Label: Light In The Attic
Format: 2LP+ +2 7"
Tip! *50th annyversary deluxe edition* Recorded over a six month period in 1970/71 at Bearsville, In My Own Time was Karen 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 anybodys heart – from her spectral evocation of Joe Tates “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-Hollands “How Sweet It Is”.
This super deluxe edition contains alternate takes and previously unreleased live versions of some of the songs. For example, this edition has a live version of “Are You Leaving for the Country,” recorded live at The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival on May 1, 1971. According to the Light in the Attic Records press release, the super deluxe edition also features, among other things: two 180-gram, 45 RPM LPs cut from new 2021 transfers and pressed at RTI, featuring bonus tracks from the original album sessions; one 12” 180-gram, 45 RPM EP featuring Live at The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival (May 1971) audio, newly remastered (2021) and previously unreleased in any format, and a B-side that includes a beautiful etching of Karen, illustrated by renowned artist Jess Rotter. Plus, you’ll find a 20-page booklet featuring unseen photos and liner notes by Lenny Kaye, with contributions from Nick Cave and Devendra Banhart.