Laura Nyro ‎– The Essential Laura Nyro

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Columbia ‎– 88697 95759 2, Legacy ‎– 88697 95759 2
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1-1 Wedding Bell Blues
Arranged By – Herb BernsteinBass – Lou Mauro*Drums – Bill La Vorgna*Guitar – Jay BerlinerHarmonica – Buddy LucasPiano – Stan FreeProducer – Milt Okun*
2:53
1-2 Blowin' Away
Arranged By – Herb BernsteinBass – Lou Mauro*Drums – Bill La Vorgna*Guitar – Jay BerlinerHarmony Vocals – Laura NyroHorns – Jimmy Sedlar*Piano – Stan FreeProducer – Milt Okun*
2:19
1-3 Billy's Blues
Arranged By – Herb BernsteinBass – Lou Mauro*Drums – Bill La Vorgna*Flugelhorn [Solo] – Jimmy Sedlar*Guitar – Jay BerlinerPiano – Stan FreeProducer – Milt Okun*
3:17
1-4 Stoney End
Arranged By – Herb BernsteinBass – Lou Mauro*Drums – Bill La Vorgna*Guitar – Jay BerlinerHarmonica – Buddy LucasPiano – Stan FreeProducer – Milt Okun*
2:45
1-5 And When I Die
Arranged By – Herb BernsteinBass – Lou Mauro*Drums – Bill La Vorgna*Guitar – Jay BerlinerHarmonica – Buddy LucasPiano – Stan FreeProducer – Milt Okun*
2:38
1-6 Lu
Acoustic Guitar – Ralph CasaleArranged By – Charlie CalelloConcertmaster [Strings] – Manny Green*Drums – Artie SchroeckElectric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenPercussion – Dave CareyPiano, Harmony Vocals – Laura NyroProducer – Charlie Calello, Laura NyroSaxophone – George Young (2), Joe FarrellTrombone – Ray DeSioTrumpet – Bernie Glow, Pat Calello
2:45
1-7 Eli's Comin'
Acoustic Guitar – Ralph CasaleArranged By – Charlie CalelloBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Artie SchroeckElectric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenHarmony Vocals, Piano – Laura NyroPercussion – Dave CareyProducer – Charlie Calello, Laura NyroSaxophone – George Young (2), Joe FarrellTrombone – Jimmy Cleveland, Ray DeSio, Wayne AndreTrumpet – Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Pat Calello
3:57
1-8 Stoned Soul Picnic
Acoustic Guitar – Ralph CasaleArranged By – Charlie CalelloBass – Chet AmsterdamDrums – Buddy SaltzmanElectric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenFlute [Solo] – Joe FarrellHarmony Vocals, Piano – Laura NyroPercussion – Dave CareyProducer – Charlie Calello, Laura NyroVibraphone – Artie Schroeck
3:47
1-9 Timer
Arranged By – Charlie CalelloBass – Chet AmsterdamDrums – Artie SchroeckElectric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenHarmony Vocals, Piano – Laura NyroPercussion – Dave CareyProducer – Charlie Calello, Laura NyroTenor Saxophone – George Young (2)Trombone – Ray DeSioTrumpet – Bernie Glow, Pat Calello
3:23
1-10 Emmie
Acoustic Guitar – Ralph CasaleArranged By – Charlie CalelloBass – Chet AmsterdamDrums – Artie SchroeckElectric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenHarmony Vocals, Piano – Laura NyroPercussion – Dave CareyProducer – Charlie Calello, Laura Nyro
4:19
1-11 The Confession
Acoustic Guitar – Ralph CasaleArranged By – Charlie CalelloBass – Chet AmsterdamDrums – Artie SchroeckElectric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenPercussion – Dave CareyPiano – Laura NyroProducer – Charlie Calello, Laura Nyro
2:48
1-12 Capt. St. Lucifer
Arranged By – Charlie CalelloBass – Bob Bushwell*Drums – Gary Chester (2)Piano – Laura NyroProducer – Laura Nyro, Roy HaleeTrumpet – Bernie Glow
3:13
1-13 Gibsom Street
Arranged By – Charlie CalelloBass – Bob Bushwell*Drums – Gary Chester (2)Piano – Laura NyroProducer – Laura Nyro, Roy HaleeTrumpet – Bernie Glow
4:41
1-14 New York Tendaberry
Arranged By – Charlie CalelloBass – Bob Bushwell*Drums – Gary Chester (2)Piano – Laura NyroProducer – Laura Nyro, Roy HaleeTrumpet – Bernie Glow
5:33
1-15 Save The Country (Single Version)
Arranged By – Bob Alcivar, Laura NyroBass – Joe OsbornBells [Orchestra] – Charlie Shoemate*Drums – Hal BlaineGuitar – Mike Deasy, Ray PohlmanLead Guitar [Solo] – Tommy TedescoPiano – Don Randi, Mike MelvoinProducer – Bones HoweTambourine – Buddy ChildersTrombone – Charlie Loper*, Lew McCrearyTrumpet – Jimmy Zito*
2:25
1-16 Blackpatch
Acoustic Guitar – Stu Scharf*Bass – Dave Hood*Drums – Roger HawkinsElectric Guitar – Eddie HintonHarmony Vocals, Piano – Laura NyroOrgan, Bells – Felix CavalierePercussion – Jack JenningsProducer – Arif Mardin, Felix CavaliereVibraphone – Barry Becket*
3:34
1-17 Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
Bass – Richard Davis (2)Cimbalom – Michael Szihai*Drums – Dino DanelliElectric Guitar – Cornell DupreeHarp – Alice ColtraneOud – Ashod Garabedian*Percussion – Ralph MacDonaldPiano – Laura NyroProducer – Arif Mardin, Felix CavaliereWoodwind – Joe Farrell
5:33
1-18 Beads Of Sweat
Arranged By – Arif Mardin, Laura NyroBass – Chuck Rainey, Richard Davis (2)Drums – Dino DanelliElectric Guitar – Cornell DupreeElectric Guitar [Lead], Guitar [Solo] – Duane AllmanHarmony Vocals, Piano – Laura NyroPercussion – Ralph MacDonaldProducer – Arif Mardin, Felix Cavaliere
4:47
1-19 When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag
Acoustic Guitar – Stu Scharf*Bass – Dave Hood*Drums – Roger HawkinsElectric Guitar – Eddie HintonOrgan, Bells – Felix CavalierePercussion – Jack JenningsPiano – Laura NyroProducer – Arif Mardin, Felix CavaliereVibraphone – Barry Becket*
2:42
2-1 I Met Him On A Sunday
Producer – Gamble And Huff*Vocals [A Cappella] – LaBelleWritten-By – A.Harris*, B. Lee*, D.Coley*, S. Owens*
1:50
2-2 The Bells
Bass – Ronnie Baker*Congas – Larry WashingtonCongas, Bongos – Nydia "Liberty" Mata*Drums – Jim HelmerGuitar – Norman Harris, Roland ChambersOrgan – Lenny PakulaPercussion – Vince Montana*Piano – Laura NyroProducer – Gamble And Huff*Vocals – LaBelleWritten-By – A. Gordy*, E. Stover*, I. Gordy*, M. Gaye*
2:58
2-3 Smile
Bass – Richard Davis (2)Congas – Carter C.C. CollinsDrums – Rick MarottaFlute, Saxophone – George Young (2)Guitar – Jeff Mironov, John TropeaKoto – Nisako Yoshida, Reiko KamotaPiano, Guitar – Laura NyroProducer – Charles Calello*, Laura NyroVibraphone – David Friedman
5:38
2-4 Sweet Blindness (Live)
Electric Guitar – John TropeaEngineer [Mixing] – Don Puluse, Ken Robertson, Ron Johnson*Engineer [Recording] – Dale AshbyPiano – Laura NyroProducer – Laura NyroVibraphone – Mike Mainiere*
3:51
2-5 Money (Live)
Bass – Richard Davis (2)Congas, Percussion – Nydia "Liberty" Mata*Drums – Andy NewmarkElectric Guitar – John TropeaEngineer [Mixing] – Don Puluse, Ken Robertson, Ron Johnson*Engineer [Recording] – Dale AshbyPercussion [2nd] – Carter C.C. CollinsPiano – Laura NyroProducer – Laura NyroVibraphone – Mike Mainiere*
5:52
2-6 Mr Blue
Bass – Cyril CianfloneGuitar – John Tropea, Vin Cusano*Harmony Vocals, Piano, Organ – Laura NyroPercussion – Nydia "Liberty" Mata*Producer – Laura Nyro, Roscoe HarringVibraphone – Mike Mainiere*
5:00
2-7 A Wilderness
Bass – Lisa SunshineDrums – Terry SilverlightElectric Guitar – John Bristo*Percussion – Nydia "Liberty" Mata*Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano – Laura NyroProducer – Laura NyroSynthesizer – Todd Rundgren
2:57
2-8 Mother's Spiritual
Harmony Vocals, Piano – Laura NyroProducer – Laura NyroViolin – Julie Lyonn-Liebermann*
3:17
2-9 A Woman Of The World
Arranged By [Horns] – David Franks*Arranged By [Strings] – Carlos Franzetti, Laura NyroBass – Freddie WashingtonDrums – Bernard PurdieFlute [Solo] – Lou MariniGuitar – Elliot Randall*, Michael LandauHarmony Vocals, Keyboards – Laura NyroHorns – Lawrence Feldman, Lou Marini, Randy Brecker, Roger RosenbergPercussion – Bashiri JohnsonProducer – Gary Katz, Laura Nyro
4:10
2-10 Louise's Church
Arranged By [Horns] – David Franks*Arranged By [Strings] – Carlos Franzetti, Laura NyroBass – Freddie WashingtonDrums – Bernard PurdieFlute – Lou MariniGuitar – Elliot Randall*, Michael LandauHarmony Vocals, Keyboards – Laura NyroHorns – Lawrence Feldman, Lou Marini, Randy Brecker, Roger RosenbergPercussion – Bashiri JohnsonProducer – Gary Katz, Laura Nyro
3:32
2-11 Broken Rainbow
Bass – Freddie WashingtonPercussion – Bashiri JohnsonProducer – Gary Katz, Laura Nyro
3:51
2-12 To A Child
Bass – Freddie WashingtonFlute [Solo] – Lou MariniProducer – Gary Katz, Laura Nyro
3:31
2-13 Lite A Flame (The Animal Rights Song)
Bass – Freddie WashingtonKeyboards, Synthesizer – Laura NyroPercussion – Bashiri JohnsonProducer – Gary Katz, Laura Nyro
3:17
2-14 And When I Die (Live)
Engineer – Wayne Yurgelun*Piano – Laura NyroProducer – Laura NyroTechnician [House Sound] – Martin DeMartino
2:48
2-15 Save The Country (Live)
Arranged By [Harmonies] – Laura NyroBacking Vocals – Angela Clemons Patrick*, Chandra Armstead, Dian Sorel, Diane Garisto, Diane Wilson, Vivien Cherry*Piano – Laura NyroProducer – Laura NyroTechnician [House Sound] – Martin DeMartino
2:42

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Tracks 1-1 to 1-5: Recorded 1966, Associated Studios, Bell Sound, MGM Studios, New York, NY
Released January 5, 1973, The First Songs (KC 31410)

Tracks 1-6 to 1-11: Record January-February 1968, Columbia Studios, New York, NY
Released March 13, 1968 Eli And The Thirteenth Confession (KCS 9626)

Tracks 1-12 to 1-14: Recorded February 1969, Columbia (CBS) Studios, New York, NY
Released September 24, 1969, New York Tendaberry (KCS 9737)

Track 1-15: Recorded June 10, 1968, Columbia Studio 'D', Hollywood, CA
Released June 26, 1968, Save The Country previously unavailable on Compact Disc (ZSP 137639)

Tracks 1-16 to 1-19: Recorded May 1970, Columbia (CBS) Studio 'B', 52nd Street, New York, NY
Released November 25, 1970, Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat> (KC 30259)

Tracks 2-1, 2-2: Recorded 1971, Sigma Sound, Philadelphia, PA
Released November 17, 1971, Gonna Take A Miracle (KC 30987)

Track 2-3: Recorded September 29, 1975, Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY
Released February 1976, Smile (KC 33912)

Tracks 2-4, 2-5: Recorded March 4, 1976, Live (various locations), New York, NY
Released June 1977, Season Of Lights...Laura Nyro In Concert (KC 34786)

Track 2-6: Recorded June 1977, Remote (various locations), New York, NY
Released June 1978, Nested (JC 35449)

Tracks 2-7, 2-8: Recorded July 1983, Remote (various locations), New York, NY
Released January 1984, Mother's Spiritual (FC 39215)

Tracks 2-9 to 2-13: Recorded June 1993, River Sound, New York, NY
Released September 1993,Walk The Dog & Light The Light (CK 52411)

Track 2-14: Recorded 1994, at The Bottom Line, NYC: Previously unreleased

Track 2-15: Recorded 1993, at The Bottom Line, NYC: Previously unreleased

Digitally mastered, Sony Music Studios, NYC

Originally Released as Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro

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  • Barcode: 886979575929

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