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Late Sky [no label, 1CD]

Studio solo performances 1994-1995, unknown date/s and venue. Fairly good soundboard.

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Track 01. Triple Goddess Twilight 3:58 (5.7MB)
Track 02. Don’t Hurt Child 3:22 (4.9MB)
Track 03. Be Aware 3:00 (4.3MB)
Track 04. Angel In The Dark 2:43 (3.9MB)
Track 05. Baby It’s You 3:25 (4.9MB)
Track 06. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself 2:48 (4.0MB)
Track 07. Ooh Baby Baby 3:20 (4.8MB)
Track 08. Gardenia Talk 2:49 (4.1MB)
Track 09. He Was Too Good To Me 2:25 (3.5MB)
Track 10. Walk On By 2:22 (3.4MB)
Track 11. Let It Be Me 2:43 (3.9MB)
Track 12. Come And Get These Memories 1:23 (2.0MB)
Track 13. Animal Grace 1:36 (2.3MB)
Track 14. Serious Playground 4:58 (7.2MB)
Track 15. Angel In The Dark (different version) 2:43 (3.9MB)
Track 16. Don’t Hurt Child (different version) 3:43 (5.4MB)
Track 17. Embraceable You 2:14 (3.2MB)
50 mins

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  1. 19 Responses to “LAURA NYRO - LATE SKY”

  2. Laura was a remarkable songwriter whose hits were covered by many artists in her 1968-70 heyday (Barbra Streisand once did a whole album of them and hit with “Stoney End.”) But few covers since. I enjoyed these because she had a passion for early Brill Building pop, and her recording of it with LaBelle, “It’s Gonna Take A Miracle,” is highly recommended. What is remarkable is Laura, considerably helped by her professional relationship with mogul David Geffen, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jimmy Webb, who was just as influential at the same time and whose songs have lasted as long, is not.

    By Tony Pizza on Dec 30, 2016

  3. new laura on new year’s eve? we are fortunate indeed… thank you for this beautiful gift

    By g on Dec 30, 2016

  4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. It’s all about who has enough influence to force his way unto the board. It has nothing to do with true merit or influence in the history of rock. And mostly it has nothing to do with the public choices. It’s only a private club made by journalists who like the idea that fans will have to beg their good will to have their idols accepted.

    By Dick HEAD on Dec 30, 2016

  5. If the rock and roll hall of fame had any credibility both Johnny Winter and Steppenwolf would be inducted instead fluff pop artists like Abba and Donna Summer who are already in there.
    I suggest they simply change the name to Popular music Hall of Fame because I cannot for the life of me come up with a single title by either of those aforementioned “artists” that even remotely resembles ROCK and ROLL.
    Laura Nyro is a very taleted ,stylish and classy musician miles ahead of puff stars like abba and donna summer.

    By sluggo on Dec 30, 2016

  6. Laura Nyro is a “rock” singer? Gimme a break!

    By Bobby on Dec 30, 2016

  7. Duane Allman did some wicked slide on her early stuff…

    By Tom on Dec 30, 2016

  8. Thank you for this - much appreciated!

    By Grant on Dec 31, 2016

  9. Bobby you need to hear The Beads of Sweat…
    Laura and Duane Allman..

    By sluggo on Dec 31, 2016

  10. Thanks, This is great, for a New Year’s Eve treat. Another incredible voice that was silenced way to soon. If you get more, please put it up! Thanks, for another fine year of free music from you! I have been here since you started. jimg

    By jimg on Dec 31, 2016

  11. Putting Johnny Winter in the Rock Hall over Donna Summer would be utterly ridiculous. Just because disco isn’t part of the “rock” radio format doesn’t mean it isn’t rock and roll.

    By Brett Alan on Jan 3, 2017

  12. Donna Summer, Donny and Marie, The Captain and Tenille, The Pointers Sisters, Julio Iglesias, Jack Jones, Leonard Nimoy, Andy Griffith, Richard Roberts, Charles Manson, Gladys Knight and the Pimps, Charro, Jim Nabors, Desi Arnaz….just thinking of singers who should be in the Rock Hall of Fame. Just because these singers didn’t make a career out of recording “rock” music doesn’t mean it isn’t rock and roll.

    By Hot Rod Harry on Jan 3, 2017

  13. And don’t forget William Shatner !!!

    By mrbelette on Jan 3, 2017

  14. The lines between rock and non-rock get blurred all the time, especially in the marketplace. It’s more a matter of whether you rock someone than whether you’re playing genuine rock & roll. By this logic, Mr. Ed, Lassie and Flipper (the dolphin, not the band) have all rocked a lot of youth, so why shouldn’t they be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? And I propose a special category for anything recorded in the last eight years - Barack & Roll!

    By Jim Kneubuhl on Jan 7, 2017

  15. and they get blurred even more when it comes down to songwriters, especially songwriters whose music gets covered by rock bands, thus showing their influence on rock in multiple places and ways which is what leads to credible and deserved induction into the RnR Hall of Fame (when the RnRHoF is operating properly).

    and that parenthetical is rare indeed…

    By 23rdDjin on Jan 7, 2017

  16. I like Johnny Winter and Steppenwolf better than Abba or Donna Summer, but that doesn’t mean they belong in the Rock N’ Roll HOF over them. Abba is one of the biggest bands in history regardless of whether or not you like them, and Donna Summer was one of the biggest names in music during the late 70’s and was perhaps the biggest Disco star ever. In case you never noticed, they’ve inducted bands like N.W.A. and Public Enemy, The Staple Singers and Hank Williams so it is kind of a popular music hall of fame even if it isn’t called that. Maybe one day Steppenwolf and Johnny Winter get in. Who really cares??

    By Big Dave on Jan 17, 2017

  17. And thanks for the Laura Nyro boot Big O!! Great stuff! I was disappointed in the quality of the Cream boot, so this is the one I download tonight!

    By Big Dave on Jan 17, 2017

  18. you seemed to answer your own question Big d. Its called the rock and roll hall of fame not the popular music hall of fame.

    By sluggo on Jan 17, 2017

  19. This is fantastic. One of the best things I’ve gotten off here in a long time. Wow. Thanks Big O!!

    By Big Dave on Feb 6, 2017

  20. Laura Nyro was one of the most unique and influential artists in the history of popular music. I believe that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are based on INFLUENCE as well as POPULAR IMPACT, with influence probably taking the dominant role. Elton John, Todd Rundgren, Ricci Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell and many others have acknowledged Laura Nyro as a main influence. But “rock” is like “jazz”….many different flavors. Jazz fans of Louis Armstrong and jazz fans of Dizzy Gillespie have been fighting for years not to mention fans of Stan Getz vs. fans of Roland Kirk!

    By Denis on Sep 8, 2017

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