Alanna Nash
May 16, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Laura Nyro

We gave it a B

On these sensuous interpretations of the late Laura Nyro’s songs from 14 contemporary female artists (including Suzanne Vega, Rosanne Cash, and Jane Siberry), almost everyone slows down the original tempos to find the poetry underneath in Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro. If the Roches’ ”Wedding Bell Blues” comes off a bit too jaunty, Lisa Germano recasts ”Eli’s Coming” into alternative rock’s guided tour of hell. Nyro herself always seemed like she was reading from her diary — these women fold you into their private dreams. B

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