Jesus Christ Superstar-Original Cast CD (2003)

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Label Universal Records
SKU 60595907
UPC 044006773421
UPC 14 00044006773421
Format CD
Release Date 4/1/2003
Author Andrew Lloyd Webber
Technical Info
Engineer Frank Laico
Producer Brian Drutman; Brian Drutman (Reissue)
CatalogID 067734
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 03/03/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 12s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00044006773421
Album Notes and Credits
Music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics written by Tim Rice.
Principal Cast: Ben Vereen (Judas Iscariot); Jeff Fenholt (Jesus Christ); Yvonne Elliman (Mary Magdelene); Bob Bingham (Caiaphas, High Priest); Phil Jethro (Annas); Barry Dennen (Pointus Pilate); Paul Ainsley (King Herold); Alan Braunstein (Priest #1); Michael Meadows (Priest #2); Steven Bell (Priest #3); Michael Jason (Peter); Samuel Wright (Simon Zealotes).
Recorded in New York, New York on October 20, 1971. Originally released on Decca (DL7-1503). Includes liner notes by Peter Filichia.
Audio Remixer: Elvin Campbell.
Liner Note Author: Peter Filichia.
Recording information: New York, NY (10/20/1971).
Photographer: Jay Thompson.
Writers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice set several precedents with this album. First, it is a pre-stage studio version, and it topped the US charts upon release. Second, it is the first show to successfully put rock music in a theatrical context (Hair is really a pop/show-music pastiche, not rock). Third, it is a "sung-through" musical without spoken dialog, technically an operetta. Fourth, though musicals had turned more serious at this point, writing a show about Jesus Christ from the point of view of Judas was about as daring as you could get. It succeeds in all ways. In addition to the title song (a #14 hit sung by Murray Head), it includes "I Don't Know How to Love Him" by Yvonne Elliman. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 Heaven On Their Minds
2 Everything's Alright
3 This Jesus Must Die
4 Hosanna
5 Pilate's Dream
6 I Don't How To Love Him
7 Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)
8 King Herod's Song
9 Could We Start Again, Please?
10 Judas' Death
11 Trial Before Pilate
12 Superstar
13 John Nineteen: Forty-One

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