Karen Dalton :: It’s So Hard To Tell…


Greenwich Village folker Karen Dalton’s 1969 debut, It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best, has been reissued for the first time (and on 180g vinyl) by the folks over at Light In The Attic Records.   In 2006 the label reissued Dalton’s sophomore effort, In My Own Time, which, besides a couple of folk compilation tracks, was my introduction to her work.

Vinyl: We have some copies of It’s So Hard To Tell.. to giveaway to AD readers.   If you have won either of the last couple of vinyl giveaways, please hold back and allow someone else get their hands on one of these.   Leave your name and a valid email   in the comments below.   We will contact you for your address.

MP3: Karen Dalton :: In The Evening (It’s So Hard To Tell…)
Purchase: Karen Dalton – It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best

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76 thoughts on “Karen Dalton :: It’s So Hard To Tell…

  1. Light in the Attic can’t be stopped. And I’d love me some Karen Dalton on vinyl.

  2. Karen Dalton on vinyl please. thanks.
    Anthony Loffredio
    aloffredio @ hotmail dot com

  3. I would love this too. But what if I’m not altogether comfortable posting my e-mail address for spammers to harvest? Can you see it in the reply form?

    Let us know, thanks!


  4. I’d love to get my hands on this. I put my email in the reply form. Is that enough?

    My name’s Mack Harden

  5. I’ve been a lurker, but this album is enough to drag me out into the open. My first comment! On a folksinger, too. Appropriate, I think.

    May I just add … Pretty please?

  6. I’m a dragged lurker too! I’ve just bought a record player to start buying everything in record form. I’m ignoring the digital revolution and going backwards. I can’t think of a better voice to hear on vinyl!

  7. Light In The Attic is relentless with these re-issues, I’m loving it. Its great to see labels dig into the archives and bring out quality releases. mikeyk52@mac.com

  8. Too bad she isn’t on folkways records. They’d never have let her go out of print in the first place.

    oslointhesummertime at gmail dot com

  9. Sounds great, and imagine it would sound even better on my turntable!
    Paul Eisenberg
    pauleisenberg at yahoo dot com

  10. Nice item, loved it when “something on your mind ” played over the ending credits of Margot at the Wedding. I belive it’s off Karen’s 2nd LP, In My Own TIme.

  11. Haven’t heard her before, but would love to be introduced by vinyl.

  12. I’ve been listening to a few of her songs for the last week, this track is by far the most haunting. I can definitely see why Devendra is into her sound.

  13. My head would explode if I were to win!

    Kyle W. Knight

  14. Snatched up ‘In My Own Time’ about a year – it is mighty lonely, and is pining for its vinyl companion – don’t be (katie) cruel, now!

  15. I too would love this hauntingly beautiful gem on vinyl. You should check out the alternate version of the song “Something on your mind” from the In My Own Time reissue.

  16. No big deal but I’ve had this on CD since the early part of this century. I’ll check the label if I can find it.

  17. katie cruel was my introduction to Karen.. a wonderfully sad , but hypnotic song that has captured my imagination ever since the first listening..

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