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LP 266: Unknown – Jesus Christ Superstar (Music for Pleasure, 1972)

27 Jul

Side 1
01 Overture
02 Heaven On Their Minds
03 What’s The Buzz?
04 Everything’s Alright
05 Hosanna
06 Simon Zealotes

Side 2

07 Pilate’s Dream
08 I Don’t Know How To Love Him
09 Damned For All Time
10 I Only Want To Say
11 King Herod’s Song
12 Superstar

Not much is known about this version of Jesus Christ Superstar other than the producer – Walter Ridley. He gets the best out of an uncredited bunch of session musicians with some killer percussion and quality rock action.

We start with an entertaining and all-encompassing overture before it’s into the gritty Heaven On Their Minds. Holy fuzz. Then What’s The Buzz? After some soppiness the first side ends with a smooth rendition of Simon Zealotes.

Other high points include the overwrought but compelling Scott Walker-lite of I Only Want To Say and a funky Damned For All Time before bringing the curtain down with a beaty Superstar.

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