Not a classic, but a popular song simply in an instrumental performance.
Haven't seen that cover before.Rice & Webber: Jesus Christ Superstar
One of the great things about the 1970s for me was the concept of the Rock Opera. This was one of the better ones.
That cover that I own was produced, I believe, for the UK market with variants with the same cover also produced for the wider European market. So I am only familiar with that cover alone, obviously.Haven't seen that cover before.
I'm familiar with the original studio recording (with the brown cover), and the soundtrack recording.
I used to have a recording with the two Indigo Girls playing Jesus and Mary. I recall having a friend that was appalled at the notion of a female singing the part of Jesus.
Several years ago I musical directed a production of JCS where was cast a female as Judas. She was a terrific actor, with an excellent vocal range. She played the role neither male nor female, just androgynous.