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Tell My Sister

Kate & Anna McGarrigleAudio CD
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"Tell My Sister"

Nonesuch Records releases Tell My Sister, a special three-disc set comprising remastered versions of Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s 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, on May 3, 2011. Joe Boyd, who produced the ... Read more in Amazon's Kate & Anna McGarrigle Store

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  • Audio CD (May 3, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B004TX3S44
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,098 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2011 three CD set comprising remastered versions of Kate and Anna McGarrigle's 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.

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93 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best compilation ever? May 7, 2011
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This box set is a rare delight. I have been familiar with Kate and Anna's work since 1975 and their first two albums have been constant and much loved companions. The idea of getting the demo tapes was exciting, but I was unprepared for their excellence. The third CD on previously unreleased work is awesome and Kate and Anna at the top of their game. There are songs here that are unfamiliar and one has to ask why work of this quality was cast aside. I wasn't expecting to find much of interest in the first two remastered CDs, I was so wrong. These works have been remastered by Joe Boyd. The clarity is wonderful. I am hearing things for the first time in 36 years. Thanks Anna and the family for this project. Everthing about it is perfect. I hope it sells well enough to inspire more releases and more demo recordings ... 'Cool River' and '(Land of the) Shining Birch Tree' are still hidden in a vault. The acclaim this duo deserve is long overdue!
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Classics Remastered and More... May 13, 2011
Format:Audio CD
After I heard the moving interview with the humble Anna McGarrigle on NPR's Fresh Air, I bought this modest-sized box set that she was plugging. Having long held their first two albums in high esteem, it was still a revelation to me that Kitty was Anna's name for Kate. A lovely support-song with this namesake, "Kitty Come Home", was Anna's account of retrieving husbandless Kate and her two children from New York City and back to Montreal where life began. These two albums are worth owning again in their digitally remastered splendor by original producer Joe Boyd.

The bonus disc of their 1971-1974 demos justifies rapt attention too. These foundational folk recordings stand just as proudly as the versions where scintillating production intercepted. In addition, there are several endearing unheard tracks with the standouts being Kate's ode to absolute freedom called "Saratoga Summer Song" and Kate and Anna's tragic farewell to "Willie Moore" with banjo and accordian backing. Both were strong lead singers, but their greatest gifts were that they harmonized like nobody else and they gave domesticity musical (and lyrical) depth and warmth. It's quite possible that this reissue could end up being recording of the year. With many thanks to the McGarrigle sisters.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1974 Memories May 13, 2011
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You will like this three set CD especially if you met your wife in 1973, got together in 1974 and at that time heard Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing the "Swimming Song" on the radio and then looked for and bought the tape cassette which you then played drinking cold white wine,putting the glasses down, dancing a bit, not knowing that you were so happy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good memories July 3, 2011
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The CD arrived in perfect condition. It's a great CD and brings back a lot of good memories of friends. It reminds me of the long Canadian winters when we listened to a lot of good music in old houses downtown. I think that's why Canada has produced so many great musicians. We spend a lot of introspective time during the winter months indoors. Just a theory.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars previewed on Fresh Air May 11, 2011
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Been ordered! Heard some of the demos on Fresh Air tonight - and coupled with the remastering of the first 2 lps/cds makes this a must buy for us. Mostly just to say "thanks" for the first reviewer to mention the quality of the remastering..There has to be a pretty good reason to buy 2 albums 3 times! seems pretty harsh for the K&A page at Amazon to just say:
:At a Glance
Split: 2010 (1 year ago).

Umm..if Kate dying can be referred to as "splitting" up the duo.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful surprise July 28, 2011
By Elana
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I had actually never even heard of the McGarrigle sisters before Terry Gross' Fresh Air interview with Anna. I liked the clips I heard enough to start listening, and took the splurge to buy Tell my Sister. It's been a few months now, and those three CDs are still in circulation in my car's player. I have listened to them over and over, admire the songwriting and singing more each time I hear them, and revel that they're still so fresh for me. What a great buy! Their lyrics and harmonies are wonderful. I would love to have known them back in the day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life at ground level January 21, 2012
By D.V.O.
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Kate and Anna McGarrigle were one of the most unique and remarkable acts to emerge from the 70's singer/songwriter era. While usually classified as folkies, their music drew on a wide range of influences, from piano-driven Edwardian parlor music through acoustic blues into traditional French folk music, complete with banjos, accordions and fiddles. Their lyrics were often wry and amusing, always thoughtful and very personal, focusing mostly on the everyday events of their lives and delivered with their ethereal, helium-tinged harmonies. This set contains their first two classic studio albums and makes a great introduction for the uninitiated, although dedicated fans will love the 3rd disc for the previously unreleased demos and outtakes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tell My Sister November 9, 2012
By David
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My albums died years ago. Re-engineered as CDs, the music is just as compelling as I heard 35 years ago. Lyrics are good, the "sound" is even better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oldies... with currency
I purchased this because I loved their music when I first heard it (in the 70s). I still love it. I particularly like that several of the songs are available in different versions... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dr Jan Provis
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Folk Singers
This is an exellent set of 3 music cds. All of the songs were very good.
The McGarrigle Sisters were my favorite f Thiolk singers from Canada. Read more
Published 9 months ago by God of Thunder
5.0 out of 5 stars The best CD that I've bought in a long time.
The first album is featured in the book "1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die." It's that good. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Richard D. Price
5.0 out of 5 stars tell my sister
Love these girls they are angels of harmony..I have had these singers for over twenty years.
I will keep their cd's till I die.
Published 14 months ago by David J. Browning
5.0 out of 5 stars the mcgarrigle sisters are unique
I love the timelessness of the wonderful original music, I love the harmonies and the poetry of the songs,which are in the realm of great timeless music also the whimsical nature... Read more
Published 17 months ago by annie dekeyzer
5.0 out of 5 stars What a jewel!
I'd almost forgotten about the McGarrigle sisters, but as I was driving the coast here in Oregon, a ditty I couldn't peg kept running through my mind. Read more
Published 23 months ago by tatermusic
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic McGarrigle collection
So good to have these first two McGarrigle Albums available again--together in one CD. And, as a bonus, a CD of the early demos before they got a recording contract. Read more
Published on January 15, 2012 by James E. Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Still fabulous.
I have the LP for this one, so obviously I've had it a long time. The music wears VERY well, so well that now I bought the CD. Read more
Published on December 5, 2011 by mysterylover
5.0 out of 5 stars Something Old Is New Again
I have had the albums that form the first two-thirds of this set from the first week they were issued. I have had them in vinyl, tape, CD and MP3. Read more
Published on October 13, 2011 by Pragmatist
5.0 out of 5 stars Tell my Sister
I was delighted to be able to get Dancer with Bruised Knees remastered but the new material turned out to be an even better treat in this three volume set. Read more
Published on August 10, 2011 by Patricia A. Sullivan
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Why not "Pronto Monto" with the first two?
Kate McGarrigle was the one who passed away. Not Anna.
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