Karen began recording her solo album in 1979. She invested $400,000 of her own money and hired the finest musicians and engineers to help her record her “masterpiece”. In the end she and producer Phil Ramone loved the album. It was one of the most joyous times in her life. Much to Karen’s disbelief she was convinced by A&M executives to shelf her album. After several years of fan requests the album was released in October 1996.