The McGarrigle Hour

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The McGarrigle Hour
Studio album by Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Released October 13, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Folk
Length 68:54
Label Hannibal Records
Producer Joe Boyd
Kate and Anna McGarrigle chronology
Matapédia
(1996)
The McGarrigle Hour
(1998)
La vache qui pleure
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars link
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The McGarrigle Hour is a 1998 album by Kate and Anna McGarrigle.

The album was recorded at a family gathering, including Kate's former husband Loudon Wainwright III, their son and daughter Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, Anna's husband Dane Lanken, their son and daughter Sylvan Lanken and Lily Lanken, and Kate and Anna's sister Jane McGarrigle.

Several of the McGarrigle sisters' friends and collaborators, including Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Chaim Tannenbaum, Joel Zifkin and Philippe Tatartcheff, also appear on the album.

The combo perform a mix of traditional folk tunes, pop standards and original material by the participants.

The album won the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year - Group at the Juno Awards of 1999.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "School Days" – 2:52 – Loudon Wainwright III
  2. "Skip Rope Song" – 2:34 – Jesse Winchester
  3. "Gentle Annie" – 2:59 – Stephen Foster
  4. "Alice Blue Gown" – 2:39 – Joseph McCarthy/Harry Tierney
  5. "Porte en arrière" – 3:05 – D. L. Menard
  6. "What'll I Do?" – 3:37 – Irving Berlin
  7. "Dig My Grave" – 2:38 – traditional
  8. "Cool River" – 3:32 – Anna/Audrey Bean
  9. "Heartburn" – 2:28 – Rufus Wainwright
  10. "NaCl (Sodium Chloride)" – 2:30 – Kate
  11. "Bon Voyage" – 3:25 – Jacques Laure/Danny Small
  12. "Allez-vous en" – 3:43 – Cole Porter
  13. "Green, Green Rocky Road" – 3:54 – traditional
  14. "Young Love" – 3:23 – Rick Cartey/Carole Joyner
  15. "Year of the Dragon" – 5:20 – Martha Wainwright
  16. "Forever and the Same" – 3:29 – Anna/Philippe Tatartcheff
  17. "Talk to Me of Mendocino" – 2:58 – Kate
  18. "Baltimore Fire" – 3:15 – traditional
  19. "Johnny's Gone to Hilo" – 3:09 – traditional
  20. "Time On My Hands" – 4:15 – Chaim Tannenbaum
  21. "Goodnight Sweetheart" – 2:09 – Jimmy Campbell/Reginald Connelly/Ray Noble