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listen  1. Overture (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Ralph Salmins 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Heaven On Their Minds (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Zubin Varla 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. What's The Buzz? / Strange Thing, Mystifying (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Joanna Ampil 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Everything's Alright (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Joanna Ampil 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. This Jesus Must DieCast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Hosanna (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Pilate's Dream (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")david burt 1:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Temple (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Everything's Alright (Reprise)Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar0:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. I Don't Know How To Love Him (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Joanna Ampil 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Damned For All Time / Blood MoneyCast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. The Last Supper (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 7:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say) (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Steve Balsamo 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The ArrestCast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Peter's DenialCast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Pilate And ChristCast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. King Herod's Song (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Alice Cooper 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Could We Start Again, Please? (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Joanna Ampil 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Judas' Death (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Trial Before Pilate (Including The 39 Lashes) (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 6:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Superstar (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Crucifixion (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. John Nineteen: Forty-One (UK 1996 / Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar")Cast Of Jesus Christ Superstar 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 23, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Cast Recording, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B000BSM27U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,010 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Andrew Lloyd Webber restaged this musical, his first international hit, in 1996. The production was a critical and public triumph in both the London West End and on Broadway. The cast recording is complete and highlighted by the wild and unforgettable performance of pop rocker Alice Cooper as Pontius Pilate.

Customer Reviews

This recording has a great cast.
Alex Bechtel
Jesus Christ Superstar was Andrew Lloyd Webber's first big success and the second musical he did with, in my opinion, his best lyricist, Tim Rice.
Marijan Bosnar
As I could no longer listen to the album, I was very pleased that this CD set was a duplicate of the original album.
JohnB

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93 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Faron Sparkman on April 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Before you consider purchasing this, consider that there have been quite a few recordings of this piece of work. Naturally, one wonders, which of these is the best all around recording? That for one depends on your personal music tastes.
If you like late 60's/early 70's rock operas/concept albums (such as Tommy, Hair etc.) then I strongly suggest The original 1970 concept album. The concept album features Ian Gillan of Deep Purple as Jesus, Murray Head (One Night in Bangkok) as Judas and Yvonne Elliman (Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack) as Mary Magdalene. The musicians are primarily composed of Joe Cocker's Grease Band and Juicy Lucy. This version is true rock - no Broadway "Showtune" atmosphere on it. This version also is by far the most successful, being a number one album on the Billboard charts (in early 1971), and selling over three million copies.
If you're a fan of Motown recording artist Ben Vereen, I highly recommend The Original 1971 Broadway Cast Highlights Album (Available upon import from footlight music). While it features a rather average Jesus, Ben Vereen adds true soul and original interpretation to the role of Judas, such that is unmatched to this day.
The movie soundtrack, which I rank third in JCS recordings, features tremendous voices (a texan drummer with incredible passion and range as Jesus) but sounds as if it was recorded in a tin can (this refers even to the remastered version). Also, Jesus and Judas are played by the Broadway understudies in this version.
In Fourth place, comes this particular recording. A 1996 British studio album with Steve Balsamo, Zubin Varla, and Alice Cooper, it falls short of the aforementioned recordings. Of course, it is still an excellent recording in and of itself.
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By caliboy on January 27, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Despite the VERY MINOR problems that various people have described, THIS ONE - THE 2012 RE-MASTER - is the BEST AVAILABLE JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR RECORDING AT THIS TIME. I have listened to it DOZENS OF TIMES for a week - now that I have a set that does not have manufacturing glitches - and the sound is FULL and PRESENT and ROBUST and, I repeat, ALTOGETHER THE BEST VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL BROWN CONCEPT ALBUM AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. And it does sound great the majority of the time. At times the vocals are so present that they sound as if they are coming from the room itself - not the sound system. THAT IS GOOD RE-MASTERING. This is the best available JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR recording on CD and according to the "liner notes" - due to various circumstances - this is as good as it's ever gonna get. If that is the case then it's not nearly as bleak as it might have been - this set will make you very happy. I am glad we have it! I am glad that is has been re-mastered and it is still a remarkably effective piece of musical theatre.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Andy Leviss on October 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I've watched/listened to the movie, seen the recent Broadway revival, and I have to keep coming back to this recording as the best, bar none. Steve Balsamo is amazing as Jesus -- his falsetto is incredible (I'm not a vocalist myself, but I have friends who are training in classical music who literally dropped their jaws when they heard Balsamo's "Gethesemane"). His power over the role drives you to tears at moments, as does Zubin Varla's terriffic Judas -- the "cracking" another reviewer mentioned wasn't his voice slipping, it's his characterization -- he's feeling pain, feeling death, and unsure -- and you feel every moment of it. Joanna Ampil is pretty good as Mary (although I think she was better in "The Complete Miss Saigon" as Kim), Alice Cooper brings a brilliantly different twist to King Herod, and the rest of the cast is terriffic.
Glenn Carter, who played Jesus in the recently closed revival (and who took over for Balsamo in London before that) is on here as Simon Zealotes, a role in which he is absolutely superb -- I only wish he could have carried that over into Jesus on Broadway, but unfortunately while his range is perfect for Simon, it fell pretty short as Jesus -- even if you didn't like him as Jesus, I think you'll like him here...and if you did, you'll love him here.
Anyway, this is THE recording to buy of this show -- the orchestrations are incredible, the engineering is terriffic (I'm a musician and a sound engineer, and I can only have the utmost respect for the musicians and engineers on this CD, as much if not more than the cast), and the performances are superb. Wow!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "DoctorObvious" on March 1, 2013
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It was sure a beautiful thing to hear this remastered edition. I was listening to the LP back in 1973 and wore the grooves out on it! The old CD version by comparison is horrible sounding. This is definitely the copy to own; thanks to Andrew Lloyd Weber for doing the remaster; it sounds amazing!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on March 24, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I am extensivly into musical theater, and I have heard every version of Jesus Christ Superstar to date. I must say this is the best made so far. The cast and orchestra is incredible and the man who plays Jesus is one of the most incredible voices of his generation. During "Gethsaname" he sings a "G" above high "C" and holds it for 20 seconds. You must hear it to believe it.
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