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Andrew Lloyd Webber Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2CD)

Few albums had an impact the size of Jesus Christ Superstar. Within three years of its release in September 1970, it had spawned a Broadway and West End phenomenon, a London cast album and a box-office smash Hollywood film, and influenced many different rock operas that were to follow in its wake.


It made the name of its young composers, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

With this release, we take you back to a time when these bastions of the establishment were strictly underground, working with the cream of progressive rock at London’s Olympic Studios.

The original Jesus Christ Superstar has little to do with The Phantom Of The Opera or Chess; it united current or future members of leftfield London bands such as the Grease Band, Soft Machine and Fairport Convention. Ian Gillan was soon to find fame as the lead singer of Deep Purple.

This landmark release, assembled with the involvement of Andrew and Tim, features a new remaster of the original 1970 double concept album at Abbey Road by Nick Davis (Phil Collins/Genesis) and Miles Showell.

TRACK LIST

CD1
1. Overture
2. Heaven On Their Minds
3. Whats The Buzz Strange Thing, Mystifying
4. Everythings Alright
5. This Jesus Must Die
6. Hosanna
7. Simon Zealotes Poor Jerusalem
8. Pilates Dream
9. The Temple
10. Everythings Alright
11. I Dont Know How To Love Him
12. Damned For All Time Blood Money

CD2
1. The Last Supper
2. Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)
3. The Arrest
4. Peters Denial
5. Pilate And Christ
6. King Herods Song (Try It And See)
7. Judas Death
8. Trial Before Pilate (Including the 39 Lashes)
9. Superstar
10. Crucifixion
11. John Nineteen: Forty One