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Time and Love: The Essential Masters A pop/folk/jazz earth mama who influenced every woman singer alone at her piano, the late Laura Nyro certainly deserves a well-programmed, one-disc...Time and Love: The Essential MastersReissues A pop/folk/jazz earth mama who influenced every woman singer alone at her piano, the late Laura Nyro certainly deserves a well-programmed, one-disc...2000-10-13
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Time and Love: The Essential Masters

Genre: Reissues; Lead Performer: Laura Nyro

A pop/folk/jazz earth mama who influenced every woman singer alone at her piano, the late Laura Nyro certainly deserves a well-programmed, one-disc sampler. Time and Love: The Essential Masters ain’t it. The hits (”Wedding Bell Blues,” ”Stoney End,” etc.) are here but out of chronological order; the liner notes are sketchy; there’s only one song from after 1971 (Nyro died in 1997). Pick up a copy of 1967’s staggering Eli and the Thirteenth Confession instead — it’s as histrionic as Tori Amos but 10 times as soulful. B