Monday, January 12, 2015

O.S.T : Jesus Christ Superstar 1973

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1973 British musical film directed by Canadian film director Norman Jewison. A film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera of the same name, the film stars Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman and Barry Dennen.

During the filming of Fiddler on the Roof, Barry Dennen, who played Pilate on the concept album, suggested to Norman Jewison that he should direct Jesus Christ Superstar as a film. After hearing the album, Jewison agreed to do it. The film was shot in Israel (primarily at the ruins of Avdat) and other Middle Eastern locations in 1972. The cast consisted mostly of actors from the Broadway show, with Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson starring as Jesus and Judas respectively. Neeley had played a reporter and a leper in the Broadway version, and understudied the role of Jesus.

The film centers on the conflict between Judas and Jesus during the week before the crucifixion of Jesus. Neeley and Anderson were nominated for two Golden Globe Awards in 1974 for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas, respectively. Although it attracted criticism from some religious groups, reviews for the film were still positive.

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera, whose music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and whose book and lyrics were written by Tim Rice.

The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is loosely based on the Gospels's accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion.

It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas of Carioth and Jesus, struggles that are not in the Bible narratives. The resurrection is not included. It therefore largely follows the form of a traditional passion play.

The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters.

A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events.

( Στην πρώτη προβολή του στην Ελλάδα στον κιν/φο Αττικόν πάπαρδοι και παραθρησκευκές οργανώσεις απειλούσαν την προβολή της ταινίας δημιουργώντας επεισόδια έξω από τις αίθουσες . Εαν θυμάμαι καλά , το Αττικόν είχε πάρει φωτιά στην πρεμιέρα της ταινίας . Όταν τα επόμενα χρόνια η δημόσια τηλεόραση προσπάθησε να δείξει την υπερπαραγωγή στην τηλεόραση ,παρενέβη η Ιερά Σύνοδος. Όμορφα πράγματα !

Το 1978 στο θέατρο Καλουτά όταν τόλμησε να ανέβει σα θεατρικό έργο με τον Μίμη Πλέσσα στις μουσικές , τον Μαικ Ροζάκη και άλλους τολμηρούς ηθοποιούς και καλλιτέχνες έπεφτε ξύλο από τους Χριστιανούς που διαδήλωναν την αγάπη της θρησκείας τους στους θεατές της παράστασης .

Ο Θεάνθρωπος είχε πάθη και αδυναμίες , πολιτική συνείδηση και μία γυναίκα δίπλα του , τη Μαρία Μαγδαληνή , η οποία εξέφραζε τον πόνο της με ένα απόκρυφο ερωτικό πόθο . Ο Ιούδας παρουσιαζόταν σα μία μαριονέτα στα χέρια του Θεού Πατέρα , ένα καταδικασμένο στην προδοσία πιόνι πληρώνοντας με τη ζωή του τον θάνατο του Θεανθρώπου . Όλα αυτά δεν ταίριαζαν στις γραφές μιας τυφλής εκκλησίας η οποία φοράει ακόμα και σήμερα τις παρωπίδες του Τότε .
- Κώστας -)


    Ted Neeley as Jesus
    Carl Anderson as Judas Iscariot
    Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene
    Barry Dennen as Pontius Pilate
    Bob Bingham as Caiaphas
    Kurt Yaghjian as Annas
    Josh Mostel as King Herod
    Philip Toubus as Peter
    Larry Marshall as Simon Zealotes
    Richard Orbach as John
    Robert LuPone as James


    01. Overture
    02. Heaven on Their Minds
    03. What's the Buzz?
    04. Strange Thing Mystifying
    05. Then We Are Decided
    06. Everything's Alright
    07. This Jesus Must Die
    08. Hosanna
    09. Simon Zealotes
    10. Poor Jerusalem
    11. Pilate's Dream
    12. The Temple
    13. I Don't Know How to Love Him
    14. Damned for All Time - Blood Money


01. The Last Supper       7:10
02. Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)       5:33
03. The Arrest      3:24
04. Peter's Denial       1:27
05. Pilate and Christ       2:46
06. Herod's Song (Try It and See)       3:02
07. Could we start again please   
08. Judas' Death       4:17
09. Trial Before Pilate        5:13
10. Superstar       4:16
11. The Crucifixion       4:04
12. John Nineteen: Forty-One       2:10

Format : Double Vinyl LP
Label : MCA Records
Imported in Greece : Lyra Records
Year : 1973
N0 : 55209/10
Made in : Greece


  1. σιγα μη δεν ξεσηκωνονταν εδω (και σιγουρα κι εξω) ολο το παπαδαριο και οι 'πιστοι'.
    πολυ ωραια ολα αυτα που εγραψες κωστα!

  2. @ Anonymous : Many thanx for your comments about the dead links . Many of them are Ok now . The rest will be alive soon .

  3. Very grateful !!!
    Anything from a good Vinyl has an amazing sound.

    1. @ Tommy Duque : Thnx for your comment . ( Preamplifier Project , Pic up Project , Amplifier Marantz and CD Recorder Phillips . So the vinyl sound is very good )

  4. amigo, el fichero 1 esta dañado. crees poder resubirlo?

  5. friend, the file is damaged. think you cou upload again?

    1. What do you mean " The file is damaged " ? The links are dead , the Flac or the MP3 have problems ? Please tell me .

    2. Flac files are dead. No links. Part 2 of mp3 is dead. no link.

    3. New MP3 and Flac links are ready now . Many thanks for advertising

    4. Thanks! Much appreciated!