LAURA NYRO - IN CONCERT 1990-1994 (CD 1 and 2)

October 3, 2012 – 12:40 pm

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In Concert 1990-1994 [no label, 5CD]

Disc 1: New York City; June 27, 1990.
Disc 2: New Georgia; August 18, 1990.
Good to very good audience recordings.

Recently, we received a five-CD fan compilation of Laura Nyro in concert 1990-1994. The other shows are:
Disc 3 - Redwood Music Festival; May 18, 1991.
Disc 4 - Slim’s, San Francisco, CA; August 2, 1991.
Disc 5 - Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA; June 11, 1994.

And then, we come across Randy Shields’ rumination on Laura Nyro’s “Incarnations”.

I’ve always felt that Nyro did something that no one else has ever done and not really gotten the recognition for it: she wrote more great songs as a teenager than anybody, including Lennon and McCartney, Dylan and Stevie Wonder. Those guys went on to conquer the world and I love their work, but they didn’t come remotely close to doing in their teenage years, even collectively, what Laura Nyro did. She was on fire…

What I’m saying is that Nyro can be likened to Keats because she seemed to have no progenitors. Nobody put words together like Keats and nobody put songs together like Laura Nyro - the daring mixture of styles within a song, her march to the non-beats of invisible drummers, her rich suggestive language. Not to mention her pioneering influence on other artists and the depth of feeling she conveyed and aroused in her listeners. Nyro is what Keats would look like in the late 20th century…

Before he ends his piece, Shields writes:

I’m signing off now but you should surry on down with Rimbaud and Shelley and Keats into the Fifth Dimension and partake of the Sweet Blindness and the derangement of the senses at the Stoned Soul Picnic. If you don’t know how to surry, I bet Rimbaud can show you, I bet he whispered that word in Laura’s ear to begin with. You’re in good hands. Make sure Keats parties also. I don’t think absinthe could make his heart any less fonder. Ask Shelley what’s on his mind because in 200 years it will be on everyone’s mind. Love, strive, believe…

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Discs Three to Five will be shared in the coming weeks.

Disc 1 (New York City; June 27, 1990)
Track 01. Oh Yeah Maybe Baby (3.6MB)
Track 02. My Innocence (3.2MB)
Track 03. For A Child (4.6MB)
Track 04. And When I Die (3.7MB)
Track 05. Woman Of The World (2.0MB)
Track 06. The Roll Of The Ocean (4.1MB)
Track 07. Lite A Flame (4.6MB)
Track 08. Emmie (5.6MB)
Track 09. Louise’s Church (3.7MB)
Track 10. Blowin’ Away/Wedding Bell Blues (3.8MB)
Track 11. I’m So Proud/(Dedicated To) The One I Love (4.3MB)
Track 12. Trees Of The Ages/Timer (5.5MB)

Disc 2 (New Georgia; August 18, 1990)
Track 01. Maybe Baby (The Heebie Jeebies) (3.0MB)
Track 02. My Innocence (3.4MB)
Track 03. To A Child (4.8MB)
Track 04. And When I Die (3.7MB)
Track 05. The Confession (3.6MB)
Track 06. The Roll Of The Ocean (4.4MB)
Track 07. Lite A Flame (4.5MB)
Track 08. The Wild World (3.5MB)
Track 09. Emmie (5.3MB)
Track 10. Louise’s Church (4.2MB)
Track 11. Broken Rainbow (5.2MB)
Track 12. Women Of The One World (1.8MB)
Track 13. Blowin’ Away/Wedding Bell Blues (4.0MB)
Track 14. The Japanese Restaurant Song (5.9MB)
Track 15. I’m So Proud/(Dedicated To) The One I Love (4.3MB)
Track 16. talking to the audience (1.7MB)
Track 17. Springblown (2.8MB)
Track 18. Save The Country/Trees Of The Ages/Timer (6.7MB)
Track 19. The Wind (3.7MB)

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  1. 12 Responses to “LAURA NYRO - IN CONCERT 1990-1994 (CD 1 and 2)”

  2. laura nyro speaks to the soul in ways that few others do… without her, who knows where we’d be…
    she’s one of those magical points of connection - back to the past, of motown and doo wop, and forward through folk and jazz into punk and beyond…
    thank you for this and I look forward to the next cd :-)

    By g on Oct 3, 2012

  3. Hello Big O. Thank you and also thanks to who recorded these 5 concerts.

    By 4yrsnojob on Oct 3, 2012

  4. Many thanks for this !!!

    By jack bond on Oct 3, 2012

  5. g says it all.
    Thanx, Big O!

    By Timmy on Oct 3, 2012

  6. Carole king+joni mitchell+ricky lee jones + a simple piano but it’s a shame there is no backing band,maybe she is a vegeterian and do
    some meditation…

    By easynow on Oct 3, 2012

  7. OMG! You are so cool to post these. Thank you so much. Laura is my pop goddess. Many, many thanks.


    By Scott Brookman on Oct 4, 2012

  8. Thanks for posting these Beautiful Treasures. Love to Laura Forever!

    By Artamus on Oct 4, 2012

  9. This is e GREAT present.

    Thanks a lot.

    By Rijn B on Oct 4, 2012

  10. Real Special. She is in rare voice form on these releases. Cannot thank you enough for this post.

    By JL Serkes on Oct 4, 2012

  11. In my life I saw 1000’s of concerts. I saw Laura Nyro live only 7 times. She did not play L.A. often. Shortly after “Christmas & The Beads of Sweat” came out, Laura played at the Dorthy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center. At the time it was the finest concert hall in LA. She played 2 nights. Just Laura & her piano.She shined the brightest when she played solo A virtually unknown Jackson Browne, opened for her each night. The 1st night we sat upstairs. She was excellent. The 2nd night we had 4th row center orchestra seats. What a difference being 20′away was. The auditorium held about 3,100 people.I was completely mesmerized.It is the only time I ever saw a “Pop” musician live in concert where you could literally “hear a pin drop”. I don’t know if the people in the audience were so transfixed they didn’t make a sound except to applause.I only know I never experienced that same sensation again. For me it was being in the presence of a Music Goddess. A true Gift of Heaven on Earth in the same way that Beethoven, Dylan,Lennon,Hendrix,Coltrane, and Miles were. There was magic in the air the night that everyone present will never forget.

    By Charles Alan on Oct 6, 2012

  12. Thanks very much! These are new for me, and I’m very much looking forward to them.
    I’m a giant Laura proponent. Have written a number of blog postings about her.

    By Jeff Meshel on May 2, 2017

  13. I can’t find this anywhere!

    Any chance in a Re-Up of the 5 (Five) Discs? Pretty Please?

    By leesa on May 20, 2019

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