Eva Cassidy "remastered"

There was an interesting segment aired today (3/3/23) on NPR's  Here and Now (WBUR--Boston)  about a new release of music by Eva Cassidy paired with the London Symphony Orchestra.  Her vocals were apparently digitally "isolated" from her 1990s recordings and paired with performances recorded for the release by the LSO.  The interview discusses the concept of redoing analog recordings to create new works.  Whether you are for or opposed to this kind of digital manipulation it is worthy of a listen,  You can here the segment on NPR or WBUR at the "Here and Now"  site.


I'm sure there were recesses of her personality that might not have thought much of singing with an orchestra, but I'd think the artist in her would at least be a little bit intrigued at the prospects of being accompanied by that much talent and instrumental diversity.  Not everyone gets the chance. 

Listened to it tonight.  All I have to say is ehhh nice effort but it just doesn’t work for me seems like a forced mismatch. Live at Blues Alley is her best!

I listened to the album, it sounded unnatural. No need to add anything, Eva was already perfect. 

They have done the same with Elvis, Beach Boys and Roy Orbison. Some folks enjoy it others don't but it probably introduces the artist to a new audience.


I have this recording from 1985 where they played together. I need to pull it out for a listen

A Classic Case (1985) is an album by Jethro Tull, playing with the London Symphony Orchestra, released in 1985. The music was arranged and conducted by Dee Palmer, who had collaborated with the band from 1968 and had been a full band member from 1976 to 1980. The album features band members Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Dave Pegg and Peter-John Vettese.

The album was recorded during the summer of 1984 at the CBS Studios in London. It was released on 31 December 1985 in the United States, where it reached No. 93 in the charts.[2]