One of Paul Simon’s finest ballads, “Kathy’s Song”, still echoes throughout the hearts of many fans and recording studios. Eva Cassidy’s interpretation beautifully opens her 2000 posthumously-released album, Time After Time. At such a young age, Cassidy passed away on November 2, 1996 from melanoma – never seeing the worldwide acclaim her singing (and guitar-playing) brought her. This taped recording was a demo version (for music producer, Chris Biondo), in which she abbreviated the lyrics. In her live performances, she sang all the verses in full.
Recorded in 1965, the Simon & Garfunkel version appeared on their Sounds of Silence album, with Paul Simon taking the lead solo. The song had previously been featured earlier in the year on The Paul Simon Songbook, which he had recorded and released over in England. Eva Cassidy’s legacy continues living on through her recordings and emotive interpretations of songs.
“And as I watch the drops of rain Weave their weary paths and die I know that I am like the rain There before the grace of you go I”
What are your thoughts of Cassidy’s cover? Which version do you prefer?
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, such that this music series aims to spotlight musical gems as well as new and familiar artists. Cover songs will draw from the grand discographies of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, including both the duo’s and their solo works.
This year’s series will focus on the Simon & Garfunkel catalogue.
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