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Eli and the Thirteenth Confession


Download links and information about Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro. This album was released in 1968 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 56:40 minutes.

Artist: Laura Nyro
Release date: 1968
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 16
Duration: 56:40
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No. Title Length
1. Luckie 3:00
2. Lu 2:45
3. Sweet Blindness 2:36
4. Poverty Train 4:15
5. Lonely Women 3:30
6. Eli's Comin' 3:56
7. Timer 3:23
8. Stoned Soul Picnic 3:46
9. Emmie 4:19
10. Woman's Blues 3:45
11. Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe) 2:56
12. December's Boudoir 5:04
13. The Confession 2:47
14. Lu 2:37
15. Stoned Soul Picnic (Demo) 3:36
16. Emmie (Demo) 4:25



Laura Nyro's insistent rhythms, seductive melodies and sumptuous lyrics bloomed into a fully-realized statement on Eli And The Thirteenth Confession. The 1968 album was a bold departure from Nyro’s more conventional debut release, and her use of abrupt tempo-shifts and volatile arrangements turned it into a dazzling exploration of her interior world. Nyro’s poetic sense was equally adventurous — she fused ‘60s jive-talk, romantic verse and Dylan-esque vision into her own unmistakable language. The songs are sonically rich, yet accessible — “Stoned Soul Picnic” glides into paradise on a simmering groove, “Eli’s Comin’” invokes erotic hysteria with brass-fueled fire, and “Sweet Blindness” embraces intoxication with a dash of Dixieland. Introspective tracks like “December’s Boudoir” and “Emmie” find Nyro painting exquisite word-pictures of love and friendship. Eli’s influence can be heard in the music of everyone from Rickie Lee Jones to Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan; it ranks as both Nyro’s most enduring work and as a genuine landmark in singer/songwriter history.