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Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro

Paul Lester, Uncut, June 1997

AT THE age of 21, she was the most sought-after writer in America, a one-woman hit factory, providing songs for everyone from Sinatra to Aretha. For a period, she was the leading female rock artist save Janis Joplin. By 1970, however, following two albums of nerve-shatteringly personal material, she had all but disappeared from view, the mainstream performer suddenly becoming a mythical recluse.

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