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The Definitive Version,
This review is from: Jesus Christ Superstar (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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Initial post: 17 Jul 2012 01:29:16 BDT
R. Pievaitis says:
wow gotta agree with you as its got the fairly low profile ian gillan on it-he had just joined deep purple a few weeks before so was not known like he is today.yvonne elleman also was superb with the best version of "i don,t know how to love him" mel c will have some vocal coaching to do to keep in tune with that version-sure she was the best singer out of the spice gilrs-but thats not really saying much-her live vocal spot on the bryan admas song of a few years back on totp was excruciatingly bad to be honest-so off pitch and yet both her and the ever over exposed for no reason nor talent that is called jason donovan are walking a fine line when they drae talk about the contendors being off pitch on the superstar programme.
but if only for the promotion and release of this excellent album i love the show-jokingly i wondered how the loser would be dealt with in this series-walking into the "light " i thought it would have been more funny although in very bad taste to have his winning companion to bring out a few nails and have a cross lowered from the roof etc etc-like they did on the bbc version to find dorothywhere the weekly loser went up in that swing contraption-lol sorry to any christians out there but i have a dark side of humour to me !?!?!offensive never moi ???
Posted on 17 Jul 2012 10:41:52 BDT
Mr. G. Corby says:
Oops. I'm sure it's just a typo but Maurray Head was Judas, not Pilate as you put in your review. Are you able to edit it?
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jul 2012 16:32:27 BDT
Mr. Andrew Phillips says:
You know I realised that as soon as I uploaded it, and went in and changed it, but must have changed it to Pilate.... it was late. I will try again. Cheers Sarah
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 19:17:57 BDT
Gregor Dickson says:
I've just noticed that the cardboard cover has a typo. Disc Two is listed as "Heaven On Their Minds (I Only Want To Say)" but obviously it should be "Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)". Fortunately, the inlay card of the CD itself is correct!
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2012 13:52:03 BDT
You've prompted me to write to Really Useful Group to tell them of all the typos in their various cast album releases. I know I haven't got this release yet but once I do I will highlight it to them. Meanwhile I've pointed out the problems with the current slipcased edition of Cats London. I have mentioned that all the CD releases to date do not include the full Jellicle Ball that was only included on the LP.
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