Love Over and Over

Love Over and Over

by Kate & Anna McGarrigle

CD

Overview

As beautiful as Kate & Anna McGarrigle's first two albums were, they were something less than radio friendly -- a bit too openly emotional, a little short on glitter -- and their third, Pronto Monto, was an only partially successful attempt by producer David Nichtern to give their work a bit more pop polish. After leaving Warner Bros., the McGarrigles retreated into regionalism with the Québecois-friendly French Record before showing they could make a much more pleasing pop record on their own with Love Over and Over. Without forcing the issue, Love Over and Over, which Kate and Anna produced themselves, is approachable, hooky, and often quite witty, especially on the astrologically minded "Move Over Moon," the modern-day blues of "The Work Song," and the title cut, which features a tasty guitar solo from Mark Knopfler. But while Love Over and Over is a sweeter pill than what the McGarrigles sometimes offer, they're still in touch with their darker sensibilities, most notably on the bittersweet childhood reminiscences "Star Cab Company" and "On My Way to Town," and their French-language revision of Bob Seger's "You'll Accompany Me" is wildly idiosyncratic, palpably passionate, and pretty darn rockin'. And, as always, Kate & Anna McGarrigle sing like angels who've seen enough of life on our plane to understand it very well. A great album, and not a bad place to start digging into their body of work.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/1997
Label: Hannibal
UPC: 0031257140522
catalogNumber: 571405

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kate & Anna McGarrigle   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Alun Davies   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Gerry Conway   Percussion,Drums
Andrew Cowan   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Pat Donaldson   Bass,Vocals
Mark Knopfler   Electric Guitar
Scot Lang   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dane Lanken   Vocals,Background Vocals
Gilles Losier   Bass,Fiddle,Violin
Janie McGarrigle   Organ,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Humming
Anna McGarrigle   Banjo,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Humming
Ken Pearson   Organ,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Tack Piano
Jean Paul Robichaud   Percussion,Drums
Paul Samwell-Smith   Background Vocals
Chaim Tannenbaum   Banjo,Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kate McGarrigle   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Piano,Accordion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Humming
Martha Wainwright   Vocals
Rufus Wainwright   Vocals
DeBueno   Drums

Technical Credits

Nick Blagona   Engineer
Neil Dorfsman   Engineer
Mark Knopfler   Contributor
Janie McGarrigle   Producer
Anna McGarrigle   Producer
Paul Northfield   Engineer
Paul Samwell-Smith   Contributor
David Moore   Engineer
Kate McGarrigle   Producer
Bill Gill   Engineer
Chuck Gray   Engineer

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