Best of Eva Cassidy =2LP+bonus CD
2 x LP
+ bonus CD
2013 EU issue on 180g Vinyl 2LP +bonus CD =Features Over The Rainbow and Songbird PLUS Previously Unissued Enhanced Version Of You Take My Breath Away. The Best of Eva Cassidy a compilation of the music of the versatile muchmissed vocalist praised for her
Release date 08042013
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2013 EU Vinyl 2LP 180g+bonus CD- The Best of Eva Cassidy a compilation of the music of the versatile much-missed vocalist praised for her emotional range and interpretive skills. Proof of both qualities abounds on the collection which gathers 19 performances from the Washington DC-based, Cassidy's previous albums and adds a previously unissued version of her popular You Take My Breath Away.
I also love her version of Over the Rainbow, The sweetest thing you ever heard----Mick Fleetwood
A voiceso beautiful so pure ---Sting
What a voice----Shirley Horn
A1 You Take My Breath Away
A2 Kathy's Song
A4 What A Wonderful World
A5 Ain't No Sunshine
B1 Wade In The Water
B2 Time After Time
B3 Autumn Leaves
B4 I Can Only Be Me
B5 Fields Of Gold
C1 True Colours
C3 Over The Rainbow
C4 It Doesn't Matter Anymore
C5 Danny Boy
D1 People Get Ready
D2 Anniversary Song
D3 Early Morning Rain
D4 I Know You By Heart
D5 Tall Trees In Georgia
On the 17th of September 1996 a young woman, accompanied by a few dozen family and friends, attended her own tribute concert in a small club in the Washington, DC area. Transcending the effects of chemo-therapy and morphine in that moment, the singer abandoned her walker and was helped onto the stage for what would be her final performance, "What a Wonderful World." A few weeks later Eva Cassidy passed away, having been diagnosed with melanoma months earlier.
Refusing to bend her music to the industry's conventions and expectations, Eva was known only within the DC area during her lifetime. She left behind one live album, a duet album, and various studio demos and live recordings. In these intervening 16 years, Eva's music has proven timeless and universal. Crossing all boundaries – musical, cultural, geographical – her voice survived and is finding new listeners every day in every corner of the earth.
Released on the eve of what would have been her 50th birthday these twenty performances document Eva Cassidy's musical legacy for the ages. The collection gathers 19 performances from Cassidy's previous albums and adds a new unreleased version of “You Take My Breath Away.” Included here are Cassidy's breathtaking versions of material by Paul Simon (“Kathy’s Song”), Christine McVie (“Songbird”), Bill Withers (“Ain’t No Sunshine”), Cyndi Lauper (“Time After Time”), Sting (“Fields of Gold”), John Lennon (“Imagine”) and Curtis Mayfield (“People Get Ready”) along with a few timeless standards (“Autumn Leaves,” “Over the Rainbow”).
“Hearing Eva perform my song was probably the most important moment of my career,” Claire Hamill says of Cassidy’s earlier treatment of “You Take My Breath Away.” “I felt validated as a songwriter, a truly indescribable feeling. When I heard how a new version was to feature as the lead track on her new Best of Eva Cassidy album, I was literally over the moon. Eva will always mean the world to me. Her beautiful voice will stay with me forever.”
“Any new track on an Eva Cassidy best-of album had the tall order of being competitive with the other 19 classic Eva tracks, which have together raised the bar for singers everywhere,” explains Blix Street Records president Bill Straw. “Essentially, Eva had to top or at least equal her own best work. I believe she did it. Otherwise, we would not have put it on the album. Some of our people in England are saying this ‘new’ version of ‘You Take My Breath Away’ is the best ‘sounding’ Eva Cassidy recording ever, high praise indeed at this point. It is enough to say that Eva’s ‘newest’ released performance is worthy for inclusion among her best. Eva fans will ultimately decide for themselves where it ranks for them among her many classics.”
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus CD
Label: Blix street
This release: 2013