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Broken Rainbow - Laura Nyro - Laura Nyro Live At The Bottom Line (CD, Album)


  1. Brian from Ocean Grove tells us he saw Laura Nyro perform 40 times and even met her backstage at Manhattan’s Bottom Line. “I’m a really big fan,” discloses Brian. “We’re the same age.
  2. Four years later, Columbia Records was eager for Nyro to record a new studio album, but she preferred to go out on tour with a band in tow. Columbia had no interest in releasing a live album from the tour, and 's Laura: Live at the Bottom Line, which included five new songs, was instead released by the A&M-distributed Cypress Records.
  3. After the release of Laura: Live at the Bottom Line, Nyro recorded two new studio albums, of which only one was released, and a retrospective collection before her death in Nyro paid $18, for a quarter-page black and white advertisement in Rolling Stone magazine. Track listing [ edit ].
  4. For years, Laura Nyro performed Christmas Eve concerts in her hometown of New York City. Her final such show would be in ; by December , she was fighting the ovarian cancer that ultimately would take her life in April The two-CD set The Loom's Desire documents her final two Christmas gigs recorded live at New York's famous Bottom.
  5. Laura Nyro (born October 18, ; died April 8, ) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession () and New York Tendaberry (), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs.
  6. May 04,  · Officially titled Laura, and subtitled (and usually referred to as) Laura Nyro Live at the Bottom Line, this disc has been out of print since the mid-'90s, and so for many listeners it's like finding a long lost, intimate photo album, or even a home movie, of a deceased beloved friend or relative.
  7. After five more years bringing up child Gil, Laura Nyro returned to touring at the tail end of the s and wanted to record a live album as her comeback, an idea quite unacceptable to Columbia. However, Laura went ahead with her original intention, but "Live at the Bottom Line" had to be released on independent label Cypress and received very little promotion and very few critical reviews/5(15).
  8. The shows led to her release, Laura: Live at the Bottom Line, which included six new compositions. Her final album of predominantly original material, Walk the Dog and Light the Light (), her last album for Columbia, was co-produced by Gary Katz, best known for his work with Steely Dan. The release sparked reappraisal of her place in popular music, and new commercial offers began appearing.

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