Entitled "By Myself: The Songs of Judy Garland," the 11-track disc is set to hit stores on the Angel Records label Oct. 4. The single CD was produced by composer/conductor Ettore Stratta, executive-produced by Ian Ralfini and features one new song, "The Rainbow's End," penned by Jack Murphy. Eder is backed by the London Symphony Orchestra on most of the tracks. About her upcoming recording, singer-actress Eder said in a statement, "Judy [Garland] was my first big musical influence. I always felt a connection to her. She was all about the goose bump factor. . . I've been through a lot in the last few years, which has added new layers to my life. No one escapes the lows, and Judy's were extreme, but you felt you knew her."
The complete track listing for "By Myself: The Songs of Judy Garland" follows:
"Almost Like Being in Love"/"This Can't Be Love"
"Me and My Shadow"
"I'd Like to Hate Myself in the Morning"
"It Never Was You"
"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart"/"The Trolley Song"
"The Rainbow's End"
"The Boy Next Door"/"You Made Me Love You"
"Do It Again"
"Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody"
"Over the Rainbow"
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.