Following her brilliant but underrated debut album, Laura Nyo got to perform at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. She impressed David Geffen, who became her manager and helped her get out of her contract with Verve Records to sign with Columbia, where she was given much more artistic freedom. Her second album came out in 1968. Eli And The Thirteenth Confession was arranged and co-produced by Charlie Calello, and like its predecessor combined impressive vocas, interesting songwriting and elaborate, sophisticated arrangements to great effect. Also like its predecessor, it was not a massive seller, but did quickly become a critical success. Two songs from it were soon made into hits by other artists - The 5th Dimension took "Stoned Soul Picnic" to #3, and Three Dog Night got to #10 with "Eli's Coming" the next year.
More Than A New Discovery (1967) <|> New York Tendaberry (1969)
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