如果精细雕琢的录音是过浓的咖啡，那么Eva Cassidy这张现场演唱即是恬淡的果茶，没有太多修饰添加物，却又清新自然，甜味引人回味无穷，触动人心的歌声在心中久久迴盪，打动听眾内心深处，感动落泪。毫无疑问地，这张非正式的录音专辑捕捉了Eva最纯真最具魔力的演出表现，其中并收录了Cindy Lauper的冠军金曲“True Colors”、The Beatles的“Yesterday”等经典名曲，更是您千万不可错过的精彩体验。
三十四岁即死於癌症的女歌手Eva Cassidy，生前作品不多但张张动人心弦。这张最新的发行专辑集结了Eva生前的录音或现场演唱作品，重唱了Sting的"Every Breath You Take"、Paul Simon的"American Tune"，和大家耳熟能详的"True Color"及"Yesterday"等歌曲，真挚感人的歌声，让听者陶醉不已。
After seven posthumously released and well-received records, the tragic story of Eva Cassidy has passed into the realm of cult legend. The notoriously shy D.C.-area performer with the most powerfully gentle voice could render any song, no matter how well-known, no matter how frequently turned to by other singers, into her own. In fact, this eighth release, AMERICAN TUNE, contains a reworking of perhaps the most covered song of all time, the Lennon-McCartney ballad "Yesterday," and despite thousands of versions, she discovered a new interpretation hidden within the folds of the familiar.
At this point, it's practically impossible to disassociate "God Bless The Child" from Billie Holiday's original, and many have added their own takes, but Cassidy's voice earnestly and artfully rolls over the tune and a new angle emerges. Most remarkable about AMERICAN TUNE is despite the diversity of the sources, her voice forges a discernable, undeniable thread between songs; Cassidy is as comfortable with soul as traditional folk, pop as jazz, and her irreplaceable voice could wrap around just about any song. Usually, by this point, the well of a talent that passed so young would have long been tapped, but Cassidy proves so strong that her music seems inexhaustable, and AMERICAN TUNE rises far above pastiche into a stunning, consistent album of its own.
Recorded between 1989 & 1995. Includes liner notes by Martin Jennings.
Personnel: Eva Cassidy (vocals, guitar); Marcy Marxer (guitar, bouzouki, tin whistle); Keith Grimes (electric guitar); Bruno Nasta, Dan Cassidy (violin); Lenny Williams (piano, organ); Jimmy Campbell , Raice McLeod (drums).
Liner Note Author: Martin Jennings.
Recording information: Black Pond Studio, Rockville, MA (??/??/1991-06/13/2003); Community Music Studio, Kensington, MD (??/??/1991-06/13/2003); Glenn Dale Studio, MD (??/??/1991-06/13/2003); King Of France Tavern, Annapolis, MD (??/??/1991-06/13/2003); Pearls (??/??/1991-06/13/2003).
Photographer: Chris Biondo.
Arranger: Eva Cassidy.
Personnel: Eva Cassidy (vocals, acoustic guitar); Keith Grimes (electric guitar); Marcy Marxer (guitar, bouzouki, whistle); Lenny Williams (piano, organ); Chris Biondo (bass); Raice McLeod (drums).
Entertainment Weekly (8/15/03, p.77) - "With a honeyed voice and not a drop of guile, Cassidy crafted singularly familiar songs....her gifts carry on..." - Rating: B+
现在，Eva Cassidy的音乐成为全球市场一致庀定的心灵歌声，她的「Songbird」专辑在今年三月登上全英专辑排行榜后座，最近更掀起全球抢购，除了亚马逊网站Amazon.com佳评如潮登记四月最畅销专辑之一，英国BBC民选统计的20世纪最伟大歌手名单，Eva Cassidy名列第21位，这股「Eva 热」连带使所有Eva Cassidy的专辑一时之间都令爱乐者大举搜集，在流行歌坛可说是相当罕见的现像，美国权威娱乐周刊杂志也在最新一期大幅报导Eva的种种故事。
01. Drowning in the Sea of Love
02. True Colours
03. The Water is Wide
04. Hallelujah, I Love Him So
05. God Bless the Child
06. Dark Eyed Molly
07. American Tune
08. It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)
10. You Take My Breath Away