Energy, entertainment, and rock are the elements that define one of the regions most eclectic acts…Nothing More. Having segments that mirror Blue Man Group and Stomp, a catalogue of songs that overflow with passion, and a show that anyone can enjoy, Nothing More breaks the barriers that define a typical Rock Band. They have formed a unique fusion of progressive rock and eclectic stage entertainment, which makes them stand out in thecrowd of mainstream, cookie-cutter entertainment. In 2007 they were selected out of 15,000 bands to be featured on Foxs The Next Great American Band, as well as being chosen out of 13,000 bands to take home the grand prize of the Warped Tour/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands.
These 12 sides represent singer/songwriter Laura Nyro 's earliest professional recordings. More Than a New Discovery was originally issued on the Folkways label in conjunction with Verve Records in early 1967. The contents were subsequently reissued as The First Songs in 1969 after she began to garner national exposure with her first two LPs for Columbia – Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), respectively. Many of these titles became international hits for some of the early '70s most prominent pop music vocalists and bands. Among them, "Wedding Bell Blues" and "Blowing Away" were covered by the Fifth Dimension . "And When I Die" became one of Blood, Sweat & Tears signature pieces. Likewise, "Stoney End," as well as "I Never Meant to Hurt You," are both arguably best known via Barbra Streisand 's renditions.