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ARTIST
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The Karen Dalton Archives Box
FORMAT
3LP/4CD/DVD BOX

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MEGAUK 030BOX MEGAUK 030BOX
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RELEASE DATE
1/11/2019

Massively delayed, possibly arrives late Dec/2018... The Karen Dalton Archives Box includes for the first-time ever on vinyl: the 1962 double live album Cotton Eyed Joe remastered (on two LPs) and the 1963 home recordings album Green Rocky Road remastered. Also includes three CDs of the same material along with one CD of unreleased home recordings which includes a mesmerizing take on "God Bless The Child". Includes a 52-page book with scans of Karen Dalton Personal Archives (writings, photographs, memos) disclosed here for the first time. DVD of 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; Double-sided DVD with one side NTSC format/one side PAL format Includes digital download card.

Press about Cotton-Eyed Joe (1962/2007) and Green Rocky Road (1963/2008):

"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.