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Godspell Cast Recording
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Genre: Original Cast Recordings
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 14-MAR-1991
Top Customer Reviews
The musical is based mostly accurately on the Gospel of Matthew from the Bible. There are only 10 in the cast, so it's not a full blown production. Instead, it's an interpretation with a modern (or at least 70's) setting.
There are lots of good songs here. Probably the most famous is "Day by Day." Personal favorites are Jesus' first appearance with "Save the People" and "We Beseech Thee." I also love the slow ballads "By My Side" and "On the Willows," the second being a lament taken from Jeremiah. Frankly, I've found I can no longer read the Sermon on the Mount without thinking of "Light of the World" or Jesus attacking the Pharisees without "Alas for You" running through my head.
Those looking for "Beautiful City" will want to look elsewhere since it was added for the movie, and this American original cast recording predates it by several years.
This musical is different and takes a few listens to appreciate. But I've loved it since I first saw it a number of years ago, and I pull out the soundtrack on a regular basis. It has an easily singable score, which just adds to the fun.
If you want a musical to encourage and inspire you, this lesser known gem is a wonderful place to start. And the original cast recording, while sounding a bit outdated, is still a wonderful way to experience it today.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would say I love this but "All Good Things" is hard to listen to. I'm not a fan of this singer's voice. It's no Merrell Jackson. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dale
it arrived quickly and i have been happily listening to ever sincePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this original music from Godspell. As a teenager in the 70s, we performed this at church with the youth choir. Great memories, great music.Published 5 months ago by C.R.
The music is great, the singing is wonderful, BUT this is not the soundtrack recording that many people are most familiar with. Read morePublished 6 months ago by The Dude