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4 stars I don't know how to love him...

Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous Jesus Christ Superstar. And possibly my favorite of all his work. This is a rock opera, and a solid one. With Guest Ian Gillian as Jesus. The songs tell the story of Jesus before Jerusalem, to his Crucifixion. The album isn't religious, either. IT tells the story as if Jesus were a normal man, and as Judas being a normal man. I prefer this, actually. Some of you might not.

The songs are piano, rock guitar, and vocally driven. With recurring elements, and an (understandably) over the top Broadway feel. From the hard rocking of Heaven on their minds, to the emotive I don't know how to love him, Jesus, Judas and Mary are all brilliant in their vocal delivery. The lyrics are well done, and the compositions are strong. Some of the songs will feel a bit bare, though. And some of the melodies are questionable, but an overall loving affair. If your religious convictions are of a certain manner, this album might not appeal to you, but I ask that you be open minded, because this is an overall rewarding album.

Four stars.

Alitare | 4/5 |


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