Godspell. RARE Original 1973 South African cast recording. Des and Dawn Lindberg

 

$38.20

1973 – Original Cast Recording – South Africa

This original Lindberg Production of Godspell starred, Bruce Millar, Des Lindberg, Cocky “Two-Bull” Tlhotlhalemaje, Harriet Matiwane, Ali Lerefolo, Trish McKenna, Roz Monat and Caryn Solomon.

“Godspell” is a 1970 musical that opened Off Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals many times since. Several cast albums have been released over the years. A junior version under the title “Godspell Junior” has also been made. The difference is that it is a one-act version with some songs removed.  The structure of the musical is that of a series of parables, based on the Gospel of Matthew. “Day by Day” from the original cast album, reached #13 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the summer of 1972.  A film version of the musical was released in 1973, set in modern New York.

Top quality Vinyl – exceptional condition. Jewel case shows minor wear.

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Description

1973 – Original Cast Recording – South Africa Apartheid Cast

This original Lindberg Production of Godspell starred, Bruce Millar, Des Lindberg, Cocky “Two-Bull” Tlhotlhalemaje, Harriet Matiwane, Ali Lerefolo, Trish McKenna, Roz Monat and Caryn Solomon.

Label: The Record & Tape Co
CAL 16000
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: South Africa
Released: 1973
Genre: Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen
Style: Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Musical, Vocal
This was the first racially mixed professional production to be staged publicly in South Africa. Godspell originally opened in Maseru, Lesotho in 1973 and ran there for 5 months. When Des and Dawn Lindberg brought it to South Africa to open at the Wits University Great Hall, it was immediately banned, ostensibly on the grounds of “blasphemy”. This banning was widely and immediately recognised as a political smoke-screen for the real issue of racial mixing, a direct challenge to the Apartheid laws of the government of the day.The Lindbergs challenged the banning in the Supreme Court, and won their case.As a result Godspell toured South Africa for two years, and succeeded in opening doors to all races on both sides of the footlights wherever it played. It was a theatrical triumph, and a political and legal breakthrough.The complete account of the Courtroom Battle over Godspell can be found in the book, Thank You Judge Mostert by Carmel Rickard – Published by Penguin Books South Africa Pty Ltd. 2010. ISBN 978 0 143 02675 4.

This original Lindberg Production of Godspell starred, Bruce Millar, Des Lindberg, Cocky “Two-Bull” Tlhotlhalemaje, Harriet Matiwane, Ali Lerefolo, Trish McKenna, Roz Monat and Caryn Solomon

Tracklist

A1 Jeremy* And Company* Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord Horn [Shofar] – Jeremy*
A2 David* And Company* Save The People
A3 Julie* And Company* Day By Day
A4 Verity-Anne* Learn Your Lessons Well
A5 Marti* And Company* Bless The Lord
A6 David* And Jeremy* All For The Best Ukulele – David*
A7 Tom* And Company* All Good Gift Recorder – Jeremy*
A8 Deryk*, Jacquie-Ann*, Julie* And Company* Light Of The World
B1 Gay* And Company* Turn Back, O Man
B2 David* Alas For You
B3 Jacquie-Ann*, Verity-Anne* And Company* By My Side
Guitar – Jeremy*, Tom*, Verity-Anne*Lyrics By – Jay HamburgerMusic By – Peggy Gordon
B4 Neil* And Company* We Beseech Thee
B5 Lance Dowen, Mike Ward (3) And Clive Chaplin On The Willows
B6 David* And Company* Finale
B7 Company* Day By Day (Reprise)

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 32 x 2 x 32 cm