Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro returned to the studio after a four year hiatus with this completely fresh sounding album. Laura was reunited with her Eli producer Charlie Calello and a very impressive line-up of New York session cats, which led the album in a much more jazz-tinged direction than her previous releases. She had moved to a more serene environ and the music that was created for this album is certainly influenced by that move away from the city.

Liner notes are provided by Laura biographer Michele Kort, who points out that "Smile still stands as a transition for Laura Nyro between her highly emotional early albums and her mellower later work". [more info]

From The Inside

Country-rock pioneers Poco's third studio album introduced a more rock oriented approach to record making with the introduction of former Illinois Speed Press guitarist Paul Cotton into the band. Although the bands first two albums had garnered critical acclaim the band still had not broken out at radio and they were earning a solid reputation as a touring band as their previous live album had ably demonstrated.

The album was chock full of gems that were destined to become Poco classics. Bad Weather would become one of Poco's most enduring songs and remained in the bands live repertoire right up until Paul Cotton left the band well into the new millennium. [more info]

The Tubes
Remote Control

Looking to break out of the commercial funk that had plagued the band since their brilliant debut, The Tubes looked to wunderkind producer and band friend Todd Rundgren, to oversee their next record. The Tubes managed to reinvent themselves (yet again), creating an album every bit as sophisticated and irreverent as their past releases, but with a new level of musicality and accessibility. But was it enough?

The band devised a concept album based upon the theme, with tongue firmly in cheek, that television wasn’t making any of its devotees any smarter as they experienced the programming they were being bombarded with in the late seventies. The album features the Tubes classics, Prime Time, TV is King and Love's A Mystery (I Don’t Understand). [more info]
The ethos of Iconoclassic Records is perfectly captured in the company's name. Iconoclassic Records reissues classic titles by iconic artists, many of whom have handled their careers in an uncompromising, iconoclastic manner.

A CD reissue label focused on rock, pop, and R&B music of the 1970s and '80s, Iconoclassic Records specializes in notable albums that have never been released on CD, as well as classic titles that have fallen out of print. [more]
Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered from the original master tapes by award winning engineers, such as Grammy® winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session on the Nested album page.

Are the original album graphics included in the packaging?
Yes, Iconoclassic reproduces all the imagery and text from the original LP front and back covers and inner sleeves. In addition, we frequently add newly written liner notes and additional photographs from the appropriate time periods.  [more]