For the kids of the early 70’s, Jesus Christ Superstar was a radical rock-opera that was initially intended for the theater but lacked funds and instead found its early fame through radio play. The story is about the final days in the life of Jesus as seen from the point of view of Judas and written by 21-year-old composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and 25-year-old lyricist Tim Rice. These young talented creators brought an edge to the biblical story that engaged audiences from across the age and cultural spectrum. back in the day parents felt that the record offered a chance to understand aspects of youth culture, and especially its music. Now years on if one still does not know between Jesus, opera, or oratorios, they will likely still dig the groove.
The vinyl edition came with a libretto, and if by chance your treasure chest is large enough for a turntable and this double LP collection, then surely pack it in. But, for the digitally stranded islander, the CD will easily do in a pinch and keep your mind fresh with the most well-known story of the past couple of millenniums while you await rescue. Upon your return pick up the 50th Anniversary remastered deluxe edition with a full disc of bonus material.
3 CD Limited Anniversary Edition , 2 CD box set, 2 LP Vinyl box set, and digital download options, Also available on Streamings Services.
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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.