"Now," the new 12-track all-Wildhorn album, includes "Mad Hatter," a number from the new Broadway musical Wonderland, which has songs by composer Wildhorn and lyricist Jack Murphy. Here's Eder singing "What's Never Been Done Before":
Recording artist Eder, known for her soaring pop voice, is the Drama Desk-winning star of Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde. The release of "Now" marks the musical reunion of Eder and Wildhorn after six years. Produced by Wildhorn, Eder and Jeremy Roberts, the recording will be released in CD and digital formats on March 1.
The album, Wildhorn told Playbill.com earlier this year, is "going to sound like what we did in the late '90s, early 2000s — with a roaring big band and big theatrical ballads and some jazz things and a little bossa nova. It really was the most fun I've had in so long, because there's no better singer…no one sings my stuff like that. She's always the voice in my head when I'm writing. She's always been the muse, so it was just so much fun." Musically, Eder has flirted with Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Her career was launched after she appeared on "Star Search" in the 1987 season (she was the winner for 12 consecutive weeks). That TV success led to a leading role on Broadway as Lucy Harris in Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde, for which she won a Drama Desk Award. Eder began her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album.
The 12 mostly brand-new songs on "Now" feature music by Wildhorn, with lyrics by writers as diverse as Murphy (The Civil War), Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde), Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), Nan Knighton (Camille Claudel, The Scarlet Pimpernel) and Maury Yeston (Nine), among others.
Wildhorn and Eder are no longer married, but they share a son and an artistic collaboration. Eder said, "My road led me on a journey of musical growth that allowed me to discover more of who I really am as a singer. I always knew that Frank and I would work together again one day and this album is the result."
Following the release of "Now," Eder will begin a series of concerts that will take her around the country, performing at such prestigious venues as Town Hall in New York and Symphony Hall in Boston.
The track list for "Now" includes:
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
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Linda Eder's 2011 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