linda eder: greatest hits is finally out, and i'm loving it. let me compose myself. you see, i remember seeing linda on star search in the '80s (1987 research proves) where she won an unprecedented 12 times in a row and gave me chills with every performance. she was and is the accessible barbra streisand. i mean i love barbra's voice and politics but linda eder has judy garland's power and heart on the sleeve dramatics, plus an impossibly richer version of barbra streisand's soaring pipes. linda is genuinely the best drag name ever come to life - judy streisand.
linda eder: greatest hits contains 15 remastered tracks from four albums recorded between 1995 and 2003 and features selections from the complete jekyll & hyde: the gothic musical thriller (1995), it's time (1997), it's no secret anymore (1999), and broadway my way (2003).
the music on this cd will feature prominently at my wedding reception, which since the universe knows no time, exists despite my not having directly experienced it yet. someone like you is one of my favorites, with the cd performance echoing that of the linda eder rosie o'donnell show appearance from 1997 i've youtubed here.
oh my damn, right? she just has it. she's a star. and she knows just how to interpret a song. other standouts include a rousing some people, and a 1:38 version of what kind of fool am i? that has an impossibly natural build for such a timeframe. then a gay as hell moment where i am what i am ends and a dance number called something to believe in kicks in. linda just moves me (and my husband and our guests). and she has the voice that sometimes i swear sounds like she's singing two notes at a time. it's that full. her tone is exceptional. her power is perfectly expressed and controlled. she's beautiful and real. barbra. judy. now linda. she has entered the pantheon of the one namers.