Before her untimely death at 33, Eva Cassidy, not widely known at the time, had already demonstrated great artistry. This compilation unites Cassidy’s broad body of work showcasing her enormous range and depth of expression. From the bluesy, gospel-like “Wade in the Water” to ballads like“Autumn Leaves” and “I Know You by Heart,” Cassidy proves she is a talent to be reckoned with. Her prophetic rendition of Sting’s “Fields of Gold” surpasses his version while “Over the Rainbow” creates excitement through vocal arrangement and unique interpretation. Although Cassidy didn’t live to see her huge success, her gift to the world has rendered her an international treasure.
By Ellen Woloshin