Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Kate Mcgarrigle & Anna|
Dancer With Bruised Knees
Genres: Folk, Pop
The songs on Kate and Anna McGarrigle's second album suffer only when compared to the impossible bounty achieved with their self-titled debut two years earlier. The performances, however, are every bit as charming, and the... more »
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The songs on Kate and Anna McGarrigle's second album suffer only when compared to the impossible bounty achieved with their self-titled debut two years earlier. The performances, however, are every bit as charming, and the arrangements extend a wise, winsome balancing act between their angelic harmonies and the vulnerable, unvarnished feel of their solos, while the best songs achieve a similar poise in matching art song ambition to folk earthiness. Even early in their career, the McGarrigles were already wise beyond their years (not to mention their more conventional singer/songwriter peers), sustaining a wistfulness that has continued throughout their work. Dancer also finds them expanding their repertoire of French-language originals. --Sam Sutherland
One of my all time favorite albums
Doggy Bird | Glen Ridge, NJ USA | 09/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this album so much that when I went to live in France and didn't bring any music, I was forced to go out and purchase a copy in France for about four times the price I paid at home. Today I own yet another copy on CD, and when I listen to it, it sounds as fresh and authentic as it did the very first time I heard it almost thirty years ago. Amazing talent--also true of their "French Record" and self-titled album. And of course, with time they've also provided for our future, by giving us Rufus Wainwright, whose music is as astonishing in its own unique way as was the McGarrigles. BUY THIS ALBUM--I've never played it for anyone who didn't LOVE it--I can't imagine a regret!!"
Won't disappoint if you enjoyed the first
M. A. Fraser | UK | 05/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've loved Kate and Anna's work for decades, but I'm afraid to say there are diminishing returns on the later work. However, this one (their second I believe) is classy. Exquisite lyrics, melodies and phrasing. To my ears a nicer production than the first one. That sweet humming intro at the start of Dancer with Bruised Knees is an all-time favourite, and the scathing lyrics and superlative arrangement of Southern Boys can stand alongside anything else you'll ever hear in folk music."