Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro - Live: The Loom's Desire (2002) 2CDs [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 14, 2016
Laura Nyro - Live: The Loom's Desire (2002) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - Live: The Loom's Desire (2002) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 530 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soft Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Rounder | # 11661-3186-2 | Time: 01:21:36

Recorded just a few years before her tragically early death at age 49, these performances at her annual Christmas Eve concerts at New York's Bottom Line find Laura revisiting her own stunning songs as well as cover songs she held close to her heart. These riveting, spare arrangements feature only voices and piano and include To a Child; And When I Die; Save the Country; Angel in the Dark; Wedding Bell Blues; Broken Rainbow; Wind; Emmie; Let It Be Me; Ooh Baby, Baby; Dedicated to the One I Love 24 impassioned performances on 2 CDs!
Laura Nyro - Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro [2CD] (1997)

Laura Nyro - Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro [2CD] (1997)
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 758 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Vocal, Pop Jazz | Label: Columbia | Catalog Number: CK 64703

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 1990s; the version of "Sweet Blindness," unfortunately, is not the original late-'60s recording, but from a late-'70s live album.

Laura Nyro - Angel In The Dark (2001) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 18, 2016
Laura Nyro - Angel In The Dark (2001) [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - Angel In The Dark (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Rounder | # 3176 | Time: 00:56:26

Angel in the Dark is a lovely recording featuring the graceful vocals and finely crafted songs that everyone expects from Laura Nyro. These sessions were completed in the summer of 1995 and represent the last music Nyro recorded. The title cut and "Sweet Dream Fade" mine the same soul terrain as her late '60s recordings, featuring horns and underlined by heavy guitar riffs. These upbeat pieces perfectly integrate voice, arrangements, and lyrics to create an organic whole, and are two of the best cuts on the album. Slower, piano-based songs like "Triple Goddess Twilight," "He Was Too Good to Me," and "Serious Playground" are mixed in-between these songs. These pieces are quieter and introspective, with Nyro's voice more intimate. It is almost as though she was sitting at the piano, late at night, and singing to herself. There are also several covers including "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "Let It Be Me." The first of these is over five minutes and has been slowed down so much that it drags. In fact, she slows down all of the covers as if to convert them into heartfelt ballads.
Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008] Re-Up

Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Sony Music Japan | # SICP 1955 | Time: 00:45:28

Laura Nyro's third Columbia effort is easily the equal of her previous two. The overwhelming strength of her song writing and distinctive arrangements fuel Christmas and the Beads of Sweat. Her unmistakable style of delivery maintains the continual examination of herself as a performer. The results are uniformly interesting and provocative as she continues to draw upon her love of jazz, folk, and R&B – which would inform Nyro's next album ,Gonna Take a Miracle, featuring the soul vocal trio LaBelle. Conceptually, this album is as potent as her previous effort, New York Tendaberry, but in a much different way. Rather than hanging together thematically, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat features two inclusive and distinctive sides of music – with different musicians and producers for each.

Laura Nyro - Premium Best (1998) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 30, 2016
Laura Nyro - Premium Best (1998) [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - Premium Best (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Sony Music | # SRCS 8823 | Time: 01:01:36

This entry into the Japan-only Premium Best series highlights the recordings of composer/performer Laura Nyro. Unlike other single-CD North American compilations, this 16-track disc gives sufficient time to her tragically underappreciated post-Smile recordings. Several of these titles are not even available on CD in the States, which is perhaps correlated to the seeming lack of interest. There are actually numerous advantages to this collection – not the least of which is the artist-sensitive track list. Presumably the Premium Best series is aimed at the casual enthusiast, as the hardcore collector would either already own the contents or buy it anyway if they were a completist. By including seminal album sides such as the imperially haunting "New York Tendaberry" and "Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp," a more accurate overview of Nyro's career is presented here.
Laura Nyro - More Than A New Discovery (1966) Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - More Than A New Discovery (1966) Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Rev-Ola | # CR REV 233 | Time: 00:35:22

These 12 sides represent singer/songwriter Laura Nyro 's earliest professional recordings. More Than a New Discovery was originally issued on the Folkways label in conjunction with Verve Records in early 1967. The contents were subsequently reissued as The First Songs in 1969 after she began to garner national exposure with her first two LPs for Columbia – Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), respectively. Many of these titles became international hits for some of the early '70s most prominent pop music vocalists and bands. Among them, "Wedding Bell Blues" and "Blowing Away" were covered by the Fifth Dimension . "And When I Die" became one of Blood, Sweat & Tears signature pieces. Likewise, "Stoney End," as well as "I Never Meant to Hurt You," are both arguably best known via Barbra Streisand 's renditions.

Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry (1969)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 21, 2016
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry (1969)

Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry (1969)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Columbia/Legacy, 508069 2 | rem: 2002 | 290Mb

Although New York Tendaberry was nearly as strong a record as its predecessor, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, it wasn't as accessible. In large part that's because, unlike her first two albums, it didn't have three or four songs that would become instantly recognizable hits in the hands of other artists. But it was also because the mood of the record was considerably darker and the production quite a bit starker.
Laura Nyro - Spread Your Wings And Fly: Live At The Fillmore East May 30, 1971 (2004)

Laura Nyro - Spread Your Wings And Fly: Live At The Fillmore East May 30, 1971 (2004)
Folk Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Columbia, MHCP244 | rec: 1971 | 380Mb

Listen and be amazed at Laura's ability to hold an audience of 2600 people thoroughly entranced, as she weaves her magic, alone at her piano. These renditions of some then-current songs, a few pop oldies, and two songs never to be heard again, are lovely, forceful, lyrical and raw…all the things that made Laura what she was. Some of these performances seem to almost stop the passage of time, they're so vibrant and alive.

Laura Nyro - Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro (1997)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at May 19, 2016
Laura Nyro - Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro (1997)

Laura Nyro - Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro (1997)
Pop Jazz, Soul, Singer/Songwriter | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 124 min | 383 MB
Label: Columbia / Legacy / Sony | Rel: 1997

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 1990s; the version of "Sweet Blindness," unfortunately, is not the original late-'60s recording, but from a late-'70s live album.

Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room (Special Edition) (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 26, 2016
Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room (Special Edition) (2016)

Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room (Special Edition)
Soul, R&B | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:10 min | 134 MB
Label: RCA Records Label | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

LAURA MVULA DREAMING ROOM: SPECIAL EDITION This is a re-package of the critically acclaimed 'Mercury Music Prize' nominated x12 trk album which was released in June of this year. Now includes x6 extra tracks, including Laura's brilliant rendition of The Delfonics/Fugee's single "Ready Or Not" which will feature in this years prestigious 'House Of Fraser' Christmas TV advert. Radio support across all mainstream national & ILR networks.