2011
Label: Nonesuch - 2-527267 • Format: CD Album, Remastered CD Album, Remastered CD Compilation • Country: USA & Canada • Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country •
Download Kitty Come Home - Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Tell My Sister (CD, Album, Album)

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, Boyd says of Dancer with Bruised Knees"its Kitty Come Home - Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Tell My Sister (CD problem was the album it had to follow," and indeed, it's a 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 Weve Got A Bigger Problem Now - Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters, 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 ' Album) years, and while this 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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Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing Album Disc 1. Kiss and Say Goodbye. Kate McGarrigle. My Town. Anna McGarrigle. Blues in D. Heart Like a Wheel. Foolish You. Wade Hemsworth. Talk to Me Of Mendocino. Complainte Pour Ste-Catherine. Tell My Sister. Swimming Song. Loudon Wainwright III. Jigsaw Puzzle of Life. Go Leave. Travelling on for Jesus.

Track Listing - Disc 2. Dancer with Bruised Knees. Southern Boys. No Biscuit Blues. 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. Break Down - Hardclan - Indus Experimental Compil2000 Tannenbaum. On My Way to Town. Roses Blanches. Willie Moore. Oliver, Remember Me?

Blues In E. Kitty Come Home - Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Tell My Sister (CD the Hill. Talk to Me of Mendocino. Spotify Amazon. My Town Anna McGarrigle. Blues in D Kate McGarrigle. Foolish You Wade Hemsworth. Go Leave Kate McGarrigle.

Travelling on for Jesus Traditional. Southern Boys Kate McGarrigle. First Born Kate McGarrigle. Blanche Comme La Neige Traditional. Walking Song Kate McGarrigle. Homage a Grungie Kate McGarrigle. Annie Chaim Tannenbaum.


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