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5.0 out of 5 stars
Still the best recordings., 22 Mar 2005
I love this soundtrack,it is superb. I grew up on the songs from this musical and so this has a special place in my heart.
It's true that in a couple of places the sound quality muffles a little but remember it was recorded 30 or so years ago.
The main point i would like to make is that listening to the movie recordings of these songs for most of my life, and seeing three different theatre productions of this musical in my lifetime, the movie interpretations and singers are by far SUPERIOR to any actor/stage/singer that i have yet witnessed.
I have thoroughly enjoyed each time watching this live in a theatre, but the quality of singing on this soundtrack is of the highest calibre and delivered with massive emotion.
Watch the 1973 version yourself and witness Carl Anderson as Judas, Ted Neeley as Jesus and Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdelene.
Their renditions of these songs still bring a tear to my eye as they are sung with such passion, depth and soul.