Kate and Anna McGarrigle (album)
|Kate and Anna McGarrigle|
|Studio album by Kate and Anna McGarrigle|
|Producer||Joe Boyd, Greg Prestopino|
|Kate and Anna McGarrigle chronology|
|Rolling Stone||(very favorable) |
|Robert Christgau||A |
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 recorded in 1972 by McKendree Spring and 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.
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; "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.
Each song's writing credit is listed below.
- "Kiss and Say Goodbye" – 2:47 - Kate
- "My Town" – 2:57 - Anna
- "Blues in D – 2:43 - Kate
- "Heart Like a Wheel" – 3:08 - Anna
- "Foolish You" – 3:02 - Wade Hemsworth
- "Talk to Me of Mendocino" – 3:08 - Kate
- "Complainte pour Ste-Catherine" – 2:48 - Anna/Philippe Tatartcheff
- "Tell My Sister" – 3:37 - Kate
- "Swimming Song" – 2:26 - Loudon Wainwright III
- "Jigsaw Puzzle of Life" – 2:29 - Anna
- "Go Leave" – 3:19 - Kate
- "Travellin' on for Jesus" – 2:42 - traditional, arranged by J. Spence
- Anna McGarrigle - vocals, keyboards, banjo, button accordion
- Kate McGarrigle - vocals, piano, guitar
- Tony Levin - bass
- Steve Gadd - drums
- Jay Ungar - fiddle
- Lowell George, David Spinozza, Greg Prestopino, Hugh McCracken, Tony Rice, Amos Garrett, Andrew Gold, Chaim Tannenbaum - guitar
- Red Callender - bass
- David Grisman - mandolin
- Joel Tepp - harmonica, clarinet
- Peter Weldon - banjo, backing vocals
- Floyd Gilbeau - fiddle
- Bobby Keys - tenor saxophone
- Plas Johnson - alto saxophone, clarinet
- Nick DeCaro - accordion
- Russ Kunkel - drums
- Dane Lanken - backing vocals
- "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
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- "CG: Kate & Anna McGarrigle". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
- Second Hand Songs.com: List of covers of "Heart Like a Wheel"
- Nona Marie and The Choir Bandcamp.com Retrieved 2013/02/06
- Second Hand Songs.com: List of McGarrigle covers
- "The 1976 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-01-08