Audio Mixers: Dennis Dragon; John Wood ; Roger Mayer.
Liner Note Authors: Greg Prestopino; Joe Boyd; Anna McGarrigle.
Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY (1971); A&R Studios, San Quebec, Montreal, QC (1971); Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, CA (1971); Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec (1971); New York, NY (1971); Sunwest Studios, Hollywood, CA (1971); A&R Studios, New York, NY (1974); A&R Studios, San Quebec, Montreal, QC (1974); Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, CA (1974); Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec (1974); New York, NY (1974); Sunwest Studios, Hollywood, CA (1974).
Photographers: Benno Friedman; Gail Kenney.
A lovingly packaged three-disc tribute to Kate McGarrigle, who died of sarcoma in 2010, Tell My Sister compiles remastered versions of Kate & Anna McGarrigle's self-titled debut album from 1976 and its follow-up, Dancer with Bruised Knees, from 1977, with a third disc of previously unreleased songs, including several solo and duo demos.
Rolling Stone (p.67) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE, from 1975, is a singer-songwriter session up there with Joni Mitchell's BLUE and Neil Young's HARVEST..."
Rolling Stone (p.75) - Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's '10 Best Reissues Of 2011' -- "[G]ently probing treasures of the singer-songwriter boom."
Spin (p.80) - "[T]heir inventive arrangements, unpredictable harmonizing, and hints of chanson reveal an eccentric genius."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n enchanting mix of happy/sad songs....The girls' distinct voices also meshed perfectly, delivering delightful harmonies that were neither sweet nor cloying."