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Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2008 [Re-Up]

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Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2008 [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb
Label: Sony Music Japan | # SICP 1955 | Time: 00:45:28 | Scans included
Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Laura Nyro's third Columbia effort is easily the equal of her previous two. The overwhelming strength of her song writing and distinctive arrangements fuel Christmas and the Beads of Sweat. Her unmistakable style of delivery maintains the continual examination of herself as a performer. The results are uniformly interesting and provocative as she continues to draw upon her love of jazz, folk, and R&B – which would inform Nyro's next album ,Gonna Take a Miracle, featuring the soul vocal trio LaBelle. Conceptually, this album is as potent as her previous effort, New York Tendaberry, but in a much different way. Rather than hanging together thematically, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat features two inclusive and distinctive sides of music – with different musicians and producers for each. The first five tracks feature Nyro backed by the Swampers from Muscle Shoals, AL, and include the talents of Roger Hawkins (drums), Eddie Hinton (guitar), Dave Hood (bass), Barry Becket (vibraphone), and Jack Jennings (percussion), with Arif Mardin producing. While this pairing might seem initially incongruous, the quintet had been concurrently working with the likes of Dusty Springfield and Cher and had gained a rightful reputation as a consummate backup band. The final four pieces are steeped in noir more atypical of her previous efforts. The all-star cast of New York City session heavyweights are led by Felix Cavaliere (producer) and features fellow Rascals member Dino Danelli (drums), Ralph McDonald (percussion), Chuck Rainey (bass), Cornell Dupree (guitar), Duane Allman (guitar), and Alice Coltrane (stringed harp), among others. As with all of Nyro's recordings, at the heart of this effort are her ageless compositions and arrangements. A motif connecting such disparate tunes as the upbeat "When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag" to the hauntingly beautiful "Christmas in My Soul" and "Beads of Sweat" is the aching hollowness that came with the disillusionment that Vietnam, Kent State, and racial relations brought upon America in 1970. As she had done with "Save the Country" some four years earlier, Nyro's cathartic expressionism is captured at its most fervent on this album.

Review by Lindsay Planer, Allmusic.com

Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2008 [Re-Up]



Tracklist:

01. Brown Earth (4:11)
02. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag (2:46)
03. Blackpatch (3:37)
04. Been on a Train (5:52)
05. Up on the Roof (3:16)
06. Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp (5:35)
07. Map to the Treasure (8:14)
08. Beads of Sweat (4:51)
09. Christmas in My Soul (7:05)


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 1 from 15. November 2010

EAC extraction logfile from 13. January 2013, 12:43

Laura Nyro / Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2014-06-27 14:07:10

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Analyzed: Laura Nyro / Christmas and the Beads of Sweat
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DR8 0.00 dB -13.07 dB 7:05 09-Christmas in My Soul
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Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 738 kbps
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Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2008 [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2008 [Re-Up]

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