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Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro

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Disc 1 of 2
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Wedding Bell Blues
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Blowin' Away
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Billy's Blues
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Stoney End
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And When I Die
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Lu
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Eli's Comin'
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Stoned Soul Picnic
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Timer
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Emmie
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The Confession
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Capt. St. Lucifer
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Gibsom Street
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New York Tendaberry
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Save The Country
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Blackpatch
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Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
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Beads Of Sweat
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When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag
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I Met Him On A Sunday
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The Bells
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Smile
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Sweet Blindness
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Money
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Mr. Blue
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A Wilderness
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Mother's Spiritual
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A Woman Of The World
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Louise's Church
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Broken Rainbow
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To A Child
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Lite A Flame (The Animal Rights Song)
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And When I Die
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Save The Country
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 34   Total Length: 122:39

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Great Retrospective

madformusic

Hard to believe she was a teen when she wrote her first hits. A great songwriter who is forgotten today. Disk 1 is best but I Met Him on a Sunday (disk 2) is terrific.

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Confession

isaacmusicman

I have two confessions to make. I cannot get into POP music, because some are boring, and the rules of music is done by POP standards. My other confession is that I shyed away from Laura Nyro for ten years, and now I feel like I'm way behind the times! She doesn't have the best voice in the world, but I have found that is her charm. And her music is not boring by any means, in fact it's very interesting! I am very glad that I took a chance on Ms. Nyro, in fact now after hearing this collection, now I'm going to check out the albums.

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Rewriting the rules

timabouttown

She expanded the idea of what a pop song can be, liberating it from verse-chorus-verse that even The Beatles never did. Richie is again wrong: while fewer hita, the second disk is sweet. The original version of Sweet Blindness is worth picking up just for the hey of it, but I like this one better. The live tracks at the end are also a revelation: stripped of sometimes choking studio layers to expose the songs, with less mannered vocals of a real-live grown-up woman. 34 tracks for 24 credits? Yes please.

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In a league of her own

joe.langan

Music that will lift your spirit and clearly embraced by many many noted artists in a variety of forms. Check out the first album for a real look at Laura Nyro.

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