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In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Columbia” label released “Nested”, the seventh Laura Nyro studio album. It was recorded in 1977 in Danbury, Connecticut, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Roscoe Harring.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, electricand acoustic piano, church organ, guitar, strings
  • Will Lee- bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Vinnie Cusano- guitar
  • John Tropea- guitar
  • Nydia “Liberty” Mata – percussion
  • John Sebastian- harmonica
  • Cyril Cianflone, Tony Levin – bass guitar
  • Felix Cavaliere- electric piano, organ
  • Dale Ashby, Frank Koenig – engineer
  • Adger W. Cowans – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro.

  1. Blue (Song of Communications)
  2. Rhythm and Blues
  3. My Innocence
  4. Crazy Love
  5. American Dreamer
  6. Springblown
  7. The Sweet Sky
  8. Light
  9. Child in a Universe
  10. The Nest

 

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In January 1984.

mothers-spiritual

In January 1984, “Columbia” label released “Mother’s Spiritual”, the eighth Laura Nyro studio album. It was recorded in 1973, in Danbury, and was produced by Laura Nyro.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – voice, harmonies, acoustic and electric pianos, dulcimer
  • Terry Silverlight- drums
  • Lisa Sunshine – bass
  • John Bristow – electric guitar
  • Todd Rundgren- synthesizer, production assistance
  • Nydia “Liberty” Mata – percussion, production assistance
  • Jan Nigro – acoustic guitar
  • Julie Lyonn Lieberman– violin
  • Arthur Kelm, Chris Andersen – engineer, mixing
  • Irene Young – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro.

  1. To a Child
  2. The Right to Vote
  3. A Wilderness
  4. Melody in the Sky
  5. Late for Love
  6. A Free Thinker
  7. Man in the Moon
  8. Talk to a Green Tree
  9. Trees of the Ages
  10. The Brighter Song
  11. Roadnotes
  12. Sophia
  13. Mother’s Spiritual
  14. Refrain