April 22, 2011 – 3:00 am

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Providence 1974 [A Dan Lampinski Recording, 2CD]

Live at the Palace Theatre, Providence, RI; December 13, 1974. Very good audience recording.

Given that this is the Triddium (Good Friday-Easter weekend), fans might want to give this a spin.

Thanks to djscomics for sharing the tracks on Dime. Above all, thanks to Dan Lampinski, Carl Morstadt (who mastered the tracks), Kev, ethiessen1 and the rest of the Lampinski crew.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Overture (5.8MB)
Track 102. Heaven On Their Minds (5.9MB)
Track 103. What’s The Buzz/Strange Thing Mystifying (6.0MB)
Track 104. Everything’s Alright (6.1MB)
Track 105. This Jesus Must Die (5.3MB)
Track 106. Hosanna (7.1MB)
Track 107. Simon Zealotes/Poor Jerusalem (3.0MB)
Track 108. Pilate’s Dream (2.4MB)
Track 109. The Temple (7.4MB)
Track 110. Everything’s Alright (909k)
Track 111. I Don’t Know How To Love Him (8.1MB)
Track 112. Damned For All Time/Blood Money (8.6MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. The Last Supper (11.0MB)
Track 202. Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say) (8.9MB)
Track 203. The Arrest (5.5MB)
Track 204. Peter’s Denial (2.2MB)
Track 205. Pilate And Christ (3.7MB)
Track 206. King Herod’s Song (Try It And See) (5.7MB)
Track 207. Could We Start Again, Please? (4.1MB)
Track 208. Judas’ Death (6.5MB)
Track 209. Trial Before Pilate (Including 39 Lashes) (10.8M)
Track 210. Superstar (4.7MB)
Track 211. Crucifixion (3.9MB)
Track 212. John Nineteen Forty-One (6.5MB)

Unfortunately, there are no details on cast and musicians.

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  1. 19 Responses to “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - PROVIDENCE 1974”

  2. Nice. Thanks. Sure sounds like Ted Neeley as Jesus on Gethsamine.

    By Bilko on Apr 22, 2011

  3. Thanks.

    By Alberto Boschini on Apr 22, 2011

  4. Thanks for the links to some memorable tracks. FYI, the correct spelling is “Triduum.”

    By thewordyone on Apr 22, 2011

  5. Definitely Ted - with that huge vibrato.
    These lyrics and music hold up quite nicely.
    Happy Easter.

    By fortwaldron on Apr 23, 2011

  6. Amazing that Ted has made a nearly 40 year career out of singing this part. And still doing a pretty good job of it as of a couple of years ago.

    By drkrick on Apr 23, 2011

  7. will def give this a listen…..

    By hans on Apr 28, 2011

  8. For something not very similar, but also an allegory of the life of Christ, you can go to Youtube and watch for free the original movie by Stephan Schwartz, GODSPELL. Especially watch the Vaudeville tap dance number by John the Baptist and Jesus, It’s All For The Best. They are performing from rooftop to rooftop throughout NY city in 1973. The finale of the number ends, and the camera pulls away from being above the performers, swooping down to the ground view looking up at the buildings. This is before the buildings were finished. YOUR JAW WILL DROP! BTW, ignore most of the comments, very sick.

    By 3yrsnojob on Apr 29, 2011

  9. i wonder to better tuned ears than mine if the other voices in this cast could possibly be carl anderson and yvonne elliman. im not going to quibble about facts here on whether or not the date on this is accurate etc. i cant find proof that this event took place the year that it says. but i will accept it as it is. according to wikipedia the first us national tour started in 76 not 74. im normally a stickler for such things. again i dont really care that much in this case. i know that dan lampinksi recorded amazing amounts of stuff up in new england from 72 or 73 thru the late 70s if not early 80s. without him many many amazing recordings we have today would not exist. many shows that were not recorded by the band or anyone else it seems wouldnt have survived and we wouldnt have these wonderful things to listen to. granted. he was an amazing man that dan. thank god for him. but..
    i think this year is wrong. and if its not then i wonder what the story is about this show. according to neeley’s facebook entry he had nothing to do with jcss after the show til 76 and again the late 70s. when in california he was reunited with carl and yvonne. i think those who hear him on this recording.. its wishful thinking. i dont believe its him. again i could be wrong but i dont see how given the facts and the history including his own facebook page and wikipedia and all the other biographical information i have read.
    just sayin.

    By darth on Apr 6, 2012

  10. Interesting that Ted Neeley has made a career of this part. Norman Jewison wanted Ian Gillan to reprise his performance from the original recording in the movie, but the managers of his day job band, Deep Purple, wanted the producers of JCS to compensate the band for a lost summer of touring. Given how desperately that band needed a few months off the road and away from each other at the time, it’s intriguing the think what might have happened if they had been able to work something out.

    By drkrick on Apr 7, 2012

  11. there is a lp recording of gillan (not sure if its official or not) performing in this production. it may be a dble lp. i saw it once and didnt buy it. serves me right. not the first time i passed up something i later regretted. if i ever find that tim curry in shakespear lp again (sigh).
    speaking of gillan.. and im sorry to go on with that topic but there are some clips of dp at hofstra 73 on youtube that absolutely have to be seen to be believed. my only question is..why was dp playing hofstra in 73 when zep was playing the garden? dont tell me dp wasnt big enough in 73.

    By darth on Apr 7, 2012

  12. Didn’t they have a tour in support of the album to raise money to produce the play?

    By tim martin on Apr 7, 2012

  13. Thanks so much, currently enjoying the original album on my Turntable

    By jdallenx on Apr 18, 2014

  14. Mmm? Oh… THAT again ! Never cared for Andrew Lloyd Webber creations much. I’ve seen the movie once and watched it a couple of times maybe, on TV right after the Easter holy week - rather too “heretic” to play it DURING - and that was enough.

    By Theo on Apr 4, 2015

  15. theo…

    I’m sure you have tried this one…if not give it a go…much hipper of a Holy Week movie soundtrack…

    By Jerry's Finger on Apr 4, 2015

  16. Just an FYI. The original JCS production was in London, I think in 1969. This is the production featuring Ian Gillian (prior to joining Deep Purple.) This production was documented with the well-known double album (brown cover with embossed image). When (in 1970 I think), the US production was being put together, Gillian was by this time unavailable, so the new Jesus was an American by the name of Jeff Fenholt (again my memory of this is somewhat shaky) and a second single album was released featuring him, Evonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, and Ben Vereen as Judas. Not sure what year exactly. Also not sure when Ted Neeley came into the picture.

    By je n'regret rien on Apr 5, 2015

  17. A JCS expert to the rescue:

    * This cast is one of the first touring companies of the show. William Daniel Grey plays Jesus, Kurt Yaghjian (Annas in the movie) plays Judas, and Paul Ainsley (of the original Broadway cast) is Herod. Ted, Carl, and Yvonne, great as they are, are not present on this recording.

    * The LP recording with Ian Gillan mentioned in the comments is the original pre-Broadway album with the chocolate brown cover and angels on the front, and about as official as it gets. That album cast never toured; however, there *was* an official concert tour, not so much intended to raise money to stage the show as it was to combat pirated productions (by schools and enterprising companies) in the wake of the album’s release.

    * The story of Gillan’s involvement (or lack thereof) with the film is basically true, as is Ted, Carl, and Yvonne not touching the show post-film until California ‘76, to the best of our knowledge.

    For more info on the show, visit our linked website, the #1 online fan community for JCS!

    By grabaham on Jan 17, 2016

  18. Oh, and “je n’regret rien” is correct about the Broadway cast featuring Fenholt, Elliman, and Vereen as well.

    By grabaham on Jan 17, 2016

  19. “je n’regret rien” is not correct about the way he pretends to spell “regrette”

    By Je n'regrette rien d'être un Moron on Apr 15, 2017

  20. Too funny…


    By APex on May 4, 2017

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