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Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle
Kate Mcgarrigle & Anna
Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle
Genres: Folk, Pop
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The Stunning, Alluring Debut Album from the Duo of Sisters from Montreal. They Had Gained a Lot of Initial Attention Thanks to the Placement of the Title Song on Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" Album. The Sisters Cra...  more »


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All Artists: Kate Mcgarrigle & Anna
Title: Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle
Members Wishing: 17
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hannibal
Release Date: 6/15/1993
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Folk, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Kate & Anna Mcgarrigle
UPCs: 031257440127, 031257440110, 031257440141, 081227913861


Album Details
The Stunning, Alluring Debut Album from the Duo of Sisters from Montreal. They Had Gained a Lot of Initial Attention Thanks to the Placement of the Title Song on Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" Album. The Sisters Crafted this Album with the Help of Some Stellar Players as Wel, Like Little Feat's Lowell George, Bassist Tony Levin, Drummer Steve Gadd and Horn Ace Bobby Keys.

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One of my all time favorite albums
KhyberNY | NEW YORK, NY United States | 03/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard of the McGarrigle sisters way back in the seventies when Linda Ronstadt covered Heart Like a Wheel, and suddenly discovered them again when I bought Emmylou Harris' incredible Wrecking Ball because I wanted to hear her version of Lucinda Williams' Sweet Old World (great cover but the original can't be beat). I discovered then that one of the best tracks on the Emmylou album "Going Back To Harlan" was written by the McGarrigles. I got all curious and decided to come to Amazon to find out what else they have done.That was the best thing that happened to me the past 6 months. I first ordered this album out of curiousity and just fell in love with every single track. It is a total miracle and disgrace that this album is not on the TOP 10 ALBUM of ALL TIMES. I can remember very few albums and artists that have touched me as much, perhaps Joni Mitchell's Blue and Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels. I have a feeling that this one has legs and will remain my favorite for a long long time."
Travellin' On...
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 09/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the first McGarrigle album that I had the good fortune to acquire. It had made Rolling Stone's 1976 10 Best List, and I'm a folkie at heart. Not knowing quite what to expect I popped it in my tape player [we used those a lot in the old days] and found myself surprised by a unique take on singer/songwriter 'folk' music which was completely different from the more polished work becoming common in the U.S. at that time.Not that the McGarrigle sisters are anything less than consummate musicians, but they eschew some of the sound processing that often makes everyone sound the same. Instead they stay with their natural, slightly edgy voices that are almost a nostalgic reminder of the 30's and 40's. Their musical styling is northern American (U.S. and Canadian) in that you keep hearing an accordion that isn't their.Even after all these years, this album sounds fresh and interesting. It's hard to point to any particular cut on this recording as true favorites, but I probably like 'Talk to Me of Mendocino' and 'Complainte Pour Ste. Catherine' the best. While their stylings are completely different, both take traditional approaches to interesting subjects. If you haven't heard the McGarrigles yet, this is a great place to start."
Ageless Classic
R. J MOSS | Alice Springs, Australia | 10/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gorgeous arrangements and the sweetest sibling voices I'd heard since Don & Phil Everly; this album burst into my world, seemingly from another era, in 1975. It came to my ears, like so many of my 70s classics, courtesy of the genial Chris Winter on Australian radio's best source of non-mainstream music,'Room To Move.' It was a generous sampling, though one song,'Mendocino' would have sufficed to lure me to the import shops the next day. Its slow surging, oceanic orchestral arrangement still puts me on edge. It also introduced to me the zaniness of Loudon Wainwright 111's writing, with 'Swimming Song', now part of our family singalongs.'Jigsaw Puzzle of Life,' & 'Go, Leave', seem to have been drawn from an ancient well. The sisters have recorded consistently over the decades & I welcomed the 'McGarrigle Hour' when it was released, with the full complement of McGarrigle couplings & progeny. They have made albums as good,'Dancer,' & 'Bruised Knees'come to mind, but none better than this stunning debut album. Its pop-leaning sensibility would lead me towards a happy decade's romance with Rounder Records, to source the roots from whence this marvel issued."