Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 94/100!
180g Vinyl LP! Pressed & Plated at RTI!
Cut From Original Stereo Tapes By Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound!
This legendary 1964 stereo recording is on 180g Vinyl for the first time!
Based on Sholom Aleichem’s stories about a poor milkman in late 19th century
Russia, and the five daughters for whom he seeks significant weddings, this
great musical, which opened at the Imperial Theatre on September 22, 1964,
benefited from the portrayal of Zero Mostel as Tevye, and Jerome Robbins’
splendid choreography in Boris Aronson’s sets inspired by the paintings of Marc
Chagall. In the profuse score created by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, "If I
Were A Rich Man" stands out as the anthem of everyone looking for a better life.
Before she became Mame’s bosom buddy and a television Golden Girl, Bea Arthur
played Yente, the matchmaker; and Maria Karnilova traded her stripper’s outfit
in Gypsy for the torn dress worn by Golde, Tevye’s long-suffering and silent
wife. Others who shone in the cast included Julia Migenes as Hodel; Bert Convy
as Perchik, the student; Austin Pendleton, as Motel, the tailor; and Leonard
Frey, as Mendel, the rabbi’s son. Even though several actors (Herschel Bernardi,
Luther Adler, Harry Goz, among others) played the milkman during the show’s long
run of 3,242 performances, Mostel’s portrayal remains its supreme incarnation.
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Pressed & Plated at RTI
• Cut From Original Stereo Tapes By Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
• Stoughton old style tip-on jacket
1. Prologue: Tradition - Zero Mostel
2. Matchmaker - Julia Migenes, Joanna Merlin, Tanya Everett
3. If I Were a Rich Man - Zero Mostel
4. Sabbath Prayer - Maria Karnilova, Zero Mostel
5. To Life - Michael Granger, Zero Mostel, Rose Gifford, Fiddler On the Roof
6. Miracle of Miracles - Austin Pendleton
1. The Dream - Sue Babel, Maria Karnilova, Zero Mostel, Gluck Sandor, Carol
2. Sunrise, Sunset - Julia Migenes, Maria Karnilova, Zero Mostel, Bert Convy
3. Wedding Dance - Fiddler On the Roof Orchestra
4. Now I Have Everything - Julia Migenes, Bert Convy
5. Do You Love Me? - Maria Karnilova, Zero Mostel
6. The Rumor - Paul Lipson, Beatrice Arthur, Leonard Frey
7. Anatevka - Michael Granger, Maria Karnilova, Zero Mostel, Paul Lipson, Bea
Arthur, Leonard Frey