Cast includes: Michael Jeter, Brent Barrett, Jane Krakowski, Karen Akers.
Personnel: Ethel Abelson, Marion Guest, Earl Grubb (violin); Richard Spencer, Maxine Roach (viola); Anne Callahan, Allesandro Benetello (cello); Mort Silver, Victor Morosco, Ed Zulhke, Steve Boshi (reeds); John W. Bova, Greg Ruvdo, Burt Collins (trumpet); Dan Levine (tenor trombone); Alan Raph (bass trombone); Sharon Moe (French horn); Sande Campbell, Wally Harper (piano); Alex Rybeck (piano, synthesizer); Robert D. Renino, John Beal (bass); Perry J. Cavari (drums); Beth Ravin (percussion); Bill Seary (synthesizer programming).
Recorded at BMG Studio A and Steve McGraw's, New York on April 12, 1992 and February 14, 1991.
It took years for this Tommy Tune musical to reach disc, during which time one of the leads, David Carroll, died (he is remembered in a club performance of one of the songs, included as a bonus track). But most of the rest of the principals -- Liliane Montevecchi, Karen Akers, Michael Jeter -- are here, making the most of this musical adaptation of the famous movie about a hotel in Berlin in the 20s. The score, by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with significant additions by Maury Yeston, is not the show's strong point (the staging and choreography were what made it a hit), but it gives a good sense of the story and is true to the original source. ~ William Ruhlmann
The Grand Parade / Some Have, Some Have Not / As It Should Be
"Look At Him"
At The Grand Hotel / A Table With A View
Maybe My Baby Loves Me
Fire & Ice / Twenty Two Years / Villa On The Hill
I Want To Go To Hollywood
"Sorry To Report"
The Crooked Path / Some Have, Some Have Not / As It Should Be
Who Couldn't Dance With You ?
"So Tell Me Baron"
Love Can't Happen
What You Need
H-A-P-P-Y / We'll Take A Glass Together
I Waltz Alone
"No Creature On This Planet"
Roses At The Station
How Can I Tell Her?
Final Scene / As It Should Be / At The Grand Hotel / Some Have, Some Have Not / The Grand Parade