Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan (Remastered) Laura Nyro
- 1Dedicated to the One I Love (Live in Japan)03:29
- 2Ooh Baby Baby (Live in Japan)02:09
- 3Woman of the World (Live in Japan)04:17
- 4Louise's Church (Live in Japan)03:19
- 5Lite a Flame (The Animal Rights Song) (Live in Japan)03:31
- 6Walk the Dog & Light the Light (Song of the Road) (Live in Japan)02:58
- 7The Japanese Restaurant Song (Live in Japan)03:57
- 8And When I Die (Live in Japan)02:42
- 9To a Child (Live in Japan)03:44
- 10The Descent of Luna Rose (Live in Japan)02:55
- 11Wild World (Live in Japan)02:34
- 12Save the Country (Live in Japan)02:14
- 13Wedding Bell Blues (Live in Japan)02:14
- 14Trees of the Ages/Emmie (Live in Japan)04:46
- 15Walk on By (Live in Japan)02:20
- 16Let It Be Me (Live in Japan)03:18
- 17Oh Yeah Maybe Baby (The Heebie Jeebies) (Live in Japan)02:53
- 18Wind (Live in Japan)02:04
- 19Broken Rainbow (Live in Japan)03:58
- 20My Innocence/Sophia (Live in Japan)02:07
- 21Art of Love (Live in Japan)02:38
Info for Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan (Remastered)
A member of both the Songwriters and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame, Laura Nyro not only wrote songs that became hits for acts including The 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, Barbra Streisand, and many more, but has been cited as a major influence by Kate Bush, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Todd Rundgren, Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), and countless others. She recorded 10 studio albums (one released posthumously), but a live performance from Nyro was always an event.
Originally issued only in Japan as Live In Japan in 2003, these 16 tracks recorded at Kintetsu Hall, plus 5 recorded at On Air West return as Trees Of The Ages: Laura Nyro Live In Japan. From Nyro-penned hits including “And When I Die,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” and “Save The Country,” to covers of Bacharach/David, Smokey Robinson, and Phil Spector classics, Trees Of The Ages is an essential document of Laura’s February 1994 historic visit to Japan. With Laura on piano and vocals, with harmonies by Diane Wilson, Dian Sorrell, Diane Garisto, the performances are sublime.
Newly remastered by Grammy®-winner Michael Graves, and produced for release by Grammy®-winner Cheryl Pawelski and George Gilbert with the approval of The Laura Nyro Trust, the packaging contains updated artwork and new liner notes from author and musician John Kruth. Looking and sounding incredible, this essential addition to Nyro’s discography is available worldwide for the first time. Trees Of The Ages: Laura Nyro Live In Japan cements the legend of the incomparable Laura Nyro.
Laura Nyro, vocals
received a long awaited induction into the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame. One of the great singer-songwriters of our time, she released 22 critically acclaimed albums and wrote literally dozens of songs that have become firmly fixed in the popular music canon, from her debut in 1966 at the age of 19 to her untimely death in 1997. Her music wasn’t just widely recorded, it also catapulted other performers up the charts, among them The 5th Dimension (Stoned Soul Picnic, Sweet Blindness, Wedding Bell Blues), Blood, Sweat & Tears (And When I Die), and Three Dog Night (Eli’s Comin'). Barbara Streisand charted three consecutive times with Nyro’s songs. Weaving together a combination of pop, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, and soul, Nyro produced something genuinely rare in the world of pop music: an original sound, fired by a unique vision. Her influence on generations of performers is undeniable and may be one of her greatest legacies. Iconic singer-songwriter Elton John summed up Nyro’s influence on his own work: “The soul, the passion, just the out-and-out audacity of the way her rhythmic and melodic changes came were like nothing I’d ever heard before.” Laura’s passing at age 49 robbed popular music of one of its purest lights.
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