Angel in the Dark

Angel in the Dark

by Laura NyroLaura Nyro


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Laura Nyro’s untimely death in 1997 forever stilled one of pop music’s most original, and least easily categorized, talents. By that time, the 49-year-old Bronx-born singer-songwriter had deservedly acquired legendary status, as much for the many classic compositions covered in hit versions by artists as diverse as Barbra Streisand, Three Dog Night, the 5th Dimension, and Blood, Sweat & Tears as for her own remarkable, genre-defying albums. Possessing a superbly soulful sound, equal parts honey and grit, the highly personal and passionate artist remained active until her passing from ovarian cancer. Angel in the Dark collects 16 of Nyro’s final studio recordings, 7 new songs balanced with 9 "heartbeat songs," standards like those sung in her youth with New York streetcorner harmony groups. Nyro’s luscious voice and piano elevate "Triple Goddess Twilight," "Serious Playground," and the stunning title song, while her stirring interpretations of the ‘60s tunes "Ooh Baby Baby," "La-La Means I Love You," and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and the Tin Pan Alley classic "Embraceable You" underscore how deeply Nyro is missed.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/27/2001
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661317628
catalogNumber: 613176


  1. Angel in the Dark
  2. Triple Goddess Twilight
  3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  4. He Was Too Good to Me
  5. Sweet Dream Fade
  6. Serious Playground
  7. Be Aware
  8. Let It Be Me
  9. Gardenia Talk
  10. Ooo Baby Baby
  11. Embraceable You
  12. La-La (Means I Love You)
  13. Walk on By
  14. Animal Grace
  15. Don't Hurt Child
  16. Coda

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Nyro   Primary Artist,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
John Tropea   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Will Lee   Bass
Chris Parker   Drums
Jeff Pevar   Guitar
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Carol Steele   Percussion
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass

Technical Credits

John Tropea   Horn Arrangements
Laura Nyro   Producer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Steve Rosenthal   Engineer
Wayne Yurgelun   Engineer
Tommy Mitchell   Horn Arrangements
Dan Gellert   Engineer
Eileen Silver Lillywhite   Liner Notes

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