Eva Cassidy – Fields Of Gold (The Original Montage 1996) Blues Alley Washington DC (((Stereo)))

November 14th, 2011

My original edit of the Eva Cassidy video montage of Fields Of Gold. Many have ripped it off but my name at the begiining tells the story. Originally taped at Blues Alley in Washington DC. There is no known existing live video of Eva performing this song. Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 November 2, 1996) was an American vocalist known for her interpretations of jazz, blues, folk, gospel, country and pop classics. In 1992 she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by a live solo album, Live at Blues Alley in 1996. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, DC when she died of melanoma in 1996. Four years later, Cassidy’s music was brought to the attention of British audiences when her version of “Over the Rainbow” was played by Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of “Over the Rainbow”, taken at the Blues Alley, was shown on BBC Two’s Top of the Pops 2. Shortly afterwards, the compilation album Songbird climbed to the top of the UK Albums Charts, almost three years after its initial release. The chart success in the United Kingdom and Ireland led to increased recognition worldwide; as of 2008 her posthumously released recordings, including three UK #1s, have sold around eight million copies. Her music has also charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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16 Responses

  1. vickiehill1 says:

    The most beautiful song ever sung, by one of the most beautiful voices that have ever lived…& died far too early. I sob everytime I hear it. It just grabs hold of you & shakes your soul down to it’s very core. Just lovely.

  2. BecasueOfMe says:

    Beautiful. Who would have a heart to dislike this song?

  3. wendytime2 says:

    I don’t care what your thinking but this is BETTER than Sting’s original. This song belongs to Eva, just like Time after time… Here are real feelings, which I can’t find in Sting’s voice.

  4. hanklukas says:

    So sad that she passed 15 years ago today. Eva we will never forget you. RIP,
    Eva.

  5. ViolatorMJ says:

    4 fucking reatards dislike this song….i dont’ really understand people who dislike an eva songs.Independently from the kind music that you listen.If you don’t like her songs you have a ZERO choice in music.She’s one of the best female voices I’ve listened in my life,she was a true talent.Probably one day someone has decided that she was too much perfect for to stay in life….that day the music has lost one its daughters.

  6. VientDeMee says:

    R.I.P.

    ….Now She sings for the? angels.

    Great work:)

  7. gagamaster01 says:

    because when she was alive she hated publicity and the focus on her, she was discovered after when shed died its so sad

  8. eveleenbr says:

    What an amazing vooice. I simply cannot understand why she never got success when she lived 8(

  9. Teilzeitschlampe says:

    what the hell has this video to do with “the biggest pimple in the world”?

  10. oliveranthonyrowland says:

    @spokeraq
    It’s not true she’s never been popular in Europe. Check out her Wikipedia page.

  11. moppett01 says:

    when I have had a bad day I go home, put her album on and relax….her beautuful voice is the best antidote I know……I wish I cold have seen her sing live!

  12. informant007 says:

    FOUR PEOPLE have absolutely no clue nor respect for such beautiful talent.

    Yes, this is Sting’s song and her rendition is very different. But it’s terrific.

  13. mcpeasant says:

    to had witness her performing live must had being a blessing .

  14. TheFishenigma says:

    Eva’s performances never fail to move me. She really knew what music was all about, an expression of emotion. Her renditions are unique and inimitable.

  15. eltonjazz says:

    She was not of this world, really, too pure. This song haunts me every time i hear it. Love you Eva for being such a special person and artist. xxx

  16. amyphillips1984 says:

    beautifull song, just so hard to listen to RIP nana xxx love you and miss you so much xxx

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