Core Eva Cassidy recordings released on vinyl for the first time!
Blix Street Records presents the release of five 180-gram vinyl Eva Cassidy albums plus the simultaneous release of a collector’s boxset. Eva’s seminal, UK No.1, x6 platinum-selling Songbird album, unavailable in vinyl form for eight years, returns to the European marketplace in re-sequenced and re-mastered form. The remaining four albums, available on vinyl for the very first time, have similarly been re-sequenced from their CD counterparts to maximize the audio quality. The platinum U.K. No. 1 albums Imagine and American Tune accompany the gold-selling albums Time After Time and Somewhere.
Cassidy, whose pure, powerful voice caused a collective spontaneous reaction around the world that she did not live to witness, continues to touch her millions of fans, more than seven years after her death on Nov. 2, 1996 from melanoma at the age of 33. Cassidy remains an international sensation. Fans hear a connection to heaven in her voice; critics praise her sensitivity, her superb interpretive skills, and her ability to sing anything with time-stopping beauty and grace.
Songbird, a platinum-selling smash, reached No. 1 in England, Ireland, and the U.S.. 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.” _ Amazon.com
1. Fields of Gold
2. Wade In The Water
3. Autumn Leaves
4. Wayfaring Stranger
6. People Get Ready
7. I Know You By Heart
8. Time Is A Healer
9. Oh, Had I A Golden Thread
10. Over The Rainbow