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Karen Beth, Magic

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Magic

"Magic" available on CD. Produced by Karen Beth. Featuring Karen on vocals, synthesizer, guitar, accordion, banjo, and piano, with bass, mandolin, percussion, fiddle, singers.

Audio Samples: Magic Must Be Spring The Fiddler's Tune

"When you enter the realm of Magic, you'll wander between the worlds, through lands of dreams and wonder, endless possibilities and enchantment. The songs are truly wonderful."
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Karen Beth, To Each One of Us

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To Each One of Us

"To Each One of Us", available on CD. Produced by Karen Beth. Featuring Karen on guitar, accordion, kalimba and piano, with bass, percussion, fiddle, cello, and a womans' chorus.

Audio Samples: Light Up the Day Full Moonlight Dance To Each One of Us

"...a recording of extraordinary beauty and depth"
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Karen Beth, the edge of the horizon

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the edge of the horizon

"The edge of the horizon", available on CD. Produced by Karen Beth. Featuring Karen on guitar, piano, and accordion, with bass, percussion, drums, mandolin, electric guitar, flute and fiddle.

Audio Samples: Dare I Cross the Line Late Night Radio Pull Back

"If you appreciate finely crafted songs, excellent musicianship, and lovely vocals, this outstanding record is for you."
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Karen Beth, New Moon Rising

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New Moon Rising

Available on CD. Featuring Karen Beth on guitar, with bass, drums, percussion, electric guitar, fiddle, flute and pedal steel.

"Real good listening doesn't come along all the time. Pick up on this one."
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Karen Beth, Harvest

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Harvest

Featuring Karen Beth on guitar, piano, and autoharp, with bass, drums, harmonica, organ, trumpet.

Audio Samples: Last Time I'm No Good For You Hold TIght

"I discovered your music by complete chance whilst traveling the USA recently. Flicking through the record collection of a friend of a friend and your album 'Harvest' caught our eye, we put it on and were blown away. I listened to it three times over."
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Karen Beth, The Joys of Life

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The Joys of Life

Karen's first recording. Featuring Karen on guitar, with keyboards, bass, drums, strings.

Audio Samples: Something to Believe In Nothing Lasts White Dakota Hill

"This is truly one of the loveliest chamber folk albums ever made, and actually charted in the lower reaches of the Billboard Top 200 in 1970. After kicking off with the uptempo, brass-heavy breakup song "It's All Over Now" (with a nice harpsichord solo in the middle) the album settles into a mellow Baroque folk groove with beautifully wistful melodies and nature-loving, spiritually and socially conscious lyrics. The title song goes into a bit of a psych-folk jam. "Shepherd of the Mountain" is sung a cappella; eerie and deeply spiritual. "White Dakota Hill" is simply beautiful. There really isn't a bad song on the album."
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Reviews of "Magic"

"When you enter the realm of Magic, Karen Beth's newest release, you'll wander between the worlds, through lands of dreams and wonder, endless possibilities, and enchantment. The songs are truly wonderful, and the arrangements perfectly embellish the songs. "Magic" has been spinning in my CD player since the day I first heard it."
The Alternative Review

"Trying to pick a favorite on Karen Beth's new CD, "Magic," is a very hard task. The 13 songs all have a unique quality, and every one of them is special. But, if forced to chose, I'd say my favorite is "Touching" (a song about connecting to a loved one following death), "Magic" (a magical song about Hallomas, or Halloween as it's commonly known), and "Must Be Spring" (a love song to the arrival of that special season). ..What I especially enjoyed in listening to this recording is the mostly unexplored topics Karen writes about. No hackneyed love songs here! And check out the cover--a self-portrait with angel."
Dreamtime Pages

Reviews of "To Each One of Us"

"Definitely my "Peace for the People Album" of the year. Peace Unending gets my vote for "Anthem of the Year" as well. Womenspirit Rising, Taking You With Me, Full Moonlight Dance and the title are written by Karen Beth. That's why this release shines. Fine, fine songs. Every track is strong (the definition of an OMAR). I hope we hear more from her soon."
Airwaves

"Karen remains Alix Dobkin's favorite songwriter, and you'll see why when you hear this album. It's a recording of extraordinary beauty and depth, weaving elements of women's spirituality with compassion, self-awareness, and love of women. Highly recommended!"
Ladyslipper

"A favorite! The mood changes and lovely lyrics speak to many of the life experience we know--peaceful as well as transitional and painful times. Her voice is one of the finest I've heard...Soothing, often stirring and very much in tune with our universal human feelings, this album touches deep and powerful images."
Heartsong Review

Reviews of "the edge of the horizon"

"In the icy days and nights of winter, traveling on slippery roads up and down the mountains, we worked on this record," says the jacket of Karen Beth's Edge of the Horizon. When the weather warmed, they moved into a recording studio in a little town on the Hudson River. The result is a relaxed, country-sounding album. It has some really memorable songs, plus a fine overall showcase for Karen's many talents as songwriter and composer, pianist, singer, instrumentalist, producer, and even photographer for the cover photo!

...There is a variety of musical styles on this record, including boogie-woogie and reggae, in addition to your basic folk sound. That, plus the varied topics of the songs, make it a work of real depth. I got a feeling of Karen's real "in the bones" musical talent, and appreciated her ability to be vulnerable in disclosing her emotions. If you appreciate finely crafted songs, excellent musicianship, and lovely vocals, this outstanding record is for you."
Gay Community News

Reviews of "New Moon Rising"

"Stirring without being abrasive, lilting yet tough, this is the best way to describe "New Moon Rising." Karen proves herself the master of the country folk medium. But Karen can rock with the best of them, and the addition of that rough edge comes through clearly on "Too Much Control." Other vehicles that effectively showcase Beth's talents are "What To Do," and "The Jester." Real good listening doesn't come along all the time. Pick up on this one while you can.
Cash Box

Other people's recordings of my songs

It truly is a great honor for me to have someone else record or play one of my songs. I'd like to share some of these recordings with you.
  • Libana: "Full Moonlight Dance," on, "A Circle is Cast"
  • Alix Dobkin: "Living in the Country," on "XX Alix"
  • Femme M'amie: "Touching," on "Radiance"
  • Circle of Women: "Full Moonlight Dance," on "Circle of Women"
  • HerSong: "Womenspirit Rising," on "Sister Circle"
  • The Atlanta Feminist Women's Chorus: "Womanspirit Rising," on "Many Strong and Beautiful Women Singing"