When I first heard this one part of me was thinking it sounded a bit wrong because I was so used to Judy Garland’s version. Another part of me was having another reaction and I listened to it over and over and now this is Somewhere Over the Rainbow to me (and many millions of others). There are few videos of Eva Cassidy and this is one of the few. Katie Melua (the 7th richest woman in England because of her singing) has said that Eva inspired a whole generation of singers, especially Katie Melua.
I know I immediately got everything she had recorded and did not listen to anyone or anything else for months. This song is not in my music mix because I find it too overwhelming. There is no possible way, for me, that it can be background music.