- Prologue And Tradition & Main Title
- If I Were A Rich Man
- Sabbath Prayer
- To Life
- Miracle of Miracles
- Tevye's Dream
- Wedding Procession
- Sunrise, Sunset
- Wedding Celebration And The Bottle Dance
- First Act Finale for the film version of Fiddler on the Roof
- Do You Love Me?
- Far From The Home I Love
- Chava Ballet Sequence
- The Rejection Scene
- Any Day Now
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, who used a giant orchestra and chorus that sounded like it was far bigger than the population of the little village of Anatevka. (Williams won the Academy Award for musical adaptation for his trouble.) 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. The soundtrack also includes one song, "Chavaleh," here called "Chava Ballet Sequence," that was cut from the stage show, though a song that was in the show, "Now I Have Everything," has been dropped. Still, the Fiddler on the Roof album to buy is the original Broadway cast recording. The 2001 CD reissue is even more the creature of Williams than of Bock and Harnick, adding several short instrumental orchestral pieces. But it also adds a good previously unheard song, "Any Day Now," sung by Paul Michael Glaser, who played Perchik, and probably intended to replace "Now I Have Everything," although it, too, was left on the cutting room floor of a film that already ran three hours.
Performance CreditsJohn Williams [composer] Primary Artist,Conductor
Molly Picon Vocals
Leonard Frey Vocals
Barry Dennen Vocals
Neva Small Vocals
Isaac Stern Violin,Vocals,Soloist
Ruth Madoc Vocals
Chaim Topol Vocals
Chaim Topol Vocals
Rosalind Harris Vocals
Paul Mann Vocals
Technical CreditsJohn Williams [composer] Adaptation
Sheldon Harnick Lyricist
Didier C. Deutsch Liner Notes,Reissue Liner Notes
John Hendrickson Remixing
Cheryl Pawelski Producer
Norman Jewison Director,Producer
Anita Camarata Music Executive
Darren Wong Art Direction
Bryan Kelley Producer
Gregg Ogorzelec Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fiddler on the Roof [30th Anniversary Edition] based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
To Life. That's song I'll never forget. I had to dance to it in a dance show my high school dance teacher concocted. It was great! I listened to the other songs and was pleased with what I heard. Good Job!!!
This is hust like you are watching the movie. Topal's deap voice is just what you need to make this right. AMAZING
I cry just listening to this music. It's just like watching the movie. Topal is the perfect Tevye.
I liked the soundtracks because the songs were very melodius and grand.
I play it all the time. It is my favorite CD, the sound track from my favorite VHS of Fiddler on the Roof. It is perfect from start to finish. I have never been as happy as I am with this CD. Perfect from start to finish.