Herschel Bernardi – Herschel Bernardi Sings Fiddler On The Roof (1966/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Herschel Bernardi – Herschel Bernardi Sings Fiddler On The Roof (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:30:23 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

Since an actor’s stage performances disappear after they are made before small audiences, while his or her television and film work is not only disseminated more widely but also preserved, it is easier to remember an actor like Herschel Bernardi for his numerous character parts or even for his voicing of Charlie the Tuna and the Jolly Green Giant on commercials than to appreciate his starring performances in such Broadway musicals as Bajour, Fiddler on the Roof, and Zorba. When he came in as a replacement Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in November 1965, however, he was well-accepted, giving a more musical and personal performance than the clownish Zero Mostel, who originated the role. Columbia Records had him make an album of the score and even had librettist Joseph Stein write continuity, creating a kind of alternate version of the show. Bernardi also got to sing a couple of songs cut from the stage production, notably the moving “When Messiah Comes.” The album made the charts, and after Zorba Bernardi went back into the studio to create a more varied collection of show songs, again with commentary between numbers, Show Stopper… –AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

1 Tradition 02:55
2 Matchmaker, Matchmaker 03:00
3 If I Were a Rich Man 05:25
4 Sabbath Prayer 02:05
5 Miracle of Miracles 02:28
6 To Life 02:20
7 Sunrise, Sunset 03:35
8 When Messiah Comes 02:41
9 Anatevka 02:22
10 Fiddler on the Roof 03:13

Herschel Bernardi, vocals
Peter Matz, arranger, conductor