Simply Eva

Simply Eva

by Eva CassidyEva Cassidy


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Simply Eva is another collection of posthumous Eva Cassidy recordings, but with a twist: all but one of these performances was recorded with the artist accompanying herself solely, with an acoustic guitar -- either in Chris Biondo's studio or in front of club audiences between 1993-1996. Cassidy's devoted fan base has heard her perform the material before, but not in this way. Her live-in-studio readings of "Wayfaring Stranger," Christine McVie's "Songbird," Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready," and Paul Simon's "Kathy's Song" (this one with all verses present) resonate with even more intimacy -- if that is possible -- than the previously released "finished" versions. The reading of "Over the Rainbow" featured here is the one from the Blues Alley performance from the Rainbow video. While Cassidy's version of Sandy Denny's "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" doesn't top the songwriter's, it does shine brightly, as does her brief a cappella take on "I Know You by Heart." Another surprise is this reading of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," which showcases Cassidy's fingerpicking skills and canny sense of rhythm. If you're a fan, you need this; if you've been wondering what all the fuss is about, the naked intimacy of Simply Eva is among the most convincing arguments yet for her posthumous reputation.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2011
Label: Blix Street
UPC: 0739341009921
catalogNumber: 10099
Rank: 25009

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eva Cassidy   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Soloist

Technical Credits

Jesse Fuller   Composer
Sandy Denny   Composer
Cyndi Lauper   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Christine McVie   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Eve Nelson   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Diane Scanlon   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Eva Cassidy   Arranger,Producer
Chris Biondo   Producer,Engineer
Roy Battle   Engineer
Bill Straw   Liner Notes
Larry Melton   Cover Photo
Traditional   Composer
Bryan McCulley   Engineer
Lois Gerard   Graphic Design
Joseph Kozma   Composer
Robert Andrew Hyman   Composer
Thomas F. Kelly   Composer

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