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Kate & Anna McGarrigle's "Tell My Sister" Receives Four Stars in Irish Times; Anna Talks with Montreal Gazette About the Project

  • Friday, May 20, 2011
    Kate & Anna McGarrigle's "Tell My Sister" Receives Four Stars in Irish Times; Anna Talks with Montreal Gazette About the Project

    Tell My Sister—the three-disc set recently released on Nonesuch comprising newly remastered editions of the 1976 self-titled debut from Canadian singer/songwriters Kate & Anna McGarrigle and their 1977 follow-up, Dancer with Bruised Knees, plus a third disc of previously unreleased songs and demos—receives four stars in the Irish Times.

    "Its timeless melodies, shimmering voices, songs of honest pain, vulnerability and simple joy and its unabashed pride in roots parlour-room music make it a desert-island disc," writes reviewer Joe Breen of the debut album. He calls the remastered collection "impressive," saying: "Cleaned-up, wonderful songs and performances such as 'Heart Like a Wheel' and 'Mendocino' have lost none of their ability to touch."

    Read the complete four-star review at irishtimes.com.

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    Anna McGarrigle recently spoke with Montreal Gazette music columnist Bernard Perusse about Tell My Sister, offers some stories behind the original recording sessions, and shares her thoughts on hearing the voice of her sister Kate, who died last year of sarcoma, on the early demo tapes featured in the new collection.

    “She sounds so fierce in it. You can hear it in her voice,” Anna tells the Gazette. “She is just pumping it out. The energy that woman had was so amazing.”

    Read the complete feature article at montrealgazette.com.

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    To pick up a copy of Tell My Sister, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the complete set at checkout.

on May 20, 2011 - 6:01pm
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Tell My Sister, the three-disc set of newly remastered editions of Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Dancer with Bruised Knees, and a third disc of demos, receives four stars in the Irish Times, which says of the self-titled debut: "Its timeless melodies, shimmering voices, songs of honest pain, vulnerability and simple joy and its unabashed pride in roots parlour-room music make it a desert-island disc." Anna McGarrigle talks with the Montreal Gazette about the new collection and hearing her late sister's voice on the demos. “She sounds so fierce in it ... The energy that woman had was so amazing.”

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Tell My Sister—the three-disc set recently released on Nonesuch comprising newly remastered editions of the 1976 self-titled debut from Canadian singer/songwriters Kate & Anna McGarrigle and their 1977 follow-up, Dancer with Bruised Knees, plus a third disc of previously unreleased songs and demos—receives four stars in the Irish Times.

"Its timeless melodies, shimmering voices, songs of honest pain, vulnerability and simple joy and its unabashed pride in roots parlour-room music make it a desert-island disc," writes reviewer Joe Breen of the debut album. He calls the remastered collection "impressive," saying: "Cleaned-up, wonderful songs and performances such as 'Heart Like a Wheel' and 'Mendocino' have lost none of their ability to touch."

Read the complete four-star review at irishtimes.com.

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Anna McGarrigle recently spoke with Montreal Gazette music columnist Bernard Perusse about Tell My Sister, offers some stories behind the original recording sessions, and shares her thoughts on hearing the voice of her sister Kate, who died last year of sarcoma, on the early demo tapes featured in the new collection.

“She sounds so fierce in it. You can hear it in her voice,” Anna tells the Gazette. “She is just pumping it out. The energy that woman had was so amazing.”

Read the complete feature article at montrealgazette.com.

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To pick up a copy of Tell My Sister, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the complete set at checkout.

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:30
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Kate & Anna McGarrigle: "Tell My Sister" [cover]

Comments

This record is very very good

Just got this a couple of days ago. Stunning. Breaktaking. Heartbreaking. I'm out of adjectives, but seem to have an unlimited supply of goosebumps, at least when I'm listening to this music. I'd forgotten how wonderful these songs and these sisters' performances of them were.

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