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Andrew Lloyd Webber Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary (2LP)

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 left field 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.

LP 1
1. Overture
2. Heaven On Their Minds
3. What's The Buzz - Strange Thing, Mystifying
4. Everything's Alright
5. This Jesus Must Die

1. Hosanna
2. Simon Zealotes - Poor Jerusalem
3. Pilate's Dream
4. The Temple
5. Everything's Alright
6. I Don't Know How To Love Him
7. Damned For All Time - Blood Money

LP 2
1. The Last Supper
2. Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)
3. The Arrest
4. Peter's Denial
5. Pilate And Christ
6. King Herod's Song

1. Judas' Death
2. Trial Before Pilate (Including the 39 Lashes)
3. Superstar
4. Crucifixion
5. John Nineteen: Forty-one