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The Essential Laura Nyro


Download links and information about The Essential Laura Nyro by Laura Nyro. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 34 tracks with total duration of 02:02:19 minutes.

Artist: Laura Nyro
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 34
Duration: 02:02:19
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No. Title Length
1. Wedding Bell Blues 2:53
2. Blowin' Away 2:19
3. Billy's Blues 3:16
4. Stoney End 2:44
5. And When I Die 2:38
6. Lu 2:44
7. Eli's Comin' 3:56
8. Stoned Soul Picnic 3:47
9. Timer 3:23
10. Emmie 4:19
11. The Confession 2:48
12. Capt. St. Lucifer 3:12
13. Gibsom Street 4:41
14. New York Tendaberry 5:33
15. Save the Country (Single Mix) 2:24
16. Blackpatch 3:33
17. Upstairs By a Chinese Lamp 5:33
18. Beads of Sweat 4:47
19. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag 2:41
20. I Met Him On a Sunday 1:49
21. The Bells 2:58
22. Smile 5:34
23. Sweet Blindness (Live) 3:51
24. Money (Live) 5:52
25. Mr. Blue 5:00
26. A Wilderness 2:57
27. Mother's Spiritual 3:16
28. A Woman of the World 4:10
29. Louise's Church 3:32
30. Broken Rainbow 3:51
31. To a Child 3:31
32. Lite a Flame (The Animal Rights Song) 3:17
33. And When I Die (Live from The Bottom Line) 2:48
34. Save the Country (Live from The Bottom Line) 2:42



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.]