American Tune (album)

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American Tune
Live album by Eva Cassidy
Released August 12, 2003
Genre Adult Alternative
Length 40:04
Label Blix Street
Producer Chris Biondo
Eva Cassidy chronology
Imagine
(2002)
American Tune
(2003)
Wonderful World
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

American Tune is an album by American singer Eva Cassidy, released in 2003, seven years after her death in 1996. (see 2003 in music). It was her third posthumous UK number one album.[2]

Reception[edit]

Writing for Sing Out! magazine, Jamie Anderson calls every song on the album "a gem...either remaining true to the original song or presenting the piece in a new way without syrupy trappings". [3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Drowning in the Sea of Love" [live] (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) – 4:19
  2. "True Colors" [live] (Thomas Kelly, Billy Steinberg) – 4:50
  3. "The Water Is Wide" [live] (Traditional) – 4:20
  4. "Hallelujah I Love Him So" (Ray Charles) – 2:33
  5. "God Bless the Child" [live] (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) – 5:17
  6. "Dark Eyed Molly" [live] (Archie Fisher) – 3:28
  7. "American Tune" [live] (Paul Simon) – 4:06
  8. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" [live] (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 2:23
  9. "Yesterday" (Lennon–McCartney) – 3:09
  10. "You Take My Breath Away" [live] (Claire Hamill) – 5:39

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Chris Biondo
  • Engineers: Chris Biondo, Cathy Fink, Bryan McCulley
  • Mastering: Robert Vosgien
  • Technical assistance: Brian Grant
  • Arranger: Eva Cassidy
  • Overdubs: Marcy Marxer, Geoff Gillette
  • Sequencing: Bill Straw
  • Design: Eileen White
  • Photography: Chris Biondo
  • Drawing: Eva Cassidy
  • Liner notes: Martin Jennings
  • Compilation: Bill Straw

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200 112
2003 Top Internet Albums 112
2004 Top Independent Albums 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ No. 1 albums The Official UK Charts CompanyJamie
  3. ^ Anderson, Jamie. "Eva Cassidy American Tune." Sing Out! Spring 2004: 140.
Preceded by
Escapology by Robbie Williams
UK number one album
August 23, 2003 – September 5, 2003
Succeeded by
Permission to Land by The Darkness