Eva By Heart - 1997
Cassidy was an excellent singer and guitarist, who never lived to witness the popularity she deserved. This CD release is probably the only Cassidy managed to have some degree of influence on, since work on a studio album had begun before her serious cancer disease broke out. Later , a series of posthume albums of surviving recordings have been released with various degrees added overdubs.
"Eva by Heart" includes interpretations of songs in many genres such as jazz, blues, folk , gospel , country, rock and pop classics .Personally, I'm not so excited about her jazzy interpretations which I feel tend towards too much vocal display. For me the more melodic subdued numbers suit her voice better. "Eva by Heart" contains some of the finest examples of this side of Cassidy - especially "Say Goodbye" is so incredibly beautiful and moving. And of course, also her interpretations of Christine McVie's "Songbird" and Diane Scanlon's "I Know You By Heart" are excellent.