I’ve had this DVD for almost two years, and never really watched it until yesterday evening. I was listening to Christmas music on the computer and just happened to run across her name and remembered that I had the video.
This concert was filmed for Bravo and features Mrs. Eder singing several holiday classics, along with a few contemporary selections. After watching most of it, I wondered why it had taken me that long to really sit down and appreciate it. Her vocals are literally chill-inducing and the arrangements of her with a full band and choir are unique at times, but always beautiful.
I believe I was searching for different renditions of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” when I discovered her a few years ago, and I was immediately blown away. She definitely has a Barbra Streisand-esque quality to her voice, but says that it’s completely unintentional. I personally think she blows Babs right out of the water, and can’t understand why she isn’t a household name.
There is a CD taken from this performance, but it simply can’t capture the magic and emotion of seeing her break down on stage while singing a song her friend wrote about September 11.
Christmas Stays The Same
Here Comes Santa Claus
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Don’t Rain On My Parade
Christmas Through A Child’s Eyes
If I Should Lose My Way
The Bells Of St. Paul
O Come, O Come Emmanuel/What Child Is This?
The Little Drummer Boy
Son Of A Preacher Man
Do You Hear What I Hear
O Holy Night
If I Had My Way (9/11 Tribute)
God Bless America