Broadway My Way

Broadway My Way

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by Linda Eder
     
 
There are some songs that practically beg for a great voice to put them over the top. Those songs and that voice meet on this marvelous recording. Linda Eder is an acclaimed Broadway performer, having starred in Jekyll and Hyde (composer Frank Wildhorn happens to be her husband). Here, Eder sets offers a feast of superb theatrical songs from such classic shows

Overview

There are some songs that practically beg for a great voice to put them over the top. Those songs and that voice meet on this marvelous recording. Linda Eder is an acclaimed Broadway performer, having starred in Jekyll and Hyde (composer Frank Wildhorn happens to be her husband). Here, Eder sets offers a feast of superb theatrical songs from such classic shows as My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, The Sound of Music, and Gypsy, as well as more contemporary fare from Chess, La Cage aux Folles, and Nine. There's even a teaser from Wildhorn's as-yet-unproduced Camille Claudel. Eder finds her way into each of these memorable tunes, staking her own claim on material that already bears the mark of icons such as Barbra Streisand. With Eder on board, Broadway's future seems that much brighter.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Daniel Malich
Almost exactly one year after her last foray into the pop music realm with Gold, Linda Eder returns to the Broadway style that made her a sensation with this 13-track tribute to the Great White Way. Tackling such famous songs as "On the Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady, "Some People" from Gypsy, "Edelweiss" from The Sound of Music, and "I'll Be Seeing You" from Right This Way, Eder puts her own spin on some of her favorites while retaining the emotional draw that made them popular in the first place. A rather eclectic set, one might question why Eder would choose two songs from the same musical (Man of La Mancha) and one ("Gold") from a show that is still in the works (not to mention that it was the title song from her previous release), when there are so many other selections that her fans, no doubt, would love to hear her cover. Also troublesome is that two recordings ("Man of La Mancha" and "Unusual Way" from Nine) were taken from Eder's 1997 release, It's Time, causing the listener to wonder if time restraints created the need to duplicate, or if these songs are so close to Eder's heart that she felt compelled to include them on this collection. Either way, it really doesn't matter. As the album title states, this is Eder's Broadway, and style and substance make up for any false steps on this outing. A timeless talent that will far outlive many of those taking the undeserved spotlight on the Top 40 charts.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/2003
Label:
Curb Mod Afw
UPC:
0075678358029
catalogNumber:
83580

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Eder   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Davis   Trombone
David Mann   Flute,Saxophone
Bob Mintzer   Woodwind
Scott Kreitzer   Saxophone
Walt Weiskopf   Saxophone
Michael Thompson   Guitar
John Clark   French Horn
Emily Mitchell   Harp
Sanford Allen   Violin
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Gene Bertoncini   Guitar
Herb Besson   Trombone
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Peter Calo   Guitar
Robert Chausow   Violin
Laura Conwesser   Flute,Alto Flute
Stephanie Cummins   Cello,Celli,Soloist
Barry Danielian   Trumpet,French Horn
Clint DeGanon   Drums
Charles Descarfino   Percussion
David Finck   Bass,Electric Bass,Cello,Acoustic Bass
Barry Finclair   Violin
Eileen Folson   Cello
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Fred Griffen   French Horn
Juliet Haffner   Viola
Hae Young Ham   Violin
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Jean Ingraham   Violin
Jill Jaffe   Violin,Viola
Birch Johnson   Trombone
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
Karen Karlsrud   Violin
Karl Kawahara   Violin
Maria Kitsopoulos   Cello,Viola
Olivia Koppell   Viola
Mark Lambert   Guitar
Jeanne LeBlanc   Cello
Ann Leathers   Violin
Will Lee   Bass
Jesse Levy   Cello
Charles Libove   Violin
Richard Locker   Cello
Jerry Marotta   Drums
Lois Martin   Viola
Nancy McAlhany   Violin
Mike Migliore   Woodwind
Jeff Mironov   Guitar
Eugene J. Moye   Celli
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin
Sandra Park   Violin,Concert Master
Joe Passaro   Percussion
Paul Peabody   Viola
Sue Pray   Viola
Jim Pugh   Trombone
Clay Ruede   Cello
Roger Rosenberg   Saxophone
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Kim Scharnberg   Conductor
Andy Snitzer   Woodwind
Richard Sortomme   Violin
Billy Jay Stein   Keyboards
Marti Sweet   Violin
Mark Walker   Drums
Scott Wendholt   Trumpet
Ellen Westerman   Cello
Dan Wilensky   Woodwind
Dean Witten   Percussion,Orchestral Percussion
Cenovia Cummins   Violin
Jim Hynes   Trumpet
James Pugh   Trombone
Clay Reude   Cello
Jerome Ashby   French Horn
Jacqui Danilow   Bass
Krista Bennion Feeney   Violin,Concert Master
Anthony Kadleck   Trumpet,French Horn
Myron Lutzke   Cello
Ed Maina   Woodwind
Eufrosina Railenu   Viola
Debra Shufelt   Viola
Carol Webb   Violin
Chris Komer   French Horn
Maxine Roach   Viola
Robin Bushman   Violin
Antoine Silverman   Violin
Yuri Vodovoz   Violin
Jeremy Roberts   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
John Feeney   Bass,Cello
Helen Kim   Violin
Charles Pillow   Saxophone
Belinda Whitney   Violin
Daniel Culpepper   French Horn
Matthew Dine   English Horn,Oboe
Anthony Falanga   Bass
Anca Nicolau   Violin
Sarah Seiver   Cello
Roger Shell   Cello,Celli
Susan Shumway   Violin
Karen Ritscher   Viola
Chris Hajian   Conductor
Sharon Yamada   Violin
Daniel Reed   Violin
Robert Rinehart   Viola
David Earl Taylor   Trombone
Nam-Sook Lee   Violin
Lisa Kim   Violin
Mary Hammann   Viola
James Baker   Percussion
Timothy Cobb   Bass
George Flynn   Trombone
Robert Bush   Flute
Peter Kenote   Viola
Semyon Fridman   Viola,Celli
Robert Shaw   Violin
Walter Weiskopf   Saxophone
Jeffrey Lang   French Horn
Dan Culpepper   French Horn
Robert Shell   Cello
Abe Appelman   Violin
Michael Davies   Trombone
Hae-Young Ham   Violin
Eufrosina Raileanu   Viola
Kerry McDermot   Violin
Keith O'Quin   Trombone
Eugene Moye   Viola
Jeanne Ingraham   Violin
Randall Wolfgang   English Horn,Oboe
Steven Hartman   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Daniel Avshalomov   Viola
Allison Gordon   Viola
Aija Salina   Violin
Joseph Passaro   Percussion
Vincent Lionti   Viola
David Taylor   Trombone
Michael Thompson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Stephen Sondheim   Composer,Lyricist
Linda Eder   Producer,Liner Notes
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
Brad Aaron   Engineer
Benny Andersson   Composer
Jim Brickman   Producer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer,Lyricist
Joe Darion   Composer,Lyricist
Andy de Ganahl   Engineer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Frank Filipetti   Engineer,Engineering
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer,Lyricist
Irving Kahal   Composer
Gary Kemp   Composer
Mitch Leigh   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer,Lyricist
Anthony Newley   Composer,Lyricist
Kim Scharnberg   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Jule Styne   Composer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer
Frank Wildhorn   Composer,Producer
Maury Yeston   Composer,Lyricist
Tim Rice   Composer,Lyricist
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer,Lyricist
David Grow   Producer
Jeremy Roberts   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Vocal Engineer,Engineering
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Yaron Fuchs   Engineering
Chris Hajian   Producer
Ron Shapiro   Executive Producer
Liz Barrett   Art Direction
Gary Chester   Engineer
Jeff Lams   Producer
Nan Knighton   Lyricist
"Bassy" Bob Brockman   Engineering

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Broadway My Way 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I seldom feel motivated enough to post a review of any perfomer, but I'm making an exception with this sensational CD by Linda Eder. I happen to be a long time broadway fan, and have seen the best of them perform..Barbra, Audra, Kristen Chenoweth, Liza, Barbara Cook, etc. and I'll have to say that this woman fully deserves to be placed in the company of not only these performers, but also legends like Judy Garland. As a long time broadway fan, I also know there are certain "Agendas" people have with Linda. They appear to stem from either a dislike of her husband's music or some perceived threat they believe she represents to the stars they champion whether it be Liza, Babs, etc. On "Broadway, My Way", Linda tackles and puts her own stamp on songs made famous by people like Babs and Liza. In fact, she succeds at doing the impossible..reinventing the song! This tends to anger the originator's fans. Simply, put Linda Eder has one of the finest vocal instruments ever heard, and its on fine display on this CD. Her voice is one of great power, but equally great softness. She is easily the best belter in the business. Many aren't use to hearing songs belted properly, with a loud, controlled power...the way it is intended. Listen to Don't Rain on My Parade, Anthem, I Am What I Am, The Impossible Dream....all sung with power and are triumphant. On the other end of the spectrum are songs like " On the Street Where You Live", "I'll be Seeing You", "Edleweiss", and "Unusual Way" which fully highlight her beautiful soprano range, which glide away into these elegant whisper notes. Without compromising the material, she puts some original marks on phrasing and interpretation, and the arragements are fresh and original. Of course, you might just think I'm only a fan and what do I know? In that case, I'd advise you to check out her latest absolute RAVE review in Variety of her February 19, 2003 Carnegie Hall concert featuring songs from this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This latest CD from Linda Eder is a work of art. I can't get enough of her voice. I play all her CD's at work as well as home. Co-workers have become addicted. "I Am What I Am" brought down the house at Carnegie Hall in NYC this past Wednesday night when Linda performed for a third time sold-out crowd. I stopped counting standing ovations after 8, or was it 9? Linda's rendition of "Losing My Mind" left me speechless and begging for more. Frank Wildhorn's 'Gold' is evolving into a theatre classic. "One The Street Where You Live" and "I'll Be Seeing You" are huge crowd pleasers. Linda has so many loving and loyal fans, and I am proud to say that I am one of them and will be till the day I die. I can't get enough..."If I Had My Way" I would have Linda release a new CD every 6 months. Congratulations Linda, on yet another smash album. We Love you! Please keep the music coming! Thank you Barnes & Nobel for hosting a CD signing and meet & greet with Linda in NYC next week. Now I must find tickets to more Linda Eder concerts. Four in the last two months is just NOT enough!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder has incredible range and power. This CD showcases her amazing talent with one show stopping song after another! Listening to this CD gives you feeling and excitement of sitting in a theatre listening to a Legendary Talent! I highly recommend this CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder should not sing Barbra!!!! She has neither the tone quality, voice,diction, phrasing ability, or pizzaz. All of the songs are chasing the glory of the originals. Linda Eder is a borderline lounge voice, oversinging, trying to sing songs that were immortalized by all of the greats in the past. There is not a track on this album that has anything new to offer. I'm surprised that her label didn't let her record something new and interesting. I'm sure that most people will agree with me. Linda Eder is no Barbra - no matter how hard she tries. Sadly, it seems to be public knowledge, and Linda Eder is the last to know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder's work is a purely intentional, interpretive effort of doing Broadway- her way. Her's is an instrument of the most remarkably broad ability. Those who have heard and seen Linda in concert know that she can sing anything with superiority. These arrangements may strike a chord in those who are diehards of the traditional versions, but they are in a class by themselves. It is petty to compare Linda's talent to the "others" listed in some of these posted critiques. Linda doesn't do that. But, for the record, Barbra Streisand does not have nearly the vocal appeal (sound quality!) of Linda, nor the across-the-board instrument. And is often overlooked by her fans, Barbra often struggled consistently holding those "long" notes she was known for. She is a unidimensional sounding singer, as was Garland. Linda is an evolving talent capable of more beautiful sounds and notes than any of those mentioned. Most important, to be a fan of Linda's is to be in awe of her incredibly selfless, giving nature. No attitude with Linda, just a balanced, superlative performer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder shows all of her weaknesses on this album. Her attempt at showing up Barbra with her new rendition of "Don't Rain on My Parade" fails. What was Ms. Eder thinking. Obviously from the title, "Broadway My Way" she was trying to show off; it didn't work. The orchestra controls her, and she's constantly behind the tempo, sometimes laughably so. She has no phrasing, no special suttleties to her voice like Barbra, leaving Barbra with the last laugh. Linda Eder's attempt at showing off with comments "as long as she's not singing it, I will" backfired. As for the rest of the album, old songs-weak singing-one constant loud roar-poor arrangements, just a poor attempt period. If you thought the album Gold was bad, this takes the cake. Obviously, Linda Eder needs to find her own style with her own songs, instead of constantly copying everybody elses or give it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder's new album "Broadway My Way" is absolutely amazing. Linda has one of the most incredible and enjoyable voices I have ever heard. Her voice has the ability to soar with such power and grace, right along with her husband's gorgeous music. After hearing her perform "Don't Rain on My Parade" so many times live, I'm so happy that she finally recorded it. In many ways, it's my favorite version of the song. I was also glad to see some old favorites on the album, such as "Gold" and "Man of LaMancha", two of my favorite songs. 5 stars for yet another job well done by Linda, Frank, and the rest of the team. =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The awesome Linda Eder has belted one out of the ballpark again, which is no surprise. This amazing talent just keeps putting out quality material on cds. The arrangements by Jeremy show why they work so well together. Kim conducting the musicans is right there with Linda leading the way. This a cd for all Eder fans and Broadway music lovers. People who like to knock Linda by comparing her to Barbra are foolish people who are unwilling to open their minds to a new voice. But, Barbra went through the same thing being compared to Judy. Which is rather funny in this case since they both were Linda's idols. Run don't walk to your nearest music store. Buy this cd, play it and then try to score tickets to one of her upcoming concerts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A superior rendition of great standards. A clearly superior voice singing songs of time gone by with a new flair and magic. How does she hit those notes?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda has captured Broadway tunes like NO ONE has ever done! Her beautiful range is amazing and never at fault. Many fans enjoy this Linda the most (belting out show tunes)! The comparisons to Mrs. Brolin should really stop...Linda is a unique voice that should be appreciated as one. Thanks Linda and keep them coming!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Obviously we have some bitter Barbra Streisand fans on our hands with other reviewers. Personally, I think Ms. Eder's version of "Don't Rain On My Parade" blows everyone else out of the water. Each song on this album is phenominal, Linda's beautiful resonant voice shines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing voice, amazing everything! Must buy this CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
...at least it's voted Album of the Year by me!!! Linda Eder's newest release, "Broadway My Way" is a treat for the listener. Beautiful renditions of Broadway favorites, combined with new songs that are instant standards, make this the quintessential release of the year. Don't listen to the nay-sayers...check out what the pros have to say at variety.com and playbill.com and then have a listen. I promise you won't be disappointed and you'll become a new fan of this contemporary musical legend in the making. Loved this CD, looking forward to many more!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Heard the CD and then saw her in concert...believe me, Celine Dion is not the next Barbra Streisand...Linda Is!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her voice only should sing Broadway....thank you Linda........U R the BEST
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never in my life have I heard someone sing the songs on this album as Linda Eder has sung them. She is sheer PERFECTION! If you love Broadway, this HAS TO BE IN YOUR COLLECTION! Buy, buy, buy! I have given one to just about everyone I know!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't recommend this title enough. Other reviewers on here don't seem to be Linda fans so I have one question... Why bother? Why would you waste time listening to a CD of Linda Eder if you don't like her? Linda tackles a whole range of stuff on the album including a couple of fresh recordings of things she's done before. With the exception of a couple of dodgy arrangements, the results are breathtaking. Linda's voice soars in a way that Streisand can now only dream of. I don't agree with the comparisons because the similarity is only very slight but while Linda doesn't have quite so much polish as Streisand, she has 10 times the raw power and the end result is ultimately more satisfying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait for this album to come out and I am in no way disappointed as usual. She has a beautiful voice and her range is amazing. I love her rendition of Barbra's "Don't rain on my parade" she does it just as well if not better. If you like Broadway songs, you'll love these arrangements.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder has outdone herself (not an easy task) with this amazing collection of Broadway songs. It is a wonderful combination of showstoppers and tender ballads and her voice has never sounded stronger or more beautiful. As a serious fan of the Broadway musical I feel her song selection was brave and brilliant as she tackles lyrics written for men as well as women. Ms. Eder approaches each song from a pure and honest place and makes each one her own. I highly recommend this CD for any fan of Broadway or simply the best voice to come along in many many years. Ms. Eder is a treasure
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an incredible collection all on one CD! Linda is simply incredible. Having seen her in concert numerous times I didn't think the "live" experience could be duplicated, but boy, was I wrong! She sings her heart out on this album. Not only does she sound like she's having the time of her life, but she shares that enthusiasm with her audience. Sure there are a few "Linda Classics" on here, but a Broadway album without them just wouldn't be right! Thank you Team Wildhorn for working your magic one more time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder¿s seventh solo album, Broadway My Way, is some of her best work yet. With songs from many of Broadway¿s most-loved shows, including My Fair Lady, Gypsy, The Sound of Music and Man of La Mancha, the album showcases Eder¿s vocal range and stamina. From light jazz (¿On The Street Where You Live¿) and magical Celtic sounds (¿Edelweiss¿) all the way to bold, brassy swing (¿Some People¿) and full belting Broadway glory (¿Anthem¿), this album has it all. If you can appreciate the finer things in life, then you will truly savor every single note of Broadway My Way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder's new album is a strong effort by a singer who clearly loves Broadway. But, I was disappointed in Eder's continuing imitation of Streisand--its getting tired. Over the years, Linda Eder's voice has been compared to the legendary Barbra Streisand--this is not by mistake. Eder has consistently imitated Streisand's vocal stylings(we're not talking just influence here) and it's understandable since Barbra has been loved by so many and for so long. But, Linda needs her own style and I'm not hearing THAT on this new album. Linda deliberately invites the comparisons herself by failing to evolve into a more original singer. Linda DOES a fabulous voice, but it's NOT HERS. And truthfully, Linda lacks vocal quality in her midrange--her vocal timbre is not strong and what's more she squeal-sings (Alvin the cartoon)when trying for dramatic interpretation. Linda remains a great singer with a voice that needs to find originality--her own voice! Lastly, Barbra Streisand is a Legend and doesn't deserve to be compared to singers 20 or more years younger than herself. Streisand TRUTHFULLY IS NO LONGER IN HER PRIME but if you listen to Streisand's best stuff and compare it along side Linda Eder's the truth becomes obvious: Streisand is Superior. Linda Eder's "Broadway MY WAY" is a very appealing, glossy hoax--the album is really Barbra's way. And Liza's way. And a few other divas' way. Again, Linda sounds great--she just lacks the high octane kick of an original artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder has done it again. For anyone who knows anything about music, her clear voice and remarkable range are highlighted on this album. She can go from the powerful statement songs (I am What I Am, Man of LaMancha, Don't Rain on My Parade), to the quiet, peaceful and poignant (Edelweiss, I'll be Seeing You, Unusual Way). And no matter what the few will say, she does Broadway Her Way. Not Barbra's, not Judy's, not Ethel's. There is nothing to find fault with on this CD. You may like other versions of these songs better, but these are still worth the listen. The incredible control, and the ability to hold a note longer than just about anyone on the planet (and it doesn't lose a thing at the end!) are nothing short of amazing. Singers everywhere will have to listen over and over to catch all the technical brilliance of these songs. Enjoy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The incredible Linda Eder has given us all another gift with this perfect follow up to the wonderful cd Gold. All Eder fans will rejoice in the beauty of this voice. All newcomers will discover what has been called the best kept secret in show business. Well, if there was ever any doubt, "It's no secret anymore" who this singer is. She doesn't only "sing a song" she caresses the lyrics gently and tenderly. With each song, she has given us truly Broadway music done her way. And what a way she has with a song.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of broadway and I think this CD hits the mark. Linda mixed old w/new and with each song made it her own "creation". I love to hear her sing Man of la Mancha & Don't Rain on My Parade(listen to the strings). I'll be Seeing You & Unusual Way are amazing. The harmony w/the many Lindas' on Edelweiss is exquisite. Linda didn't go for the usual but of course that's why it's HER way & because of that let's not compare her to other singers. We are all individuals & not clones of each other. Just sit back & enjoy The Voice.