|Studio album by Kate and Anna McGarrigle|
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Heartbeats Accelerating is a 1990 album by the late Kate and Anna McGarrigle. It was their first album in seven years, after Love Over and Over in 1983, and received favourable reviews from many music critics.
The title track was covered by Linda Ronstadt, on her 1993 album Winter Light and became a worldwide hit. Issued as a single, Ronstadt's version of the song reached the Top 30 at Adult Contemporary radio as well as #112 Bubbling Under in the United States, and peaked at #17 in Canada. It was also successful in several other countries including Australia.
The song "I Eat Dinner (When the Hunger's Gone)" was covered in 2004 by Kate's son Rufus Wainwright along with Dido for the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and it appears on the soundtrack album.
Songwriting credits for each track are listed below.
- "Heartbeats Accelerating" – 3:38 - Anna McGarrigle
- "I Eat Dinner (When the Hunger's Gone)" – 4:54 - Kate McGarrigle
- "Rainbow Ride" – 4:38 - Anna McGarrigle/Philippe Tatartcheff
- "Mother Mother" – 4:20 - Kate McGarrigle
- "Love Is" – 4:40 - Kate McGarrigle/Anna McGarrigle/Jane McGarrigle
- "DJ Serenade" – 4:10 - Philippe Tatartcheff
- "I'm Losing You" – 3:49 - Kate McGarrigle
- "Hit and Run Love" – 4:08 - Anna McGarrigle
- "Leave Me Be" – 5:17 - Kate McGarrigle/Anna McGarrigle
- "St. James Hospital (Cowboy's Lament)" – 2:59 - trad., arr. Doc Watson
- Anna McGarrigle - Vocals, Keyboards, Drum (5).
- Kate McGarrigle - Vocals, Accordion, Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Keyboards.
- Yves Gigon - Drums (1,3,9), Percussion (3,5).
- Daniel Gigon - Bass (1,3).
- Michael Breen - Guitar (1,2,7).
- Joel Zifkin - Violin (1,7,9).
- Pierre Marchand - Keyboards, Accordion, Vocals (7).
- Bill Dillon - Guitars (2,3,4,5,6,9).
- Michel Dupirre - Percussion (3,9).
- Jason Lang - Guitars (4,8).
- Marc Langis - Bass (3,6).
- Norman Barsalo - Bass (5).
- Richard Mischook - Guitar (6,8).
- Rufus Wainwright - Vocals (7).
- Pat Donaldson - Bass and Guitar (9).