Eva by Heart

Eva by Heart

by Eva CassidyEva Cassidy




An album both haunting and inspiring, tragic and mesmerizing, Eva by Heart was the singer's only true studio album, and hints at the promise which was never to materialize due to her early demise from cancer. Five of the songs on this set ("I Know You by Heart," "Time Is a Healer," "Wayfaring Stranger," "Wade in the Water," and "Songbird") appear on her Songbird collection. The import version of Eva by Heart contains an extra track, "Dark End of the Street," which does not appear on the American version, or on any of her albums for that matter. The styles range from folksy (the sweet "I Know You by Heart"), to soulful ("Time Is a Healer"), to introspective ("Say Goodbye," "Waly Waly"), to downright rousing ("Wayfaring Stranger," "How Can I Keep From Singing?") and bluesy ("Blues in the Night."). Eva's voice always sounds crystalline, and her interpretive skills are unmatched (as evidenced on her lovely take of Christine McVie's "Songbird"). The woman had the power to transform a standard or a traditional into her own song, and she could belt out the blues just as good as anybody else (take one listen to "Blues in the Night" or her duet with Chuck Brown, "Need Your Love So Bad"). This disc, as with any of her works, and the posthumous fame she achieved but never sought, stand as testimony as to how true artistry, despite whatever circumstances, has the capacity to transcend, and her story should prove inspiring to any truly talented and struggling musician out in the world.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/1998
Label: Blix Street
UPC: 0739341004728
catalogNumber: 410047

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eva Cassidy   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Strings,Cello,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,wah wah guitar
Chuck Brown   Background Vocals
Lenny Williams   Organ,Strings,Keyboards
Chris Walker   Trumpet
Dan Cassidy   Violin
Mike Stein   Violin
Anthony Flowers   Organ
Dan Haverstock   Trombone
Leigh Pilzer   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kent Wood   Piano
William Ju Ju House   Drums
Chris Biondo   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Keith Grimes   Electric Guitar
Larry Melton   Bass
Doug Elliot   Trombone
John Gillespie   Organ,Background Vocals
Raice McLeod   Drums
Mark Carson   Piano,Background Vocals
Karen Van Sant   Violin

Technical Credits

Lenny Williams   Engineer,String Arrangements
Joel Siegel   Liner Notes
Leigh Pilzer   Horn Arrangements
Kent Wood   Engineer
Eva Cassidy   Arranger
Chris Biondo   Producer,Engineer,drum programming

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