Tell My Sister - Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Tell My Sister (CD, Album, Album)
Label: Nonesuch - 2-527267 • Format: CD Album, Remastered CD Album, Remastered CD Compilation • Country: USA & Canada • Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country •
Kate McGarrigle lost her battle with cancer on February 18,ending one of the more remarkable partnerships in contemporary music. Kate and her sister Anna were both gifted songwriters who created gentle but emotionally powerful melodies and lyrics that were witty, clever, pithy, and honest without losing their awe for life's mysteries.
But just as importantly, the McGarrigle Sisters harmonized with a rare beauty that added new colors to any song they sang; their sad songs drew an extra tear through their voices, and the jokes gained a new twist in their telling. In the liner notes, Tell My Sister - Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Tell My Sister (CD says of Dancer with Bruised Knees"its only problem was the album it had to follow," and indeed, it's The Gothenburg Heros/Göteborgs Hjältar - Swedish Family - Vintage Prog lovely record that suffers only in comparison to the triumph of the McGarrigle's debut.
Dancer was a riskier album, opening with the eccentric title tune, featuring three numbers in French and reveling in the snarkier humor of "Southern Boys" and "Walking Song. The set of unreleased recordings -- some from a solo demo Kate recorded inothers cut in pre-production for the first album -- is short on major revelations, but presents spare but lovely recordings of some of the sisters' best early songs, with their voices sounding just as inspiring with only minimal accompaniment.
And there are a few treasures here, including some otherwise unrecorded songs most notably the excellent "Saratoga Summer Song" and versions of some tunes with alternate lyrics. The remastered albums sound excellent, and the notes by BoydPrestopinoand Anna McGarrigle are fine and reflect a certain awe at just how wonderful this music is.
Tell My Sister is a superb tribute to the McGarrigle Sisters ' formative years, and while Album was doubtless created with serious fans in mind, there are few better introductions to the magic they created than the music included here.
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First Born. Blanche Comme La Neige. Be My Baby. Walking Song. Homage a Grungie. Kitty Come Home. Come a Long Way. Track Listing - Disc 3. The Work Song. Come Back Baby. Saratoga Summer Song. Chaim Tannenbaum. On My Way to Town. Roses Blanches. Willie Moore. Oliver, Remember Me? Blues In E. Over the Hill. Talk to Me of Mendocino. Spotify Amazon. My Town Anna McGarrigle. Blues in D Kate Album). Foolish You Wade Hemsworth. Go The Linden - Ulf Wakenius - Signature Edition 2 Kate McGarrigle.
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