A new box set celebrating the work of Laura Nyro has been announced. Nyro—the late American singer, songwriter, and pianist who rose to prominence in the mid-1960s to late ’70s—influenced a number of notable artists, including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Neil Young, Carole King, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, and others. On July 30, Madfish and Snapper Music will release Laura Nyro: American Dreamer, an 8xLP limited edition deluxe box set featuring seven of Nyro’s studio albums (recorded from 1967-1978) and an album of rarities and live cuts. Find a preview for the release below.
The box set will also include a 36 page book featuring rare photographs, liner notes, and interviews with Todd Rundgren, Charlie Callelo, Herb Bernstein, and more. The seven studio LPs included in the set are: More Than a New Discovery (1967), Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968), New York Tendaberry (1969), Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970), Gonna Take a Miracle (1971), Smile (1976), and Nested (1978).
In addition to recording her own music, Nyro’s compositions were covered by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Three Dog Night, the 5th Dimension, and more. Nyro died at the age of 49 in 1997, leaving behind a substantial and revered body of work.
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