Godspell (1971 Off-Broadway Cast)

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Godspell (1971 Off-Broadway Cast)
Godspell.jpg
Cast recording by The Cast of Godspell (1971 Off-Broadway)
Released July 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Musical theatre
Label Bell Records
Arista/BMG Records
07822-18304 (reissued 1974)
Producer Stephen Schwartz
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Godspell (1971 Off-Broadway Cast) is the original cast recording of the Cherry Lane Theatre production of Godspell. It produced a radio hit in the summer of 1972 with "Day By Day" with Robin Lamont on the lead vocal. The image of the face on the album cover was designed by David Byrd.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz except as indicated.

  1. "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord" – 2:03
  2. "Save the People" – 3:24
  3. "Day by Day" – 3:16
  4. "Learn Your Lessons Well" – 1:25
  5. "Bless the Lord" – 3:01
  6. "All for the Best" – 2:31
  7. "All Good Gifts" – 3:33
  8. "Light of the World" – 2:59
  9. "Turn Back, O Man" – 4:20
  10. "Alas for You" – 2:01
  11. "By My Side" (lyric by Jay Hamburger / music by Peggy Gordon) – 2:42
  12. "We Beseech Thee" – 3:37
  13. "On the Willows" – 3:07
  14. "Finale" – 5:40
  15. "Day By Day (Reprise)" – 1:56

Cast[edit]

Band[edit]

Musical production personnel[edit]

Recording personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Pop Albums 34

Day by Day

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Pop Singles 13

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold December 12, 1972

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