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The McGarrigle Hour - Vinyl Record

by Kate And Anna McGarrigle

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180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed
Kate and Anna McGarrigle are Canadian songwriting sisters whose talents came to global recognition in 1974 when Linda Ronstadt recorded Annas Heart Like a Wheel. The McGarrigle sisters were signed to Warner Brothers and recorded three albums. The sisters then recorded two albums for Joe Boyds label, Hannibal, in the early 80s. During this time Kate and Anna raised families and toured on occasion. In 1998 the sisters rejoined Joe Boyd along with family and friends to record, The McGarrigle Hour.

Ryko, which became home to Hannibal in the early 90s, celebrates The McGarrigle Hour as part of the Ryko Analogue Vinyl Series. Ryko Analogue is committed to releasing classic albums, cult favorites, and audiophile titles on vinyl. The LP package for The McGarrigle Hour includes a set of liner notes from album producer, Joe Boyd, that he penned especially for this LP release.

Featuring appearances by family and friends: Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright, Linda Ronstadt, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Chaim Tannenbaum Jane McGarrigle and Lily Lanken.

Side 1

1. Schooldays (Loudon Wainwright)
2. Skip Rope Song (Jesse Winchester)
3. Gentle Annie (Stephen Foster)
4. Alice Blue Gown (McCarthy & Tierney)
5. Porte En Arriére (D.L. Menard)
6. What’ll I Do (Irving Berlin)

Side 2

1. Dig My Grave (Traditional)
2. Cool River (Anna McGarrigle & Audrey Bean)
3. Heartburn (Rufus Wainwright)
4. NaCl (Sodium Chloride) (Kate McGarrigle)
5. Bon Voyage (J. Laure / Small)
6. Allez-Vous-En (Cole Porter)

Side 3

1. Green Green Rocky Road (Traditional)
2. Young Love (Cartey & Joyner)
3. Year Of The Dragon (Martha Wainwright)
4. Forever And The Same (Phillippe Tatartcheff & Anna McGarrigle)

Side 4

1. Talk To Me Of Mendocino (Kate McGarrigle)
2. Baltimore Fire (Traditional)
3. Johnny’s Gone To Hilo (Traditional)
4. Time On My Hands (Chaim Tannenbaum)
5. Goodnight Sweetheart (Campbell, Connelly & Noble)

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180/200 GRAM Vinyl LP

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