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The McGarrigle Hour


Download links and information about The McGarrigle Hour by Kate & Anna McGarrigle. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 01:07:31 minutes.

Artist: Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:07:31
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No. Title Length
1. Schooldays (feat. Loudon Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright and Chaim Tannenbaum) 2:51
2. Skip Rope Song (feat. Emmylou Harris) 2:34
3. Gentle Annie (feat. Linda Ronstadt) 2:58
4. Alice Blue Gown (feat. Lily Lanken and Rufus Wainwright) 2:38
5. Porte en Arrière (feat. Emmylou Harris) 3:04
6. What'll I Do? (feat. Loudon Wainwright, Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright) 3:36
7. Dig My Grave (feat. Chaim Tannenbaum) 2:38
8. Cool River (feat. Lily Lanken and Martha Wainwright) 3:30
9. Heartburn (feat. Rufus Wainwright) 2:26
10. Nacl (Sodium Chloride) [feat. Chaim Tannenbaum] 2:28
11. Bon Voyage (feat. Jane McGarrigle) 3:24
12. Allez-Vous En (feat. Martha Wainwright) 3:41
13. Green Green Rocky Road (feat. Lily Lanken and Rufus Wainwright) 3:52
14. Young Love (feat. Chaim Tannenbaum and Lily Lanken) 3:22
15. Year of the Dragon (feat. Martha Wainwright and Lily Lanken) 5:18
16. Forever and the Same 3:28
17. Talk to Me of Mendocino (feat. Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright) 2:58
18. Baltimore Fire (feat. Loudon Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright and Chaim Tannenbaum) 3:14
19. Johnny's Gone to Hilo (feat. Loudon Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Chaim Tannenbaum, Lily Lanken, Dane Lanken and Sylvan Lanken) 3:08
20. Time On My Hands (feat. Chaim Tannenbaum) 4:14
21. Goodnight Sweetheart (feat. Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright) 2:09



An interesting idea, given the talented family tree of the McGarrigle Sisters: Gather the family together (including Kate's ex-husband Loudon Wainwright) and record a CD as they play the family piano and sing traditional folk tunes, originals, and old pop standards. Add in some friends (Emmylou Harris turning in a stirring vocal on "Skip Rope Song"), Linda Ronstadt, and Chaim Tannenbaum, and the end result is a pleasant yet somewhat mediocre CD. But even a mediocre release from this family has several redeeming qualities. Kate and Anna's harmonies have never sounded tighter, and the choice of using Joe Boyd as producer (he produced their first two albums) was a good one, as he seems able to highlight their vocals and harmonies. There are some truly amazing songs as well, especially when they tackle pure, traditional folk tunes. Loudon Wainwright's "Schooldays," the opening track, is an early highlight, featuring great vocals and a great tune. The traditional folk song "Dig My Grave," featuring Chaim Tannenbaum, is chilling, and Anna's version of her own "Cool River" is incredibly moving — all beautiful songs. The problem with this album is that there are no new songs, which is a real shame since this is the follow-up to 1996's brilliant Matapedia. This may be a small complaint, as the songs all mean something to the family, as evidenced in the notes in the package. Overall, however, a good album, but not the best release from the McGarrigles.