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Release Info: Laurie Styvers - The Colorado Kid (Chrysalis CHR 1038), 1973
This is the second and final solo album by Laurie Styvers. She is credited with songwriting and piano playing, and - as with all her recordings - it's recorded in London with production by Hugh Murphy.
Laurie (originally Laurette Stivers) passed away in the late nineties as a result of certain personal excesses. After "The Colorado Kid" she moved from London back to America, apparently quite disenchanted with showbiz.
Laurie's first album was released by Warners in the U.S. and Chrysalis in Britain. However, I can find no evidence that "The Colorado Kid" (Chrysalis) was released outside Britain and Europe. That's a shame, because it's her most focussed work, and the abiding impression is of an appealing talent still finding its footing and getting closer and closer.
Since my copy of "The Colorado Kid" had to be sacrificed during a house-move, I don't have good quality cover scans. However, before the move, I did burn the record to CD, and here it is at 320kpbs.
Lastly, can anyone out there explain something to me? Prior to her first album, Laurie was part of the UK psych-folk outfit Justine, and is the prominent female voice on their one album. However, she doesn't appear in any of the photographs - neither the cover, nor the gatefold image. Does anyone know what the deal is with that? I'm told the album has been reissued with an explanatory essay, but I already have an earlier reissue so I don't really want to shell out just for new liner notes.