Tell My Sister

Tell My Sister

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by Kate & Anna McGarrigle
     
 
Nonesuch Records releases Tell My Sister, a special three-disc set comprising remastered versions of Kate and Anna McGarrigles’ beloved 1976 self-titled debut; its equally praised 1977 follow-up, Dancer with Bruised Knees; and a collection of previously unreleased songs, including solo and duo demos. Joe Boyd, who produced the McGarrigles’ first two

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Nonesuch Records releases Tell My Sister, a special three-disc set comprising remastered versions of Kate and Anna McGarrigles’ beloved 1976 self-titled debut; its equally praised 1977 follow-up, Dancer with Bruised Knees; and a collection of previously unreleased songs, including solo and duo demos. Joe Boyd, who produced the McGarrigles’ first two albums, assembled the material for the third disc in addition to serving as producer for the whole set.

In approaching Tell My Sister’s third disc of previously unreleased material, Boyd says, “I was wary of listening to the demos, afraid they might expose our production as overdone compared to the wonder of the two sisters sitting side by side at the piano, harmonizing like goddesses. But plain and fancy both sound great to me 37 years on.”

Anna McGarrigle said of those first recordings: “Kate could easily have had a solo career, as is evident from her early song demos, but she told me, ‘I don’t want to do this by myself.’ So I put my puppet-making career on hold. To paraphrase her ‘Blues in D,’ I couldn’t let the poor girl down. Thank you for asking me, little sister.” From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2011
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0075597977080
catalogNumber:
527267

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Kiss and Say Goodbye
  2. My Town
  3. Blues In D
  4. Heart Like a Wheel
  5. Foolish You
  6. (Talk To Me of) Mendocino
  7. Complainte Pour Ste-Catherine
  8. Tell My Sister
  9. Swimming Song
  10. Jigsaw Puzzle of Life
  11. Go Leave
  12. Travelling On For Jesus

Disc 2

  1. Dancer With Bruised Knees
  2. Southern Boys
  3. No Biscuit Blues
  4. First Born
  5. Blanche Comme La Neige
  6. Perrine Était Servante
  7. Be My Baby
  8. Walking Song
  9. Naufragée Du Tendre
  10. Homage À Grungie
  11. Kitty Come Home
  12. Come a Long Way

Disc 3

  1. The Work Song
  2. Come Back Baby
  3. Jigsaw Puzzle of Life
  4. Saratoga Summer Song
  5. Annie
  6. On My Way To Town
  7. Roses Blanches
  8. Heart Like a Wheel
  9. Kiss and Say Goodbye
  10. Southern Boys
  11. Willie Moore
  12. Oliver, Remember Me?
  13. My Town
  14. Blues In E
  15. Walking Song
  16. Tell My Sister
  17. Over the Hill
  18. Come a Long Way
  19. (Talk To Me of) Mendocino
  20. Heart Like a Wheel
  21. (Talk To Me of) Mendocino

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kate & Anna McGarrigle   Primary Artist
Tony Rice   Guitar
John Cale   Organ,Marimbas
Warren Smith   Conga
Richard Davis   Bass
Plas Johnson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Grady Tate   Drums
Amos Garrett   Guitar
Lowell George   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Andrew Gold   Guitar
Roma Baran   Guitar
George Bohannon   Horn
Red Callender   Bass
Andrew Cowan   Acoustic Guitar
Nick DeCaro   Accordion
Dimmy Dimbuster   Vocals
Ron Doleman   Violin
Pat Donaldson   Bass
Gordie Fleming   Accordion
Floyd Gilbeau   Fiddle
David Grisman   Mandolin
Bobby Keys   Tenor Saxophone
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Densil Lang   Percussion
Scot Lang   Guitar
Dane Lanken   Trumpet,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tony Levin   Bass
Gilles Losier   Bass
Dave Mattacks   Drums
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Janie McGarrigle   Organ,Vocals
Anna McGarrigle   Banjo,Bass,Piano,Accordion,Recorder,Vocals,Background Vocals,Button Accordion
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Greg Prestopino   Guitar,Piano
Chaim Tannenbaum   Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Recorder,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joel Tepp   Clarinet,Harmonica
Peter Weldon   Banjo,Harmonica,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kate McGarrigle   Organ,Banjo,Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Button Accordion
Susan Evans   Percussion
Stephen Gadd   Drums
Jay Unger   Fiddle,Violin
Mike Visciglia   Bass
David Spinoza   Guitar
Kenny Pearson   Organ,Electric Piano

Technical Credits

Loudon Wainwright   Composer
John Wood   Engineer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Glenn Berger   Engineer
David Bither   Executive Producer
George Bohannon   Horn Arrangements
Joe Boyd   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Steve Ham   Engineer
Trevor Lawrence   Horn Arrangements
Anna McGarrigle   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Adaptation
Greg Prestopino   Producer,Liner Notes
Michael Small   Orchestral Arrangements
Chaim Tannenbaum   Composer
Kate McGarrigle   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Randy Saharuni   Cover Photo
Bill Dumaresq   Composer
Philippe Tatartcheff   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Tim Hewlings   Engineer
Wade Hemsworth   Composer

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