: Betty Page reviews the album for NME and Mat Snow interviews the singer for Q in 1993. Plus the late Robert Sandall hails lang's "second coming" in the Sunday Times in 2008…
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