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