Laura Nyro   Eli and The 13th Confession
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 1968
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4.0 excellentnukethewhale | July 7th 16

This record starts off with a BANG with three fast-paced varied songs and then slows down and speeds up throughout the rest. When Laura is ON she makes some of the best music I've ever heard. Her voice is very distinct and I can see how some may not like it, but I dig it.

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3.0 goodRobbit | May 25th 16

Laura Nyro is best known as for writing such songs as "And When I Die" and "Stoned Soul Picnic". As a solo artist, she
was a highly energetic and passionate vocalist and piano player. She could be compared to Dusty Springfield or even
Amy Winehouse for being a white female dedicated to R&B and Soul music. Laura was managed by David Geffen early in her
career and is often lauded in critics lists, yet still she failed to capture a wider audience. This is probably
because her songwriting talents and actual vocal abilities were not equally strong.

As a vocalist, Laura tended to wail incessantly in a tone that could sometimes be a tad irritating. In some ways, her
showboating only proved she wasn't quite as good as singer as she may have believed she was OR she was overcompensating
for this shortcoming. For these reasons, she is probably going to be an acquired taste for many listeners.

Highlights: "Eli's Coming" and "Stone Soul Picnic".


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1.5 very poorZackSh33 | September 16th 23

A bizarre combination of folk-jazz, over the top horns and wailing - this may have some redeeming
qualities beneath it all, and I get that this was important for 1968 but wow this just isn't it.

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1.5 very poorbirdmusiclog | January 7th 22

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