Eli and the Thirteenth Confession [Bonus Tracks]

Eli and the Thirteenth Confession [Bonus Tracks]

by Laura Nyro
     
 

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Nyro peaked early, and Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, just her second album, remains her best. It's not only because it contains the original versions of no less than three songs that were big hits for other artists: "Sweet Blindness" (covered by the 5th Dimension), "Stoned Soul Picnic" (also covered by the 5th Dimension),

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Nyro peaked early, and Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, just her second album, remains her best. It's not only because it contains the original versions of no less than three songs that were big hits for other artists: "Sweet Blindness" (covered by the 5th Dimension), "Stoned Soul Picnic" (also covered by the 5th Dimension), and "Eli's Comin'" (done by Three Dog Night). It's not even just because those three songs are so outstanding. It's because the album as a whole is so outstanding, with its invigorating blend of blue-eyed soul, New York pop, and early confessional singer/songwriting. Nyro sang of love, inscrutably enigmatic romantic daredevils, getting drunk, lonely women, and sensual desire with an infectious joie de vivre. The arrangements superbly complemented the material with lively brass, wailing counterpoint backup vocals, and Nyro's own ebullient piano. [The 2002 CD reissue adds three previously unreleased demos, with no instrumental accompaniment save piano, of "Lu," "Stoned Soul Picnic," and "Emmie."]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2002
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886977076626
catalogNumber:
770766
Rank:
22345

Tracks

  1. Luckie
  2. Lu
  3. Sweet Blindness
  4. Poverty Train
  5. Lonely Women
  6. Eli's Comin'
  7. Timer
  8. Stoned Soul Picnic
  9. Emmie
  10. Woman's Blues
  11. Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe)
  12. December's Boudoir
  13. The Confession
  14. Lu
  15. Stoned Soul Picnic
  16. Emmie

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Nyro   Primary Artist

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