Product Code: SH-96336
Artist: Godspell Original English Recording Cast
Origin: New Zealand
Label: Horizon (1972)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG+
Record: VG+
Genre: Comedy/SpokenWord/Other , Soundtracks U


Rare NZ pressed clean vinyl with a good flipback cover.

Godspell is a musical, composed by Stephen Schwartz with the spoken parts by John-Michael Tebelak. It opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals many times since, including a 2011 revival which played on Broadway from October 13, 2011, to June 24, 2012. Several cast albums have been released over the years and one of its songs, "Day by Day" from the original cast album, reached #13 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the summer of 1972.[1]

The structure of the musical is that of a series of parables, mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew (three of the featured parables are recorded only in the Gospel of Luke). The parables are interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ treated briefly near the end of the performance. It started as a college project performed by students at Carnegie Mellon University and moved to La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in Greenwich Village. It was then re-scored for an off-Broadway production which became a long-running success. A junior one-act version with some songs and monologues removed has also been made under the title Godspell Junior.[2]

David* And Company* Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord 1:58
Stephen* And Company* Save The People 3:15
Robin* And Company* Day By Day 3:07
Gilmer* Learn Your Lessons Well 1:19
Joanne* And Company* Bless The Lord 2:54
Stephen* And David* All For The Best 2:23
Lamar* And Company* All Good Gifts 3:26
Herb*, Peggy*, Jeffrey*, Robin* And Company* Light Of The World 2:45
Sonia* And Company* Turn Back, O Man 4:12
Stephen* Alas For You 1:55
Peggy*, Gilmer* And Company* By My Side 2:35
Jeffrey* And Company* We Beseech Thee 3:30
Steve Reinhardt, Richard LaBonte & Jesse Cutler On The Willows 2:57
Stephen* And Company* Finale 5:32
Company* Day By Day (Reprise)