271: Laura Nyro, ‘Walk on By’ (Bootleg Collection)

A Rosh HaShana gift – 15 bootleg covers that never appeared on Laura’s official albums.

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293: Sam Robson, ‘Warmth of The Sun’ (Beach Boys A Cappella)

55 years ago I dreamed a dream. Last week the tapes arrived.

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238: Marvin Gaye, ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’

Getting older without growing up – what more could a baby-boomer ask for?
Don’t worry, the suits will take care of you.

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234: Carole King, ‘Up On the Roof’ (Live, 1971)

Carole King’s remarkable metamorphosis from teen mom songsmith to Earth Mother poetess.
She composed the soundtrack of our times on her piano, and wrought the template of our times with her life.

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233: Laura Nyro, ‘And When I Die’

Why listen to a 16-year old girl explain the meaning of life?
Because she’s Laura Nyro, one of the great neglected artists of our time.
A lesson in the reproductive imperative.

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232: Sufjan Stevens, ‘Romulus’

I may be befuddled, but I’m paying attention to the winged ones.

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231: 10cc, ‘I’m Not in Love’

‘I’m Not in Love’ has been played on American radio over three million times. That adds up to 40 consecutive years of airplay.
Is he really not in love?

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230: The Beach Boys, ‘Here Today’ (“Pet Sounds” Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 14)

We can follow the process of recording “Pet Sounds” take-by-take.
But God Only Knows how such beauty is created.

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