Album Review: Eva Cassidy—Somewhere

September 4, 2008 Updated: September 29, 2015
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The delicate, clear and simple vocals that are the mark of Eva Cassidy belie her accomplishments as an excellent music-smith who sweeps the more traditional genres.

Somewhere, her latest posthumous album displays her love of lyric.

On tracks like ‘Coat of Many Colours’, in unique style, Cassidy aspirates melodies and turns them into arrangements of a type of perfect descant. 

Another stand out is ‘Red Red Rose’ where she respects and enhances the poetic of the great Robbie Burns classic without over-dramatising it musically.

This is an unsullied tribute to her art that renders her all the more admired.