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Artist: KLEYN, CAROL
Title: Love Has Made Me Stronger
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Recorded as the dust was settling on the unrest of the early 70s and people were in need of a little peace in their lives, Love Has Made Me Stronger recalls the free-wheeling West Coast world of geodesic domes, housemates named Luna, Star, Silver Bird and Nebula and a place called Perfect Park. The sound of Love Has Made Me Stronger is a sound of joy. Music is clearly meant to express love and happiness, desire and wonder, and Carol lets her voice communicate this as shed done at countless shows with only a single accompanying instrument underneath - harp in the early going of the record, keyboards on the second half. Ardent listeners may compare Carol Kleyn to West Coast singers of the era such as Joni Mitchell and Essra Mohawk, but it is our belief that Carol was singing a sound not just her own, but a sound that expressed the time and place that changed so many lives back then. Carols ethereal voice dances over her harp and keyboard arrangements as she sings her dreamy odes to nature, love and living with a full and open heart." -Drag City

Artist: KLEYN, CAROL
Title: Return Of The Silkie
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Return of the Silkie, 1983s 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. Carols lyrics close with: theres a storm over paradise and its 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." - Drag City.

Artist: KLEYN, CAROL
Title: Return Of The Silkie
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Return of the Silkie, 1983s 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. Carols lyrics close with: theres a storm over paradise and its 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. 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." - Drag City.

Artist: KLEYN, CAROL
Title: Takin The Time
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"The musical journeys of CAROL KLEYN continue with the reissue of Takin The Time, her eclectic second album, originally released in 1980. Eight years after writing her first songs and dropping out of college to pursue her passion as a street musician, Carol was still following the love, making music and magic as she roamed free up and down the California coastline. The harp that BOBBY BROWN gave her back in 1971 was still her main axe whenever she played, and the primary instrument she used on her debut album Love Has Made Me Stronger. That record had been self-produced, and Carol sold copies wherever she played, but for the production of Takin The Time, Bobby Brown stepped into the producers role. He had already produced two incredible albums for himself (The Enlightening Beam of Axonda and Bobby Brown Live) and in the studio, he succeeded in marrying his sound to Carols, producing a sleek, light vibe that conveyed all the hope and joy that Carols songs held within themselves. Carol played with a band for the first half of the record, while the other half embraced the more familiar solo setting that her audience knew and loved. These were smooth sounds for a new decade that included concerns about the environment and an ever present prayer for peace." - Drag City

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