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Method Actor [Us Import] [Import]

Eva Cassidy Audio CD
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Eva Cassidy, whose pure, powerful voice caused a collective spontaneous reaction around the world that she did not live to witness, continues to touch her millions of fans, more than seven years after her death on Nov. 2, 1996 from melanoma at the age of 33.

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  • Audio CD (25 Jun 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Blp
  • ASIN: B000068ZX0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 214,245 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Getting Out
2. Look In To My Eyes
3. When It's Too Late
4. Laugh With Me
5. Stay
6. Little Children
7. Forever
8. End The Rain
9. How Will It End
10. The Waiting Is Over

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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Method Actor comments. 28 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
This CD has a number of pleasant surprises on it. From what I have read, it was the original compositions of Eva Cassidy's friend when he was a few years out of high school.
The CD has a definitely popular edge to it with,I'm guessing, a very limited budget , however, I just loved some of the songs.
The blues song in track one with Ned Judy, D. Christoffer, and Eva Cassidy, and others, is just precious.
The song "Little Children" is just a beautiful composition, and really, really catchy.This is a very good pop CD with some other excellent songs on it,though I don't think my description, entirely, does it justice. So forgive me Mr.Cristoffer, wherever you might be, for thinking I wouldn't like your music, because I do like it - a lot.
John
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eva sounds fantastic on this 23 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Definitley more 'pop' than her later bues/jazz/soul voice.....but you can hear the promise in her voice in this relatively early time of her recording career.

Eva had something which only happens so very rarely....an ability not only to sing so beautifully, but to add something special to her rendition of any song. Others who had this talent were such as Nat King Cole, Mama Cass and Karen Carpenter.

My only criticism is that at times the drums are far too prominent, and tweaking audio controls is needed to balance it more, but cannot fault Eva in any way. "Stay" is so good as quite a few other tracks.

If like me, you love the sound and heart of Eva, then this CD is well worth the money.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Eva's best work... 13 Aug 2004
By J. Nordstrom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It's not terrible, but it's just not great. I know and love all of Eva Cassidy's albums, and it's clear after listening to this once or twice that she really was just developing her style and musical preferences when she recorded this album. The voice is there, yes, but her heart just isn't, and that is the crucial element which is what makes her later singing so incredibly powerful. If you are a serious Eva Cassidy fan, it's worth a listen just for interest, but you probably will not listen to it very many times. "Eva by Heart" or "Live at Blues Alley" are much better introductions to her incredible singing.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful addition to collection 30 May 2005
By musiccdvideo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As this material came from the start of her career it is more demonstrative of where she was going to rather than where she was when her career came to it's tragic end. The CD is worth having for more than just the purpose of completing your Eva Cassidy collection. I did enjoy it very much.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Stylistic Divergence Worth the Cash 11 Mar 2005
By Lee Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I had read some of the bad reviews here & almost passed on this CD. Glad I don't believe everything I read! I really enjoyed this disc! Technically, it's got much better recording quality than I had anticipated. Listening to this is kind of like listening to the Norah Jones CD "New York City" with the Peter Malik Group. Both were recorded before the singers were well recognized & both show a stylistic divergence from the singers' main body of recorded work. However, the opener "Getting Out" is a gritty blues with Eva well embodying the material with a full-throated Joplinesque wallop. All but one track is penned by David Christopher & are originals. "Stay" is a lovely melody with Eva's gorgeous voice hitting the high parts angelically and expressively nailing the lyric, "I stare into the night, thinking of the times we had, never know just how you feel, I wondered if you cared for me, hearts always side by side but never quite together." On "End the Rain" Eva projects a haunting Dusty Springfield feel. Method Actor will be a disappointment if you expect Eva to sound exactly as she does on "Imagine" or one of her other excellent discs. However, as an early recording, this does have consistency and her powerful vocals smack dab in the middle, which makes this worth the cash! Enjoy!
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw Talent From The Early Years 8 July 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is so different but yet so familiar. This is apparently the original Eva recording, originally released on LP. Eva's raw talent and ability still shine even on more rock oriented material. It would have been nice to have seen this released on CD a few years ago, but I'm still glad I have it now.
The Method Actor CD is as different as the No Boundaries CD, both having such entirely different flavor than any of the other "softside" Eva recordings (so different it makes no sense to attempt to compare them to Eva by Heart or..., and yet they are both a very important part of the Eva Cassidy musical legacy. It's unfortunate that we haven't heard much about them. (probably sense they are not on the Blix Stree label). Hopefully, all including the Eva purist will be able to appreciate her as an incredibly diverse and gifted artist with unmatched potential.
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable! A singer who cannot be surpassed-the best! 9 Jun 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am a fairly recent fan of Eva Cassidy-I discovered her music and about her life by accident about a year ago. I became curious about the beautiful voice singing Fields of Gold accompanying Michelle Kwan's skating. I then researched her name on the Internet. I have all of her main CD's such as Songbird, Imagine, Live at Blues Alley, etc and so much accolades have been written about these which I concur with, so it was with a little hesitation I bought Method Actor which is less known and has not had equally good reviews. However I was very pleasantly surprised when I listened to this album.
To fully understand this album, the context of the original vinyl recording has to be known. Eva was only 25 when she did this recording (although her greatness even shines out brightly at this time). She was merely a part of this band known as Method Actors-she was not singing solo. She was inexperienced and shy at the time but that certainly was not apparent in her outstanding singing.
The soft side of Eva's music is not lacking in this album. Track 7 "Forever"is my favorite (Now, I won't ever be alone because your love is inside of me, and your heart is in my soul). This is the strongest track.
"Look in my Eyes" is another lovely ballad. (Your heart controls my every move when you look into my eyes).

"When it's too late" another wonderful track written by David Christopher who was Eva's high school friend (When it's too late to mend a broken heart, when it's too late to show how much you care)
Track 10 "The Waiting is Over" - great interpretation by Eva (I notice a feeling awaken in my heart the moment my eyes turn to you...the waiting is over forever)
Other good tracks -Laugh with me, Stay, End the rain, How will it end (the beautiful and exquisite voice of Eva Cassidy resounds)
The remaining tracks Getting Out, Little Children are not the soft side of Eva but they show the soul blues part of her which made her into such an unbelievable singer.
I thoroughly enjoyed all the tracks in this album. After reading comments from her fans that she is the greatest singer of our generation, I can very easily see why they believe this. And I know because as I said, I am also a fan. I absolutely recommend Method Actor by Eva Cassidy.
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