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In My Own Time (50th Anniversary Edition)

lp - £27.99 | Pre Order
a 50th anniversary remaster of this true masterpiece by one of music’s most mysterious, enigmatic, and enduringly influential artists.
karen dalton

Shuckin’ Sugar (2022 reissue)

cd - £15.99
In 1962, Karen summoned Richard Tucker to join her in Colorado, extolling the healthier lifestyle, and plentiful gigs at Boulder folk club The Attic.
karen dalton

in my own time (50th anniversary expanded edition)

cd w/ 9 bonus tracks - £16.99 | Buy
cassette w/ 9 bonus tracks - £21.99 | Buy
Celebrating the album’s 50th anniversary, Light in the Attic is honored to present a newly remastered edition of the album.
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In My Own Time - 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

super limited indies only numbered 180g 45rpm 2lp + 180g 45rpm 12" ep + 2 x 7" + cd + poster, housed in trifold jacket - 1 per customer - £141.99
Light in the Attic is honoured to celebrate the 50th anniversary of In My Own Time with the definitive edition of this monumental classic.
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1966 (2021 repress)

limited "clear green rocky road" lp in tip-on sleeve + download - £30.99
Karen Dalton was a remote, elusive creature.
  1. Reason To Believe
  2. Katie Cruel
  3. Cotton Eyed Joe
  4. Green Rocky Road
  5. Don't Make Promises
  6. Other Side To This Life
  7. God Bless The Child
  8. Little Bit Of Rain
  9. While You're On Your Way
  10. 2:19 Train
  11. Misery Blues
  12. Mole In The Ground
  13. Shiloh Town
  14. Hallelujah

karen dalton


delmore recordings
  • cd

    Released: 23rd Jan 2012

    out of stock

newly unearthed tapes from ‘66 find the folk-blues legend unadorned & unburdened by studio production, just banjo & guitar used to heartbreaking effect.

recorded in her colorado cabin, these long lost reels allow an intimate & unfiltered portrayal of the remote & elusive songwriter. there are sparse renditions, including 4 duets with richard tucker, which are in many ways superior to the 2 studio albums that were coaxed from her, capturing these songs as she perhaps intended them to be heard. as well as the covers she delivers traditional songs including a devastating version of ‘katie cruel’, that is so powerful, it is as if the ghost of katie cruel seeped into her blood. “the old-timey accompaniment & dalton’s bluesy vocals perfectly suit hardin’s exquisitely sad songs” 4/5 – uncut.

daniel recommends: "utterly essential early home recordings from the enigmatic & elusive dalton, engrossing & heartbreaking. i have to admit to never really “getting” dalton’s two studio albums, 1969’s ‘it’s so hard to tell…’ & 1971’s ‘in my own time’ (controversial, i know). the overly produced lush studio sound seemed a bit oppressive, draining her incredible voice of a lot of its colour, & my impressions probably weren’t helped by the well-reported fact she was notoriously reluctant to record anything in a studio. this collection however, is totally mindblowing. it consists of recordings of her & richard tucker rehearsing for a gig in their remote colorado cabin. stripped back to just guitar / banjo & voice, the songs gain a remarkable power, with the likes of tim hardin’s ‘reason to believe’ & the traditional ‘katie cruel’ becoming even more devastating. her vocals have the power & emotion of the classic blues & gospel singers, with the delicate, melodic intricacy of a lot of her contemporaries in the folk scene, &  these are the recordings on which, for me, she truly shines."