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And So Much More
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
In between making her name with husband Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde and becoming a Rosie O'Donnell favorite, Linda Eder released her second solo album, And So Much More, in 1994. Her strong, rich voice lends itself well... more »
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In between making her name with husband Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde and becoming a Rosie O'Donnell favorite, Linda Eder released her second solo album, And So Much More, in 1994. Her strong, rich voice lends itself well to Wildhorn's power pop, including the bluesy opener "I Don't Remember," the lovely title track, the swinging "Til You Come Back to Me" and "Is This Any Way to Fall in Love," and "I'll Forget You" from The Scarlet Pimpernel. Relying less heavily on Wildhorn numbers than she has on some of her later albums, Eder covers "All the Way," Leslie Bricusse's "When I Look in Your Eyes," Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," and the powerful closer "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Eder also begins her tradition of including a Harold Arlen number, here "The Man That Got Away"--a nod to Judy Garland yet also distinctive in an arrangement that makes time stand still. Michael Feinstein joins her for a duet on "Someone," which they performed on their joint national tour in summer 2000. --David Horiuchi
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Linda is Remarkable in this Collection!
C. Clay | St Paul Minnesota | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When Brent and I combined our CD collection, I was fortunate to benefit by this fabulous collection of songs by Linda Eder (our friends often ask, "Is that Barbra Streisand?"). Linda could easily be the next Barbra! This collection of songs offers some up-tempo beats and some romantic pieces too! Her voice is crisp on the title track "And So Much More". Our personal favorites include: "The Man That Got Away" "Someone" (with Michael Feinstein) and "Is This Anyway To Fall In Love". Her rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is remarkable and makes this collection complete! You will not be disappointed."
This one's my favorite Linda Eder CD (but it's so close!)
(5 out of 5 stars)
"And So Much More is packed with ballads, which are my favorite of Linda's. Her version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is so wonderful and inspiring it's almost a spiritual experience! It's not often you find a CD that every song is one you say, "Oh, I love this one!" This is a great CD to listen to on a 'cool, dark night.' She rocks like no other."
A Dramatic Change From Her Debut Album
MWM | 08/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Linda Eder went abruptly from that leather swathed "rocker" on her debut album to a soft, ballad performing muse with a remarkably Streisand-like bob, and let her audience see her other side. This album is mostly soft, 50's-like ballads, and I will certainly not say that on this album she didn't try to mimic somewhat the styles of other great performers. But she is her own person with her own voice. Her coy "I Don't Remember" is followed by the lovely title number. Then she really gets going. The campy, fast-paced "Till You Come Back to Me" is pure Eder, no copying or mimicing there, but then we come to "The Man That Got Away," a well known Judy Garland classic. But Eder has the talent to make this song her own. She phrases things differently ("The-e-ere is nothing. . . sadder than") and her characteristic "cry" between notes help to personalize this song to Eder. "When I Look in Your Eyes" is beautiful song with a haunting melody, followed by the standard "Smile" by Charlie Chaplin. "In the Cool, Dark Night," a relaxing ballad, is next, and then comes "Someone," a duet with Michael Feinstein. One of the gems on this album is "Is This Anyway to Fall in Love" peformed in a way that only Linda Eder could. But one of my very favorites on the album is "I'll Forget You." Here is a song in which Eder truly makes you feel what she feels; it will truly move you. "Next Time I Love is another wonderful, but sad song. "All the Way," another standard is performed flawlessly, and the albums concludes on a spine-tingling note with "Bridge Over Troubled Water." If Simon and Garfunkel really knew how to sing their own song they would have done it like Linda Eder did. But then, no can sing a song like Linda Eder."