Laura Nyro – More Than a New Discovery (1967)

More Than a New Discovery is the debut album by American singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, released in January 1967 on Verve Folkways. The album was twice reissued on vinyl — first as Laura Nyro (1969) and again in track-reshuffled form as The First Songs (1973).

Tracklist:
A1. “Goodbye Joe” (2:36)
A2. “Billy’s Blues” (3:16)
A3. “And When I Die” (2:37)
A4. “Stoney End” (2:41)
A5. “Lazy Susan” (3:50)
A6. “Hands Off the Man” (2:25)
B1. “Wedding Bell Blues” (2:46)
B2. “Buy and Sell” (3:34)
B3. “He’s a Runner” (3:37)
B4. “Blowin’ Away” (2:20)
B5. “I Never Meant to Hurt You” (2:49)
B6. “California Shoe-Shine Boys” (2:43)

Credits:
Laura Nyro — lead vocals, songwriter
Linda November — backing vocals
Leslie Miller — backing vocals
Toni Wine — backing vocals
Stan Free — piano
Jay Berliner — guitar
Al Gorgoni — guitar
Bucky Pizzarelli — guitar
Louis Mauro — bass
Bill LaVorgna — drums
Jimmy Sedlar — horns
Herb Bernstein — arranger, conductor, flugelhorn
Milt Okun — producer
Jerry Schoenbaum — production manager
Jean Goldhirsch — assistant producer
Val Valentin — engineering
Harry Yarmark — engineer
Buddy Lucas — harmonica
Toots Thielemans — chromatic harmonica

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