Kate and Anna McGarrigle (album)

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Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Studio album by Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Released 1975
Recorded 1974-1975
Genre Folk
Length 35:06
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Joe Boyd, Greg Prestopino
Kate and Anna McGarrigle chronology
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
(1975)
Dancer with Bruised Knees
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (very favorable) [2]
Robert Christgau A [3]

Kate and Anna McGarrigle is the self-titled 1975 debut album by Kate and Anna McGarrigle.

The album includes "Heart Like a Wheel," the McGarrigles' most famous song, which was first released by Linda Ronstadt in 1974. That song subsequently has been covered by several other artists, including Billy Bragg, Katie Moore, The Corrs, and June Tabor.[4]

Other songs from the album which have received cover treatments include "Talk to Me of Mendocino," covered by Ronstadt on her 1982 album Get Closer, by the English singer-songwriter John Howard on his 2007 E.P. The Bewlay Brothers and by Nona Marie and The Choir on their 2011 eponymous album;[5] "Complainte pour Ste-Catherine," covered by the British pop singer Kirsty MacColl in 1989; and "Go Leave," covered by Anne Sofie von Otter with Elvis Costello.[6]

Guest musicians on the album include Lowell George, Bobby Keys and Anna McGarrigle's husband, Dane Lanken.

The album was listed at #5 on the 1976 Pazz & Jop poll.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Each song's writing credit is listed below.

  1. "Kiss and Say Goodbye" – 2:47 - Kate
  2. "My Town" – 2:57 - Anna
  3. "Blues in D – 2:43 - Kate
  4. "Heart Like a Wheel" – 3:08 - Anna
  5. "Foolish You" – 3:02 - Wade Hemsworth
  6. "Talk to Me of Mendocino" – 3:08 - Kate
  7. "Complainte pour Ste-Catherine" – 2:48 - Anna/Philippe Tatartcheff
  8. "Tell My Sister" – 3:37 - Kate
  9. "Swimming Song" – 2:26 - Loudon Wainwright III
  10. "Jigsaw Puzzle of Life" – 2:29 - Anna
  11. "Go Leave" – 3:19 - Kate
  12. "Travellin' on for Jesus" – 2:42 - traditional, arranged by J. Spence

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "CG: Kate & Anna McGarrigle". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  4. ^ Second Hand Songs.com: List of covers of "Heart Like a Wheel"
  5. ^ Nona Marie and The Choir Bandcamp.com Retrieved 2013/02/06
  6. ^ Second Hand Songs.com: List of McGarrigle covers
  7. ^ "The 1976 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-01-08