People have said to me, almost from the time I first started annoying them about it: "Gibson, if you like Jesus Christ Superstar so much, you should write a book about it one day." I've always laughed...
Never ones to wait very long for the smoke to clear from the cash-in starting pistol, Hallmark (which worked pretty much hand-in-hand with Pickwick) delivered an effort that proves really quite interesting and listenable. A small combo and brass (most noteworthy for its well-timed stabs on “Heaven On Their Minds,” but it adds a soulful touch to all of the tracks) ably lay down the backing, as Martin Jay (veteran of the Kingsway Youth Opera Company recording) gives it a full Gillan when it comes to Jesus’ screams. Quality tracks include an excellently choppy “Damned For All Time,” a great pass at “Superstar,” and a surprising slightly psych-ey and percussion-driven take on “The Temple” that keeps the drama built up by the fuzz guitar riff going throughout the track.
youtu.be/D8E1ZyDyAJMRecording Information Classification: Pickwick Alternate Classification: Hallmark, Concert Hall, Beny Daam Orchestra & Singers Year of release: 1971, 1972 La... ... See MoreSee Less
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