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Jeff Wayne


Crossover Prog

3.96 | 188 ratings

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5 stars Pure prog delight. A wonderful story with memorable performances by Richard Burton and several other voice actors / singers. The prog is vicious and heavy, relentless and highly emotive. This is a prog masterpiece and additionally got me to read War of The Worlds by H.G. Wells the next week. Many parts are memorable, for instance the introduction, the Hosell Common sequence, the Spirit of Man sequence and the Thunderchild sequence, the last being my favorite, but this is a whole work and should be listened through in one long sitting like a movie. The use of synthesizers seems to be very advanced and heavy for 1978 and the disco influence is surprising but very welcome, giving the album a wholly unique and unforgettable quality. The Mixing is very vibrant and effusive, not at all compressed or quiet, but it is never a muddy sound, but rather rich, loud and clear at the same time. Wonderful stuff! I would appreciate a thousand more albums like this but unfortunately it is the only one of its kind (though Wakeman's Journey to The Center of The Earth is as close as possible).

5 Stars; an obligation for Prog Fans, why is this not more heavily promoted by the Prog community?

RoyFairbank | 5/5 |


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