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Which Fiddler Recording?

FosseFan
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Which Fiddler Recording?#0
Posted: 11/9/05 at 4:18pm
Hey all. I was wondering which Fiddler on the Roof recording is the most complete? I am going to be choreographing the show and want to know which recording I should go with. Thanks!
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re: Which Fiddler Recording?#1
Posted: 11/9/05 at 5:06pm
you are mostlikely doing the original, so get the original.
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re: Which Fiddler Recording?#2
Posted: 11/9/05 at 5:14pm
Absolutely not. The revival is the most complete recording there is. It includes all instrumental segments and dance breaks that the original does not. Get both - because while the original has great performances and THE RUMOR, the revival cast sounds better and is very complete.

REVIVAL.
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re: Which Fiddler Recording?#3
Posted: 11/9/05 at 5:33pm
Even tho' the new recording is more complete, I still find myself returning to the origial broadway cast for the brilliance and freshness of the performances. The new recording is rather dull and several of the performaces are not very good. So..... if it is a matter of either/or (money etc) I would go with the OBC.
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re: Which Fiddler Recording?#4
Posted: 11/9/05 at 5:54pm
The original is the better of the two.
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re: Which Fiddler Recording?#5
Posted: 11/9/05 at 6:12pm
While I believe the Orinal London Cast is the best (with Topol), but the revival is your best bet for your purposes, FosseFan.