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October 4th, 2004, 7:19 am
As a long-time fan of Linda Eder, the Broadway/jazz/big band singing sensation from New York (but raised in a small town in Minnesota)? I finally got a chance to see her out here in Salt Lake City, and she was AMAZING!!! To hear and see her live really made me appreciate her talent even more. I was wondering just how wide her fanbase is, so I thought I would start a thread about her.
For those who aren't terribly familiar with her, she got her start on Star Search about fifteen years ago and set records (still standing, I do believe) as a twelve-week undefeated winner. She started on Broadway with Jekyll & Hyde, written by Frank Wildhorn who would later become her husband, and also helped conceive The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War. She has released eight solo albums so far (all brilliant) and sings a wide variety of styles from classic Broadway to big band to slow jazz to salsa to pop and even a little country. At the present, she's working on getting Wildhorn's latest musical endeavor on stage on Broadway, a destined-for-greatness show about and named for Camille Claudel, the French sculptor and protege of Rodin. Anyway, her pitch is near perfect and her breath support and range are nothing short of breathtaking.
Anyway, that's all, just testing the waters. Linda fans speak out!
October 4th, 2004, 7:24 am
I'm not her fan but she is real pretty
October 4th, 2004, 7:31 am
I quite agree, but if you listened to one of her albums, I'm sure you would quickly become a fan! :) For those who aren't familiar with her, here are a couple of pictures to show what she looks like:
October 5th, 2004, 5:54 am
So er... I just wanted to bump this good old thread in case there are any other folks who want to talk about Linda but didn't see this because it was lower in the forum. I listened to Linda's Broadway My Way CD today and it's fantastic! A lot of people think she's a Barbra Streisand rip-off, but I find her voice much more resonant and less nasal, and her style original and engaging. If anything, she reminds me more of Judy Garland.
Anyway, I hope to find some other fans on here. :) If you don't know her, go to her site or download some of her songs. You'll be hooked, I guarantee it.
October 28th, 2004, 10:17 pm
Okay, well, it's been a while, so I thought I would bump this thread for a fresh batch of readers. Any Linda fans out there? Her Christmas Stays the Same concert that was aired on Bravo last year was released this week on DVD and it's sure to be a spectacular holiday concert to watch again and again! Ah, to not have to use my crappy old videorecording of it...
January 26th, 2005, 7:04 am
Hey, everyone. Just thought I would see if there are any fresh readers in this forum who are Linda fans. I love her Christmas DVD, and I think I'll have to watch it at least once throughout the year (not including Christmas time of course...).
January 26th, 2005, 8:29 pm
I do like Linda Eder a lot. A few years ago I had a chance to see her in Boston, but gave up my ticket to someone else-- something I regret doing now.
My favorite song of hers is 'Vienna' and she sings an incredible 'Anthem' from Chess. Do you have any particular favorite songs that you'd recommend? My sister has many of her CDs but I never know which ones to choose. :)
January 26th, 2005, 8:34 pm
I love Linda Eder. In my book she is second only to Lea Salonga. Her pitch really is perfect. Her voice is natural - it doesn't sound formed. It sounds like she sings for the love of music (she is). She is SO passionate about whatever piece of music she is singing. I love her rendition of I, Don Quixote and also The Impossible Dream. I also have her recording of Jekyll and Hyde. Very good.
January 26th, 2005, 8:40 pm
Yay for Lea Salonga!
I forgot that Linda Eder did Jekyll and Hyde! 'Someone Like You' is done beautifully. Her songs in The Civil War and Pimpernel are also very nice.
January 26th, 2005, 10:54 pm
I'm so sorry that you missed out on her concert! I had tickets to her concert last February and she had food poisoning, so I had to wait until she came again the following October, but it was AMAZING.
I have all of her CDs, and if I had to choose one, I would definitely choose her 2002 release, Gold (Link here (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005Y1N2/qid=1106779171/sr=8-3/ref=pd_ka_1/102-4482618-0987331?v=glance&s=music&n=507846)). I think it shows her diversity best of all her recordings, it has the usual Broadway ballad, the occasional salsa number, the passionate voice and emotion, and even a little country and newish age stuff that she doesn't usually do (and this proves she can sing ANYTHING and be the master at it). Some of her best songs include Someone Like You, Vienna, The Bells of St. Paul, The Man of La Mancha, The Impossible Dream, and many others I can't really think of right now because I'm going to be late for class, but I'm glad that there are other Eder fans out there!
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