Laura Nyro – Discography

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Laura Nyro (born Laura Nigro, October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid of Brill Building-style New York pop, jazz, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock, and soul. She was praised for her strong emotive vocal style and 3-octave mezzo-soprano vocal range.

Between 1968 and 1970, a number of artists had hits with her songs: The 5th Dimension with “Blowing Away”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Sweet Blindness”, and “Save the Country”; Blood, Sweat & Tears and Peter, Paul and Mary, with “And When I Die”; Three Dog Night and Maynard Ferguson, with “Eli’s Comin'”; and Barbra Streisand with “Stoney End”, “Time and Love”, and “Hands off the Man (Flim Flam Man)”. Nyro’s best-selling single was her recording of Carole King’s and Gerry Goffin’s “Up on the Roof”.

In 2010, Laura Nyro was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, Nyro was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Albums:

1966 – More Than a New Discovery
1968 – Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
1969 – New York Tendaberry
1970 – Christmas and the Beads of Sweat
1973 – The First Songs
1976 – Smile
1977 – Season of Lights
1978 – Nested
1984 – Mother’s Spiritual
1989 – Live at the Bottom Line
1990 – Live from Mountain Stage
1994 – Live in Japan
2000 – Time and Love: The Essential Masters
2001 – Angel in the Dark
2002 – Live: The Loom’s Desire
2004 – Spread Your Wings and Fly

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