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|Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice|
Jesus Christ Superstar (1974 Film Soundtrack)
Genres: Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
A film from a play from an album from a song by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, this production had a most unusual evolution. Its life as a stage show began in New York in 1971; the London version opene... more »
A film from a play from an album from a song by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, this production had a most unusual evolution. Its life as a stage show began in New York in 1971; the London version opened the next year and ran for 3,358 performances. Norman Jewison directed the 1973 film on location in Israel with Tim Neeley as Christ, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, and Carl Anderson as Judas Iscariot. It purports to recreate the last days of the life of Christ through the medium of rock, pop, and other modern styles of music. ("King Herod's Song" is a kind of retro-ragtime.) The New York and London Original Cast versions are also available, along with highlights from both and a later revisitation called Jesus Christ Superstar: A Resurrection. --Stanley Booth
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JCS - still fascinating after all these years
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My parents took me to see this show in NY in '1972 and I have been hooked ever since. 2 years ago I bought the 2 CD set and it brought back many fond memories. The words and music to this show are still incredibly powerful and clever -even now. Although I enjoy listening to this version, I still remember the voices and inflections of the cast members that I was lucky enough to enjoy back in '72 (I must have played that album a million times). Ted Neeley as Christ, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene and - yes Ben Vereen(!) as Judas. The three of them were absolutely amazing. Would love to be able to find this album if anyone out there has it."
I only receive 1 disc of the 2 discs- NOT HAPPY!!!!
Janet M. Quamen | 08/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I only received disc 1 of the 2 disc CD- this was not disclosed that I was only purchasing 1 disc- (why would I not want all of the music??)"
What Rock Operas are Meant to be...Moving!
Aum Nicol | Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada | 01/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First seeing the movie when I was ten, I didn't realize what I know and appreciate now: that the voices and music for JCS depict a time when people in our society were trying to look at life in different ways. We moved from hippees to Disco, we moved from "Non-White" to Multicultural. Thirty years ago, Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice helped to shape how we must live: to look at things in a different light, explore new avenues, embrace the joy and passion of a story.
This isn't the typical Passion story, it's seen through the eyes of Judas. Yet, isn't that what Weber and Rice wanted us to do, walk in someone else's shoes and see another side- to someoneelse's truth. He didn't say that, but the movie, music and lyrics move us to explore for ourselves."