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Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Released the day before Liam Lunson's film of the same name, this two-disc set offers music from three concerts that took place over three years in London, New York, and Toronto, curated by Joe Boyd. The film only covers the New York show, but the music here presents a much more expansive portrait of Kate McGarrigle's legacy and influence in 34 tracks. Hosted by her children, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, these performances are both a family album -- Kate's sister Anna participates, as does her daughter Lily Lanken, and aunt Sloan Wainwright-- and a star-studded tribute. Performers include Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Antony Hegarty, Justin Vivian Bond, Krystle Warren, Linda ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Released the day before Liam Lunson's film of the same name, this two-disc set offers music from three concerts that took place over three years in London, New York, and Toronto, curated by Joe Boyd. The film only covers the New York show, but the music here presents a much more expansive portrait of Kate McGarrigle's legacy and influence in 34 tracks. Hosted by her children, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, these performances are both a family album -- Kate's sister Anna participates, as does her daughter Lily Lanken, and aunt Sloan Wainwright-- and a star-studded tribute. Performers include Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Antony Hegarty, Justin Vivian Bond, Krystle Warren, Linda and Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jenni Muldaur, and Jimmy Fallon, performing either solo and/or in various combinations backed by three different ensembles comprised of crack musicians. Many of these performances showcase McGarrigle's diverse, restless, and insightful songwriting, and how enduring her songs are. Highlights include a stirring "Talk to Me Of Mendocino" with Jones' lead vocal backed by Martha and Rufus. Martha's solo reading of "Matapedia" is sparsely orchestrated with only an acoustic guitar, violin and her vocal, which gets deep inside the grain of the lyric. Teddy Thompson's offering of "Saratoga Summer Song," sounds like it was written for him. Given Kate's passing, Anna's classic "Heart Like a Wheel," sung by her, Harris, Warren, Martha, and Lanken, is searing. Hegarty delivers a devastating solo on "Go Leave," and Harris and Jones offer a rousing version of "As Fast as My Feet Can Carry Me," backed by a full country band. Martha's and Rufus' duet on "I Am a Diamond" opens disc two as a militant yet delicate personal anthem. The second version of "Go Leave" by Linda Thompson backed by Richard's guitar, is doubly poignant given it's performed by a divorced couple. Rufus' and Hegarty's performance of "I Cried for Us" is perhaps the most heartbreaking track on the entire set, while Peggy Seeger's "Tell My Sister," sung in a quavering voice, carries within it both vulnerability and empathy. The two biggest surprises here are in the closing sections on both discs. Kate McGarrigle herself appears via the wonders of technology on "Prosperina," where her voice is accompanied by Sloan and Martha, and in "I Just Want to Make It Last," a late home solo demo that addresses her mortality with wit, irony, and tenderness.This collection offers testimony to Kate's unique, quirky vision and reminds us of what we've lost. More than anything, Sing Me The Songs... is a celebration, and is presented as such: informal, intimate, humorous, and always, even in its uneven moments, thoroughly engaging.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2013
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • UPC: 075597959062
  • Catalog Number: 534872
  • Sales rank: 14,034

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kiss and Say Goodbye - Sylvan Lanken (2:42)
  2. 2 Southern Boys - Teddy Thompson (4:52)
  3. 3 Talk to Me of Mendocino - Norah Jones (3:13)
  4. 4 Entre Lajeunesse et la sagesse - Krystle Warren (4:07)
  5. 5 Matapedia - Lily Lanken (5:36)
  6. 6 I Eat Dinner (When the Hunger's Gone) - Rufus Wainwright (4:22)
  7. 7 Swimming Song - Jimmy Fallon (2:47)
  8. 8 Saratoga Summer Song - Teddy Thompson (4:03)
  9. 9 Tell My Sister - Martha Wainwright (3:43)
  10. 10 I Don't Know - Krystle Warren (4:14)
  11. 11 First Born - Lily Lanken (3:51)
  12. 12 Heart Like a Wheel - Krystle Warren (3:47)
  13. 13 Go Leave - Antony (4:15)
  14. 14 As Fast As My Feet Can Carry Me - Norah Jones (3:37)
  15. 15 Walking Song - Rufus Wainwright (5:26)
  16. 16 Proserpina - Sloan Wainwright (4:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Am a Diamond - Rufus Wainwright (4:28)
  2. 2 Mother Mother - Broken Social Scene (3:41)
  3. 3 On My Way To Town - Sylvan Lanken (2:44)
  4. 4 Over The Hill - Lily Lanken (3:00)
  5. 5 I Cried for Us - Antony (3:21)
  6. 6 The Work Song - Justin Vivian Bond (3:48)
  7. 7 Come Back Baby - Teddy Thompson (3:38)
  8. 8 Oliver, Remember Me? - Rufus Wainwright (1:59)
  9. 9 Dans le silence - Rufus Wainwright (4:03)
  10. 10 Jacques and Giles - Lily Lanken (4:33)
  11. 11 All the Way to San Francisco - Sylvan Lanken (4:19)
  12. 12 Tell My Sister - Peggy Seeger (3:39)
  13. 13 Travelling On For Jesus - Chaim Tannenbaum (3:15)
  14. 14 Go Leave - Linda Thompson (3:48)
  15. 15 Darlin' Kate - Lily Lanken (3:17)
  16. 16 Dink's Song - Rufus Wainwright (3:53)
  17. 17 Love Over and Over - Sing Me the Songs Ensemble (4:18)
  18. 18 I Just Want to Make It Last - Kate McGarrigle (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Thompson Guitar
Martyn Barker Drums
Calum MacColl Guitar
Janie McGarrigle Piano
Chaim Tannenbaum Banjo, Mandolin
Doug Weiselman Clarinet, Guitar, Saxophone
Joel Zifkin Bass, Violin
Michel Pepin Guitar
Brad Albetta Bass
Thomas Bartlett Piano
Bryan Devendorf Percussion
Michelle Josef Drums
Technical Credits
Emmylou Harris Composer
Loudon Wainwright III Composer, Photo Courtesy
Joe Boyd Producer
Jerry Boys Mastering
Calum MacColl Music Direction
Janie McGarrigle Composer
Anna McGarrigle Composer
Chaim Tannenbaum Composer
Teddy Wainwright Producer
Kate McGarrigle Arranger, Composer
Tom Leader Mastering
Martha Wainwright Liner Notes
Rufus Wainwright Liner Notes
David Gahr Photo Courtesy
Benno Friedman Photo Courtesy
Randy Saharuni Photo Courtesy
Brad Albetta Music Direction
Philippe Tatartcheff Composer
Catherine Steinmann Producer
Thomas Bartlett Music Direction
Kevin Head Photo Courtesy
Traditional Composer
Michael Ondaatje Liner Notes
Lily Lanken Logo Design, Photo Courtesy
Lian Lunson Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Kathleen Weldon Logo Design
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