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).