Laura Nyro Live at Carnegie Hall: The Classic 1976 Radio Broadcast is a live recording featuring singer songwriter Laura Nyro.
This was recorded in New York while she was promoting the Smile studio album. By this stage, she was playing her songs in a light jazz style. We already have an officially released live recording from this tour in the form of Seasons Of Light.
Songs On Laura Nyro Live at Carnegie Hall The Classic 1976 Radio Broadcast
1. Stormy Love
3. Sweet Lovin’ Baby
4. And When I Die
5. Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
6. The Confession
7. I Am The Blues
8. Sweet Blindness
9. Smile (With Mars At The End)
11. The Cat Song
13. When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag
14. Midnight Blue
I’m a fan of Laura Nyro and I welcome the release of more live recordings. I’ve read complaints about the sound quality but I don’t think that’s an issue.
The bigger problem is that there is already an official live recording available from the 1976 tour, the excellent Seasons Of Light which has all but one of these songs on it (Stormy Love), now that it’s been released in an extended form.
Buying Laura Nyro Live at Carnegie Hall
My personal recommendation would be to get Seasons of Light instead unless you are a Laura Nyro completist who wants to spot little differences in the performances.
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