Holiday 2004
Review the DVD Holiday 2004 Contest

While Christmas may indeed stay the same in many ways, this year Christmas has changed for the better in the hearts of Linda Eder fans around the world! On Tuesday, October 26, 2004, Linda's CHRISTMAS STAYS THE SAME concert special was released on DVD. The concert, which was taped at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on November 23 and 24, 2001, was originally aired on Bravo TV during the 2001 holiday season. The concert features a beautiful mix of songs from Linda's holiday tour and some selections from her sixth-solo album, GOLD.

From traditional holiday classics ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night," "O Holy Night") to originals that are instant classics ("Christmas Stays The Same," "Christmas Through A Child's Eyes," "The Bells Of St. Paul") Linda Eder's breathtaking performance thrills the senses and warms the soul, reminding us all about the true spirit of the holiday season. Many of the songs performed are from Linda's holiday album, CHRISTMAS STAYS THE SAME, which was originally released in 2000 and was ranked as one of the top-ten overall albums that year, alongside U2 and Don Henley, by USA Today.

The concert special also includes Linda's rendition of "Don't Rain On My Parade," which is a fan favorite (evidenced by a roaring standing ovation on the DVD!) and songs from GOLD ("If I Should Lose My Way," "Son Of A Preacher Man," "If I Had My Way," "Gold"). The title song, "Gold," was heard by 3.5 billion people at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and is the final number in the hopefully Broadway-bound musical CAMILLE CLAUDEL.

Linda is joined on stage by an assembly of world-class musicians: Jeremy Roberts (Musical Director and Piano), The Dave Clemmons Choir, Stephanie Cummins (Cello), Jim Pugh (Trombone), Billy Stein (Keyboards), Andy Ezrin (Keyboards), Barry Danielian (Trumpet), David Mann (Woodwinds), David Finck (Bass), Clint DeGanon (Drums), Joe Passaro (Percussion) and Peter Calo (Guitar).

The full set list of the concert is: "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 Eye, "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Medley (Why Am I Such A Misfit?/There's Always Tomorrow For Dreams to Come True/Fame And Fortune/Have A Holly Jolly Christmas/Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer)," "If I Should Lose My Way," "The Bells Of St. Paul," "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel/What Child Is This?," "Silent Night," "Gold," "Little Drummer Boy," "Son Of A Preacher Man," "Ave Maria," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Vienna," "O Holy Night," "If I Had My Way," and "God Bless America."



Memories From Christmas Past... at Carnegie Hall!

Following the release of CHRISTMAS STAYS THE SAME on Atlantic Records in October 2000, Linda kicked-off her holiday concert tour with her second sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall. That show began a holiday tradition that Linda's fans have come to love through the years.

Linda welcomes her fans to her first holiday show at Carnegie Hall. The concert was the official kick-off of the CHRISTMAS STAYS THE SAME tour.
"Silent Night... Holy Night..."
Linda takes a bow following a truly magical evening!

 

 

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