180g Vinyl Pressing of 1969 Classic Mastered from the Original Tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
Experimenting with form and feeling, the innovative work of singer/songwriter Laura Nyro shares a connection with modern poetry and art and her songs have inspired musicians and music lovers for decades. Her material draws from soul, jazz, blues, R&B, and folk-rooted music, along with a modern classical influence.
By age 17, she had written the classic "And When I Die," popularized by Peter, Paul and Mary, and later Blood, Sweat and Tears. The radio airwaves of the late ‘60's and ‘70's were filled with her songs. "Wedding Bell Blues," "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Blowin' Away," "Save The Country," and "Sweet Blindness," a bouquet of compositions, all became hits for The Fifth Dimension, as did "Eli's Comin'" for Three Dog Night, and "Stoney End" for Barbra Streisand.
The summer of 1969 brought Nyro's third full-length effort New York Tendaberry, a darker affair than its acclaimed predecessor yet as passionate and soulful as anything in her catalog, emphasized by spare arrangements that often found the the artist's vocals framed by just her own piano work. Album anchor "Save the Country" was famously covered by The Fifth Dimension while Barbra Streisand went on to record "Time and Love." Mastered and cut from the original tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. 180g LP plated and pressed at RTI, and housed in a Stoughton old style tip-on jacket with original lyric insert.