Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro

Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro

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by Laura Nyro
     
 

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A double-CD, career-spanning retrospective that offers little in the way of surprises: it's a tastefully selected overview of her career highlights, heaviest (and justifiably so) on her late '60s albums. There's the inevitable feeling of letdown as disc two progresses; her post-early '70s material is far less interesting than her earliest work, even if it's… See more details below

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A double-CD, career-spanning retrospective that offers little in the way of surprises: it's a tastefully selected overview of her career highlights, heaviest (and justifiably so) on her late '60s albums. There's the inevitable feeling of letdown as disc two progresses; her post-early '70s material is far less interesting than her earliest work, even if it's inoffensive. All of the first five albums (through 1971's Gonna Take a Miracle) are now on CD, so this is most suitable for the fan who isn't passionate enough to be a completist. Includes a couple of previously unreleased live tracks from the 1990s; the version of "Sweet Blindness," unfortunately, is not the original late-'60s recording, but from a late-'70s live album.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/1997
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644888027
catalogNumber:
48880

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Wedding Bell Blues  - Laura Nyro
  2. Blowing Away  - Laura Nyro
  3. Billy's Blues  - Laura Nyro
  4. Stoney End  - Laura Nyro
  5. And When I Die  - Laura Nyro
  6. Lu  - Laura Nyro
  7. Eli's Coming  - Laura Nyro
  8. Stoned Soul Picnic  - Laura Nyro
  9. Timer  - Laura Nyro
  10. Emmie  - Laura Nyro
  11. The Confession  - Laura Nyro
  12. Captain Saint Lucifer  - Laura Nyro
  13. Gibsom Street  - Laura Nyro
  14. New York Tendaberry  - Laura Nyro
  15. Save the Country  - Laura Nyro
  16. Blackpatch  - Laura Nyro
  17. Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp  - Laura Nyro
  18. Beads of Sweat  - Laura Nyro
  19. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag  - Laura Nyro

Disc 2

  1. I Met Him on a Sunday  - Laura Nyro
  2. The Bells  - Laura Nyro
  3. Smile  - Laura Nyro
  4. Sweet Blindness  - Laura Nyro
  5. Money  - Laura Nyro
  6. Mr. Blue  - Laura Nyro
  7. A Wilderness  - Laura Nyro
  8. Mother's Spiritual  - Laura Nyro
  9. A Woman of the World  - Laura Nyro
  10. Louise's Church  - Laura Nyro
  11. Broken Rainbow  - Laura Nyro
  12. To a Child  - Laura Nyro
  13. Lite a Flame (The Animal Rights Song)  - Laura Nyro
  14. And When I Die  - Laura Nyro
  15. Save the Country  - Laura Nyro

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Nyro   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
John Tropea   Guitar
Patti LaBelle   Vocals
Todd Rundgren   Synthesizer
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Don Randi   Piano
George Young   Saxophone
David Friedman   Guitar
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Stan Free   Piano
Nona Hendryx   Vocals
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Gary Chester   Drums
Sarah Dash   Vocals
Mike Deasy   Guitar
Artie Schroeck   Drums,Vibes
Dave Carey   Percussion
Chet Amsterdam   Bass
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Hal Blaine   Drums,Tambourine
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Barry Beckett   Vibes
Randy Brecker   Percussion
Ralph Casale   Acoustic Guitar
Roland Chambers   Guitar
Carter Collins   Conga
Ray DeSio   Trombone
Cornell Dupree   Electric Guitar
Joe Farrell   Saxophone
Lawrence Feldman   Horn
Ashad Garabedian   Oud
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Manny Green   Concert Master
Norman Harris   Guitar
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Jim Helmer   Drums
Eddie Hinton   Electric Guitar
David Hood   Bass
Jack Jennings   Percussion
Bill Lavorgna   Drums
Charles Loper   Trombone
Buddy Lucas   Harmonica
Lou Marini   Flute,Percussion
Hugh McCracken   Electric Guitar
Mike Melvoin   Piano
Vince Montana   Percussion
Lenny Pakula   Organ
Ray Pohlman   Guitar
Roger Rosenberg   Percussion
Buddy Saltzman   Drums
James Sedlar   Flugelhorn,Horn
Stuart Sharf   Acoustic Guitar
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Larry Washington   Conga
Nisako Yoshida   Koto
Nydia Mata   Percussion
Lou Mauro   Bass
Jimmy Zito   Trumpet
Ron Baker   Bass
Pat Calello   Trumpet
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass
John Bristo   Electric Guitar
Bob Bushwell   Bass
Julie Lyonn-Lieberman   Violin
Joe Osborn   Bass

Technical Credits

Laura Nyro   Producer
Eric Kaz   Composer
Bob Alcivar   Arranger
Herb Bernstein   Arranger
Charles Calello   Arranger,Producer
Felix Cavaliere   Producer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Gamble & Huff   Producer
Gary Katz   Producer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Milton Okun   Producer
Larry Washington   Contributor

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