Review Behind The Rainbow

“I discovered Eva Cassidy’s music almost 3 years ago. A friend sent me the  ‘Songbird’ Lp on vinyl. I was instantly hooked, I mean this young lady does a version of “Over The Rainbow” that rivals Judy Garland’s classic version. As I usually do when I ‘discover’ a new artist, I did some research on Eva. Bought another book (Songbird) on her that her parents had a hand in. It kinda made me think it like they were trying to make Eva look like she was perfect. It left me hungry to see what the ‘real’ Eva was like.

Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy

Don’t get me wrong, I know Eva was a sweet, very shy lady with immense talent that the world caught onto many years after she passed away from melanoma in 1996 at the young age of 33. This book let’s Eva breathe and walk around you and show you she was very stubborn and didn’t want to be pigeon-holed into just singing that pop ‘crap’! She wanted to sing what mattered to her. Sadly, the book speaks of the infighting and court battles that rage between Eva’s parents & Eva’s band & Producer (who gave Eva’s folks unreleased tapes in good will that all of them would share in the bringing of Eva’s music to the world).

Eva Cassidy at Pearl's

Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy was not a matierialistic person who would have cringed at the court battles still going on to this day. This book doesn’t try to take away from what her parent’s & friends have portrayed her as, but gives you much more information that was not even spoke of in the first book. A good read that gives us a clue as to what possibly made Eva into one of the most beautiful vocalists in the last 30 years. Well worth the price with some nice photos of a girl who was very private & just wanted to sing, do her art, enjoy nature, her family & her friends. It made me feel I actually knew the ‘real’ Eva Cassidy after I was done!!!!”

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