Eva Cassidy’s renowned Live At Blues Alley album is to be re-released on October 15th 2021 via Blix Street Records. This remastered anniversary edition sees the album’s first appearance on vinyl, as a heavyweight 45rpm double vinyl LP showcasing the recordings’ phenomenal sound, alongside CD and digital formats.
Eva Cassidy’s now-legendary Blues Alley concert on the third day of 1996 was in some ways a happy accident. Although Eva had spent years in the studio with producer Chris Biondo creating an eclectic body of work, the pair decided that a live album was the quickest way to achieve their immediate goal of creating a CD to sell at gigs.
Eva cashed in a small pension from her day gig at a local nursery, her Aunt Claire contributed toward the venture, the Blues Alley venue booked them during their slowest time of the year (just after the New Year’s Eve blow-out), a live recording truck was hired and off they went – Eva hoping to generate enough profit to purchase a proper PA system. The result was Live At Blues Alley, the only solo album released during Eva Cassidy’s lifetime.
25 years after its release in the summer of 1996 the album is known the world over. To celebrate this milestone, the original album recordings have been re-mastered using newly available high-resolution technology. Eva’s electrifying vocals, more present than ever, transport the listener back to the time and place.
Live At Blues Alley follows a new documentary “Eva Cassidy – One Night That Changed Everything”, documenting the events of 2nd and 3rd January 1996 when the Blues Alley concert took place, available to watch