BLIX STREET RECORDS Eva Cassidy’s performance at the Blues Alley jazz club has become musical history. Twenty years on, experience for the fi rst time every song recorded on the night of the 3rd January 1996.
Nightbird is Eva Cassidy’s ultimate tour-de-force… 31 songs recorded in one night at the Blues Alley jazz club in Georgetown, DC. Encompassing the full spectrum of Eva’s gospel, blues, jazz and folk roots, Nightbird showcases the breadth and depth of one of the world’s fi nest singers.
Nightbird will be released as a limited edition 2CD + bonus DVD package along with a 4LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl package that also includes the 2CD and DVD discs. The recordings have been remixed and remastered from the original tapes resulting in the most sonically engaging Eva Cassidy release to date. Of the 31 songs, 12 are previously unreleased including the title track Nightbird as well as the jazz standards It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) and Fever. Of the 12 unreleased tracks, 8 are previously unheard songs. These include Son Of A Preacher Man, Route 66, Late in The Evening, Baby I Love You and Caravan. The DVD features 12 performances from the night including Over The Rainbow, Time After Time, People Get Ready, Nightbird and Bridge Over Troubled Water. The concert footage has undergone painstaking restoration resulting in a mesmerising viewer experience. In support of this release, a new one-hour documentary The Night That Changed Everything has been commissioned. Set to broadcast on Sunday 3rd January 2016 the programme explores the story of how the night came to pass, the concert itself, and the night’s enduring legacy.