Eva Cassidy Songbird on 180g Import LP
Newly Remastered on 180g Vinyl
Blix Street Records has announced the release of five seminal Eva Cassidy albums on 180g vinyl including her definitive collection, Songbird (1998), unavailable on the format for years, and equally as compelling offerings, Time After Time (2000), Imagine (2000), American Tune (2003) and Somewhere (2008), which will be available on vinyl for the very first time.
“Definitions,” wrote Los Angeles Times critic Don Heckman, “become virtually useless to describe the singing of Eva Cassidy.” The career of the gifted and acclaimed vocalist has likewise defied description and easy analysis. Her eclectic tastes – everything from folk and country to jazz, standards, blues, rock and pop - made Eva hard to pigeon-hole, and her lack of exposure beyond her native Washington, D.C. kept her profile low during her lifetime.
Following her untimely 1996 death from melanoma at the age of 33, Blix Street arranged for the national release of Songbird in April 1998, a collection compiled by label founder Bill Straw. Songbird included Cassidy’s re-defining version of “Over the Rainbow” with “Fields of Gold” and other tracks from her two existing albums, Live at Blues Alley and Eva By Heart. The formative compilation hit No. 1 in the U.K. where it has been certified 6x Platinum.
Eva Cassidy Songbird Track Listing:
1. Fields of Gold
2. Wade In The Water
3. Autumn Leaves
4. Wayfaring Stranger
6. Time Is A Healer
7. I Know You By Heart
8. People Get Ready
9. Oh Had I A Golden Thread
10. Over The Rainbow