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Laura Nyro — Tender is the Nyro

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, January 2010

With her sophisticated, soulful lullabies of Broadway, Laura Nyro was an incongruous figure at the late-'60s hippy love-in. Eventually, though, she would be acclaimed as the first of a passionate new breed of singer-songwriters. Forty years after her landmark New York Tendaberry album, Uncut salutes the Gotham loner with a voice, according to Rickie Lee Jones, like "pure emotion".

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