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ARTIST
TITLE
Return of the Silkie
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DC 567CD DC 567CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/16/2013

"Return of the Silkie, 1983's third chapter in the as-yet unfinished saga of the nomadic West Coast harpist, Carol Kleyn, offers a slice of the wild and free utopian dream that changed so many lives in the '60s and '70s. Pure and simple, harp and vocals, accompanied only by scattings of harbor seals and sea lions, this loosely woven concept album includes gentle reminders that life is short -- take it in while you can -- and, along the way, try to preserve the magnificence of this world for the next generation. Sentiments and music as hauntingly true today as the day they were first sung and recorded. Carol's lyrics close with: 'there's a storm over paradise and it's we who decide / just how long we shall live / or when we shall die.' The instrumental that follows, and closes this album, reiterates that message with the cries of sea lions in the background, as the Silkie returns, perhaps by choice, to her underwater origins. The vinyl format is represented by a remastered, newly-pressed LP, packaged in the original album jackets and recently signed, with love, from Carol to you. As George Winston once wrote to her: 'I enjoy the new album. I like it the best, just you and harp.'"