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Time & Love: The Essential Masters [Gold CD]

Laura NyroAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 6, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Gold CD
  • Label: Audio Fidelity
  • ASIN: B003ODL06I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,772 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sweet Blindness
2. Wedding Bell Blues
3. And When I Die
4. Blowin' Away
5. Eli's Comin'
6. Goodbye Joe
7. Stoney End
8. It's Gonna Take A Miracle
9. Stoned Soul Picnic
10. Lu
11. Save The Country
12. When I Was A Freeport And You Werer The Main Drag
13. Blackpatch
14. Time And Love
15. Sexy Mama
16. Up On The Roof

Customer Reviews

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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This album is still very worthwhile for fans because the remastering of the tracks makes for a somewhat new listening experience. This remastered collection shows that Laura's albums are in dire need of remastering (and are overdue for remastered reissues).
For LN newbies, I guess this is a decent collection of songs. My fear is that they won't make you much of a fan. Without intention on Laura's behalf (I'm guessing), Laura Nyro albums each work together as a whole. They are each something of a rock opera, though not really rock or operatic (or like, for example, "Tommy"). Laura Nyro really defies definition or comparison. But once you get to know her songs in the context of their original albums, you will have a hard time separating each song from the songs that surround it. That might seem to be the case for most albums, or might sound pretentious, but it's something that amazingly seems to happen for most LN fans much more so than for other artists' albums. So if you want to get introduced to Laura Nyro, you should start with "New York Tendaberry". That album is timeless, thrilling, and simply breathtaking. "Eli and the Thirteenth Confession" is also a great start, but its production is more representative of its time (though not dated; you just need to be comfortable with the late 60s sound--it turned me off at first, but I sure got over it). "Christmas and the Beads of Sweat" is also an excellent start.
But no matter what, get something by Laura Nyro!! She's the closest thing I've ever had in my life to a religious experience. A collection like this won't be enough to "convert" you, but it's a start! :-)
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Time and Love" - Laura Nyro lives on! October 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Female singer-songwriters are everywhere these days. From Alainis Morrissette and Sheryl Crow to Jane Siberry and Lisa Geronimo.Each and every time they take to the airwaves a little bit of Laura Nyro echoes from the stage."Time and Love", the latest collection of Nyro's greatest hits from Sony-Legacy celebrates the life that gave us "Wedding Bell Blues","Stoney End","And When I Die","Eli's Comin", the title track and countless other "hits" for other people. But that's the rub, these were hits for others not herself. But it's also the cause for the celebration. Displayed so brilliantly on "Time & Love" is the soulful way in which Ms. Nyro sings from so deep a place in her heart. The delivery is intense, showing the wide range of emotion with which she penned the songs in the first place. From the first chords of "Sweet Blindness" you can see what makes Laura Nyro so special and why her 4 decade career has tugged at the heartstrings of everyone lucky enough to be within earshot of her. She takes the listener along for a magical ride. She lets you board the train and sends you on a cataclysmic journey through every raw emotion you've ever sensed. And then takes you leaping over New York City towers to emotional peaks that you had never before imagined, then lowers you sweetly to the ground. Laura Nyro's vision was bright and positive. Her music believed in the power of love. She sang "Save the Country" with the gritty determinedness of hope that screamed out through the depths of despair of Vietnam and fallen heroes. This compilation proves that in Time and Love, Laura Nyro lives on.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unbelievable Collection - Get Ready To Be Excited August 1, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Beyond the liner notes of Linda Ronstadt's DIFFERENT DRUM CD, I first heard Laura Nyro mentioned a few years ago in a conversation. When I decided to buy the album, I had absolutely no idea I would be mesmorized by it in about two listens, and then walk around with each of the songs playing in my head for the next three weeks. I love this album. Included in this collection are sixteen of the most unique and intense songs and performances that I've heard in a long time. It isn't surprising that most of this songs became hits for other artists, in versions that can't hold a candle to the energy and passion of these original recordings. To those willing to listen and be fascinated, Laura Nyro's music is a truely special experience, she didn't merge genres - she removed them, jazz meets pop meets country meets Broadway meets gospel (a statement made nearly a hundred times), but these recordings are impressive beyond belief. "Sweet Blindness" may be one of my favorites, the tempo varies throughout the song, but the performance radiates with kinetic energy. "Wedding Bell Blues," "And When I Die," "Blowin' Away," "Goodbye Joe," and "Stoney End" are featured on her first album THE FIRST SONGS, originally titled MORE THAN A NEW DISCOVERY. Again, many of these songs eventually became hits for other artists, and given the quality of them there's no surprise. "Wedding Bell Blues" is good beyond description, it adds an extra dimension to the teenage love song (She was about 19 at the time of the release). Get ready to be impressed by "Goodbye Joe," "And When I Die," "Stoney End," and "Blowin' Away. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Beware the distortion!
Yes, Laura Nyro's CD "Time and Love The Essential Masters" is full of great songs. However, the sound is distorted on a few of the tracks. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Rex Tincher
5.0 out of 5 stars Laura, a totally missed talent.
Laura, a totally missed talent.
Published 1 month ago by DAVID G, MARSH
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems to be a collection of recordings of Nyro, ...
Seems to be a collection of recordings of Nyro, but nothing here to catch the ear as well as Christmas and the beads of sweat.
Published 3 months ago by Maye Vanarsdel
5.0 out of 5 stars Long ago
I've loved Nyro since High School. Many fond memories. So many people don't know what a great writer she was...
Published 10 months ago by Ann Newberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Laura Nyro
Great mastering of Laura Nyro's fantastic voice....what a loss to the Music World with her untimely death. I play this disc over and over...
Published 11 months ago by Inder M
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings
I bought this knowing most of the songs, but having not heard them all sung by Laura. If you know and love her style you will be pleased. Read more
Published 17 months ago by John D
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's the track list,Amazon?
Amazon is usually great at listing the songs on albums it sells, but I don't see the list here. I had to look it up at Wikipedia to see what songs are on the album. Read more
Published 18 months ago by David A. Elliott Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
They did a wonderful job remastering her library. The recording is top notch and actually gives me the chills. Not just her songwriting, but her emotional singing.
Published 18 months ago by stoods
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Single-Disc Laura Nyro Collection out there
All her best known songs are here, including Eli's Coming, Wedding Bell Blues, Blowin' Away, Stoney End, and And When I Die, and Save the Country. Read more
Published 18 months ago by just_thom
5.0 out of 5 stars How she is missed !
Laura Nyro ranks among the very greats ! Her songs are timeless. She was musically WAY ahead of her times. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ray
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