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Karen Dalton - It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best - 2009 US Light In... 10-track LP

€ 40
ArtistKaren Dalton
TitleIt's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best - 2009 US Light In... 10-track LP
Price € 40
GenreRock & Folk & Blues
Record labelLight In The Attic
Catalogue noLITA 045
Year of release2009
GradingVG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+ (Cover)
Stock listKaren Dalton
Additional info2009 US Light In The Attic label 10-track LP reissue of Enid, Oklahoma, born folk & blues singer/songwriters stunning debut album - originally issued by Capitol in 1969.

"'It's So Hard To Tell' spans generations of classic American songwriting (Led Belly, Jelly Roll Morton, and Tim Hardin) and with Dalton's unsurpassed interpretive depth and emotional range, it's no surprise that artists from Fred Neil to Nick Cave have sung Dalton's praises over the years. Even the likes of Bob Dylan have fallen under her spell, recalling the singer's illuminating presence on the New York music scene during the pair's formative Greenwich Village days: "My favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton. She had a voice like Billie Holiday's and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed." But championing endorsements aside, all you have to do is drop the needle on the grooves to understand." Light In The Attic, 2009.

Vinyl is audio re-mastered from the original Capitol masters and pressed as a 180 g pressing with custom picture labels - housed in a generic era specific company add inner sleeve and accompanied by 18"x24" fold-out poster and fold out insert featuring extensive liner notes and photos - housed in an old-school tip-on jacket featuring the original period artwork - nice.

Vinyl is bright and shiny - has been used directly from the paper inner sleeve and has subsequently a little sleeve inflicted wear - a touch too much for a near mint grading. Labels are mint - vinyl overall graded close to near mint/excellent.

Cover has a touch of front wear - a little more to back. Top seam is slightly rubbed towards corners - bottom seam has a little more wear - also towards corners. Opening edges and corners are very slightly rubbed - lower opening corner slightly dented as well - overall at least a VG+ cover.


Side 1:
1. Little Bit of Rain (Fred Neil) 2:30
2. Sweet Substitute (Jelly Roll Morton) 2:40
3. Ribbon Bow (Traditional; adapted by Karen Dalton) 2:55
4. I Love You More Than Words Can Say (Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones) 3:30
5. In the Evening (It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best) (Leroy Carr) 4:29

Side 2:
6. Blues on the Ceiling (Fred Neil) 3:30
7. It Hurts Me Too (Mel London) 3:05
8. How Did the Feeling Feel to You (Tim Hardin) 2:52
9. Right, Wrong or Ready (Major Wiley) 2:58
10. Down on the Street (Don't You Follow Me Down) (Lead Belly) 2:17

Recorded 1969 at Studio A, The Record Plant, New York City, USA
Engineered at Capitol Mastering, Hollywood CA, USA
Remastered at Elysian Masters, Los Angeles, CA., USA
Pressed by Rainbo Records, Canoga Park, CA. USA


Karen Dalton - 12-string guitar, banjo, vocals
Kim King - electric guitar
Dan Hankin - acoustic guitar
Harvey Brooks - bass
Gary Chester - percussion

Technical Credits:
Nickolas Venet - Production (1968 Issue)
Matt Sullivan - Executive Reissue Producer, Reissue Producer
Josh Wright - Executive Reissue Producer
Kate Peterson - Assistant Producer
Lillian Douma, Sandy Fisher - engineers
Kelly Hibberts - Remastering

Joel Brodsky - photography
Dave Krieger - Art Direction
Kiki Ajidarma - Design
Brian Barr - Liner Notes