Matapedia – newly re-mastered CD and downloads info.

Posted June 20th, 2012 by Anna

Here is the itunes link for the newly re-mastered downloads. MATAPEDIA – 2012 RE-MASTERED DOWNLOADS AT iTUNES They are also available through Amazon and a myriad of other stores and music service sites.

Matapedia CD cover - photo Diane Dulude 1996

There’s a newly-remastered CD of Matapedia now available from Outside Music Toronto. For the moment it is only available on CD. We’ll have downloads on itunes in the Fall when the earlier version that’s up there will be replaced by this newly remastered one. It’s a great sounding recording and because it was done later in Kate’s and my career (1996) it didn’t get that much notice but it is now generally considered to be among our very best work. Notable songs: Matapedia, Jacques et Gilles, Why Must We Die?, Bike Song, I Don’t Know. Actually they’re all pretty amazing. I’m sounding like Rufus now!!!!!! Accentuate the positive, yeah.

24 Responses:

  1. zz dans le meteo says:

    June 20th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Hear Hear !

  2. Campbell says:

    June 20th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Here Here before I hear hear here

  3. R.Andrade says:

    June 20th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Well done! I cam’t wait for it to be available in the US!

  4. Jordan says:

    June 21st, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Forgive me if I sound crass, but is the re-mastering in any way superior to the original 1996 version? I eagerly bought a copy (or two) of Matapedia at release and have adored it ever since, but I would not be inclined to buy another unless it were some sort of upgrade (in which case I’d again buy several!!).

  5. Peter says:

    June 21st, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    To me this is THE CD … never better and few approach it. This would be my desert island disc, along with French Record and Dancer, possibly the first CD and maybe the rest too.

  6. Campbell says:

    June 21st, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Peter is Right

  7. Florence Cavenaile says:

    June 22nd, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I remember you and Kate in Salmon Arm in the 1990’s. You two put on a great show. I when I moved up to Prince George from Vernon. I saw you and Kate then too. I met your husband Dane. And all those french songs that were great too.

  8. David Blake says:

    June 27th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Please, Anna. Is there any chance of Pronto Monto being released on CD or for download?

  9. Toronto- Images with text to follow - « campbie™ says:

    June 27th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    […] For ‘ol me the highlights were anna doing Jaques and Gilles from the newly reissued Matapedia It may not be Kate’s greatest song but it’s her most important in that she takes Franco […]

  10. Campbell says:

    June 27th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    why is this linking

  11. Argyle St. Antoine says:

    July 9th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    We received our copy of the remaster today.
    The little essay by kate from 2008
    Well it’s a life lesson
    like cheminant en ville /on my way to town
    Time enough for the mystery by and by
    Buy the Cd and you’ll understand

  12. Max Reese says:

    July 12th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I just wanted to say how much I liked the disk # 3 from Kate & Anna McGarrigle Tell My Sister recordings. Than you for the enjoyment.

  13. Anna Granfors says:

    July 19th, 2012 at 12:51 am

    That this album ever went out of print is strong indictment of the music business. Because I live in Hollywood, I remember finding a “white label” version of it about a month before it came out at a local record store, and it didn’t leave my CD player for months. (And of course, I bought the official Hannibal version when it was released, too, and will be buying this version next time I’m at the record store.)

    Whoever said earlier in comments that this is “desert island” McGarrigles is spot on, although I’d add “Love Over And Over” to “French Record” and “Dancer”. Do NOT ask me to pick just one. 🙂

  14. Anna says:

    July 21st, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Matapedia was licensed to Hannibal/Ryko for 8 yrs then reverted to us. That’s why the CD its now available through Outside Music in Toronto. It’s hard to patch together a world-wide distribution network with the music business being what it is now. CDs are a thing of the past.

  15. Campbell says:

    July 21st, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    CD’s being passée gives me hope that Edison Ambersol™ Cylinders will come back, K&A can join the ranks of John McCormack and Eva Tanguay
    En Avant

  16. Don Audet says:

    July 24th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Love the new release Anna
    Love & hugs
    Don Audet

  17. Jordan says:

    August 7th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Maybe it’s just that I’m getting old, but my ears cannot distinguish a whit of difference between the original Rykodisc version of “Matapedia” and the remastered one. It’s still any absolutely superb record, though, and one of my favorites!

  18. juliet says:

    August 7th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    i loooooove them!and im young too!

  19. Philip says:

    August 22nd, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I did not buy the original Matapedia album when it came out (working in Asia for many years) but now I know that I can get it. That is what matters to me.
    Thank you Anna
    PS:I have to say that on listening to “Tell My Sister” (from 3 CD compilation) I sort of think that those original versions were the best ever!!! And also that any record company that would hide “Saratoga Summer Song” in a vault for forty years should not be let near music of any kind under any circumstances.


  20. schnaxxl says:

    September 9th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Saw Rufus at Sydney Opera House tonight – a wonderful show.
    Lovely version of ‘Saratoga Summer Song’ by Teddy and a stunning ‘I Don’t Know’ by Krystle.
    Many Kate fans present.

  21. Dixie Smith says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    This has nothing to do with the topic at hand but regards an upcoming one… I see there will be a Kate Mcgarrigle memorial Christmas concert in LA this year. Selfishly, I ask, will there be one in NYC or MOntreal? Sounds like a lot to ask, and I guess the left coast should have some cheer as well. Merry Holidays to you all in either (or all ) event(s). I may have to content myself with the very excellent Christmas CD.

  22. Jim Witkowski says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 6:18 pm


    I picked up a copy of the Mcgarricle hour on vinyl and the sound is so much more lively than the CD (impossible, I know). Are there any plans for Matapedia being released as a record. I’d love to be able to add it to my collection. I’ve worn out several players with my CD and I never tire of it.

    Miss Kate, wish I had had the chance to attend a concert.

  23. Roger Newbury says:

    April 30th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I’m from Melbourne,Australia and I love Kate and Anna Mcgarrigle.Have played Matapedia endlessly for years.One of the best of all time.Where do they conjure up such emotional material.My loss for never seeing them in a live show.They were and are the best!

  24. Mike Cooper says:

    May 4th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I thought the remaster of Dancer was a definite improvement over the Hannibal CD, and I would like to buy the Matapedia remaster on CD. How do I find that, here in the U.S.?

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