Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro returned to the studio after a four year hiatus with this completely fresh sounding album. Laura was reunited with her Eli producer Charlie Calello and a very impressive line-up of New York session cats, which led the album in a much more jazz-tinged direction than her previous releases. She had moved to a more serene environ and the music that was created for this album is certainly influenced by that move away from the city.

Laura took many of these musicians out on the road with her following the recording of this album and the results can be heard on the following year’s Season of Lights live recording. Liner notes are provided by Laura biographer Michele Kort, who points out that "Smile still stands as a transition for Laura Nyro between her highly emotional early albums and her mellower later work".

All new mastering is provided by Vic Anesini who has brilliantly captured what was going down in the studio back in the day on Iconoclassic's other later Nyro releases. The release is fleshed out by a series of demos that were most likely recorded early in the album sessions that produced this special album.

Track Listing:
1. Sexy Mama
2. Children of the Junks
3. Money
4. I am the Blues
5. Stormy Love
6. The Cat-Song
7. Midnight Blue
8. Smile

Bonus Tracks:
9. Someone Loves You (demo)
10. Get Me My Cap (demo)
11. Coffee Morning (demo)

The ethos of Iconoclassic Records is perfectly captured in the company's name. Iconoclassic Records reissues classic titles by iconic artists, many of whom have handled their careers in an uncompromising, iconoclastic manner.

A CD reissue label focused on rock, pop, and R&B music of the 1970s and '80s, Iconoclassic Records specializes in notable albums that have never been released on CD, as well as classic titles that have fallen out of print. [more]
Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered from the original master tapes by award winning engineers, such as Grammy® winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session on the Nested album page.

Are the original album graphics included in the packaging?
Yes, Iconoclassic reproduces all the imagery and text from the original LP front and back covers and inner sleeves. In addition, we frequently add newly written liner notes and additional photographs from the appropriate time periods.  [more]