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The Essential Laura Nyro


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Wedding Bell Blues
    2. Blowin' Away
    3. Billy's Blues
    4. Stoney End
    5. And When I Die
    6. Lu
    7. Eli's Comin'
    8. Stoned Soul Picnic
    9. Timer
    10. Emmie
    11. Confession, The
    12. Capt. St. Lucifer
    13. Gibsom Street
    14. New York Tendaberry
    15. Save the Country [Single Mix] - (remix)
    16. Blackpatch
    17. Upstairs By a Chinese Lamp
    18. Beads of Sweat
    19. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag
    0. DISC 2:
    1. I Met Him On a Sunday
    2. Bells, The
    3. Smile
    4. Sweet Blindness [Live]
    5. Money [Live]
    6. Mr. Blue
    7. A Wilderness
    8. Mother's Spiritual
    9. A Woman of the World
    10. Louise's Church
    11. Broken Rainbow
    12. To a Child
    13. Lite a Flame (the Animal Rights Song)
    14. And When I Die [Live From the Bottom Line]
    15. Save the Country [Live From the Bottom Line]
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 795759

  • Credits
    ProducerDan Loggins (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Personnel: John Kalodner.
    Recording information: Associated Studios (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Bell Sound (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Columbia (CBS) Studio 'B', New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Columbia (CBS) Studios, New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Columbia Studio "D", Hollywood, CA (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Columbia Studio "D", New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Columbia Studios "B", New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); MGM Studios, New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); River Sound, New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); The Bottom Line, New York, NY (01/03/1968-01/12/1968); Associated Studios (01/17/1968); Bell Sound (01/17/1968); Columbia (CBS) Studio 'B', New York, NY (01/17/1968); Columbia (CBS) Studios, New York, NY (01/17/1968); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (01/17/1968); Columbia Studio "D", Hollywood, CA (01/17/1968); Columbia Studio "D", New York, NY (01/17/1968); Columbia Studios "B", New York, NY (01/17/1968); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (01/17/1968); MGM Studios, New York, NY (01/17/1968); New York, NY (01/17/1968); River Sound, New York, NY (01/17/1968); Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA (01/17/1968); The Bottom Line, New York, NY (01/17/1968); Associated Studios (02/15/1968); Bell Sound (02/15/1968); Columbia (CBS) Studio 'B', New York, NY (02/15/1968); Columbia (CBS) Studios, New York, NY (02/15/1968); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (02/15/1968); Columbia Studio "D", Hollywood, CA (02/15/1968); Columbia Studio "D", New York, NY (02/15/1968); Columbia Studios "B", New York, NY (02/15/1968); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (02/15/1968); MGM Studios, New York, NY (02/15/1968); New York, NY (02/15/1968); River Sound, New York, NY (02/15/1968); Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA (02/15/1968); The Bottom Line, New York, NY (02/15/1968); Associated Studios (02/1969); Bell Sound (02/1969); Columbia (CBS) Studio 'B', New York, NY (02/1969); Columbia (CBS) Studios, New York, NY (02/1969); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (02/1969); Columbia Studio "D", Hollywood, CA (02/1969); Columbia Studio "D", New York, NY (02/1969); Columbia Studios "B", New York, NY (02/1969); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (02/1969); MGM Studios, New York, NY (02/1969); New York, NY (02/1969); River Sound, New York, NY (02/1969); Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA (02/1969); The Bottom Line, New York, NY (02/1969); Associated Studios (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Bell Sound (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Columbia (CBS) Studio 'B', New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Columbia (CBS) Studios, New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Columbia Studio "D", Hollywood, CA (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Columbia Studio "D", New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Columbia Studios "B", New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); MGM Studios, New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); River Sound, New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); The Bottom Line, New York, NY (03/04/1976-07/??/1983); Associated Studios (04/1970-05/1970); Bell Sound (04/1970-05/1970); Columbia (CBS) Studio 'B', New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); Columbia (CBS) Studios, New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); Columbia Studio "D", Hollywood, CA (04/1970-05/1970); Columbia Studio "D", New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); Columbia Studios "B", New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); MGM Studios, New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); River Sound, New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA (04/1970-05/1970); The Bottom Line, New York, NY (04/1970-05/1970); Associated Studios (06/10/1968); Bell Sound (06/10/1968); Columbia (CBS) Studio 'B', New York, NY (06/10/1968); Columbia (CBS) Studios, New York, NY (06/10/1968); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (06/10/1968); Columbia Studio "D", Hollywood, CA (06/10/1968); Columbia Studio "D", New York, NY (06/10/1968); Columbia Studios "B", New York, NY (06/10/1968); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (06/10/1968); MGM Studios, New York, NY (06/10/1968); New York, NY (06/10/1968); River Sound, New York, NY (06/10/1968); Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA (06/10/1968); The Bottom Line, New York, NY (06/10/1968); Associated Studios (06/1993).
    Photographers: Michael Ochs; Bob Cato; Sandy Speiser.
    A double-CD, career-spanning retrospective that offers little in the way of surprises: it's a tastefully selected overview of her career highlights, heaviest (and justifiably so) on her late-'60s albums. There's the inevitable feeling of letdown as disc two progresses; her post-early-'70s material is far less interesting than her earliest work, even if it's inoffensive. All of the first five albums (through 1971's Gonna Take a Miracle) are now on CD, so this is most suitable for the fan who isn't passionate enough to be a completist. Includes a couple of previously unreleased live tracks from the '90s; the version of "Sweet Blindness," unfortunately, is not the original late-'60s recording, but is from a late-'70s live album. [Please note that this edition of Essential Laura Nyro includes the exact same track listing as the 1997 Columbia/Legacy release Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro.] ~ Richie Unterberger

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