Schooldays - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Wainwright, Loudon
Skip Rope Song - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Winchester, Jesse
Gentle Annie - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Foster, Stephen 
Alice Blue Gown - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, McCarthy, Joseph [2
Porte en Arri?re - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Menard, D.L.
What'll I Do? - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Berlin, Irving
Dig My Grave - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Traditional
Cool River - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Bean, Audrey
Heartburn - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Wainwright, Rufus
Nacl (Sodium Chloride) - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, McGarrigle, Kate
Bon Voyage - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Laure, Jacques
Allez-Vous En - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Porter, Cole
Green Green Rocky Road - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Traditional
Young Love - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Cartey, Rick
Year of the Dragon - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Wainwright, Martha
Forever and the Same - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Tatartcheff, Philli
Talk to Me of Mendocino - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, McGarrigle, Kate
Baltimore Fire - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Traditional
Johnny's Gone to Hilo - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Traditional
Time on My Hands - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Tannenbaum, Chaim
Goodnight Sweetheart - Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Campbell, Jimmy [Vo
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 »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« less
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
"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."
jseabury | MA | 12/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is pure bliss. From french folk tunes, to rufus' operatice style, you can't help but love kate and anna macgarrigle and their children, (ex) husbands, sister and other various freinds, like emmy lou harris and linda ronstadt. the womens bell like voices blend so beautifully with the men's. the songs are often poignant, like "what'll i do," a love song sung by kate, her children and her ex- husband louden wainwright iii. a child of divorce myself, this song can make me cry on certain days. rufus' song about whether he's in love or has ebola is an amazing display of humor and talent all rolled in one, and the song about sodium chloride in love means a lot to anyone who suffered through chemistry. great songs, great voices, great CD. buy it, buy it, buy it."
A folkie's delight!
jseabury | 01/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first came to know of the McGarrigles through the song "Heart Like a Wheel" by Linda Ronstadt. This CD is a collection of wonderful, eclectic songs, and Linda even makes an appearance. The nice thing about the CD is that so many other singers take part, including children and ex-husbands. It makes it interesting and fun, and you learn more about Kate and Anna and the rest of their very special family. McGarrigle fans should definitely get this CD!"