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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This import-only, five-disc box set collects five of the late singer and songwriter Laura Nyro's 1960s and 1970s albums on CD in mini-LP sleeves, including Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, New York Tendaberry, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat, Gonna Take a Miracle, and Smile, which means it collects the essential heart of her impressive legacy.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This import-only, five-disc box set collects five of the late singer and songwriter Laura Nyro's 1960s and 1970s albums on CD in mini-LP sleeves, including Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, New York Tendaberry, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat, Gonna Take a Miracle, and Smile, which means it collects the essential heart of her impressive legacy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2011
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 886976469924
  • Catalog Number: 7646992
  • Sales rank: 33,179

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Luckie (3:03)
  2. 2 Lu (2:47)
  3. 3 Sweet Blindness (2:41)
  4. 4 Poverty Train (4:17)
  5. 5 Lonely Women (3:35)
  6. 6 Eli's Comin' (3:58)
  7. 7 Timer (3:26)
  8. 8 Stoned Soul Picnic (3:49)
  9. 9 Emmie (4:23)
  10. 10 Woman's Blues (3:48)
  11. 11 Once it Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe) (3:00)
  12. 12 December's Boudoir (5:09)
  13. 13 The Confession (2:50)
  14. 14 Lu (2:39)
  15. 15 Stoned Soul Picnic (3:39)
  16. 16 Emmie (4:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 You Don't Love Me When I Cry (4:23)
  2. 2 Captain for Dark Mornings (4:39)
  3. 3 Tom Cat Goodbye (5:32)
  4. 4 Mercy On Broadway (2:18)
  5. 5 Save the Country (4:35)
  6. 6 Gibsom Street (4:48)
  7. 7 Time and Love (4:26)
  8. 8 The Man Who Sends Me Home (2:52)
  9. 9 Sweet Lovin' Baby (3:56)
  10. 10 Captain Saint Lucifer (3:17)
  11. 11 New York Tendaberry (5:37)
  12. 12 Save the Country (2:27)
  13. 13 In the Country Way (2:10)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Brown Earth (4:10)
  2. 2 When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag (2:43)
  3. 3 Blackpatch (3:35)
  4. 4 Been on a Train (5:50)
  5. 5 Up On the Roof (3:14)
  6. 6 Upstairs By a Chinese Lamp (5:34)
  7. 7 Map to the Treasure (8:10)
  8. 8 Beads of Sweat (4:48)
  9. 9 Christmas in My Soul (6:59)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I Met Him On a Sunday (1:49)
  2. 2 The Bells (3:00)
  3. 3 Monkey Time/Dancing in the Street (4:57)
  4. 4 Desiree (1:52)
  5. 5 You've Really Got a Hold On Me (4:07)
  6. 6 Spanish Harlem (2:52)
  7. 7 Jimmy Mack (2:56)
  8. 8 Wind (2:58)
  9. 9 Nowhere to Run (5:08)
  10. 10 It's Gonna Take a Miracle (3:24)
  11. 11 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (0:58)
  12. 12 (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman (3:01)
  13. 13 O-o-h Child (1:30)
  14. 14 Up On the Roof (3:11)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Sexy Mama (2:42)
  2. 2 Children of the Junks (2:50)
  3. 3 Money (5:00)
  4. 4 I am the Blues (5:45)
  5. 5 Stormy Love (4:32)
  6. 6 The Cat-Song (2:35)
  7. 7 Midnite Blue (3:07)
  8. 8 Smile (5:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laura Nyro Primary Artist, Piano, Voices
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Felix Cavaliere Organ, Bells
Roland Chambers Guitar
Alice Coltrane Harp
Cornell Dupree Electric Guitar
Joe Farrell Woodwind
Norman Harris Guitar
Roger Hawkins Drums
Jim Helmer Drums
Eddie Hinton Electric Guitar
Jack Jennings Percussion
Arif Mardin Conductor
Vince Montana Percussion
Lenny Pakula Organ
Larry Washington Bongos, Conga
Chuck Raney Bass
Nydia Mata Bongos, Conga
Ronnie Baker Bass
Stu Sharf Acoustic Guitar
Michael Szittui Cimbalom
Dino Danielli Drums
Dave Hood Bass
Ashod Garabedian Oud
Technical Credits
Laura Nyro Arranger, Composer, Producer
Gary Burden Art Direction
Charles Calello Arranger, Producer
Felix Cavaliere Producer
Tim Geelan Engineer
Arif Mardin Arranger, Producer
Lenny Pakula Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Roy Segal Engineer
Tom Bell Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Tom "Cheen" Geelan Engineer
Stanley Tonkel Engineer
Robert Martin Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Beth O'Brien Cover Portrait
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