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Old 01-28-04, 08:34 PM   #1
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Jesus Christ Superstar Question

Regarding the 1970s version:

Is there a change in the lyrics? I was listening to the CD and at Judas' Death it one of the priests says: What you have done will be the saving of Israel. In the film, he sings: What you have done will be the saving of everyone.

Also, part of King Herold's Song is different from the soundtrack to the movie. Is there just a different recording, or has soemthing been changed?
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Old 01-29-04, 05:33 PM   #2
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Which CD are you listening to? The original recording was a record sold as a rock opera to help fund the play. When the movie was made, some actors were changed from that original recording.
Old 01-29-04, 06:06 PM   #3
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There are several lyric changes between the original recording and the film. There haven't been any changes to the film since its original release.
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There haven't been any changes to the film since its original release.
That's not entirely true... I believe between the original JCSS and the JCSS2000 edition there were a couple of changes as well.
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Old 01-29-04, 07:55 PM   #5
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It's been years since I last heard the original London cast recording of JCSS but I do remember there being subtle differences in the arrangement I'm used to in the movie. (Ian Gillan, from Deep Purple, singing as Jesus was definitely cool.)
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