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Broadway My Way
     

Broadway My Way

4.1 84
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
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 inventive musical intelligence is unsurpassed by greats of the past! It would really take the best of Liza Minelli, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand & an angel to match the multi-dimensional perfection of Eder's gift. This album is a perfect balance of all the best in music history & stylistic approaches which are taken to a whole new level. Every facet of this masterpiece including the sequence of music is methodically linked each song to the next one carrying you through a delightful journey with showstopping surprises along the way. No doubt that Linda has earned her title as one of Broadway's Leading ladies creating a new golden treasure that will send an ear to another planet quicker than the jaw will drop!!!! Other artists have remade these classical American treasures-but Eder has distinct talent in making them originals. Yes, "titles" ARE the same- but NOT the songs themselves,they are like and unlike those you have never heard !
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 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
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
I LOVED THIS CD!It gave me chills just listening to it.I must say Im a BARBRA and Linda fan.Both ladies are extremely gifted performers.I dont compare them.I just enjoy listening to there music.I know Linda and Barbra both have a huge fan following.Alot of people enjoy listening to both of them.I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CD.ITS TRIUMPHANT!WHAT A VOICE!ITS 100%GOLD!Make sure to see Linda Eder in concert.Shes sensational.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is wonderful! Linda Eder truly shines on this new album. Her interpretative skills have improved considerably over the years, which is plainly felt on this effort. No one should feel disappointed. Her voice is a rare instrument that is unparalleled, in my opinion. I'm unsure why so many critical when she sings a Streisand standard or because she¿s married to a talented man. Jealousy of her success may be one reason. In any case, this cd shows off her gifts, and the choices of songs are first-rate. It¿s a must buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Eder trys to sing Barbra, act Barbra, and Be Barbra. Trouble is, she can't be Barbra! Barbra is still singing! Eder needs to figure this out quick! When will she get over trying to use Barbra's style, songs, and marketing techniques to try to create her own fame???? Linda Eder could probably be good if she'd just be herself. We're all tired of Barbra want to be's. We want real honest singers. Eder needs to figure out who she really is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in the performing arts business, and have enjoyed Linda Eder's music since I first heard Higlights from Jekyll & Hyde. I feel she reaches new heights with this current album. I, too, am a fan of Barbra but that doesn't prevent me from enjoying other renditions of songs she has done. I'm sure the other reviewers probably enjoyed hearing Barbra do Over the Rainbow without having to make comparisions to Judy's version. I feel that anyone looking for a powerful rendition of many of Broadway's classics will find total satisfaction with this album.
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
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
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
As I listen to the 13 tracks on this Broadway compilation, I am in "awe" as how this wonderful singer puts a new flare on traditional Broadway songs, as well as some new and cult classics(ie "Gold" and "Anthem"). And as to my surprise, there is more than one highlight of the album. "Don't Rain On My Parade"(a song made famous by Barbra Streisand, another great singer) is ultimately song on this album as she belts this song to it's greatest. Also "Unusual Way", a song that is usually sung by a woman with a more classical voice, is sung to it's utter best by Linda as she makes it her own. This album is a must for all, and literally all, Broadway and Linda Eder fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never heard someone sound so much like Ethyl M. before, and I don't mean it as a compliment. I can't begin to say how bad this album is. Most of the songs are total ear piercing throughout the whole thing. How could anyone do this to these old classics? Not even Liza screams this much. This style of singing went out in the forties, I think. I am surprised that her record label put it out. I bought it, but I wish I would have went to a web site and sampled it first. It is total sad.
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
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
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
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
Linda Eder is the greatest singer of our time and this album displays her ample talent. Linda can belt her heart out with a classic like "I Am What I Am" while bringing you to tears with the softness of "I'll Be Seeing You". She is not just a great technical singer but she makes each song a wonderful journey. Her unsurpassed vocal range is matched with a range of emotion that will touch each listener. I can't recommend this album more highly!!!
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
Linda Eder is no Barbra - she's better, much better. If you want Barbra Streisand, buy Barbra Streisand. This is Linda Eder and she is fabulous! Barbra does not own sole rights to singing broadway music, she did not invent it, and she is not the only talented artist to sing it. I'm sure Linda's sick to death of being compared to her. I give this CD 5 stars. It's hard to pick a favorite song on this one. They are all wonderful. To all of you cruel Barbra Streisand fans, when was the last time Barbra stood in front of a long, long line of fans after a late concert to make sure that every fan got a snap shot, an autograph, or an opportunity to say hello, and how they loved her concert. Linda does it all of the time. I am fortunate to be one of those people who got to meet this very talented and kind woman. Love ya Linda -keep 'em comin!!
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
Amazing voice, amazing everything! Must buy this CD!
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
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?