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Jesus Christ Superstar [Original recording remastered, Soundtrack]

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  • Audio CD (16 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • ASIN: B0083S3M9C
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,098 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Overture
2. Heaven On Their Minds
3. What's The Buzz / Strange Thing Mystifying
4. Everything's Alright
5. This Jesus Must Die
6. Hosanna
7. Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem
8. Pilate's Dream
9. The Temple
10. Everything's Alright
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. The Last Supper
2. Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)
3. The Arrest
4. Peter's Denial
5. Pilate And Christ
6. King Herod's Song (Try It And See)
7. Judas's Death
8. Trial Before Pilate
9. Superstar
10. The Crucifixion
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CD Description

Remastered version of Jesus Christ Superstar, the seminal, genre-defining rock album written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The album was the starting point of the Jesus Christ Superstar phenomenon and spawned the now world famous theatrical stage show and Hollywood film.

Featuring a long list of legendary musicians, the album has renowned rock vocalist and Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan voicing the part of Jesus, platinum selling solo artist Murray Head as Judas Iscariot and the inimitable Yvonne Elliman in the role of Mary Magdalene. Originally released in 1970, the album achieved huge global fame, most notably in the United States where it went to Number 1 on the Billboard Album Chart, keeping other seminal records by George Harrison and Led Zeppelin off the top spot and going on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide.

The release comes in the wake of the recording’s 40th anniversary, and with an ITV and Andrew Lloyd Webber show to search for a performer to play Jesus in a UK arena tour.

Jesus Christ Superstar portrays the story of the last seven days of Christ’s life leading up to his crucifixion, with hit songs such as "Superstar", "I Don’t Know How To Love Him", "Heaven On Their Minds" and "Hosanna". Recorded in 1969, the album has since become recognised by many as one of the first rock concept albums. As well as having some of the era’s most prominent vocalists, the record also features a number of legendary rock music session musicians such as Neil Hubbard (Bryan Ferry, BB King, Elton John), Chris Spedding (Roxy Music, John Cale), Alan Spenner (Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton) and Bruce Rowland (Paul McCartney’s Wings, Fairport Convention).

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant remaster 31 Aug 2012
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I have the original double album from 1971 which I think is great. Over the years I have listened to a few different versions of Superstar, but to my mind they never sound as good. This remastered version of the original is fantastic with great sound quality.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best Superstar 16 July 2012
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Having seen and heard most of the versions of this tremendous musical, this is by a long shot, the very best. I bought this album originally having heard it at a friends and have been mesmerised by it every since. I have the London cast version and have seen the movie, but they are not a patch on the sensitive, heartfelt, emotion packed interpretation of this amazing cast of disparate musicians and singers. It is the music that really matters and because these performers were unhampered by how they looked or danced or acted, they can put their whole heart and soul into their performance. As this musical is so incredible, it will be fantastic whoever performs it, provided they are professionals, but if you want to appreciate the full depth and meaning of the music and words, this has to be the one you keep and treasure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the recent show 3 Nov 2012
By mccoll
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I recently went to see the new arena show of JCS and was reminded of how good the songs are. Whilst the performances in the show left me somewhat undewhelmed (Yes, Mel C I mean you)this album brought back memories of the original production which was superb.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Version 17 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
As a teenager I was lent the original LP version of this musical and I freely admit I kept it and never returned it. I have listened to many many recordings of JCS by many varied revered artists but in my opinion this is by far the very very best version ever laid down. I am delighted to see that this version is being re released with the Superstar logo on, I had to purchase a cd version from Canada. Does the rerelease in light of the tv show suggest that this is in fact the ultimate version. Maybe so. Ian Gillan is simply superb as Jesus, his rendition of Gethsemane is unparalleled. Murray Head is superb as Judas and Yvonne Elliman as Mary without peer. If you are buying a version of the masterly piece of rock opera then make it this one, you will not be disappointed - just do not lend it out!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great version 13 Jan 2013
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Good remastering of original version. I only wish that they would release a CD of the new Arena version-now that would be really really great !!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The original and still the BEST 21 July 2012
By A. Moriarty VINE VOICE
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I went to see this show when I was a kid with my family and we all loved it. Even my dad was moved to tears (and he was an athiest) but my Mum and I (especially) loved it. A few years later, I found the original LP recording of this in my local record library and took it out. I renewed it every fortnight for the next two years as that's how long it took me to save up and get my hands on my own copy. I just couldn't bear to part with it. I knew every word and note of this recording as that's how many times I played it. Much later, like another reviewer here, I paid an arm and a leg for a CD copy imported from the US.

I am so glad there is to be an arena tour of this show and that this was the recorded version released to accompany the TV show. Unlike many other versions and recordings, this one shows the music in it's true light. It's a real rock opera as it consists of performmances by true rock artists. Ian Gillan is fabulous as Jesus and the supporting cast are all excellent but the performance of Murray Head as Judas steals the show for me. 'Heaven on their minds' is a masterpiece and 'Judas' Death' is so raw and painful that no-one can fail to be moved. I for one will be buying it to see if the remastered version is an improvement on the excellent 1970 cd already in my possession. WATCH THIS SPACE!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Superstar By Far 21 July 2012
By 'Enders
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In common with other reviewers, I've heard many different versions of this musical, and have to agree that this is the best. My brother had a cassette tape of this version which I borrowed and wore out. Think that must have been about 35 years ago. The casting is superb, an eclectic blend of styles which combine to form something perfect. So delighted this version has been re-released so I can re-live the times when I was a teenager digging his first "rock" album. Whilst watching the current TV show with my wife, I have struggled to pick a potential winner, mainly because everyone gets compared to Gillan's Jesus, and therefore they all fall short by some distance.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Careful with this... 16 Jun 2013
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The logo may be the same as the Mel C/Tim Minchin production, but that's all. They are not involved here. Be clear about this before you buy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
I have the LP but nothing to play it on. Now I can hear it again even in the car - perfect!
Published 21 hours ago by Leaky wellie
5.0 out of 5 stars stage version
Bought this by mistake while looking for the fim version. Although the remastering improves the sound, my preferred version is the original film so I don't enjoy this as much. Read more
Published 1 day ago by TeresaPrime
3.0 out of 5 stars You will not hear Ben Forster's voice!!
The CD is of the 1972 "original studio cast" NOT the 2013 UK cast, so be warned. It's not as good as Ben Forster, Tim, and Mel C crew but its OK . Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dianne
5.0 out of 5 stars Aftr a thirty year separation....I bought it again!
Loved this recording since I first heard it at the age of ten, in my oldest sister's record collection. I love it. The original cast, the sound, it's still fantastic.
Published 7 months ago by Bruce Saunders
5.0 out of 5 stars Superstar
Excellent way to receive music. The quality of the recording was of the highest standard and i would recommend purchase if you are interested in this musical. V v v
Published 7 months ago by Mr. John A. Ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb CD
I had the original cast album on vinyl, but it disappeared. This was well worth the money and brought back memories of the original film all those years ago. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Makin
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Show
I enjoyed the recording very much, as I had seen the show on stage and wanted to go back to hear the original. Read more
Published 8 months ago by EMily
5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted buyer
I bought this to pass along to my brother who had been wanting the original studio cast version of this, so the result was, one happy brother. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jules38
5.0 out of 5 stars 70's classic
Amazing album gillan at his best just a pity Gary glitter is on it (paul raven) hate ti think he may get royalties from it
Published 9 months ago by sheepworrier
5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus Christ Superstar
Bought the specific version of this CD as a present for my daughter-in-law who is delighted with it. Am unable to add further comment than to say this was the one she requested
Published 9 months ago by BRIAN H TOTNEY
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