Picks and Pans Review: Spotlight On...Posthumous Releases

updated 09/15/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/15/2003 01:00AM

June Carter Cash isn't the only artist who is finding shelf life after death. Here are some other deceased performers who are living on with new CDs:

•Celia Cruz The salsa legend's final recording, Regalo del Alma, came out just three weeks after she died, at age 78, in July. The disc concludes with "Yo Viviré," a Spanish version of "I Will Survive" that leaves no doubt she will do just that in the hearts of her fans.

•Tupac Shakur He was murdered in 1996, but he has remained a vital force in rap, with six posthumous releases thanks to a wealth of material in the vaults. A new remix album hits stores Oct. 7.

•Elvis Presley "I'm a Roustabout," a long-buried Elvis song that was rejected as the theme to his 1964 movie Roustabout, finally surfaces on Elvis 2nd to None, a compilation that is due Oct. 7. The CD also features a new remix of 1970's "Rubberneckin'. "

•Eva Cassidy Last month saw the release of the fourth disc since the folky singer died in 1996 from cancer at 33. American Tune includes five new songs, three live tracks and a demo recording.

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