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Eva Cassidy with The London Symphony Orchestra – I Can Only Be Me



The latest chapter in an unparalleled posthumous career, I Can Only Be Me is a landmark new collaborative album with the London Symphony Orchestra. Eva Cassidy’s original vocal parts have been isolated and accompanied by new arrangements written by Christopher Willis (Schmigadoon!, Veep, Death of Stalin) and William Ross (Star Wars, Harry Potter). Utilising recent advances in machine learning technologies, the existing vocal parts have been painstakingly…

…restored and enhanced to reveal previously unheard levels of clarity and depth. The result is an emotive, atmospheric album, lush soundscapes accompanying pristine vocals.

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. When she passed away in 1996 from melanoma at the age of 33, she left behind a small catalogue of recorded material that has been painstakingly curated into more than a dozen individual collections that showcase her extraordinarily versatile voice and her wide-ranging, but unerringly tasteful, sense of material.
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. I CAN ONLY BE ME, the album’s title track, is a radical reworking of a little-known song by Eva Cassidy’s musical hero, Stevie Wonder, while the album’s eight other tracks receive their own special reimagining. The album arrives on February 3, 2023. Rock’n’Load

1. Songbird (3:50)
2. Autumn Leaves (4:35)
3. People Get Ready (3:22)
4. Waly Waly (5:10)
5. Time After Time (5:00)
6. Tall Trees In Georgia (5:02)
7. Ain’t No Sunshine (3:59)
8. You’ve Changed (5:07)
9. I Can Only Be Me (4:21)

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