Christmas Stays the Same

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Sensational vocalist Linda Eder has a resonance so beautiful, she has become one of America's most endearing performers. From her stint with Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde and various television appearances, Eder's seasonal effort Christmas Stays the Same 2000 is most appropriate. Her vocal dynamics featured on her sophomore album It's No Secret Anymore 1999 made Eder's warm compositions a favorite among critics, so naturally her Christmas album does the same. She handpicks her own holiday favorites such as "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Silent Night," "Little Drummer Boy," and "Ave Maria" for a delightful collection of sonic mastery. She is assisted by a full ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Sensational vocalist Linda Eder has a resonance so beautiful, she has become one of America's most endearing performers. From her stint with Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde and various television appearances, Eder's seasonal effort Christmas Stays the Same 2000 is most appropriate. Her vocal dynamics featured on her sophomore album It's No Secret Anymore 1999 made Eder's warm compositions a favorite among critics, so naturally her Christmas album does the same. She handpicks her own holiday favorites such as "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Silent Night," "Little Drummer Boy," and "Ave Maria" for a delightful collection of sonic mastery. She is assisted by a full orchestra on several tracks, making Christmas Stays the Same even more exquisite. It's a pleasing release for any fan of holiday music or follower of theatrical singers and composers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2000
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678340628
  • Catalog Number: 83406
  • Sales rank: 203,003

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Linda Eder Primary Artist, Vocals, Human Whistle
Michael Davis Trombone, Trumpet
Bob Malach Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Walt Weiskopf Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Vaneese Thomas Background Vocals
David Nadien Violin
Abe Appleman Violin
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Herb Besson Trombone
Peter Calo Guitar
Laura Conwesser Flute, Alto Flute
Stephanie Cummins Celli
Charles Descarfino Percussion
Karen Dreyfus Viola
John Fedchock Trombone
Melanie Feld English Horn, Oboe
David Finck Bass, Acoustic Bass
Barry Finclair Violin
Josh Gordon Celli
Joyce Hammann Violin, Viola
Birch Johnson Trombone
Tony Kadleck Trumpet
Curtis King Vocals
Clifford Korman Piano
Will Lee Bass, Background Vocals, Fretless Bass Guitar
Richard Locker Celli
Nancy McAlhany Violin
Ted Mook Celli
Jan Mullen Violin
Laura Roelofs Park Violin
Sandra Park Violin, Concert Master
Paul Peabody Violin
Carol Pool Violin
Sue Pray Viola
Roger Rosenberg Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Greg Ruvolo Trumpet
Kim Scharnberg Conductor
Bernd Schoenhart Guitar
Ira Siegel Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Richard Sortomme Violin
Sander Strenger Violin
David Tofani Flute, Alto Saxophone
Mark Walker Drums
David Weiss Wind Instruments
Rebecca Young Viola
Jim Hynes Trumpet
Krista Bennion Feeney Violin, Concert Master
Carol Webb Violin
Chris Komer French Horn
Robin Bushman Violin
Arthur Fiacco Celli
Jeremy Roberts Piano, Conductor, Keyboards
Dave Mann Flute, Alto Saxophone, Woodwind
Jeff Kievit Trumpet
Mikey Davis Trumpet
John Feeney Bass
Helen Kim Violin
Dave Clemmons Musical Direction
Tony Falanga Bass
Eriko Sato Violin
Rob Shaw Violin
Roger Shell Celli
Chris Hajian Piano, Keyboards
Peter Gordon French Horn
Sharon Yamada Violin
Robert Rinehart Viola
Sheila Browne Viola
Lisa Kim Violin
Jason Howard Piano
Mary Hammann Viola
Conrad Harris Violin
Patrick Pridemore French Horn
Richard Furch Violin
Vince Lionti Viola
Ellen Payne Violin
Anna Rabinova Violin
Jenny Strenger Violin
Qiang Tu Celli
Walt Weikopf Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Joanna Whang Violin
Elizabeth di Felice Celeste
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Linda Eder Producer
Harry Simeone Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Katherine Davis Composer
Devin Emke Engineer
George Marino Mastering
James Nichols Engineer
Henry Onorati Composer
Kim Scharnberg Arranger, Orchestration, Vocal Arrangements
Robert Wells Composer
Frank Wildhorn Producer
Jeremy Roberts Arranger, Orchestration
Thomas Bricker Art Direction
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Dave Clemmons Music Direction
Chris Lacinak Engineer, Pro-Tools
Chris Hajian Arranger, Producer, Orchestration, drum programming
Lori A. Schmidt Presentation
Joseph Mohr Composer
John Sullivan Dwight Composer
Traditional Composer
Jason Howard Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
James P. Nichols Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What A Voice!

    Great singer--wish she would sing more Christmas songs! I will have to hear her other albums. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world. God blessed you with a fantastic voice!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Linda Eder makes classic Christmas recording

    Arguably Americas' premier female vocalist, Linda Eder released a classic Christmas recording in every sense of the word with "Christmas Stays The Same". Her unmatched vocals not withstanding, it is the beautiful and unique arrangements of these tried and true seasonal melodies, combined with Lindas' spectacular voice, that make virtually every one of the standards on this collection her very own. If possible, the three original numbers, "Christmas Stays The Same", "Christmas Through A Child's Eyes" "with lyrics penned by Ms. Eder herself, in tribute to her own son", and the hauntingly beautiful but rarely heard "Bells of St. Paul", stand apart from the rest of the material here, and are as deserving a place in the annual parade of contemporary Christmas standards as Maria Careys' "All I Want For Christmas", Bruce Springsteens' "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", and The Carpenters' "Merry Christmas Darling". Without question, one of the geatest Christmas recordings of all time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Christmas CD bar none!

    This cd is extraordinary! I sometimes listen to it other times of the year because Linda's voice is so great. Silent Night sounds like an angel singing it...unbelievable! I am buying more to send to friends and relatives this Christmas!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Linda's Finest

    This is Linda at her best. Her voice soars in this album. My favorites are Here Comes Santa Claus / Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Silent Night, and Ave Maria. She sings my personel favorite Christmas carol, Silent Night, with such beauty, I feel as if I could cry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is outstanding

    This is a great cd. My mom and I love this so much. I hope to keep collecting her cds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Christmas classic!

    The beautiful 'Christmas Stays the Same' is destined to become a Christmas classic, in the same vein as 'The Christmas Song.' Linda Eder is truly a fantastic voice - have enjoyed her music since first hearing her sing. This entire CD is wonderful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Linda Brings Christmas Home

    With a voice like none other, Linda Eder's newest release, ''Christmas Stays The Same'' is the perfect touch for any collection - either that of her own, or Christmas music. Thirteen heartwarming and classic pieces are elegently sung by this amazing theatrical voice - and how theatrical, indeed! With two brand new songs by her husband, composer Frank Wildhorn, ''Christmas Stays The Same'' is one that will remain ''the same'' in your household music collection for many holiday seasons to come!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Destin to become a Christmas Classic

    This is a great Cd from the opening note to the closing one. She has so much emotion in her singing. This should be in everyones Christmas collection. I predict that this will be a cd that will be remembered for many years to come.

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