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Jesus Christ Superstar: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album
Tim Rice
Jesus Christ Superstar: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
This 1974 Norman Jewison film may have been a critical misstep, but some fans actually preferred it to Broadway's rock spectacle. The thing is, Jesus Christ Superstar was first introduced as a two-disc rock opera, not unli...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tim Rice
Title: Jesus Christ Superstar: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Decca U.S.
Original Release Date: 8/15/1973
Re-Release Date: 3/24/1998
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Musicals
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 008811175726, 008811175726

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This 1974 Norman Jewison film may have been a critical misstep, but some fans actually preferred it to Broadway's rock spectacle. The thing is, Jesus Christ Superstar was first introduced as a two-disc rock opera, not unlike the Who's Tommy, as it even scored several Top 40 hits. While no set matches the original, it's still hard to go wrong with the music, no matter what the source. This also includes the pretty "Could We Start Again, Please," composed for the stage version, and sung here by the original LP's Mary Magdalene, Yvonne Elliman. Ted Neely (Jesus) and Carl Anderson (Judas), meanwhile, have spent two decades on the road, recreating their roles night after night, although they have to now be at least two decades older than Jesus was at the Crucifixion. --Bill Holdship

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