Personnel includes: Linda Eder (vocals); Kim Scharnberg, Jeremy Roberts (conductor); Peter Calo (guitar); Robert Bush (flute); Shelly Woodworth (oboe, English horn); Carl Herman (clarinet); Tom Sescovic (bassoon); Bob Mintzer, Charlie Pillow (saxophone); Randy Brecker, Jim Hynes (trumpet); Birch Johnson, Larry Farrell (trombone); Philip Myers, Bob Carlisle (French horn); Jeremy Roberts (piano, keyboards, programming); David Finck (bass); Mark Walker (drums); Gordon Gottlieb, Steve Kroon (percussion); Will Lee, Russell Velzquez (background vocals).
Recorded at Right Track Recording, Edison Recording Studio and Sound On Sound, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Jack Murphy.
Personnel: Linda Eder (background vocals); Bernd Shoenhart, Peter Calo, Bernd Schoenhart (guitar); Rob Shaw, Jenny Strenger, Dan Reed, Fiona Simon, Bruno Eicher, Carmit Zori, Ellen Payne, Chin Kim, Jeanne Ingram, Marti Sweet, Anna Rabinova, Sandra Park, Lisa Kim, Carol Webb, Peter Winograd, Sharon Yamada, Carol Pool (violin); Sue Pray, Irene Breslaw, Maureen Gallagher, Debra Shufelt, Dawn Hannay, Dorian Rence, Karen Dreyfus, Robert Rinehart, Vivek Kamath (viola); Ted Mook (cello, calliope); Alan Stepansky , Maureen McDermott, Eugene J. Moye, Sarah Seiver (cello); Robert Bush (flute); Shelley Woodworth (oboe, English horn); Ed Maina (woodwinds, baritone saxophone); Aaron Heick, Charles Pillow (alto saxophone); Dan Wilensky, Bob Mintzer (tenor saxophone); Greg Gisbert, Jeff Kievet, Randy Brecker, Tony Kadleck, Jim Hynes (trumpet); Erik Ralske, Howard Wall, Phillip Myers, Bob Carlisle (French horn); Herb Besson (trombone, bass trombone); Conrad Herwig, Larry Farrell, Birch Johnson (trombone); Jeremy Roberts (piano, keyboards, keyboard programming); Oscar Hernandez (piano); Chris Hajian (keyboards, keyboard programming); Mark Walker (drums); Steve Kroon, Daniel Druckman, Gordon Gottlieb, Joe Passaro (percussion); Russel Velazquez, Russell Velaquez, Will Lee (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Al Schmitt; Bob Brockman.
Liner Note Author: Jack Murphy.
Recording information: Edison Recording Studio, NY, NY; Right Track Recording, NY, NY; Sound On Sound, New York NY; Sound On Sound, NY, NY.
Arrangers: Chris Hajian; Linda Eder; Kim Scharnberg; Jeremy Roberts .
Broadway diva Linda Eder, best known as the damsel-in-distress heroine of Jekyll and Hyde, returns with the new Millennium's equivalent of a '60s Streisand album. Eder's husband, J&H composer Frank Widehorn, wrote all but one of these songs. With the exception of the power-ballad wannabes "Even Now" (from Queen Christina) and "Vienna" and the Latin-tinged "Never Dance" (from Havana), the material is in the pre-rock musical tradition of the show tune. The lyrics have been updated a bit-think Cole Porter with '90s topical references and more sexual frankness. Eder is a powerful ballad singer who also knows how to swing. She's in excellent form here, particularly on the album's finale, the Arlen/Mercer classic "One for My Baby," offered as a tribute to Frank Sinatra.