Product Code: G8-10209
Artist: Eva Cassidy
Origin: UK & Europe
Label: Blix Street Records (2015)
Format: 4 x LP / 2 X CD
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Country , Folk , Jazz , World N


Brand new sealed package comprising 4 × Vinyl, LP Albums, Remastered 180 gram , 2 × CD, Album, Remastered ,   DVD, DVD-Video, PAL. Made in the EU.

Years ago, I noted that the Cassidy family seemed to be scrapping the barrel when it came to issuing material years after the singer's death (1996).

Yet on listening to those discs, I was surprised by the clarity, emotional content and choice of material. Those albums were Somewhere (2008) and the Simply Eva (2011) and I thought that was that.

But no, it seems that the Live at Blues Alley (1997) album was in fact a two-night recording session, but the first night was plagued by recording problems. Now, thanks to today's technology, those sessions have been cleaned, re-mastered and given the green light for release.

Not without its flaws, there are some drop-outs, and I'm sure Cassidy would not approve of some tracks.  A tad strident, wrongly paced and boasting the occasional misreading of the composer's intentions, it is nevertheless a wonderful reminder of a talent lost too soon – her voice is simply remarkable and emotional.

There are 12 unreleased tracks here, showcasing jazz, folk, blues and pop.