HOLLYWOODJuly, 2001Capitol/EMI Records will reissue a special 30th Anniversary Edition of the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF soundtrack on October 9.
The critically acclaimed film was nominated for eight Academy Awards®, and took home three Oscars®, including one for Best Adapted Song Score. The soundtrack for the film became an instant classic and was certified gold in less than a year.
The 30th Anniversary Edition CD has been digitally remastered and features the classic songs "If I Were A Rich Man," "Matchmaker," and "Sunrise, Sunset." The reissued CD also includes a previously unreleased song, "Any Day Now," performed by star Paul Michael Glaser, which was written for the film but was not included.
Also new to the reissue is a recently discovered underscore by conductor John Williams, who wrote the film's score. An expanded booklet includes rare photos from the film, movie memorabilia and new liner notes by noted theater music historian Didier Duetsch.
To coincide with the release of the CD, MGM Home Entertainment will release a Special Edition DVD on October 2. The DVD boasts a wide array of extras, including the never-before-heard "Any Day Now," documentary on the film's director, Norman Jewison, and a new video introduction by Jewison.
In addition, the DVD features Jewison reading the stories of Sholom Aleichem, a historical photo gallery, an audio commentary by Jewison and Topol, storyboards, a collectible booklet, the 1979 re-release theatrical trailer, and the main character Tevye's dream sequence in full color for the first time with an introduction by Jewison.