27 Songs, 1 Hour 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

An all-star cast reimagines Lloyd Webber's classic rock opera.

Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

An all-star cast reimagines Lloyd Webber's classic rock opera.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

Missyrocks ,

Amazing

My favorite musical of all time. I love the original London production and the movie. Haven't liked other versions at all. And I was prepared for this production to be like the others and to be disappointed. So glad I was shocked how good it was. Dixon KILLED. Crushed this performance. Acting and singing. Legend was good as was Sara B. Supporting cast fantastic . It's modernized, cool and shows you how brilliant Rice and ALW are. Nearly 50 years later. Not one song is a clunker. Everything about this is the best production since the original. PLEASE bring this cast and production to Broadway.

Gameboi27 ,

Wow. I’m an OBC purist but just Wow.

When I first heard that NBC was doing this and saw that John Legend was playing JC I was very skeptical, thinking to myself “why do these networks have to ruin my favorite shows.” Boy was I wrong. Legend may not be Ted Neely but he brought his own style and used his silky smooth falsetto in place of the typical screech belt JC has. The whole cast was great, Dixon stole the show as Judas, but hey it’s pretty much the story through his eyes. I hope that this starts a trend of well done stage productions being televised. We need more of this, most people can’t go see live productions and when networks produce great shows like this everyone wins.

Your Plastic Pal ,

Strange Thing Mystifying

I'm pretty conflicted—I pre-ordered the album based on the strength of the prerelease tracks, thinking, 'awesome, a studio album to accompany the live show' (and there sure wasn't any description included to say different). When the album finally released and jumped ahead to one if the newly released songs, I thought 'oh, ok, it's the live version...well, I didn't catch the live broadcast, but at least I know the four bonus studio recordings sound great.' Then I listened to the show straight through, and not only was the sound mix of the live tracks drowned out by the audience noise, but the studio tracks were awkwardly swapped into the live tracks, which not only transitions terribly but also deprives us of the live versions of those tracks. Why the heck wouldn't you at least do the complete live show with the four studio tracks at the end as a bonus? Or better yet, a complete studio version separate from a complete live version? I thought the performances were great—John Legend was John Legendy, and both Brandon Victor Dixon and Sara Bareilles were phenomenal, but I'm just bafgled why the album was handled this way.