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Kate and Anna McGarrigle: Love Over and Over (Polydor) ***½

Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 17 March 1983

WHILE THEIR most compelling virtue is their lovely vocal interplay, Kate and Anna McGarrigle have always been careful to use classy session players. As a result, it sometimes seems as if the sisters are making the point that their mix of church music, ballads and north-of-the-border jug-band fare is not some quaint folkie goulash but a disciplined series of choices. Love Over and Over, with Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler playing perky guitar on the title track, is the Canadian duos most meticulous album yet.

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