||Not Gonna Fall This Time||Linda Eder||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||No Finer Man||Linda Eder||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ordinary People||Linda Eder||3:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Heat of the Night||Linda Eder||3:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What Did You See Inside the Stars||Linda Eder||5:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Now||Linda Eder||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Mad Hatter||Linda Eder||3:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Woman in His Arms||Linda Eder||3:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Good Bye||Linda Eder||3:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What's Never Been Done Before||Linda Eder||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||More Than Heaven||Linda Eder||4:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Living in the Shadows||Linda Eder||3:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
There is a certain irony to the title of Linda Eder's reunion with her musical partner, theater composer Frank Wildhorn. Naming the album Now calls attention to the contents, which consist of newly written Wildhorn compositions with lyrics by the likes of Leslie Bricusse, Don Black, and Maury Yeston. But not only is the style of the music not current, it is rooted in a particular time. Back in the mid-'60s, pop singers like Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand used to make albums that sounded a lot like this by picking and choosing material from Broadway shows and movie themes of the day. Another good source was South American or European songs with newly commissioned English lyrics. But here, Wildhorn has written tunes that sound like the traditional pop of the mid-‘60s, set to string orchestras and big bands, with Eder singing in her typically passionate style. Reused titles like "Ordinary People," "The Heat of the Night," and even "Now" (there was an earlier song by that name sung by Lena Horne in the ‘60s) emphasize the neo-retro nature of the project. While most of the music may have been written especially for Eder, one song, "Mad Hatter," anticipates the next Wildhorn musical, Wonderland, and is the album's jazziest, liveliest number. The overall style, however, is lush and romantic, appropriate for Eder, who is, as always, something of a Streisand soundalike. One might say, in fact, that her Streisand-lite approach is often more enjoyable than the real thing, since, while Eder's voice bears definite similarities to Streisand's, as does her phrasing, she isn't as mannered as Streisand. Still, music written in the style of an era Streisand dominated can't help but evoke the earlier singer.
This is the Linda Eder I know and love. She is reunited with her former husband and producer Frank Wildhorn on this album, and her vocals, song choices and style make this the best thing she has done in a long time. Linda is one of the great vocalists of our time...her voice is simply amazing. This disc beautifully showcases that brilliance. Bravo, Linda!
She is back!
This album brings back the Linda with the big vocals backed by a full orchestra! This is where her talent belongs. I have enjoyed the her softer side of in the last few albums but it's the big voiced Linda that thrills me.
A great return to form!!
This is Linda's best album since the "Judy Garland" album!! Let's face it, she's a belter! And that's what you get. Much like her older work, a great listen and very well produced.
Born: February 3, 1961 in Brainerd, MN
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s