Download links and information about Now by Linda Eder. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 43:46 minutes.
|Genre:||Rock, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack|
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|1.||Not Gonna Fall This Time||3:19|
|2.||No Finer Man||2:51|
|4.||The Heat of the Night||3:34|
|5.||What Did You See Inside the Stars?||5:39|
|7.||The Mad Hatter||3:03|
|8.||A Woman In His Arms||3:44|
|10.||What's Never Been Done Before||3:08|
|11.||More Than Heaven||4:27|
|12.||Living In the Shadows||3:35|
There is a certain irony to the title of Linda Eder's reunion with her musical partner, theater composer Frank Wildhorn. Naming the album Now calls attention to the contents, which consist of newly written Wildhorn compositions with lyrics by the likes of Leslie Bricusse, Don Black, and Maury Yeston. But not only is the style of the music not current, it is rooted in a particular time. Back in the mid-'60s, pop singers like Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand used to make albums that sounded a lot like this by picking and choosing material from Broadway shows and movie themes of the day. Another good source was South American or European songs with newly commissioned English lyrics. But here, Wildhorn has written tunes that sound like the traditional pop of the mid-‘60s, set to string orchestras and big bands, with Eder singing in her typically passionate style. Reused titles like "Ordinary People," "The Heat of the Night," and even "Now" (there was an earlier song by that name sung by Lena Horne in the ‘60s) emphasize the neo-retro nature of the project. While most of the music may have been written especially for Eder, one song, "Mad Hatter," anticipates the next Wildhorn musical, Wonderland, and is the album's jazziest, liveliest number. The overall style, however, is lush and romantic, appropriate for Eder, who is, as always, something of a Streisand soundalike. One might say, in fact, that her Streisand-lite approach is often more enjoyable than the real thing, since, while Eder's voice bears definite similarities to Streisand's, as does her phrasing, she isn't as mannered as Streisand. Still, music written in the style of an era Streisand dominated can't help but evoke the earlier singer.