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Martha Wainwright

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Born in Montreal to parents of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright was engulfed in a sea of music from childbirth. Often singing or performing on-stage and in the studio at an early age, Wainwright became agitated at the thought of a musical career during high school. Shunning music, she decided to study drama at Montreal's Concordia University instead. Soon after starting her studies, however, Wainwright began composing her own material and performing in clubs and coffeehouses around Montreal. In 1997, she released her debut effort, a cassette entitled Ground Floor. She also began touring with her older brother Rufus Wainwright as a backing vocalist and musician. Moving from Montreal to New York, Wainwright took part in a stage musical called Largo. She also released a self-titled EP, as well as a four-song EP called Factory in 2002. In February 2005, Wainwright released another EP called Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole, followed by the eponymous Martha Wainwright (her full-length debut album) in April. Her second full-length effort, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too, arrived in spring 2008. A year later, Wainwright released Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, a Paris, a 15-song collection of live Edith Piaf covers. In 2012, she returned with her third studio album, Come Home to Mama. Recorded in Sean Lennon's home studio, the album was produced by Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda and featured such guest artists as Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and Dirty Three drummer Jim White. 2015 saw Wainwright team up with her half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche as the Wainwright Sisters; they released an album of lullabies titled Songs in the Dark. Wainwright returned to the emotionally direct approach of her early work for 2016's Goodnight City. Along with six of her own new songs, the album included songwriting contributions from Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, and novelist Michael Ondaatje. ~ Jason MacNeil
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Martha Wainwright

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   You Cheated Me
  3.   Tower of Song
  4.   Bleeding All Over You
  5.   Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole
  6.   Quand Le Jour Est Court
  7.   Hearts Club Band
  8.   It's Over
  9.   Jimi
  10.   Far Away
  11.   Traveller
  12.   Tell My Sister
  13.   Francis
  14.   Cette Vie
  15.   I'll Be Seeing You
  16.   Jesus and Mary
  17.   The Traitor
  18.   Proserpina
  19.   Piano Music
  20.   TV Show
  21.   P.O.V. Waltz by Jim Campilongo
  22.   G.P.T.
  23.   Window
  24.   Whither Must I Wander
  25.   All the Way to San Francisco
  26.   Around the Bend
  27.   Mon Corps
  28.   Me Glisser Sous Ta Peau
  29.   I Will Internalize
  30.   In the Middle of the Night
  31.   When the Day Is Short
  32.   Before the Children Came Along
  33.   Look Into My Eyes
  34.   Dans le Silence
  35.   Bring Back My Heart
  36.   Factory
  37.   These Flowers
  38.   I've a New Friend
  39.   See Emily Play
  40.   So Down
  41.   This Life
  42.   Baby
  43.   One of Us
  44.   So Many Friends
  45.   The Maker
  46.   Alexandria
  47.   Franci
  48.   Take the Reins
  49.   I Am Woman
  50.   Tower Song
  51.   T'es Jamais Partie
  52.   Tu Peux Partir
  53.   La Nuit N'en Finit Plus
  54.   Niger River
  55.   Who Was I Kidding?
  56.   The George Song
  57.   Dis, Quand Reviendras-Tu?
  58.   Ball & Chain
  59.   Matapedia
  60.   Ayoye
  61.   I Wish I Were
  62.   J'intérioriserai
  63.   Love Is a Stranger
  64.   Si Dieu Existe
  65.   Don't Forget
  66.   Le Monde Est Stone
  67.   How Soon
  68.   Comin' Tonight
  69.   All By Myself

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