By the way, I've talked about some of the cast in this production, but it goes even deeper than that. For starters, of course, we have the aforementioned Roger Daltrey, Jackson Browne, Nathan Lane, Joel Grey and then-unknown Jewel, along with David Sanborn and Ry Cooder as soloists in the orchestra. But the cast also includes Natalie Cole as Glinda the Good Witch, Debra Winger as the Wicked Witch of the West, Lucie Arnaz as Auntie Em, and Pheobe Snow, Ronnie Spector (!) and Dr. John, who each fill in with some solo work. And the Boys Choir of Harlem appears throughout. Some cast, eh.
And so this is where I lament in bewilderment why on earth this hasn't been repeated on television, released on DVD or put the CD back in print. It can't be a rights issue, since it was released on VHS. Ah, if only someone had a brain, or a heart.
Speaking of which --