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Kate & Anna McGarrigle

Kate & Anna McGarrigle Audio CD
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"Tell My Sister"

Nonesuch Records releases Tell My Sister, a special three-disc set comprising remastered versions of Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s beloved 1976 self-titled debut; its equally praised 1977 follow-up, Dancer with Bruised Knees; and a collection of previously unreleased songs, including solo and duo demos, on May 3, 2011. Joe Boyd, who produced the ... Read more in Amazon's Kate & Anna McGarrigle Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino Encore
  • ASIN: B001BS4REA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Blues In D 2:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Heart Like A Wheel 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Foolish You 3:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Talk To Me Of Mendocino 3:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Complainte Pour Ste Catherine 2:51Album Only
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Listen  9. Swimming Song 2:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Jigsaw Puzzle Of Life 2:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Go Leave 3:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Travellin' On For Jesus 2:430.79  Buy MP3 


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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the most magical debut 16 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
This album first appeared in 1976 - prog rock was at it's most pretentious, the first stirrings of punk were registering in the UK music press. And this album by a pair of Canadian sisters appeared out of the blue. One had been married to Loudon Wainwright and their stuff had been covered by Maria Mulduar and Linda Rondstadt - but hey, not a lot of street cred in that at the time in the commuter towns to the north west of London!
There was a cracking review of this album in ZigZag magazine - so, as a 17 year old, I bought it. I can remember playing it at school (probably in between others who were into Gong or Eddie and the Hot Rods (it was that kind of year - you could watch the Clash one week and Stackridge the next!) - and can remember the stunned silence. People who would shortly be clad in bondage trousers and safety pins and others wearing tea-cosy hats and kaftans united in listening to banjo, fiddle and accordion music - and those stunning harmonies.
Thirty years on, this remains one of the best debut recordings ever. The simplicity and authenticity of the production by Joe Boyd focus attention on the songs which are quite simply awesome: Heart Like a Wheel and Talk to Me of Mendocino are definitive versions while Kiss and say Goodbye and Go Leave are warm,humane, touching and emotionally direct.
Even the covers of the traditional Travellin' on for Jesus and Wainwright's Swimming Song are better than many artists achieve in their whole career.
I have yet to meet anyone who's listened to this album and found it anything other than great! The McGarrigles have never appeared to take the blindest bit of notice of musical fashion - and this attitude has clearly set up kate's kids Martha and Rufus to have musical wisdom beyond their years!
You will not regret owning this album of songs!
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely brilliant 10 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I know this album because my parents played it when I was little, so I've always known it. It has stood up to the ultimate test - and has withstood a lot of listening. The best tracks are (for me) Jigsaw Puzzle of life, Go Leave, and of course Heart Like Wheel. I actually think I think I could listen to those songs on repeat pretty much all day. I imagine that for many people this style may take a bit of getting used to, compared with so much of what is termed 'popular' these days, but once you are familiar with it, you will be humming along all day.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lovely music, lousy CD 15 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
The songs, the arrangements, the performances are all lovely. Unfortunately the sound on this pressing of the CD is terrible. It's heavily clipped and sounds distorted at moderate volumes. Sound quality is not the be-all and end-all, but in this case it is bad enough to interfere with the listening experience and reduce enjoyment. Other pressings on other labels may be better, but this one (on the Rhino label) is really sub par.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McGarrigle Magic 12 Sep 2008
By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is a wonderful record, full of great melodic songs mainly written by Kate and Anna, including "Heart like a wheel" which had already been a hit for Linda Rondstadt. The songs feature the sisters' beautiful harmonies with folky backing provided by combinations of French-Canadian musicians and seasoned session players like Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Lowell George and Bobby Keyes etc. The results are a mixture of heart-breakingly beautiful ballads, delicate and fragile but with an inner strength, and bitter-sweet songs of family relationships. The McGarrigles would find this record hard (if not impossible) to better.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good music, bad remastering..... 5 Jan 2010
By Andrew
Format:Audio CD
Though I like the music, I returned this CD (i.e the "Rhino" issue illustrated on this page) on account of the bad remastering. Everything above a certain volume level (not very high) sounded compressed and distorted. This is not just a fine point for those obsessed with sound quality - it really did sound quite bad. (I had in the past heard it on LP, so I knew there was nothing wrong with the original recording...)

I have since acquired an earlier CD issue (Warner, 1994 - the back cover is half black and half white) which sounds just fine. It also has the song texts in the insert, unlike the Rhino issue. So if you like this music, I would suggest seeking out this earlier issue.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All you ever wanted 1 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
This album is astounding, it just has everything - blues, folk, jazz, gospel and much more. If I ever get stranded on a desert island, this is the one album I must have with me (and this from an avid Beatles and Ralph Mctell fan, mind). There are tracks to sing along to, tracks to cry to, tracks to beat the steering wheel or table to and then those you just have to stop whatever you're doing and listen to every note. I bless the day I came upon this album, almost by accident, and I thank the Misses McGarrigle for sharing their incredible talent with us all.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Distinctive gem 19 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
I tried this based on critics recommendations and surprisingly found the whole album to be really quite exceptional. Heart Like Wheel is the famous one and probably is the stand out track, but this doesn't mean the remaining tracks are weak. I happen to slightly prefer the tracks written by Anna but I would recommend the entire album as an absolute delight.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album 4 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
Two wonderful singers and songwriters, released this debut album in the 70's to huge critical acclaim, but poor sales. Many of the songs will be familiar to many, as they were performed by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Maria Muldaur. However, the originals possess a certain charm, perhaps missing on the slicker and commercial cover versions. Check this out . i'm sure you will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sisters of mercy
When this first came out , it was a breath of fresh air . Great harmony singing . Simple direct tunes . Great backing musicians . Read more
Published 2 months ago by david handy ( a mackem )
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to hear this again
If you know their work, you'll love it. If you don't, try it now - you won't be disappointed.This is quality you don't find too often now.
Published 2 months ago by Tayrin
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!!!
This is one of the best albums I have ever owned. Had it in the original vinyl years ago, and listening to it now, it sounds just as wonderful. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Pamela Winterburn
5.0 out of 5 stars Memory lane!
A quick visit down memory lane with this one. Still one of my favourites. Beautiful harmonies that don't change with time.
Published 7 months ago by ANG
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from my past
This was one of my favourite vinyls which I left in a former life. . It contains some stunning tracks in particular, Heart like a wheel. It is good to hear it again..
Published 7 months ago by D G HARRIS
4.0 out of 5 stars McGarrigle sisters
The constant harmony is a great pleasure. Their voices blend extremely well. What more can I say, I loved it
Published 11 months ago by phil the keys
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
I had the LP and had been looking for the CD for a long time at a reasonable price. Very happy
Published 17 months ago by Brendan Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate and Anna McGarrigle
The McGarrigle sisters were an iconic folk duo whose harmonies were second to none. Some tracks on this album are true classics and their influence on contemporary music,... Read more
Published 19 months ago by John Finagin
5.0 out of 5 stars Really beautiful music!
I bought the LP too many years ago to remember. I love the music. I have nothing against Linda Ronstadt and Emmy-Lou Harris but when you hear the McGarrigle sisters you are... Read more
Published on 1 Jan 2012 by Adrian Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet melancholy and fun
The McGarrigle sisters are a large part of my box of good memories from Canada. I studied and taught English there in the early eighties. Read more
Published on 26 April 2011 by matilda special, Belgium
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