Entitled "The Other Side of Me," the single CD is scheduled to arrive in stores Sept. 30 on the Verve Music Group label. The recording was produced and arranged by Eder and Billy Jay Stein.
About her new recording Eder says in press notes, "This isn't so much a departure as it is me getting back to who I really am. . .This is really me getting back to my natural musical self, the person I was before Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand came into my life and I went the Broadway route. This is the kind of music that moved me as a kid, when I first started playing my guitar and learning how to write songs, so it's a natural direction for me.
"I still love the Broadway stuff," Eder adds, "and I don't ever intend to stop singing it. It's given me a wonderful life and a great career, and I still enjoy that music tremendously. But with those songs, it's more about playing a role, rather than being yourself. The standards call for you to be elegant, but I'm basically a blue-collar farm girl at heart. . . .These new songs, and this approach to singing, is a lot more natural — and so much fun — for me."
The complete track listing for "The Other Side of Me" follows:
"Pieces" (Shaun Barker)
"If You Believe (The Way I Do)" (Robin Lerner, Ken Hirsh)
"Lifted" (Greg Wells, Cathy Denis)
"If I Could" (Ron Miller, Ken Hirsch, Marti Sharron)
"Back to Life" (Kara DioGuardi)
"Other Side of Me" (Bily Jay Stein, Shaun Barker, Bill Grainer)
"Waiting for the Fall" (Linda Eder)
"Prayer for Love" (Shaun Barker, Benjy King)
"Both Sides Now" (Joni Mitchell)
"They Are the Roses" (Paul Jenkins, Timothy Schoepf, Randall Van Warmer)
"Ghost" (Emily Saliers)
"Make Today Beautiful" (Billy Jay Stein, Shaun Barker, Bill Grainer)
Linda Eder made her Broadway debut as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde, garnering a Theatre World Award as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her work. Also a concert and recording artist, her solo CDs include "Linda Eder," "And So Much More," "It's Time," "Gold" and "Broadway My Way." Eder also starred in Frank Wildhorn's Camille Claudel at Goodspeed. Her most recent recording — "By Myself: The Songs of Judy Garland" — is available on the Angel Records label. For more information and a for a list of Linda Eder tour dates, visit www.lindaeder.com.