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This review is from: Jesus Christ Superstar: 1996 London Cast Recording (Audio CD)
This is the best recording of JCS yet! Balsamo has the most amazing voice and you can actually feel the suffering during "Gethsemane." Both of the characters playing Mary Magdalene and Judas truly shine. Particularly enjoyable was the Alice Cooper cameo as "Herod." I saw this version in London in '96 and it was more powerful than the early hippie versions. The production was performed in more period type costumes and had a very dark tone. When they brought it to B'Way a few years ago they modernized it and made it look horrible.