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Linda Eder releases first live album / Chicago Tribune review

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The packaging is unadorned, the artwork rudimentary, the promotion nonexistent.

Yet in an era in which artists feel liberated to produce and distribute their music in their own way - minus record-label intrusion - singer Linda Eder has released independently the most charismatic recording of a career that has stretched more than 20 years.

"Linda Live: The Concert Recording" cannot be found on Amazon, iTunes or any other platform for music sales. But because Eder stands as the greatest contemporary vocalist in the tradition of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, perhaps listeners will find their way to Eder's first live album (available only at lindaeder.com and at the singer's shows). READ THE FULL Chicago Tribune REVIEW.