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Five years after her death at age 33, Eva Cassidy is an international star. Songbird, a platinum-selling smash, reached #1 in England, Ireland, and the U.S. a recent Nightline profile about Eva generated more emails than almost any other program in it's history. When you hear this album, you'll know why the Washington Post raved that "she could sing anything... and make it sound like it was the only music that mattered." (43 minutes)
Songbird cherry-picks tracks from the three locally released albums of Eva Cassidy, whose hauntingly beautiful vocals went virtually unheard outside her native Washington, D.C., during her short 33 years with us. Lost to melanoma in 1996, Cassidy sang with an unaffected purity and an astonishing ability to make both classic and contemporary songs sound like they were written just for her. Sting's "Fields of Gold" finally lives up to its title through the alchemy of Cassidy's transcendent rendition, while other tracks on this anthology showcase her ease in the realms of pop (Christine McVie's "Songbird"), soul ("People Get Ready"), gospel ("Wade on the Water"), and traditional standards ("Autumn Leaves" and "Over the Rainbow"). Framed by understated jazz and pop arrangements, Cassidy's clear, soulful voice and exquisite phrasing make her that rarest of vocalists whose interpretations are a complement to any song. A fine introduction to a true talent. --Billy Grenier
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 4.94 x 5.68 x 0.36 inches; 3.04 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Blix Street
- Item model number : 2142957
- Original Release Date : 2015
- SPARS Code : DDD
- Date First Available : April 30, 2006
- Label : Blix Street
- ASIN : B000006AKD
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,992 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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I Googled her name and sat back to listen to her sing Fields of Gold. She made me cry. I fell in love with her voice much the same way I fell in love with Adele when I heard Rolling in the Deep. Eva's voice left me speechless. I Googled her and read everything I could about her. I listened to every recording that was available. I found out that her posthumously released recordings, including three UK number 1 records, have sold more than ten million copies world wide. Her music has charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.
This lady had an amazing gift; I'm sad that she's gone and so, so grateful that I have this album.
Once I had the album I found I loved it all.
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I do look after my vinyls, and wet clean them with the okki-nokki and nothing helps to this one here.
So much floor noise and pops, after researching it turned out that this turned out to be a poor quality pressing, avoid.
I'm getting fed up with those poor quality pressings that random labels are realising lately just jumping on the records rising sale wagon ...
If I get any more like those I will be returning them to Amazon, as it's just a waste of money, and records are nor cheap this days.