American Tune (album)

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American Tune
Eva Cassidy - American Tune.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedAugust 12, 2003
GenreAdult Alternative
Length40:04
LabelBlix Street
ProducerChris Biondo
Eva Cassidy chronology
Imagine
(2002)
American Tune
(2003)
Wonderful World
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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]

  • Eva Cassidy – guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Chris Biondo – bass
  • Jimmy Campbell – drums
  • Dan Cassidy – violin
  • Keith Grimes – electric guitar
  • Marcy Marxer – bouzouki, guitar, tin whistle
  • Raice McLeod – drums
  • Bruno Nasta – violin
  • Lenny Williams – organ, piano

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]

American Tune" [4]

Chart (2003) Position
Australian Albums Chart 16
Danish Albums Chart 39
German Albums Chart 85
Dutch Albums Chart 90
New Zealand Albums Chart 16
Norwegian Albums Chart 17
Swedish Albums Chart 7
Swiss Albums Chart 75
UK Albums Chart[5] 1
US Billboard 200 112

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ No. 1 albums Archived November 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine The Official UK Charts CompanyJamie
  3. ^ Anderson, Jamie. "Eva Cassidy American Tune." Sing Out! Spring 2004: 140.
  4. ^ "EVA CASSIDY – AMERICAN TUNE (ALBUM)". australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "Official Charts – Search: albums Eva Cassidy". officialcharts.com. Retrieved October 23, 2015.