10 years after Eva Cassidyâ€™s â€˜Songbirdâ€™ album went to number 1 in Britain, her new album â€˜Simply Evaâ€™ is set to enter the Top Ten of UK charts this Sunday (February 6th 2011).
The record is a collection of previously unreleased acoustic songs featuring just Evaâ€™s voice and guitar.
With the exception of the (previously unheard) â€˜San Francisco Bay Bluesâ€™, the songs are alternative acoustic versions of known Eva songs â€“ these recordings are straight from the original tape without any alteration.
“Simply Eva” includes â€˜Over The Rainbowâ€™, the song that Terry Wogan played on his Radio 2 show in 2000 and that first drew attention to her extraordinary voice and interpretative skills.
Eva, who died of melanoma in 1996, was unknown outside of her native Washington prior to her death but has now sold over 8 million records and achieved an unprecedented three consecutive posthumous UK No. 1 albums as well as the No.1 single â€˜What A Wonderful Worldâ€™ (a posthumous duet with Katie Melua).