1960s folk singer Karen Dalton released a couple records and sort of faded into the background along with many other aspiring artists of the time, but years after her passing in 1993, her work was rediscovered and greatly admired. Record label Tompkins Square liked what they heard enough to prepare Remembering Mountains, a collection of covers of songs that Dalton wrote but never recorded, as performed by singers like Julia Holter and Sharon Van Etten, the latter of whom debuted her rendition of the compilation's title track earlier today. Check it out in the audio player below (via Stereogum):

Dalton's records didn't feature any original material, and she was notably reluctant to express herself — it's rumored that her debut album, 1969's It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best, was recorded without her awareness. That makes this the first album of original Dalton songs. The songs featured on Remembering Mountains originated from papers and notes collected by guitarist Peter Walker, a friend of Dalton who hung on to the documents and later published them in a book titled Songs, Poems & Writings.

The album comes out May 26 via Tompkins Square, but in the meantime, check out the tracklist below:

Remembering Mountains Tracklist
1. “Remembering Mountains” -- Sharon Van Etten
2. “All That Shines Is Not Truth” -- Patty Griffin
3. “This Is Our Love” -- Diane Cluck
4. “My Love, My Love” -- Julia Holter
5. “Met An Old Friend” -- Lucinda Williams
6. “So Long Ago And Far Away” -- Marissa Nadler
7. “Blue Notion” -- Laurel Halo
8. “For The Love I’m In” -- Larkin Grimm
9. “Don’t Make It Easy” -- Isobel Campbell
10. “At Last The Night Has Ended” -- Tara Jane O’Neil
11. “Met An Old Friend” -- Josephine Foster

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