Carol Kleyn Love Has Made Me Stronger on LP
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, Carol Kleyn's Love Has Made Me Stronger (1976) 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 she'd 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 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. Carol's 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.