Fiddler on the Roof (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Chaim Topol, John Williams & "Fiddler on the Roof" Motion Picture Chorus & Orchestra
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Originally released as a double-LP set and now on one CD, the gold-selling soundtrack album for the screen adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical Fiddler On The Roof, which became the top-grossing film of 1971, stretched out Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's song score with musical adaptations by conductor John Williams. There was plenty of screen dialogue, too. But the appeal of the work continued to be the wonderful songs, "Tradition," "Matchmaker," If I Were A Rich Man," "To Life," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "Do You Love Me." Topol, who repeated his starring performance as Tevye from the London stage version, wasn't as funny as Zero Mostel, who created the part on Broadway, but gave it more gravity. Occasionally on the soundtrack, he sounded so tired, though, that he barely got his lines out. Happily, he nailed "If I Were A Rich Man," which is Tevye's real showcase number. Still, the Fiddler, Rovi
i played in the orchestra for this musical, and this gives me a lot of nostalgia. i love it.
A great musical but. . .
Fiddler on the roof is no doubt a great (and personally one of my favorite) musicals and I do highly recommend this album but here comes the 'but' if you enjoy a more modern experience of this musical I would definitely buy the new broadway casts version which is also amazingly stunning but I don't know this album compared to the others (even though it's amazing) is and should be in the shadows of this new album
Kid at heart
This LP (for you who don't know what that is Long Play record) brings back Saturday's spent at my Aunts house all day & late into the night. Mom and Dad would be playing card all day and listening to their records as for us kids would be playing outside till dark then in the house to watch shows like The Love Boat. My Aunt always play it cause she liked so much. Boy I miss those simple time in life since I'm 45 now and have a son of my own that 23..