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Laura Nyro "American Dreamer" (8LP Box Set w/ Book and LP of rarities) (08/06/2021)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by pghmusiclover, Apr 27, 2021.

  1. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

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    It's too bad she never really did one:

     
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  2. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    echoing:


    And the multi-tracks are long gone.

    And the multi-tracks are long gone.

    And the multi-tracks are long gone.

    And the multi-tracks are long gone.

    ...

    :wtf:
     
  3. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    It’s a known fact.
     
  4. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    I'm not doubting you, I'm just shocked!
     
  5. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre Well-Known Member

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    From Google News, I found out that there is a new Japanese Live Album called Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live From Japan and it released will be released July 16, 2021.

    It is from a February 1994 concert.

    There is a sound clip of her singing Wedding Bells Blues.
     
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  6. Finchingfield

    Finchingfield Forum Resident

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    It's a reissue of the 2003 release "An Evening With Laura Nyro - Live in Japan 1994", the 21 track version. Though this time newly remastered by Michael Graves, plus updated artwork and new liner notes. Beautiful cover !!

    Laura Nyro — Trees Of The Ages: Laura Nyro Live In Japan – Omnivore Recordings

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Gradese

    Gradese Forum Resident

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    And the same label (Omnivore) is releasing her 1966 audition tape later in September...
     
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  8. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre Well-Known Member

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  9. Finchingfield

    Finchingfield Forum Resident

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    Wow, that's big news Gradese !!! Thanks much !!!
     
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  10. jkauff

    jkauff Putin-funded Forum Troll

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    I’ve never heard this, but a few bootlegs exist of Laura performing with the Harmony band. Because Laura’s piano is carrying all the instrumental weight, the quality of that instrument is very important.

    Does anyone know if this Japan tour recording was performed on a “real” piano, as opposed to the electronic piano Laura used on some of the US gigs?
     
  11. Finchingfield

    Finchingfield Forum Resident

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  12. Gradese

    Gradese Forum Resident

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    Italy
    There's a trailer joining both releases... the live clip really doesn't sound like an acoustic piano to me, certainly not a grand... It's ok though.

    The audition bit is amazing... That's an acoustic allright, vertical I guess and slightly out of tune, could have benefitted from Laura's dad hand
    :):):)
    ...simply amazing anyway:


     
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  13. peter

    peter Senior Member

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    Paradise
    HUGE news! I am IN.
     
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  14. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre Well-Known Member

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    Illinois
    Thank you for downloading this video. I saw two videos on youtube of her playing at Yale University in 1973 . There is also a brief interview of her talking. i am ***** when it comes to downloading things. Would somebody like to download them.?
     
  15. Gradese

    Gradese Forum Resident

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    Italy
    The 1966 audition tape is referenced in Michele Kort's great bio. I always found it baffling that, while she is playing her heart out, finally being able to showcase her own material, they would ask her if she knew any pop songs. She even sort of (endearingly) justifies herself "I know a few lines from each one" - and the reply is "There's Irving Berlin" (!)
    Unbelievable.

    You can hear this happening at the end of the clip, exactly as described in the book.

    The official release of that audition tape is really welcome. Sound quality seems to be fine. Can't wait.
     
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  16. Finchingfield

    Finchingfield Forum Resident

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    We're not 'downloading' videos, just copying and pasting the links from YouTube...

     
  17. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre Well-Known Member

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    Illinois
    THAN YOU VERY MUCH:love:
     
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  18. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Marple, PA, USA
    This is great news indeed. The fragment stuff is frustrating, can you imagine her wrapping the tonsils around the great American song book?!
    Gotta wonder about the unreleased songs--she might have thought they weren't good, but they could be great.
    And LAZY SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I wish they would release the Japanese concert on double-LP...
     
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  20. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    The Live in Japan recorded sound quality seems quite good. I am all in on this.
     
  21. Finchingfield

    Finchingfield Forum Resident

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    Henrico, Va
    More of the above...

     
  22. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre Well-Known Member

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    Illinois
    Thank you again for the help. I really appreciate it.
     
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  23. Cokelike-

    Cokelike- Forum Resident

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    Totally in on the audition tape release! New Laura!
     
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  24. Finchingfield

    Finchingfield Forum Resident

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    All you Laura freaks (Nyrotics) need to come on over to the Laura Nyro facebook group. Tons of info, photos, music clips, people who new her. 8,028 members and growing every day...
     
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  25. Aegir

    Aegir Forum Resident

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    NJ
    So over a month after I messaged the label via Facebook asking whether or not the box set was going to be all analogue, they responded: "All masters were obtained from the original record company and remastered for this box set." This, of course, does not answer the question so I have asked a followup and maybe I'll get an answer in approximately six weeks.
     

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