Eva Cassidy: Simply Eva

Simply Eva is the first album of 2011 that I expect to see on my best of the year list. Set for release on January 25th by Blix Street Records, the album features previously unreleased material by the late, great Eva Cassidy. What sets Simply Eva apart is that it is composed entirely of acoustic... Continue Reading →

Sarah McLachlan: Rarities, B-Sides, and Other Stuff 2

I've been a fan of Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan since long before her Lilith Fair days, stumbling upon her second album Solace in the early 1990s and shortly after devouring 1993's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. Though her recent releases haven't captivated me so intensely, my fondness for her elegant voice hasn't diminished over the years. Sarah... Continue Reading →

Sarah McLachlan: Rarities, B-Sides, and Other Stuff 2

I've been a fan of Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan since long before her Lilith Fair days, stumbling upon her second album Solace in the early 1990s and shortly after devouring 1993's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. Though her recent releases haven't captivated me so intensely, my fondness for her elegant voice hasn't diminished over the years. Sarah... Continue Reading →

Cyndi Lauper: The Body Acoustic

Cyndi Lauper's The Body Acoustic features new acoustic arrangements of 12 of her songs, with several being transformed into duets with Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, Shaggy, Jeff Beck, and Vivian Green among others.The album opens with a new clap beat and string arrangement on "Money Changes Everything", with Lauper's raspy voice being joined by Taking... Continue Reading →

Cyndi Lauper: The Body Acoustic

Cyndi Lauper's The Body Acoustic features new acoustic arrangements of 12 of her songs, with several being transformed into duets with Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, Shaggy, Jeff Beck, and Vivian Green among others.The album opens with a new clap beat and string arrangement on "Money Changes Everything", with Lauper's raspy voice being joined by Taking... Continue Reading →

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