Linda Eder to release Now
Linda Eder, Drama Desk-winning star of Jekyll & Hyde and one of the great contemporary voices of our time, crowns her two-decade recording career by reuniting with prolific Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn on a new album, Now, from Sony MASTERWORKS. The new release marks the musical return of this legendary team after six years, and it's the album Linda's legion of fans have been waiting for. Produced by Wildhorn, Eder, and Jeremy Roberts, the recording will be released in CD and digital formats on March 1, 2011.
Artist: Linda Eder
Release date: 03/1/11
Label: Sony MASTERWORKS USA
Single: Mad Hatter
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Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Her career took off after appearing on Star Search in the 1987 season, where she won for 12 consecutive weeks. This TV success led to a leading role on Broadway as Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde, which won her a Drama Desk Award. Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established a vital niche as America’s most popular and acclaimed new interpreter of pop standards and theatrical songs.
Eder's transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music. The dozen mostly brand-new songs on Now elevate the spirit while capturing many moods. Song like the romantic "No Finer Man," to the gutsy "Not Gonna Fall This Time," sit comfortably with the gentle samba of "What Did You See Inside the Stars," and the ethereal title track “Now.” Also on the album is “Mad Hatter” from Wildhorn’s much anticipated Broadway Musical Wonderland. In creating these gems, Frank Wildhorn collaborated with many of the acclaimed lyricists he has worked with over the years—Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde), Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), Maury Yeston (Nine), and others.
Eder is thrilled to work with Wildhorn again after years of expanding her repertoire in concert and on disc, including recordings of country-pop and movie songs. "My road led me on a journey of musical growth that allowed me to discover more of who I really am as a singer," she says. "I always knew that Frank and I would work together again one day and this album is the result."
The concert stage remains a mainstay of Eder’s career and she has performed for sold-out crowds across the country. Following the release of Now, she'll begin a series of concerts that will take her from coast to coast, performing at such prestigious venues as Town Hall in New York and Symphony Hall in Boston.
Linda Eder TOUR DATES
27-Jan-2011 Thomasville, GA The Thomasville Ent. Foundation
29-Jan-2011 Clearwater, FL The Capital Theatre
12-Feb-2011 Skokie, IL North Shore CPA
5-Mar-2011 Stonybrook, NY The Staller Center for the Arts
11-Mar-2011 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
12-Mar-2011 Flushing, NY Kupferberg Center for the Arts
19-Mar-2011 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium
24-Mar-2011 Ft Lauderdale, FL Broward CPA
30-Mar-2011 Palm Desert, CA MaCallum TPA
29-Apr-2011 Keene, NH The Colonial Theater
5-May-2011 Ottawa, ON Canada National Arts Centre Orchestra
6-May-2011 Ottawa, ON Canada National Arts Centre Orchestra
7-May-2011 Ottawa, ON Canada National Arts Centre Orchestra
11-May-2011 Boston, MA Symphony Hall with The Boston Pops
12-May-2011 Boston, MA Symphony Hall with The Boston Pops
13-May-2011 Boston, MA Symphony Hall with The Boston Pops
20-May-2011 New York, NY Town Hall
16-Jul-2011 Ocean Grove, NJ The Great Auditorium
30-Oct-2011 Northridge, CA Northridge PAC
11-Nov-2011 Indianapolis, IN The Columbia Club
12-Nov-2011 Indianapolis, IN The Columbia Club
13-Dec-2011 Houston, TX Jones Hall for Performing Arts
16-Dec-2011 Buffalo, NY Center for the Arts Mainstage
1. Not Gonna Fall This Time
2. No Finer Man
3. Ordinary People
4. The Heat of the Night
5. What Did You See Inside The Stars
7. Mad Hatter
8. A Woman In His Arms
9. Good Bye
10. What’s Never Been Done Before
11. More Than Heaven
12. Living in the Shadow
"Now" by Linda Eder - release date: 03/1/11..