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An American Tail: A Musical Adventure With Fievel and Friends was a promotional album released on November 19, 1991, coinciding with the theatrical release of An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. It includes 13 tracks released on CD and cassette. Besides adaptations of Somewhere Out There and Dreams to Dream, the other eleven tracks are completely original and never appeared in a movie. Phillip Glasser is the only voice actor from the movies that appears on it, reprising Fievel Mousekewitz. Vikki Watson portrays Tanya Mousekewitz, and Donny Gerrard voices both Papa Mousekewitz and Tiger.

Track Listing

  1. Diddy Diddy Dum Dum (Fievel's Little Song) - Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) - Fievel sings about his life before and after immigrating to America.
  2. I Hate Cats! - Papa Mousekewitz (Donny Gerrard) - Papa tells why he dislikes felines.
  3. Fievel's Point of View - Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) - Fievel sings about his dreams and what he wants to do in his life.
  4. The Fiddler's Dance - Tanya Mousekewitz (Vikki Watson) - Tanya sings about her father's violin playing.
  5. Mouses Even Cry - Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) - Fievel sings about how difficult life is for mice, and how even mice have feelings.
  6. If Cheese Grew on Trees - Papa Mousekewitz (Donny Gerrard) - Papa wishes that cheese grew on trees.
  7. Poor Fievel - Tanya Mousekewitz (Vikki Watson) - A musical retelling of Fievel's struggle to find his family in An American Tail.
  8. Somewhere Out There (Solo Version) - Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser)
  9. A Little Bit of Reggae - Papa Mousekewitz (Donny Gerrard) - Papa sings a cool Jamaican reggae tune. Yes, really.
  10. Dreams to Dream - Tanya Mousekewitz (Vikki Watson)
  11. Anything Can Happen in America - Papa Mousekewitz (Donny Gerrard) - Papa sings about how you can achieve anything you put your mind to in America.
  12. Fievel and Me - Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) and Tiger (Donny Gerrard) - Fievel and Tiger sing about their odd yet enduring friendship.
  13. Fievel, That's Me! - Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) and Randy Newman - Fievel, aided by a backup chorus, sings about how he's the toughest mouse in the wild west.

Musicians

  • Vocals: Phillip Glasser, Vikki Watson, Donny Gerrard, Randy Newman
  • Background Vocals: Siedah Garrett, Kate Markowitz, Andrea Zonn, David Lasley, Élise Duguay, Arnold McCuller, James Ingram, Kay Hanley, Donna de Lory, Terry Bradford, Paul Edwards, Lara Jackson, Mandy Collins, Charlotte Spencer, Naomi McDonald, Bruce Cockburn, Joseph WIlliams, Bobby Kimball, Dorian Holley, Kevin Dorsey, Darryl Phinnessee, Ken Stacey, Taylor McMillan, Steve Lukather, David Paich, The Muses, The Andrae Crouch Singers, The Manhattan Transfer, Crystal Mata
  • Guitars: Dean Parks, Tim Pierce, Danny Huff, Ira Siegel, George Wadenius, Mandy Collins, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Greg Howe, David Spinozza, Andy Scott, Steve Lukather, Bruce Cockburn
  • Electric Bass: Wayne Pedzwater, Neil Jason, Terry Jackson, Taylor Mayfield, Nathan East, Willie Weeks, Don Payne, Jimmy Johnson
  • Drums: Richard Crooks, Chris Parker, John Robinson, Steve Jordan, Gordon Peeke
  • Piano, Keyboards: David Foster, Glen Ballard, Randy Newman, Charlotte Spencer, David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Jai Winding, Ray Chew, Bill Payne, Crystal Mata
  • Percussion: Bashiri Johnson, Richard Crooks, Anthony Lewis, Luis Conte, Gordon Peeke, Taylor McMillan
  • Harmonica: Don Brooks, Taylor McMillan, Howard Levy, Paul Prestopino
  • Jew's Harp: Don Brooks
  • Trumpets: Lewis Soloff, Larry Lunetta, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey
  • Trombones: Dave Bargeron, Bill Reichenbach, Michael Lewis
  • Saxophones: Larry Williams, Michael Brecker, Lou Marini, Jr., Bruce Pennycock, Branford Marsalis
  • Tuba: Dave Bargeron
  • Flutes: Barbara Hart, Jacquelyn Drescher, Genevieve Fentress, Lisa Edelstein, Kim Hutchcroft
  • Tin Whistle: Edwin Rockett, Jon Clarke
  • Recorders: Jon Clarke, Howard Levy
  • French Horns: Jeff Nelson, Stewart Rose, Fred Rizner
  • Clarinets: Jay Mason, Acker Bilk, Bruce Pennycock, Elaine Isaacs
  • Oboes: Jon Clarke, Phil Feather
  • Bassoons: Paul Hanson, Lindsay Cooper, Charles R. Sirard, Louise Watson
  • Piccolo: Sara Weisz
  • Uilleann Pipes: Cora Mills
  • Irish Fiddle: Paul Peabody
  • Violins: Miriam Mayer, Moshe Hamilton, Eileen Ivers, Peter Sharon, Paul Peabody, Mark O'Connor, Josh Bell, Lajos Balogh, Andrea Zonn
  • Violas: Kent Teeple, Elspeth Hanson
  • Celli: Stephanie Fife, Susie Katayama, Élise Duguay, Yo-Yo Ma, Owen Young, Peter Schenkman
  • Bass Viols: Dave Stone, Richard Kniss
  • Harp: Gayle Levant
  • Accordion: Brian Mann
  • Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Dobro: Paul Prestopino
  • Steel Drums: Earl LaPierre

Trivia and Goofs

  • In "Diddy Diddy Dum Dum (Fievel's Little Song)", Fievel states that Russia is "a little bit west of Prussia". Russia was actually to the east of Prussia, which was in present-day Germany and Poland.
  • "Diddy Diddy Dum Dum (Fievel's Little Song)" states Fievel's birthplace as Vladivostok, Russia.
  • The album contains anachronisms. In "Anything Can Happen in America" Papa mentions computers, even though he's supposed to be from the 1880's. And as for "A Little Bit of Reggae", reggae as a musical genre did not emerge until the 1960's.
  • The album's adaptation of "Somewhere Out There" features Phillip Glasser singing alone, while the music is taken from Linda Ronstadt's rendition. Likewise, the music from Vikki Watson's "Dreams to Dream" cover is taken from Linda Ronstadt's rendition of the song as well.
  • One of the album's writers and producers, Mark Ross, denied rumors that the original songs appearing on the album had been cut from either of the existing An American Tail movies. It is known that at least one song was cut from the first film during production, but it does not appear on this album.
  • Vikki Watson currently performs as Aeone, and represented the United Kingdom in the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Characters Papa MousekewitzMama MousekewitzTanya MousekewitzFievel MousekewitzYasha MousekewitzTigerWylie BurpCat R. WaulT.R. ChulaCactus Cat GangMiss KittyOne EyeFeloniusGeronimouseHawk (Fievel Goes West)OwlScorpion (Fievel Goes West)
Locations New YorkGreen River
Songs Way Out WestDreams to DreamThe Girl You Left Behind
Spinoffs An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Comic Book)An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Video Game)An American Tail: A Musical Adventure With Fievel and Friends
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