Blix Street Records
180 Gram Vinyl Record
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.
"Minus all the machinery that the music industry can put behind an artist, Eva Cassidy sang bewitchingly in Washington, D.C. and then died without fanfare in 1996, when she was a mere 33 years old. And then the world began hearing Cassidy, thanks largely to Songbird, a posthumous collection of locally released album tracks that went on to garner media attention, critical praise, and commercial success.
"This collection gathers both live and studio cuts delivered within warm, mostly acoustic settings; often it is simply Cassidy, her voice, and her guitar. Inside are some of Cassidy's best-executed covers, beginning with Paul Simon's 'Kathy's Song' and ending with a stellar rendition of the traditional gospel 'Way Beyond the Blue.' In between are heart-wringing versions of Bill Withers's 'Ain't No Sunshine' and Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time.' What distinguishes Cassidy so completely is her offhand ability to transform songs beyond their initial character with a voice that brilliantly mixes an airy floating quality and an edge that you know can pop open to reveal a belt-it-out strength to rival the best in the singer's trade." — Amazon.com
|1. Kathy’s Song|
|2. Ain’t No Sunshine|
|3. The Letter|
|4. At Last|
|5. Time After Time|
|6. I Wandered By A Brookside|
|7. Penny To My Name|
|10. I Wish I Was A Single Gal Again|
|11. Easy Street Dream|
|12. Anniversary Song|
|14. Way Beyond The Blue|