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New York Tendaberry Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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1969 album produced by Laura and Roy Halee is perhaps Laura's most intimate and haunting work. It is widely considered one of the all-time classics of the singer-songwriter genre. Remastered & including the previously unreleased bonus tracks 'Save The Cou

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Though Laura Nyro was one of the most successful American songwriters of the late '60s, penning hits like Streisand's "Stoney End," Blood, Sweat & Tears' "And When I Die," Three Dog Night's "Eli's Coming," and the Fifth Dimension's "Wedding Bell Blues," her buoyant, genre-blending major-label debut clicked with only a small, if influential, cult audience. But even Nyro's faithful must have been taken by surprise by its 1969 follow-up. A mature, deeply impressionistic ode to her hometown, New York City, Nyro's creation captures the city's multicultural soul and emotionally jagged edges so well it's hard to believe this 22-year-old daughter of a jazz musician who couldn't read a note of music concocted it. Stripping her music down to the bare essentials of her expressive, occasionally explosive soprano and fervent piano work somehow expanded its dramatic potential exponentially. Indeed, there are few pop albums whose protominimalist use of studio flourishes and production sheen have been as brief or effective; Nyro called them "colors," and that's exactly the function they serve here, adding crucial glimmer to the stark, jazzy drama of the singer's evocative songs. The bonus, "Save the Country," cut as a full studio production prior to Nyro rethinking the approach, fairly blares by comparison. Rooted in the singer's beloved '50s R&B and pop, yet infused with her brave, singular vision and the chutzpah to stick to it, this album remains Nyro's masterpiece. --Jerry McCulley
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  • Audio CD (June 25, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000068QZP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,156 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Lee Armstrong HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 22, 2002
Format: Audio CD
With 6,400 volumes in my music collection, there are many artists I love. Laura Nyro is my VERY favorite. And of her work, "New York Tendaberry" is my all-time favorite, #1 out of 6400. I think back to 1969, 17 years old, living in Japan, depressed beyond depression, I picked this LP up because I'd heard about Nyro as a writer ... and hated it, what a waste. A week later I figured, "You're already depressed; you spent the money on this LP, might as well put on the headphones and give it one more listen." REVELATION! I think you have to be in a certain head space to click with NYT; and once you do, it never leaves you.
So how does one review the music that kept them on the planet? "I don't want to say goodbye, baby goodbye." Holding on and letting go at the same time. "You Don't Love Me When I Cry" is one of the most incredible songs ever recorded. It's softness and fierceness mixed, blended seemlessly. "I am soft and silly & my name is Lillianaloo" "Captain for Dark Mornings" sings lightheartedly juxtaposed with "My daddy's a ravin crazy gambler." Nyro uses her piano like a weapon, emotionally disarming and light one minute then pounding and raw the next as on "Tom Cat Goodbye," "Tom Cat, you ole rat, where you been to?" "Mercy on Broadway" starts with a piano line Gershwin would've been proud of and then shifts time signitures abruptly that would've put a smile on John Coltrane's face, "In the doom swept the band away." "Come on down to the glory river...gonna lay that devil down," Nyro rages on the stirring "Save the Country." The dissonant piano on "Gibson Street" made this the least accessible track on NYT for me; but the arrangement with its chimes and horn flourishes make it one I marvel at for its shear instrumental diversity, "Oh my sorrow, oh my mourning.
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Laura Nyro orginally made her reputation by writing songs that mixed urban doo-wop with folk flavors--songs like "Stoney End," "And When I Die," "Wedding Bell Blues," and "Stone Soul Picnic," songs that hit big when recorded by other artists. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Nyro recorded three ground-breaking albums (ELI & THE 13TH CONFESSION, NEW YORK TENDABERRY, and CHRISTMAS & THE BEADS OF SWEAT), and although many consider that her creativity peaked with those releases she continued to record and remained powerfully influential until her death in 1997. But for all of this, and unlike such Brill Building contemporaries as Carole King, Laura Nyro herself never made the leap from star writer to star performer. There are several reasons for this. Nyro had a passionate voice of considerable range, but it was not a "star" voice--that is to say, her voice lacked that idiosycratic sparkle that one expects to find in a great singer. But more to the point, after her first wave of song-writing hits, Nyro unexpectedly evolved into an incredibly uncompromising artist who seldom bothered to consider audience response to her material. Only one recording in her long career would achieve anything like a commercial success, and that recording is the 1969 NEW YORK TENDABERRY, which peaked at number 32.
It is odd that NEW YORK TENDABERRY ever made it into the pop charts to begin with--even by today's standards it is alternative with a capitol "A," a strange mix of jazz, blues, rock, pop, urban edges, and folk flourishes created largely by Laura and her piano with little in the way of musical back-up and still less in the way of vocal back-up.
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New York Tendaberry represents everything about Laura Nyro that makes devotees religiously loyal while inspiring dismissive derision in detractors.
With Laura, everything is subjective so I will simply offer my own view: Be patient with this album and many fruits will emerge over time.
New York Tendaberry was my first Laura Nyro album and was not an easy listen the first time through. It is dramatic, intense, at times painfully quiet and more often than not bewilderingly freeform, almost expressionistic. Minimalistic arrangements and the naked solitude of Nyro's voice made me reluctant to come back to the album. But come back I did, and everytime something delicious emerges that makes me wonder how carefully I'd been listening the first time through.
"Captain St. Lucifer", a rhythmically intriguing composition with a soaring chorus that's probably the best in Nyro's songbook, expresses the joy and spontaneity that few acknowledge in Laura's songwriting. "You Don't Love Me When I Cry" is a searing torch song that cuts like a knife, as soon as you get past its overtly aggressive emotion. And on this album another cluster of Nyro standards emerges: "Save the Country", "Gibsom Street", "Time and Love" -- New York Tendaberry is one album that, once you accept its complex but fascinating inner logic, works both on the level of individual songs and as an organic concept album. Each mode puts you in a separate state of consciousness, and the listener is the better for it.
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