Jesus Christ Superstar - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice - 1970 Musical Rock Opera 2LP Boxset + Libretto Lyric Booklet + Insert

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Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice ‎– Jesus Christ Superstar - A Rock Opera

Decca ‎– DXSA 7206
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Records are VG+ VG++ have some light wear (listen to our copy)

Box is VG+ VG++ the corners are spliting a little bit (see our pic)

Cover sticker is transparent
Box cover is smooth with no textured design
On labels, side 1, 2: All Selections ASCAP

Released in a Box Cover including a 28 page Libretto and a 4 page statement in french, by Rèv. Jéan Malo M.A.

Lp's housed in white paper sleeves

Box Set
Classic Rock


A1 Overture 3:59
A2 Heaven On Their Minds 4:23
A3 What's The Buzz / Strange Thing 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' 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



Companies, etc.

Copyright (c) – Leeds Music Ltd.
Made By – The Compo Company Ltd.
Recorded At – Olympic Studios
Recorded At – Advision Studios
Recorded At – Island Studios
Recorded At – Spot Productions Studios


Acoustic Guitar – Henry McCullough
Bass – Alan Penner, Alan Weighall, Jeff Clyne, Peter Morgan
Bassoon – Anthony Brooke, Joseph Castaldini
Clarinet – Ian Herbert
Conductor [Orchestra Principal Conductor] – Alan Doggett
Directed By [Trinidad Singers, The] – Horace James
Drums – John Marshall
Drums, Percussion – Bruce Rowland
Electric Guitar – Neil Hubbard
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Henry McCullough
Engineer [Advision] – Martin Rushent
Engineer [Chief Recording] – Alan M. O'Duffy
Engineer [Cutting] – Tony Bridge
Engineer [Recording] – Anton Matthews, Jeremy Gee, Stephen Vaughan
Flute – Brian Warren, Chris Taylor
Guitar – Chris Spedding, Clive Hicks, Louis Stewart, Steve Vaughan
Horns – Andrew McGavin, Douglas Moore, James Brown, Jim Buck Snr., Jim Buck Jnr., John Burdon
Lyrics By – Tim Rice
Management – Don Norman
Music By, Arranged By [Orchestration], Directed By – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Percussion – Bill LeSage
Piano – Carl Jenkins, Norman Cave
Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Organ [Positive] – Peter Robinson
Piano, Organ – Mick Weaver
Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [Moog] – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Producer – Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice
Strings [Principle, Strings Of The City Of London] – Malcolm Henderson
Synthesizer [Moog] – Alan Doggett
Tenor Saxophone – Chris Mercer
Trombone – Anthony Moore, Frank Jones, Keith Christie
Trumpet – Harold Beckett, Ian Hamer, Kenny Wheeler, Les Condon
Vocals – The Trinidad Singers
Vocals [Annas] – Brian Keith
Vocals [Caiaphas, High Priest] – Victor Brox
Vocals [Jesus Christ] – Ian Gillan
Vocals [Judas Iscariot] – Murray Head
Vocals [King Herod] – Mike D'Abo
Vocals [Maid By The Fire] – Annette Brox
Vocals [Mary Magdalene] – Yvonne Elliman
Vocals [Other Singers] – Alan O'Duffy, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barbara Kay, Brian Bennett, Kay Garner, Lesley Duncan, Madeline Bell, Seafield St. George, Neil Lancaster, Pat Arnold, Peter Barnfeather, Sue And Sunny, Terry Saunders, Tim Rice, Tony Ashton
Vocals [Peter] – Paul Davis
Vocals [Pontius Pilate] – Barry Dennen
Vocals [Priest] – Paul Raven
Vocals [Simon Zealotes] – John Gustafson


© 1969, 1970 by Leeds Music Ltd., London, England
On Labels: Made in Canada by The Compo Company Ltd. for Decca Records, a Division of MCA Inc
Ink Colour used on box: Silver
Ink Colour used on Labels: Gold

Recorded on 16-track tape

On Front Cover Label:
Also performing is an 85 piece orchestra and the strings of the City of London

Records are set up for record changers

Ian Gillan of Deep Purple appears by courtesy of EMI Records and Warner Bros. Seven Arts Records Inc. (USA)
Victor Brox appears by courtesy of Bam Bam Records (UK) and "with love" from Blue Thumb Records (USA)
John Gustafson appears by courtesy of EMI Records and by permission of "Quatermass" AIR (London) Ltd
Paul Davies appears by kind permission of Philips Records Ltd
Pat Arnold appears by kind permission of Polydor Records Ltd
Tony Ashton appears through the courtesy of Capitol Records Inc
Peter Barnfeather appears by courtesy of Sunny Records Ltd
Madeline Bell appears by courtesy of Philips Records (Holland)
Brian Bennett appears by courtesy of B&C Records Ltd
Lesley Duncan appears by courtesy of CBS Records Ltd
Neil Hubbard and Chris Mercer appear by courtesy of Vertigo Records (UK) and the Atlantic Record Corporation (USA)
Peter Robinson appears by permission of AIR (London) Ltd
Carl Jenkins, John Marshall and Jeff Clyne appear by courtesy of Philips Records Ltd
Chris Spedding appears by courtesy of EMI Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout (Side A, Label): DL 79178 LNMG 7-214
Matrix / Runout (Side B, Label): DL 79179 LNMG 7-215
Matrix / Runout (Side C, Label): DL 79179 LNMG 7-216
Matrix / Runout (Side D, Label): DL 79178 LNMG 7-217
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side A, Runout): L N 7 214 2
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side B, Runout): L N 7 215 1
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side C, Runout): L N 7 216 1
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side D, Runout): L N 7 217 2
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side A, Runout): LN7 214 EI2 I I
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side B, Runout): LN7 215 EII #7 I I
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side C, Runout): LN7 216 I #2 I 6
Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side D, Runout): LN7 217 2 #3 I 3
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side A, Runout): LN7 214 I 2
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side B, Runout): LN7 215 I I 2
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side C, Runout): LN7 216 I I 6
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side D, Runout): LN7 217 2 2
Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Side A, Runout): LN7 214 I I I
Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Side B, Runout): LN7 215 I I 3
Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Side C, Runout): LN7 216 I I 6
Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Side D, Runout): LN7 217 2 I 2
Rights Society: ASCAP

Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971. The musical is mostly sung-through, with little spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' 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 depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.
The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and other characters. Much of the plot centers on Judas, who is dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus is steering his disciples.
Contemporary attitudes, sensibilities, and slang pervade the rock-opera's lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly contain many intentional anachronisms.

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Condition Used
Format 2LP, Boxset
Label Decca
Color Black