Laura Nyro – ‘American Dreamer’

Madfish Music present a limited edition vinyl Box Set celebrating the brilliance of Laura Nyro.

“I idolized her. This is music so far ahead of its time that still sounds so unbelievable. The soul, the passion, just the out-and-out audacity of the way her rhythmic and melodic changes came, was like nothing I’d heard before. She influenced more songwriters that came out – successful songwriters – than probably anyone who came before her.” – Elton John.

The exceptional body of work recorded between 1967 and 1978, by the prodigiously talented Brooklyn born singer/songwriter/pianist Laura Nyro is celebrated with the 30th July release of ‘American Dreamer’, a limited edition customised 8 LP vinyl Box Set made available by Madfish Music. It features the 7 studio albums Nyro recorded during this period, with classics such as ‘Eli and the Thirteenth Confession’, ‘New York Tendaberry’, ‘Christmas and the Beads of Sweat’ and the dazzling Gamble/Huff-produced covers set she recorded with Labelle ‘Gonna Take a Miracle’, this collection has been lovingly assembled with each studio album remastered specifically for the vinyl format. In addition to the remastered studio LPs, the Box Set houses a bonus LP of archive demos and live tracks entitled ‘Rarities Live Recordings’.

Each Box Set comes with a high quality 36 page, 12” booklet that includes rare photographs, ephemera and words from Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, Rosanne Cash, Rickie Lee Jones, Graham Nash, Donald Fagen, Alice Cooper, Charlie Calello, Bette Midler and Patti Labelle. Extensive liner notes are provided by author Peter Doggett.

Laura Nyro, 1971, Royal Festival Hall, London. Photo © Barrie Wentzell

The Albums:

1. More Than a New Discovery
2. Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
3. New York Tendaberry
4. Christmas and the Beads of Sweat
5. Gonna Take a Miracle
6. Smile
7. Nested
8. Rarities & Live Recordings

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