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Karen Dalton

Karen Dalton Bundle

Light in the Attic & Delmore Recording Society


LP Bundle $100
  • Four classic Karen Dalton albums
  • Multicolor Wax (Standard Black Vinyl, Green Vinyl and Clear Vinyl)
  • Shuckin' Sugar LP available exclusively in Karen Dalton Bundle


LITA 045 It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best with new, all-analog mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, direct from the original analog tapes & pressed at RTI.

LITA 203 In My Own Time - 50th Anniversary Standard Deluxe Edition presented on three sides of 45-RPM, 180-gram vinyl pressed at RTI, with the fourth side showcasing alternate takes from the album sessions + two 7-inch singles featuring previously-unreleased live recordings captured at Germany’s Beat Club in 1971, pressed at Third Man Record Pressing & housed in tip-on jackets.

DE030 1966 home recordings remastered/recut/re-pressed at Third Man on Clear Green Rocky Road vinyl.

DE031 Shuckin' Sugar lost recordings pressed at Third Man on transparent, natural vinyl.

Artist Bio

The late Karen Dalton has been the muse for countless folk rock geniuses, from Bob Dylan to Devendra Banhart, from Lucinda Williams to Joanna Newsom.

Legendary singer Lacy J. Dalton actually adopted her hero’s surname as her own when she started her career in country music. Karen Dalton had that affect on people – her timeless, aching, blues-soaked, Native American spirit inspired both Dylan & The Band’s “Katie’s Been Gone” (on The Basement Tapes) and Nick Cave’s “When I First Came To Town” (from Henry’s Dream).

Recorded over a six-month period in 1970-71 at Bearsville, In My Own Time was Dalton’s only fully planned and realized studio album. The material was carefully selected and crafted for her by producer/musician Harvey Brooks, the Renaissance man of rock-jazz who played bass on Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited and Miles’ Bitches Brew. It features ten songs that reflected Dalton’s incredible ability to break just about anybody’s heart – from her spectral evocation of Joe Tate’s “One Night of Love,” to the dark tragedy of the traditional “Katie Cruel.” Known as a great interpreter of choice material, Dalton could master both country and soul genres with hauntingly pining covers of George Jones’ “Take Me” and Holland-Dozier-Holland’s “How Sweet It Is.”

Learn more about  In My Own Time and it's 50th anniversary: 

"Karen was tall, willowy, had straight black hair, was long-waisted and slender, what we all wanted to look like. And her blend of influences – the jazz of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, the immersion of Nina Simone, the Appalachian keen of Jean Ritchie, the R&B and country that had to seep in as she made her way to New York from Oklahoma – created a ‘voice for the jaded ear.’” - Lacy J. Dalton