Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera that became a musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It highlights the political and interpersonal struggles of Judas Iscariot and Jesus. The rock opera is based on the canonical gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with Jesus and his followers arriving in Jerusalem and ending with the Crucifixion. Twentieth-century attitudes and sensibilities as well as contemporary slang pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the political depiction of the events. Stage and film productions accordingly feature many intentional anachronisms.

A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas who is depicted as a tragic figure who is dissatisfied with what he views as Jesus' lack of planning, and is alarmed by the relatively recent claims of his divinity.

Jesus Christ Superstar [Original London Cast]

Year : 1970


A1 Overture 3:59
A2 Heaven on Their Minds 4:23
A3 What's the Buzz/Strange Things Mystifying 4:13
A4 Everything's Alright 5:15
A5 This Jesus Must Die 3:36
B1 Hosanna 2:07
B2 Simon Zealotes/Poor Jerusalem 4:49
B3 Pilate's Dream 1:28
B4 The Temple 4:43
B5 Everything's Alright 0:34
B6 I Don't Know How to Love Him 3:36
B7 Damned for All Time/Blood Money 5:11
C1 The Last Supper 7:10
C2 Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say) 5:33
C3 The Arrest 3:24
C4 Peter's Denial 1:27
C5 Pilate and Christ 2:46
C6 King Herod's Song (Try It and See) 3:02
D1 Judas's Death 4:17
D2 Trial Before Pilate (Including the 39 Lashes) 5:13
D3 Superstar 4:16
D4 Crucifixion 4:04
D5 John Nineteen Forty-One 2:10

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