March 3, 2012 – 4:27 am

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Tokyo 1972 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Kosei Nenkin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan; November 11, 1972. Good to fairly good audience.

Singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, who died of cancer in 1997 at the age of 49, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on April 14, 2012. And if you need to know, her classic songs include Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, And When I Die, Eli’s Coming and Stoney End.

To mark the occasion, here’s a show from 1972. We received our copy in a trade back in 2004; and a pat on the back to jagraham for keeping the show alive on Dime. Besides indicating the date and venue, ketcha commented on Dime that “This is Laura’s first ever gig in Japan.” And ltzero wrote that the interview (Tracks 13-15) was conducted in 1989 by Ed Sciaky, DJ at WMMR Philadelphia and host of the Sunday Night Alternative. Thanks guys.

We are currently on the lookout for Laura Nyro DVDs. If you have any, please get in touch by emailing us. Fans who have VHS tapes, perhaps you can dub them onto DVDs?

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. The Bells (6.5MB)
Track 02. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (6.3MB)
Track 03. Come And Get These Memories So Many Memories  (4.4MB)
Track 04. Buy And Sell (6.9MB)
Track 05. And When I Die (4.0MB)
Track 06. Love On A Two Way Street Lonely Highway (6.2MB)
Track 07. Emmie (7.3MB)
Track 08. Children Of The Junks (5.8MB)
Track 09. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (7.6MB)
Track 10. He’s A Runner (6.1MB)
Track 11. Timer (11.9MB)
Track 12. Stoned Soul Picnic (6.8MB)

21-minute interview broken into three parts. Conducted in 1989 by Ed Sciaky, DJ at WMMR Philadelphia and host of the Sunday Night Alternative.
Track 13. Radio Interview - Part 1 (10.3MB)
Track 14. Radio Interview - Part 2 (10.3MB)
Track 15. Radio Interview - Part 3 (14.2MB)

Laura Nyro’s 1967 debut album was full of great songs - And When I Die, Stoney End, Flim Flam Man, Wedding Bell Blues and California Shoeshine Boys - many covered by others who made them into hits. It was originally called More Than A New Discovery but was later reissued as The First Songs. It represents her pop music side. Buy it here.

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  1. 9 Responses to “LAURA NYRO - TOKYO 1972”

  2. Thanks for the interview by Ed Sciaky. Ed is sorely missed on the airwaves here in Philadelphia. Ed was with WYSP-FM in 1989. God bless him.

    By Nick on Mar 3, 2012

  3. thanks, big-O!


    By I-) on Mar 3, 2012

  4. Laura’s voice, once I was introduced to her, has been with me now for many intense years - and accompanies me whenever I travel. thank you for making this one available to my ears and soul :-)

    By g on Mar 7, 2012

  5. Thank you, this is AWESOME! Laura is my all time favorite Artist, and I will cherish these wonderful recordings of her.

    By Artamus on Mar 13, 2012

  6. Thanks very much for this. Please note that track #3 is actually called “Come And Get These Memories’, it was the 1st hit for Martha & The Vandellas and was a hidden track on “Angel In The Dark”.

    By John on Mar 13, 2012

  7. Hello John

    Thanks for the feedback.

    By bigozine2 on Mar 13, 2012

  8. thanks you so much. you made my day for allowing me to hear the bells from 40 years ago. her voice was in perfect condition.

    give of your heart, and love, will come
    to you.
    i wish you well.

    By akua on Apr 13, 2012

  9. Track 6 - “Lonely Highway” is actually “Love on a Two Way Street” made famous by The Moments.

    By Rod on Jul 27, 2012

  10. Hello Rod

    Thanks for the feedback. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Jul 27, 2012

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