The title track is from a musical Wildhorn has written for his wife based on the French film, "Camille Claudel," about the sculptress who had a complicated relationship with Auguste Rodin. The tune will be heard Feb. 8 as part of the XIX Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, UT. Nan Knighton (The Scarlet Pimpernel) penned book and lyrics for the developing Camille Claudel, intended as a vehicle for Eder, who starred on Broadway as Lucy in Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde.
The version of "Gold" heard at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies differs from the one on the recording and is said to fit into the spirit of the games. The song was originally written as the "11 o'clock number" for Camille Claudel..
Eder has released five albums, including "It's No Secret Anymore" and "Christmas Stays the Same," and is featured on the original cast recording of Jekyll & Hyde as well as the original concept albums for The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War.
"Gold" is a combination of original Wildhorn songs, and some of her all-time favorites: Boz Scaggs' "We're All Alone"; Dusty Springfield’s "Son of a Preacher Man," Dobie Gray's "Drift Away" and George Harrison's "Here Comes The Sun." Wildhorn penned the songs with such lyricists as Robin Lerner (known for her work with Faith Hill), David Zippel (City of Angels), Nan Knighton (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Saturday Night Fever), and frequent Wildhorn collaborator Jack Murphy (The Civil War).
"Gold" is produced by Linda Eder and Frank Wildhorn and co-produced by Jeremy Roberts, Chris Hajian, Kim Scharnberg, Jeff Lams, and David Grow and Jim Brickman.
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The 14 tracks on "Gold" include "Here Comes the Sun" (George Harrison), "How Little We Know" (Frank Wildhorn/Jack Murphy), "Until I Don't Love You Anymore" (Frank Wildhorn/Robin Lerner), "Son of a Preacher Man" (John Hurley & Ronnie Wilkins), "If I Should Lose My Way" (Frank Wildhorn/Jack Murphy), "Gently Break My Heart" (Frank Wildhorn/Jack Murphy), "Everything That's Wrong" (Frank Wildhorn/Jack Murphy), "Drift Away" (Mentor Williams), "Across the Water" (Frank Wildhorn/Jack Murphy), "Her Gypsy Heart" (Frank Wildhorn/Robin Lerner), "How In the World" (Frank Wildhorn/David Zippel), "We're All Alone" (Boz Scaggs), "Gold" (Frank Wildhorn/Nan Knighton) and "If I Had My Way" (Frank Wildhorn/Jack Murphy).
— By Kenneth Jones