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Laura Nyro - Premium Best (1998)

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Laura Nyro - Premium Best (1998)

Laura Nyro - Premium Best (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # SRCS 8823 | Time: 01:01:36 | Scans included
Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter

This entry into the Japan-only Premium Best series highlights the recordings of composer/performer Laura Nyro. Unlike other single-CD North American compilations, this 16-track disc gives sufficient time to her tragically underappreciated post-Smile recordings. Several of these titles are not even available on CD in the States, which is perhaps correlated to the seeming lack of interest. There are actually numerous advantages to this collection – not the least of which is the artist-sensitive track list. Presumably the Premium Best series is aimed at the casual enthusiast, as the hardcore collector would either already own the contents or buy it anyway if they were a completist. By including seminal album sides such as the imperially haunting "New York Tendaberry" and "Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp," a more accurate overview of Nyro's career is presented here. There is a generous sampling from The First Songs (aka More Than a New Discovery), including many of her signature compositions that became international hits for other artists. "Wedding Bell Blues" and "Blowing Away" are key entries from the 5th Dimension. "And When I Die" became a hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears and likewise "Stoney End" is arguably best remembered by the Barbra Streisand cover version. Two of the most memorable inclusions in Eli and the Thirteenth Confession followed suit by becoming successful hits for Three Dog Night ("Eli's Comin'") and once again the 5th Dimension ("Stoned Soul Picnic"). Representing her acclaimed follow-up long-player, New York Tendaberry, are the previously mentioned title track as well as the single version of "Save the Country," which was uncharacteristically cut in Los Angeles with Bones Howe producing a Hal Blaine-led Wrecking Crew. By comparison, Nyro's final seven albums may not seem as amply represented. However, the tracks from the remainder of her catalog, at the very least, signify these timeless entries. Both Gonna Take a Miracle and Smile are represented by their respective title tracks, while the 1976 concert recording Season of Lights ("Sweet Blindness"), Nested ("Mr. Blue"), Mother's Spiritual ("To a Child"), and Walk the Dog & Light the Light ("A Woman of the World") are embodied by their individual submissions. Once again the Japanese beat U.S. releases to the punch.

Review by Lindsay Planer, Allmusic.com

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Tracklist:

01. Save the Country (single mix) (02:28)
02. Eli's Comin' (03:59)
03. Stoned Soul Picnic (03:50)
04. New York Tendaberry (05:37)
05. Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp (05:37)
06. It's Gonna Take a Miracle (03:28)
07. Wedding Bell Blues (02:56)
08. And When I Die (02:42)
09. Blowin' Away (02:23)
10. Stoney End (02:48)
11. Smile (05:39)
12. Sweet Blindness (live) (03:54)
13. Mr. Blue (05:03)
14. Mother's Spiritual (03:20)
15. To a Child (03:34)
16. A Woman of the World (04:13)


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Laura Nyro / Premium Best [Japan-only]

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Analyzed: Laura Nyro / Premium Best
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.23 dB -13.78 dB 2:28 01-Save the Country (single mix)
DR10 -1.09 dB -13.84 dB 4:00 02-Eli's Comin'
DR10 -1.56 dB -13.82 dB 3:50 03-Stoned Soul Picnic
DR11 -1.56 dB -19.35 dB 5:37 04-New York Tendaberry
DR12 0.00 dB -15.82 dB 5:37 05-Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp
DR9 -3.52 dB -16.28 dB 3:28 06-It's Gonna Take a Miracle
DR10 0.00 dB -11.31 dB 2:56 07-Wedding Bell Blues
DR9 -0.51 dB -11.84 dB 2:42 08-And When I Die
DR11 0.00 dB -12.44 dB 2:23 09-Blowin' Away
DR9 -0.48 dB -11.71 dB 2:48 10-Stoney End
DR12 -2.80 dB -17.84 dB 5:40 11-Smile
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DR12 -2.87 dB -18.00 dB 3:20 14-Mother's Spiritual
DR12 -3.27 dB -18.22 dB 3:35 15-To a Child
DR15 -0.60 dB -17.15 dB 4:13 16-A Woman of the World
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Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 798 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Laura Nyro - Premium Best (1998)

Laura Nyro - Premium Best (1998)

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