Windsor Bold in use on the cover of Laura Nyro’s More Than A New Discovery, with the letters of her second name aligned to the top. Design by Michael Malatak with photography by Murray Laden.
Laura Nyro (1947–1997) was one of the most important American singer/songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s whose critically acclaimed albums Eli & The Thirteenth Confession and New York Tendaberry had immeasurable influence on countless artists including Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Rickie Lee Jones, Elton John, Todd Rundgren, Patti Smith, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, and Suzanne Vega.
More Than A New Discovery was her debut album released on Verve Folkways in 1967 when she was nineteen years old. Several of the songs on the album would later become big hits for other artists including Blood, Sweat & Tears “And When I Die” (US #2), The 5th Dimension “Wedding Bell Blues” (US #1) and “Blowin’ Away” (US #21), Barbra Streisand “Stoney End.” (US #6). The album was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York City and produced by Milt Okun and arranged by Herb Bernstein. In 1999, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2012 she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.