Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Karen Beth - The Joys Of Life/Harvest (Decca Records, 1968/70)

Much under-appreciated still to this day, The Joys Of Life, released on Decca, was the first album by Karen Beth. It was not a commercial success, despite having multiple tracks that seem eligible for the pop charts of the late sixties. Most of the songs on the album are pop-rock influenced folk, but a few of the moodier, more intense tracks have elements of psych-rock. Harvest was Beth's second album, also released on Decca and also under appreciated. It features a steadily folkier sound that occasionaly crosses over the country line. Download here.