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Eva Cassidy, Live at Blues Alley

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1661498

Disk length: 52m 33s (12 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1998

Label: Unknown

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“Live at Blues Alley” Tracks & Durations

1. Cheek To Cheek 4:09
2. Stormy Monday 5:49
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water 5:33
4. Fine And Mellow 4:01
5. People Get Ready 3:34
6. Blue Skies 2:39
7. Tall Trees In Georgia 4:10
8. Fields Of Gold 4:59
9. Autumn Leaves 4:37
10. Honeysuckle Rose 3:08
11. Take Me To The River 3:53
12. What A Wonderful World 5:52

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Review

When Eva Cassidy is swinging her way through "Cheek to Cheek" and getting down and bluesy on "Stormy Monday" on this live set from 1996, it's nigh impossible not to get swept up in her voice's vast, barreling force. Her full range, though, becomes most obvious--and soul-shaking--on the slower side, as with Paul Simon's "Bridge over Troubled Water," Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Tall Trees in Georgia," and "What a Wonderful World." On these latter tunes, Cassidy's mix of aching clarity and rich warmth has a melting quality, speaking through the body to some evanescent presence that she seems to know all too well. She improbably makes Sting's "Fields of Gold" an emotional powerhouse just as easily as she makes Billie Holiday's "Fine and Mellow" an offhand declaration of feeling equal to nearly anything in the jazz vocal canon. In doing so she earns her place among the great singers--artists who could take any song and stamp it indelibly as their own. What Eva Cassidy had in her short life was an unbelievably perfect voice and a musical soul that grasped gospel, folk, blues, jazz, and all points in between as if they were mere stops on a single train ride. Alas, her ride ended in 1996, tragically early. --Andrew BartlettRecorded live at Blues Alley, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2, 1996, where the late folk singer/songwriter had a loyal following. 13 tracks, including four that appeared on her breakthrough 1998 album, 'Songbird'. Blix Street.

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Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 12, Disk length: 52m 45s (+0m 12s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 8s (+4m 35s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 33s (+5m)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 35s (+5m 2s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 36s (+5m 3s)

Eva Cassidy - Live At Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 36s (+5m 3s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 37s (+5m 4s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 37s (+5m 4s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 37s (+5m 4s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 52s (+5m 19s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 52s (+5m 19s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 57m 56s (+5m 23s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 13 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 58m (+5m 27s)

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

Tracks: 14 (+2 tracks), Disk length: 1h 2m 37s (+10m 4s)