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I like Ted Neeley because his voice is weak; he's small, and he looks like you could beat the crap out of him without even trying.

Jesus is supposed to be vunerable, quite, and weak, if you want a human Jesus. This is why Ted Neeley is perfect.

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In the 2000 version, I thought Jerome Pradon could've done a better job with the role of Judas. Not that I'm a professional, but either he could've improved with Judas or would've been amazing as Jesus (not that their Jesus wasn't amazing)!

I prefer the '73 version because it wasn't as cheesy rock, and it stayed true to the original recording.

Plus, Ted Neely is the best Jesus I've ever seen or heard.


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I have to say the new one is worth it just for Annas singing and Jerome's performance.


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I was talking to someone recently, and he made a point about Pradon:

Anthony Hopkins is an amazing actor...but does that mean he should be in musical theater? Hell no.

Just because Pradon can act doesn't mean he should've played Judas; it's way out of his range. He's got a great baritone, but a shit tenor range.

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I definitley thought that the 2000 version was crappy cheesey pop-rock.

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There's actually some good guitar, it's just buried in ALW's orchestral crap. Basically, there was some good, but ALW pulled a BAT III on JCS with the 2000 revival.

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[quote="Brother Marvin Hinten, S."]There's actually some good guitar, [quote]

Yeah, but you have to take out the shitty vocals to really hear it. :(

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Lazarus (Adam G) wrote:
Brother Marvin Hinten, S. wrote:
There's actually some good guitar,
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Yeah, but you have to take out the shitty vocals to really hear it. :(


you go Adam G!
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I'm quitre fond of the organ and piano bits in the 2000 version. That guy can play!!

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I have to say, '73 all the way! I absolutely love Ted Neeley, because his voice makes me tremble every time i listen to Gesthemane(seven years later and it still doesnt get old.) The '00 one was ok but...
-Glenn Carter had a good voice, but it was wimpy
-Jerome Pradon sounded somewhat like a banshee, and during the betrayal he looked more like a man on narcotics than a tortured soul
-Fred Johnson sounded and acted like a cartoon character
I can see that it could have worked with better singers. But i absolutely love the '73 version.


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freddierox wrote:
I have to say, '73 all the way! I absolutely love Ted Neeley, because his voice makes me tremble every time i listen to Gesthemane(seven years later and it still doesnt get old.) The '00 one was ok but...
-Glenn Carter had a good voice, but it was wimpy
-Jerome Pradon sounded somewhat like a banshee, and during the betrayal he looked more like a man on narcotics than a tortured soul
-Fred Johnson sounded and acted like a cartoon character
I can see that it could have worked with better singers. But i absolutely love the '73 version.


I have to disagree about Glenn's voice. I think its "whiny" and annoying. Other than that (and how you said it the '00 movie was ok, which I disagree) I agree with you. Pradon looks like a druggie. Johnson has a rediculous voice.

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I do admit that the 2000 movie has its faults, but I like it better than the 1973 version because I hate the 1973 version. But I've said that already, and quite frankly, I'm getting a little tired of being the only person in the freaking world who thinks so.

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