Somewhere

Studio Album by released in 2008

Somewhere review

Eva Cassidy's wealthy music heritage

Eva Cassidy is one of the brightest phenomena in the music world and a personage arousing a great interest of a great number of people around the world. The singer and songwriter who performed the music of most varied directions from classic to jazz died of cancer in 1996 at the age of 33 leaving a wealthy music heritage behind. Yet it took the audience some years to really value Eva Cassidy's creative work. The singer never released a full solo album during her life taking recording mainly duos and backing vocals for some of performers and bands, but it has turned out that the number of the recordings she made at different times was quite enough to release several collections of that material. This year it is already the eighth album of the kind that sees the life of the day, Somewhere, that is one of the most important ones as it contains two compositions written by Eva Cassidy herself and offers us her cover versions that have not yet been known to a wider audience.

Inestimable pieces on Somewhere

The twelve tracks of Somewhere are each a brilliant example of Eva Cassidy's vocals that could be both fragile and powerful never failing to render most powerful emotions and as many a fan have confessed make the hearts stop beating. Although these are mostly artificially made tracks the presence of the singer's vocals of them makes them all inestimable pieces. The orchestral background of the songs will not make one feel bored listening to the collection and adds color to the all the same expressive numbers. The record opens with the song the singer loved a lot, Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors wonderful in its calm and peaceful sounding while a beautiful composition Don Robey's Ain't Doin Too Bad and Don Covay's Chain Of Fools are the examples of the singer's the most powerful vocals. The live acoustic versions of J. Leslie McFarland's Won't Be Long and Don Hecht's Walkin' After Midnight are also the rarities all the fans will be happy to find here but the real surprise is the song that Cassidy has co-written with Rob Gordon Early One Morning, a nice blues breakup anthem. A sad English ballad A Bold Young Farmer sounds even more tragic performed by Eva, as well as Fred Rose' song Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, the best track for those whose best friend is melancholy. To end the album there are other beautiful compositions, George Gershwin's standard Summertime unexpectedly performed with the accompaniment of an acoustic guitar only and another masterpiece Cassidy wrote with her producer and collaborator Chris Biondo Somewhere, easily the best song on the album with a splendid worrisome tune.

New presents to the fans

The artist started her professional career at the age of 11 and during her studying at school there was not a day that she would not be seen with her guitar. Her short life is now an object of attention of millions and the albums made by Chris Biondo and other of her friends get sold out practically in no time. Documentaries, articles, books are all different ways to speak about Eva Cassidy passing the memory of her from one generation to another but nothing could ever change for this unique singer's music. Although the first disc of her songs called Songbird was recorded only two years after the death it took the same time once again to make the tracks appear on radio airs. The real commercial success came when a black and white video of Over the Rainbow that later became Eva Cassidy's calling card was shown on television. It goes without saying that every new album made more and more new presents to the audience and the splendid Somewhere has not become an exception as well.