‘The Best of Eva Cassidy’ available on 29th October

On the eve of what would have been Eva Cassidy’s 50th birthday, Blix Street Records announce the release of ‘The Best of Eva Cassidy’, a definitive new collection of 20 of the late singers best-loved and most acclaimed songs. Having achieved 3 UK No.1 albums, a UK No.1 duet single, and with global sales now in excess of 10 million, this is the first time the cream of Eva’s repertoire has appeared together.

The lead track of the album is a previously unreleased version of Claire Hamill’s delicately intimate, yet stirring love song You Take My Breath Away. While a 1993 ‘demo’ version of the song concluded Eva’s American Tune album this previously unheard recording was one of several work in progress tracks at the time of her passing in 1996. Delivered by a more musically evolved and confident Eva, her flawless vocal performance reaches a new level. With the aide of new digital technologies Eva’s former band mates Chris Biondo and Lenny Williams recently set to work sonically enhancing Eva’s original guitar/vocal studio recording. After maximizing the sound quality of Eva’s vocal tour de force, the two augmented the production with piano, double bass and a string quartet, creating the definitive version of what’s certain to become one of Eva’s best-loved performances.

 “Hearing Eva perform my song was probably the most important moment of my career. I felt validated as a songwriter, an indescribable feeling. When I heard how a new version was to feature as the lead track on the new “Best Of” album I was literally over the moon. Eva will always mean the world to me, her beautiful voice will stay with me forever.” Claire Hamill

tracklist The Best of Eva Cassidy

tracklist The Best of Eva Cassidy

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  1. and was released under a different label. An allmusic review of the album stated that even “a gifted vocalist like Eva Cassidy can only do so much with bad material”.