Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro

Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro

     
 

When Laura Nyro passed away from ovarian cancer in spring 1997, it was as if she was given a new life. The collection Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro is one of the many highlights of that brief musical revival, but an earnest, impressive effort. Fourteen female artists came together to celebrate Nyro's understated warmth and desire, breathing new emotionSee more details below

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When Laura Nyro passed away from ovarian cancer in spring 1997, it was as if she was given a new life. The collection Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro is one of the many highlights of that brief musical revival, but an earnest, impressive effort. Fourteen female artists came together to celebrate Nyro's understated warmth and desire, breathing new emotion into some of Nyro's best work. Phoebe Snow, who was occasionally compared to Nyro, gives a sullen disposition on "Time and Love." Suzanne Vega's plainspoken, hush-like vocals provide a wintry feel on "Buy and Sell." This dark tale of love, sex, and pain, complete with Mitchell Froom's quiet piano accompaniment, allows Vega to present Nyro's lyrical anguish. Select tracks from Rosanne Cash ("Save the Country"), Beth Nielsen Chapman ("Stoney's End"), and Jill Sobule ("Stoned Soul Picnic") carry Nyro's torch of passion, but lesser-known artists such as the Roches ("Wedding Bell Blues") and Sweet Honey in the Rock ("And When I Die") are equally wonderful. Canadian chanteuse Jane Siberry shapes her own tribute by mixing lyrics from "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Eli's Comin'," "And When I Die," and "Wedding Bell Blues" on the sparkling, poetically beautiful "When I Think of Laura Nyro." Lisa Germano has a different touch. Germano recasts the fervor of "Eli's Comin'" in a gray world, and Nyro would have enjoyed her sinister twist. Holly Cole's sexy jazz strut on "Sweet Blindness" has similar appeal. Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro does exactly what Nyro did as an artist: It musically breaks boundaries while keeping raw emotion alive. Those who were involved in this project believe in such a thing. Nyro would be touched by their reflections.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/1997
Label:
Astor Place Records
UPC:
0706881400723
catalogNumber:
4007

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosanne Cash   Vocals,Track Performer
Beth Nielsen Chapman   Vocals,Track Performer
Patty Larkin   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Jane Siberry   Vocals
William Galison   Harmonica
Sweet Honey in the Rock   Track Performer
Roches   Track Performer
Phoebe Snow   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Suzanne Vega   Vocals,Track Performer
Karl Berger   Keyboards,Vibes
Leni Stern   Guitar,Track Performer
Holly Cole   Track Performer
Lisa Germano   Track Performer
Jill Sobule   Guitar,Vocals,Sarangui,Track Performer
Larry John McNally   Guitar
Don Alias   Percussion
Benmont Tench   Hammond Organ
Jonatha Brooke   Track Performer
Dana Bryant   Vocals,Track Performer
Lionel Cordew   Drums
Jim Hoke   Flute,Autoharp,Horn
Brad Jones   Bass,Background Vocals,Casio
Jennifer Kimball   Background Vocals
Greg Morrow   Drums
Michael Rivard   Bass
Marc Shulman   Electric Guitar
Steuart Smith   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Frank Vilardi   Drums
Ben Wittman   Drums
Glenn Worf   Bass
McConnell   Keyboards
Suzzy   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Annie Roboff   Piano,Background Vocals
Ross Rice   Drums
Robin Eaton   Background Vocals
Kami Lyle   Background Vocals
Tim Lefebvre   Bass

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Producer
Patty Larkin   Producer
Jane Siberry   Producer
Laura Nyro   Composer
Roches   Producer
Suzanne Vega   Producer
Bill Laswell   Arranger,Producer
Lisa Germano   Producer
Larry John McNally   Producer
Peter Gallway   Producer
Greg Calbi   Mastering
Mitchell Froom   Producer
Bernice Johnson   Arranger
Brad Jones   Producer
Geoff Keehn   Engineer
Stewart Lerman   Producer,Engineer
John Leventhal   Producer
Robert Musso   Programming,Engineer
Malcolm Pollack   Engineer
Jim Robeson   Engineer
Craig Ross   Producer,Engineer
Marc Shulman   Contributor
David Thoener   Engineer
Mark Wessel   Engineer
McConnell   Programming,Engineer
Robin Eaton   Producer
Carla Leighton   Art Direction
Steve Plotnicki   Executive Producer
Jana Leon   Contributor

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