Like Tom and Gabriel, I have been a fan for a long time, since seeing them appear on "Saturday Night Live" c.1975 and wondering who they were and if they had recordings out, etc. A few years ago they appeared in San Francisco and my then-girlfriend-now-wife and I still weep and sigh over that wonderful evening; Kate McGarrigle had washed her hair prior to the concert; these are the things you learn from a live performance. "La Vache Qui Pleure" is, spectacularly and wonderfully, "more of the same" which means you need to buy a copy for youself and a few dozen to pass out as gifts. But $30.00 for a single CD is musical blackmail, especially since, as Mr. Good suggests, it would cost less if ordered from Amazon.ca (Canada, not California). It is: there, it sells for $16.99 Canadian dollars. In American terms, that's about $12.25. Amazon.ca will also toss in the McGarrigles first "French" album - "Entre la Jeunesse et la Tendresse" - and the two CDs will only cost the US equivalent of $25.20. Even after postage is added, this is the route I'm going.