Barnaby Monk 5:30 a.m., April 1
Kathy & Carol
The album contained mostly traditional British and American ballads, apart from one song written by singer Mark Spoelstra. Elektra Records producer Paul Rothchild said of their album that it was "the most beautiful Renaissance ballad record I ever heard. It's just perfect. If you like Joan Baez, here's Joan Baez times two, with gorgeous harmony, singing purist songs like angels."
Rothchild also said that the extraordinary sound of the girls' voices was due to their virginal nature and by the time they returned to record a second album this phase of their lives was over and the magic had gone.
Critic Richie Unterberger stated that "what made it stand out most from similar releases of the time were the pair's extraordinary close, high, and haunting harmonies."
The album, highly prized among folk collectors, was reissued by Collector’s Choice Music in 2004.