SoulTracks Lost Gem: The late, great Carl Anderson offered us "God's Gift to the World"

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    The music world had an auspicious introduction to Carl Anderson through his 1973 appearance in the movie version of Jesus Christ Superstar. While the media first focused on the casting of an African American in the role of Judas, Anderson stole the show with his brooding portrayal of the deceptive Apostle and his memorable versions of "Heaven on Their Minds" and the title track. It appeared that the popular music world would soon have a new superstar. (click here to read our Carl Anderson biography)

    Carl went on a moderately successful solo career that had one big hit ("Friends & Lovers") but a number of great album cuts. Perhaps our favorite is a little known ballad called "God's Gift to the World" (written by Mike Himelstein and Terry Sampson) that is simply beautiful in both its sound and its message.

    The music world had an auspicious introduction to Carl Anderson through his 1973 appearance in the movie version of Jesus Christ Superstar. While the media first focused on the casting of an African American in the role of Judas, Anderson stole the show with his brooding portrayal of the deceptive Apostle and his memorable versions of "Heaven on Their Minds" and the title track. It appeared that the popular music world would soon have a new superstar. (click here to read our Carl Anderson biography)

    Carl went on a moderately successful solo career that had one big hit ("Friends & Lovers") but a number of great album cuts. Perhaps our favorite is a little known ballad called "God's Gift to the World" (written by Mike Himelstein and Terry Sampson) that is simply beautiful in both its sound and its message.

    Take a listen below and tell us what you think of this Lost Gem.

     

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