The Karen Dalton Archives Box
This boxset comes packaged in a AMPEX STUDIO TAPE STYLE CARDBOARD BOX and consists of 3lp's, 4cd's, a 52-page book, dvd, & download.
Including for the first-time ever on Vinyl - 3 LP : the 1962 double live album 'Cotton Eyed Joe' remastered.... + the 1963 home recordings album 'Green Rocky Road' remastered - 4 CD : same albums + 1CD of unreleased home recordings including a mesmerizing take on "God Bless The Child" - 52 PAGE BOOK with scans of KAREN DALTON PERSONAL ARCHIVES (writings, photographs, memos) disclosed here for the first time. The DVD features a film interview of Greenwich Village Folklore Center founder (1957-1973) Izzy Young by Megaphone label's Stéphane Bismuth about the Greenwich Village Folk Scene and Karen Dalton.
"All the informality of someone thinking aloud, which suits her signature vocals perfectly. In overdubbing, she seems to consider tempos and time signatures almost as restricting as a real studio. A particularly personal statement, a career marker" "Like a lost book of the Old Testament. Less like a folk record and more like a warp in the space-time continuum. The most beautiful and harrowing album you'll hear this year. The results are startling. Her rendering of "Katie Cruel" on In My Own Time has been hailed as definitive but she improves it here. Bewitching."
"Proving her masterly command of both the material and the audience" "Using her uncluttered fingerpicking and keening phrasing to a reimagine a pair of lesser known Ray Charles numbers to devastating effect" "Sounds great. The set captures a side of Dalton that her original releases never could. Such a personal statement it's far more challenging" "An invaluable treasure" Pitchfork 8/10