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I Can Only Be Me

I Can Only Be Me

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The goal with the orchestral version was to complement her pure vocal essence with a simple, yet broader instrumental arrangement - a lush musical landscape with Eva's voice at the center. EVIL SCARECROW release new single 'Release The Krakhen', out on Deadbox Records, ​tour starts 2nd Feb. The album’s title track is a radical reworking of a little-known Stevie Wonder penned song, Eva Cassidy’s musical idol. The release of the “Songbird” track coincided with the song’s debut airing on BBC Radio2 in England.

The album’s title track is a radical reworking of a Stevie Wonder penned song, Eva Cassidy’s musical idol.With her bright expressive soprano, the diversified singer with a varied repertoire was simply wonderful in everything she sang. When singer Eva Cassidy wandered into producer Chris Biondo's studio in Glenn Dale, Maryland to make extra money by singing on a band’s demo, she began an unprecedented journey that would lead to more than 12 million albums sold worldwide, largely posthumously. As achingly intimate as the original, now with widescreen grandeur courtesy of the London Symphony Orchestra, the new version offers a fresh take on the song. When singer Eva Cassidy wandered into producer Chris Biondo’s studio in Glenn Dale, Maryland to make extra money by singing on a band’s demo, she began an unprecedented journey that would lead to more than 12 million albums sold worldwide, largely posthumously.

The result is an emotive, atmospheric album, familiar yet different, lush soundscapes accompanying pristine vocals. I CAN ONLY BE ME by Eva Cassidy with the London Symphony Orchestra is a new work that employs the groundbreaking machine learning audio restoration technology developed by filmmaker Peter Jackson for his 2021 The Beatles: Get Back film. Records that aren't in picture sleeves will either be in a company sleeve or a generic plain sleeve. Iconic Eva Cassidy tracks like Songbird and Autumn Leaves, once a seamless combination of folk, blues, jazz and gospel, now stand as beautiful, larger-than-life compositions, deeply rich in texture; so grand that they wouldn’t feel misplaced on a classic Bond soundtrack.Eva's lovely voice is veiled, this has lost the aliveness of her original recordings and the vinyl is quite noisy. But as I went deeper into Eva’s life story and catalogue, I came to understand the extent to which she herself had experimented in the studio and had been looking for new ways to record her songs. I CAN ONLY BE ME by Eva Cassidy with the London Symphony Orchestra is a new work that employs the groundbreaking machine learning audio restoration technology developed by filmmaker Peter Jackson for his 2021 The Beatles: Get Back film and used more recently for the re-issue of The Beatles classic album, REVOLVER. To celebrate what would have been her 60th birthday (on February 2), Blix Street Records will release a landmark new album, which pairs Cassidy’s impeccable voice with the backing of the legendary London Symphony Orchestra. The goal with the orchestral version was to complement her pure vocal essence with a simple, yet broader instrumental arrangement – a lush musical landscape with Eva's voice at the center.

Listening to I Can Only Be Me, where guitar lines have been stripped and replaced by moving arrangements, it’s immediately obvious that Eva Cassidy was one of the great singers of our generation, and the new record has managed to not only capture the essence of Eva, but highlight what made her such an incredible artist from the beginning. Lukes, the 18 th century former Anglican London church that currently serves as the London Symphony Orchestra’s home, conducted by Chris Egan. To commemorate what would have been her 60th birthday (on February 2), Blix Street Records will release a landmark new album, which pairs Cassidy’s impeccable voice with the backing of the legendary London Symphony Orchestra.But as I went deeper into Eva's life story and catalogue, I came to understand the extent to which she herself had experimented in the studio and had been looking for new ways to record her songs. When singer Eva Cassidy wandered into producer Chris Biondo's studio in Glenn Dale, Maryland to make extra money by singing on a band's demo, she began an unprecedented journey that would lead to more than 12 million albums sold worldwide, largely posthumously. But as I went deeper into Eva’s life story and catalogue, I came to understand the extent to which she herself had experimented in the studio and had been for new ways to record her songs. Her versions of iconic songs have made their way into myriad films and television programs, among them Maid in Manhattan, Smallville, CSI: Vegas, Dawson's Creek and This Is Us. Unable to secure a record deal that didn’t compromise her penchant for wide-ranging material, she cashed in a small pension to pay for the recording of her first album, LIVE AT BLUES ALLEY, in 1996.



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