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Thread #73261   Message #1271019
Posted By: Alonzo M. Zilch (inactive)
13-Sep-04 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: McGarrigle sisters' harmonies
Subject: RE: McGarrigle sisters' harmonies
In Complainte pour Ste Catherine they use at least 3 and probably four part harmonies. (one above, and two below, the tune.)

In the recorded version of "Complainte pout Ste-Catherine," the harmonies are multi-tracked.

It struck me that one of those ladies (the McGarrigles) can sing awfully deep - for a lady that is.

Most of the McGarrigle recordings feature harmonies sung by males: Dane Lanken, Chaim Tannenbaum and Peter Weldon on the early sessions, also adding Rufus Wainwright and Joel Zifkin on some of the later ones.