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on 26 October 2013
Nothing musical theatre about this 1970 recording studio version. It's a pure rock opera concept album.
Yvonne Elliman's performance of "I Don't Know How to Love Him", makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.
Ian Gillan and Murray Head. Pure raw rock voices singing from the soul. Totally engaging.
Andrew Lloyd Webber was just 22 when this was released. It's probably down to a rare prodigious talent combined youthful self confidence and that nobody had had the chance to knock any originality out of the concept.
Fab tunes, lyrics, superb arrangements, the country's finest rock session musicians and and amazing line-up of singers.
IMHO far superior to any of the later soundtrack/cast versions.