Laura Nyro / American Dreamer limited edition 8LP vinyl box set


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Newly remastered • 7 original studios albums • Bonus LP of rarities, exclusive to this box • Features 36-page booklet with notes from Peter Doggett

The exceptional body of work recorded between 1967 and 1978, by the prodigiously talented Brooklyn born singer singer/songwriter/pianist Laura Nyro is celebrated with the 30th July release of American Dreamer, a limited edition customised 8 LP vinyl Box Set.

It features the seven studio albums Nyro recorded during this period, with classics such as ‘Eli and the Thirteenth Confession’, ‘New York Tendaberry’, ‘Christmas and the Beads of Sweat’ and Gonna Take a Miracle’ the dazzling Gamble & Huff produced covers set she recorded with Labelle.


This collection has been lovingly assembled with each studio album remastered specifically for the vinyl format. In addition to the remastered studio LPs, the Box Set houses a bonus LP of archive demos and live tracks entitled ‘Rarities & Live Recordings’.

Each Box Set comes with a high quality 36-page, 12-inch booklet that includes rare photographs, ephemera and words from Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, Rosanne Cash, Rickie Lee Jones, Graham Nash, Donald Fagen, Alice Cooper, Charlie Calello, Bette Midler and Patti Labelle. Extensive liner notes are provided by author Peter Doggett.

American Dreamer is released on 27 August 2021 via Madfish (delayed from 30 July) 

More Than A New Discovery

Side A

  1. Goodbye Joe
  2. Billy’s Blues
  3. And When I Die
  4. Stoney End
  5. Lazy Susan
  6. Hands Off The Man

Side B

  1. Wedding Bell Blues
  2. Buy And Sell
  3. He’s A Runner
  4. Blowin’ Away
  5. Never Meant To Hurt You
  6. California Shoe-Shine Boys

Eli And The Thirteenth Confession

Side A

  1. Luckie
  2. Lu
  3. Sweet Blindness
  4. Poverty Train
  5. Lonely Women
  6. Eli’s Comin’

Side B

  1. Timer
  2. Stoned Soul Picnic
  3. Emmie
  4. Woman’s Blues
  5. Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe)
  6. December’s Boudoir
  7. The Confession

New York Tendaberry

Side A

  1. You Don’t Love Me When I Cry
  2. Captain For Dark Mornings
  3. Tom Cat Goodbye
  4. Mercy On Broadway
  5. Save The Country

Side B

  1. Gibsom Street
  2. Time And Love
  3. The Man Who Sends Me Home
  4. Sweet Lovin’ Baby
  5. Captain Saint Lucifer
  6. New York Tendaberry

Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat

Side A

  1. Brown Earth
  2. When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag
  3. Blackpatch
  4. Been On A Train
  5. Up On The Roof

Side B

  1. Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
  2. Map To The Treasure
  3. Beads Of Sweat
  4. Christmas In My Soul

Gonna Take A Miracle (with Labelle)

Side A

  1. I Met Him On A Sunday
  2. The Bells
  3. Monkey Time / Dancing In The Street
  4. Desiree
  5. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

Side B

  1. Spanish Harlem
  2. Jimmy Mack
  3. Wind
  4. Nowhere To Run
  5. It’s Gonna Take A Miracle


Side A

  1. Sexy Mama
  2. Children Of The Junks
  3. Money
  4. I Am The Blues

Side B

  1. Stormy Love
  2. The Cat-Song
  3. Midnite Blue
  4. Smile


Side A

  1. Mr. Blue (The Song Of Communications)
  2. Rhythm And Blues
  3. My Innocence
  4. Crazy Love
  5. American Dreamer

Side B

  1. Springblown
  2. The Sweet Sky
  3. Light (Pop’s Principle)
  4. Child In A Universe
  5. The Nest

Rarities & Live Recordings

Side A

  1. Stoney End (Single Version) (Mono Version)
  2. Lu (Demo)
  3. Stoned Soul Picnic (Demo)
  4. Emmie (Demo)
  5. Eli’s Comin’ (Single Version) (Mono Version)
  6. Save The Country (Single Version)
  7. In The Country Way (Album Version)

Side B

  1. Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing (Recorded Live 30 May 1971, Fillmore East, USA)
  2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Recorded Live 30 May 1971, Fillmore East, USA)
  3. O-o-h Child (Recorded Live 30 May 1971, Fillmore East, USA)
  4. Up On the Roof (Recorded Live 30 May 1971, Fillmore East, USA)
  5. Someone Loves You (Demo)
  6. Get Off My Cap (Demo)
  7. Coffee Morning (Demo)
  8. Medley - Emily-Nested (Live)

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