Monday, January 3, 2022

Laura Nyro - Season of Lights (1977)

Laura Nyro - Season of Lights (1977)

Tracklist front / back album covers


Track Listing (Standard Single Vinyl Version)
All tracks composed by Laura Nyro

"The Confession"   3:11
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession   (1968)

"And When I Die"   4:03
More Than A New Discovery   (1967)

"Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp"   4:56
Christmas and the Beads of Sweat   (1970)

"Sweet Blindness"   3:47
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession   (1968)

"Captain Saint Lucifer"   5:55
New York Tendaberry   (1969)

"Money"   6:04
Smile   (1976)

"The Cat Song"   4:22
Smile   (1976)

"When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag"   3:42
Christmas and the Beads of Sweat   (1970)

"Timer"   6:15
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession   (1968)

"Emmie"   3:56
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession   (1968)


Track Listing (Original Double-Vinyl Version and Iconoclassic 2008 CD remaster)

"Money"   6:04
Smile   (1976)

"Sweet Lovin' Baby"   2:20
New York Tendaberry   (1969)

"And When I Die"   4:03
More Than A New Discovery   (1967)

"The Morning News"   2:32
previously unreleased

"Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp"   4:56
Christmas and the Beads of Sweat   (1970)

"I Am the Blues"   7:00
Smile   (1976)

"When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag"   3:42
Christmas and the Beads of Sweat   (1970)

"Captain Saint Lucifer"   5:55
New York Tendaberry   (1969)

"Smile"   4:07
Smile   (1976)

"Mars"   3:24
Smile (1976) - coda to "Smile"

"Sweet Blindness"   3:47
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession   (1968)

"The Cat Song"   4:22
Smile   (1976)

"Emmie"   3:56
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession   (1968)

"The Confession"   3:11
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession   (1968)

"Timer"   6:15
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession   (1968)

"Midnite Blue"   4:05
Smile   (1976)



Laura Nyro Band Members / Musicians
Laura Nyro - vocals, piano, musical director
John Tropea - electric guitar
Richard Davis - bass
Andy Newmark - drums
Carter "C.C." Collins - percussion
Nydia Mata - congas
Mike Mainieri - clavinet, marimba, vibraphone
Jean Fineberg, Jeff King - saxophone
Ellen Seeling - trumpet

Recorded by Dale Ashby
Mixed by Don Puluse and Ron Johnsen
Cover painting by Rokuro Taniuchi




Season of Lights is the first live album by New York singer, songwriter, and pianist Laura Nyro.

Columbia Records issued the album in the summer of 1977, taking the songs from various locations on Nyro's 1976 tour in support of her most recent studio album, Smile. Although the album had no strict producer, Nyro is credited as the "musical director." Dale Ashby was engineer and mixer, assisted by Don Pulse and Ken Robertson.

The album was originally intended to be a double-vinyl set consisting of 16 songs, and this version was sent to some outlets as a promotional copy. Instead, Columbia released a single vinyl set of ten songs, including music from her first six studio albums. Nyro played guitar, piano, and other keyboards, and was backed by a stellar cast of musicians including John Tropea on guitar and Carter Collins on percussion.

The laidback, easygoing jazz atmosphere of the album, which was to be expected following the smooth Smile. The album was not a huge commercial success, peaking at #137 on the Billboard 200 chart, then known as the Pop Albums chart. It was Nyro's penultimate US chart entry after a run of seven successive charting albums stretching back to 1968's Eli and the Thirteenth Confession. Her final chart entry would come in 1984.

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