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JCSS remaster cover art; image courtesy of Decca Broadway

The ‘original studio cast’ album of Jesus Christ Superstar (yes, the one with Gillan) is about to be released in remastered form in the UK on Decca Broadway label. Release date has been set for July 16. It is a straight copy of the original album, no bonus material.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zky8Ei3qIGc


16 Comments to “JCSS remaster”:

  1. 1
    Wildtrooper says:

    This is interesting, this is a fabulous piece of music and Gillans performance as JC on this is simply phenomenal. Here in the UK at the moment, Lloyd Webber is running a TV show at prime time on Saturday evening called “Superstar” its a kind of an X-Factor type of format that is trying to find someone to sing the part of JC for new touring version of JCSS…

  2. 2
    buttockss says:

    I have the original …….pretty sweet though.

  3. 3
    Åke Nordh says:

    Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4
    Roberto says:

    Absolute Original First and Best version Masterpiece directly inspired from God…
    it features some of my favourite musicians like Jhon Gustafson and Tony Ashton…and obviously the “screaming Jesus” himself….

    I hope this album will come out one day with some outtakes…or footage!

  5. 5
    MIK says:

    A IAN GIILAN NUNCA SE LE A DADO LUGAR EN ESTA OBRA, YA ES MOMENTO QUE SE LE RECONOZCA COMO EL PRIMER JESUS CHRIST DE ESTA GRAN OBRA, Y LO QUE FALTA RECONOCERLE A IAN GILLAN.

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Tony Ashton?
    Must be me Alsheimer, I dont remembur.

  7. 7
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Tony Ashton is credited as “crowd” or something on the album together with a cast of many. He does not do any lead work.

  8. 8
    Roberto Moraes says:

    What about a footage of the original play ?, i’d rather give my soul to get something like this ..

  9. 9
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @8: Gillan never did any kind of performances of JCS, if that was what you were hoping for.

  10. 10
    Mikki says:

    This is a good news I wish there was a
    bonus material or some alternate takes.

  11. 11
    Kenn says:

    Hi

    Some of Gillans finest singing, the vocals he blast out during What’s the Buzz truely magnificent.

  12. 12
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Bought the original LP when it was released. Saw movie whe it was released. Saw the stage production when it came to the Coconut Grove Playhouse. I sure wish Ian had taken the shot at performing it live or in the film……

    cheers

  13. 13
    Dave Martin says:

    @12 I both agree and disagree with you on that one. If Gillan had taken the shot, he would have left Deep Purple. So I’m just glad he did the JCSS in the studio and rejoined purple after the task was done. Now we have a masterpiece in JCSS with Gillan screaming his soul out and all the other great Deep Purple stuff.

    Cheers

  14. 14
    jim murphy says:

    @1, I wonder if Gillan was ever asked to be a judge? I watched the first 5 minutes of it and turned off, none can scream like our boy.

  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I do recall that it would have been a full blast long tour and thus it was an all or nothing issue I m afraid .

    In retrospect, DP have/has done all sorts of extra curricular activities that IMHO never damaged the DP entity, your wish is mine wish.

  16. 16
    Humberto says:

    Wow! Great stuff! Ian as Jesus and Murray Head as Judas made this piece wonderful, unique and unforgetable. Good vibes from Brazil!

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