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Mcgarrigle Hour
Kate Mcgarrigle & Anna
Mcgarrigle Hour
Genres: Folk, Pop
 
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It's a family affair. The harmonizing sisters gather round the old piano with kids (Rufus and Martha Wainwright), friends (Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt), and even Kate's ex-hubby, Loudon Wainwright III. Kate and Anna ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Kate Mcgarrigle & Anna
Title: Mcgarrigle Hour
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hannibal
Original Release Date: 10/13/1998
Release Date: 10/13/1998
Genres: Folk, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 031257141727

Synopsis

Amazon.com's Best of 1998
It's a family affair. The harmonizing sisters gather round the old piano with kids (Rufus and Martha Wainwright), friends (Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt), and even Kate's ex-hubby, Loudon Wainwright III. Kate and Anna have been performing together for decades, somehow managing to avoid pitfalls along the way. The McGarrigle Hour shows they're not in a race to overtake anyone, but they're not coasting, either. --Steven Stolder

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Great songs, great singing
bob turnley | birmingham,al,usa | 07/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What more could you ask for? Kate and Anna alone are worth the price of admission. But add Loudon, Rufus and Martha Wainwright as well as Rondstadt and Emmylou and you've got a folk/pop summit that succeeds on every level. Its low-key without being tedious or repetitious. Old songs, new songs: they all sound absolutely perfect. As far as having issues behind the music, Fleetwood Mac has nothing on this clan. Not only is Loudon Kate's ex, but Rufus and Martha have issues with Loudon for being not only absent but(in their young eyes) abusive as well.
I most enjoy the new songs by Rufus and Martha but the performance that most transports one to folk singing nirvana is the traditional 'Johnny Has Gone to Hilo' a gorgeous song sung here in a fantastic arrangement. A recording to be cherished."
In The Spring I Had Great Hunger
David Bradley | Sterling, VA USA | 05/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Such a warm, charming album. It's as if Garrison Keiler handed over the stage of "A Prairie Home Companion" to the McGarrigles, and they refused to give it back for a whopping 21 songs.The selections are eclectic--including titles from Stephen Foster, Irving Berling, Cole Porter, the McGarrigles, and a host of traditional tunes--yet work together to create one grand harmonious form, like a giant American quilt.I sound a bit NPR-ish, I know, but I was so surprised at my reaction to this record that I push it on everyone I know. If you're a fan of good singing, or American traditional music, or just plain good music, you will love THE MCGARRIGLE HOUR."
The best music you can find today
KhyberNY | NEW YORK, NY United States | 03/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am not sure why I love their music so much, it does not demand attention the same way as the music of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan or Lucinda Willims. But the Mcgarrigles write and sing witty and sensitive songs better than anyone else can and I am totally mesmerized by it. It brings me back to to another place and time, when people still cared about things (you know, pre-MTV, Survivor, etc, etc). This album has a couple of stand out tracks, and of course Rufus W takes over whenever he appears on a track but that's cool, because they are all so talented and so under appreciated. Get this if you want to treat yourself to some really amazing music that sounds like it was recorded around the fireplace somewhere in Montreal."