Header

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

Jeff Wayne

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Jeff Wayne Highlights from The War of the Worlds album cover
2.23 | 9 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy JEFF WAYNE Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Eve of the War (5:13)
2. Horsell Common and the Heat Ray (4:45)
3. Forever Autumn (4:31)
4. The Fighting Machine (4:25)
5. Thunder Child (5:09)
6. The Red Weed (6:06)
7. The Spirit of Man (6:44)
8. Dead London (5:25)
9. Brave new World (5:23)

Total Time: 47:42

Lyrics

Search JEFF WAYNE Highlights from The War of the Worlds lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search JEFF WAYNE Highlights from The War of the Worlds tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Barry de Souze / percussion
- Barry Morgan / drums
- Chris Spedding / guitars
- George Fenton / Tar, santur and autoharp
- Herbie Flowers / bass
- Jeff Wayne / piano and harpsichord
- Jo Partridge / guitars
- Ken 'Prof' Freeman / synthesizers
- Paul Hart / piano (6)
- Ray Cooper / percussion
- Roy Jones / percussion
- Chris Tompson / vocals (5)
- Phil Lynott / vocals (7)
- Julie Covington / vocals (7)
- Justin Wayward / vocals (1, 3)
- Richard Burton / narration (1, 6, 8)

Releases information

Black vinyl version released in 1981,
Cassette released in 1982,
Issued on cd in 1993,
Re-issued on cd in 1996 and 1997

Thanks to king16 for the addition
Edit this entry

JEFF WAYNE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy JEFF WAYNE Highlights from The War of the Worlds Music


War of the WorldsWar of the Worlds
Import
Sony UK 2009
Audio CD$11.50
$9.24 (used)
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds, The New GenerationJeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds, The New Generation
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2012
Audio CD$14.03
$12.18 (used)
It's Ok to Be a White MaleIt's Ok to Be a White Male
Explicit Lyrics
Uproar 1995
Audio CD$33.96
$6.98 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
THE STAND-UP COMEDY COLLECTION JOHN PINETTE, JEFF WAYNE, BRIAN REGAN, ETC 6 CDS US $14.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
59m 37s
PHIL LYNOTT/DAVID ESSEX JEFF WAYNE The War of the Worlds 2LP OZ CBS g/fold VG++ US $15.98 Buy It Now 9h 12m
JEFF WAYNE - IT'S OK TO BE RIGHT [PA] - NEW CD US $14.12 Buy It Now 10h 42m
JEFF WAYNE THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (NEW 2 CD SET) RICHARD BURTON / JUSTIN HAYWARD US $18.23 Buy It Now 13h 15m
JEFF WAYNE EVE OF WAR RARE 7" 45 SINGLE WAR OF THE WORLDS RICHARD BURTON US $2.57 Buy It Now 14h 51m
Jeff Wayne "Musical Version Of War Of The Worlds" (1) US $21.99 Buy It Now 16h 53m
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds 2 cassettes 1978 US $20.00 Buy It Now 16h 54m
Jeff Wayne - The War Of The Worlds (Remastered & Expanded) [Hybrid SACD] 2 cd US $9.76 [6 bids]
17h 35m
Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds (Remastered & Expanded) [Hybrid SACD] cd US $39.27 Buy It Now 18h 14m
jeff wayne - ben liebrand - the eve of the war - 7" vinyl single US $11.97 Buy It Now 19h 26m
Jeff Wayne Space Shuttle "THEME FROM STAR TREK AND PLANET OF THE APES" Lp 1975 US $14.99 Buy It Now 23h 41m
WAR OF THE WORLDS (2 CD) JEFF WAYNE D/R CD 70's DAVID ESSEX~JUSTIN HAYWARD *NEW* US $20.66 Buy It Now 1 day
Jeff Wayne - The War Of The Worlds - CBS - 1978 #89048 US $17.10 Buy It Now 1 day
The War Of The Worlds Jeff Wayne's Musical Album Audio CD 1985 C2K 35290 Rock US $49.99 [0 bids]
US $124.99 Buy It Now
1 day
JEFF WAYNE war of the worlds 96000 A2/B2/C2/D1 early pressing DOUBLE LP PS EX/EX US $29.12 Buy It Now 1 day
Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds (Remixed) (1999) - Used - Compact Disc US $39.78 Buy It Now 1 day
JEFF WAYNE - MUSICAL VERSION OF WAR OF THE WORLDS (UK) NEW CD US $52.53 Buy It Now 1 day
Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds. 1978 UK CBS 2-LP N/Mint US $20.53 Buy It Now 1 day
WAR OF THE WORLDS Jeff Wayne double LP with booklet classic 1978 US $34.22 Buy It Now 1 day
JEFF WAYNE, THE WAR OF THE WORLD, 2xLP 1978 UK NM/NM/EX GATEFOLD/SL US $15.39 Buy It Now 1 day
JEFF WAYNE, THE EVE OF THE WAR, 12" SINGLE REMIX 1989 UK VG+/EX US $8.54 Buy It Now 1 day
Catherine Zeta Jones / Jeff Wayne - For All Time (Spartacus) - musicals US $13.68 Buy It Now 1 day
JEFF WAYNE'S-WAR OF THE WORLDS-ORIGINAL PRESSING-WITHOUT BOOKLET-1978! US $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID ESSEX rock on ISRAEL ISRAELI p/s JEFF WAYNE US $40.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Scarce Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - Philip Lynott US $12.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Mint- War of the Worlds Jeff Wayne Mastersound Audiophile Import 2 LP US $89.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Double LP Gatefold Columbia PC2 35290 + Book US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Jeff Wayne`s WAR OF THE WORLDS (2) LP Album With Book Insert US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $14.99 Buy It Now
2 days
JEFF WAYNE - THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE NEW GENERATION 2CD SET (Gary Barlow) US $20.53 Buy It Now 2 days
Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds (Highlights) CBS #230191 US $8.54 Buy It Now 2 days
Jeff Wayne - The Eve Of The War - Columbia #326656 US $8.54 Buy It Now 2 days
JEFF WAYNE-EVE OF THE WAR/THE RED WEED (DUTCH PRESS) US $5.12 [0 bids]
3 days
The Winterbabies - Bossa Nova Suicide / Tidal Wave (Jeff Wayne) S US $8.54 Buy It Now 3 days
Jeff Wayne: Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds 2LP NM Canada Columbia US $12.49 Buy It Now 3 days
JEFF WAYNE - THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE NEW GENERATION 2LP SET (Gary Barlow) US $37.64 Buy It Now 3 days
JEFF WAYNE forever autumn 7" WS EX/ war of worlds US $11.97 Buy It Now 3 days
JEFF WAYNE - WAR OF THE WORLDS NEW CD US $32.49 Buy It Now 3 days
LP Record Album, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of "The War of the Worlds" 2 LP's US $10.00 [0 bids]
US $20.00 Buy It Now
3 days
Jeff Wayne - The War Of The Worlds CBS 96000 2LP 1978 + Booklet Wayne's US $15.41 [0 bids]
3 days
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds - UK Double LP - 1978 [A] US $10.25 Buy It Now 3 days
JEFF WAYNE War Of The Worlds SACD 5.1 HYBRID 2 DISC Moody Blues Phil Lynott OOP US $48.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Jeff Wayne's ~ WAR OF THE WORLDS ~ 1978 Vintage Original Vinyl WITH BOOKLET US $6.00 [1 bids]
3 days
JEFF WAYNE'S MUSICAL WAR OF THE WORLDS 2 SUPER AUDIO CD (SACD) SEALED B5681 US $18.50 [0 bids]
3 days
*(A8) Jeff Wayne War of the Worlds Forever Autumn UK 7" EX+ US $8.56 Buy It Now 4 days
Jeff Wayne - Eve Of The War (Remix) - CBS - 1989 #12896 US $5.12 Buy It Now 4 days
War of the worlds 2-LP Jeff Wayne ,Richard Burton etc US $8.41 [0 bids]
US $15.93 Buy It Now
4 days
7"-Single JEFF WAYNE & CHRIS THOMPSON Thunder Child (1978) WL PROMO EARTH BAND US $39.99 Buy It Now 4 days
7"-Single JEFF WAYNE & CHRIS THOMPSON The Eve Of War (1978) WL PROMO EARTH BAND US $39.99 Buy It Now 4 days
7"-Single JEFF WAYNE & CHRIS THOMPSON The Eve Of War (1978)GERMANY PS EARTH BAND US $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Highlights from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds US $12.89 Buy It Now 4 days
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds - The New Generation US $23.73 Buy It Now 4 days
The War of the Worlds by Jeff Wayne 2 CD 1986 Sony C2K35290 US $9.99 [0 bids]
4 days
Jeff Wayne - The War Of The Worlds USA LP CBS HALF SPEED MASTERED AUDIOPHILE US $18.83 [5 bids]
4 days
JEFF WAYNE the eve of the war CBS 7-inch PROMO S CBS 7731! US $12.82 Buy It Now 4 days
JEFF WAYNE - 2006 TOUR FLYER - WAR OF THE WORLDS LIVE RARE MUSICAL CONCERT PROMO US $6.81 Buy It Now 4 days
JEFF WAYNE - 2009 TOUR FLYER - WAR OF THE WORLDS LIVE RARE MUSICAL CONCERT PROMO US $6.81 Buy It Now 4 days
Double LP Jeff Wayne ?- The War Of The Worlds Near MINT RARE 1978 US $40.00 Buy It Now 4 days
? War of the Worlds (Jeff Wayne's) (2 LPs) Justin Hayward,Phil Lynott) R. Burton US $19.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds LP Record VERY RARE ORIGINAL! Justin Hayward US $19.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Jeff Wayne - The War Of The Worlds - CD - (2CD) (CBS CDCBS96000) US $25.37 Buy It Now 4 days
Beyond The Planets - Jeff Wayne Rick Wakeman - 1984 UK Telstar Vinyl LP US $17.12 Buy It Now 5 days
WINDS OF CHANGE Illusions LP produced by Jeff Wayne US $13.69 Buy It Now 5 days
JEFF WAYNE THE EVE OF WAR 12" PS, DEEP SPACE MIX B/W MANKIND STRIKES BACK, 6551 US $15.39 Buy It Now 5 days
Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds Remastered [Hybrid 2 X SACD ] CD US $22.24 Buy It Now 5 days
JEFF WAYNE THE EVE OF THE WAR ( BEN LIEBRAND REMIX ) 1989 12" SINGLE*SUPERB ITEM US $10.19 Buy It Now 5 days
Jeff Wayne Musical Version of War of Worlds LP Special Radio Edition AS454 Vinyl US $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days
VTG VINYL LP JEFF WAYNE'S MUSICAL VERSION WAR OF THE WORLDS CBS 96000 1978 VG US $29.99 Buy It Now 5 days
JEFF WAYNE The Eve Of The War 1978 7" single Chris Thompson Manfred Mann's EB US $4.99 [0 bids]
5 days
JEFF WAYNE'S Musical Version of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS 2 LP & Booklet & Sleeve US $15.95 [0 bids]
5 days
Jeff Wayne's Music Version of WAR OF THE WORLDS (Richard Burton + booklet) US $9.00 [0 bids]
US $12.00 Buy It Now
6 days
Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds -1978 - Early Press - 2 CD Fat Box Set US $12.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds-30th Anniversary Edition CD US $27.88 Buy It Now 6 days
JEFF WAYNE The Jeff Comedy Jam CD NEW 1997 Hilarious Comedy US $6.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Jeff Wayne(7" Vinyl)Forever Autumn-CBS-S 6368-UK-VG/VG US $8.54 Buy It Now 6 days
Jeff Wayne's THE WAR OF THE WORLD - 2 LP 33 RPM Record Set 1978 CBS Records US $25.00 Buy It Now 6 days
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS UK 2010 Tour/Concert Flyer Jeff Wayne Arena Stage Show US $1.69 Buy It Now 6 days
7"-Single JEFF WAYNE & JUSTIN HAYWARD The Eve Of War MINT GERMANY PS MOODY BLUES US $39.99 Buy It Now 6 days
JEFF WAYNE'S The Musical Version War of the Worlds 2XLP 1978 w/booklet US $8.40 Buy It Now 6 days
JEFF WAYNE`S "EX+" 2X12 WAR OF THE WORLD GATEFOLD BOOKLET US $37.64 Buy It Now 6 days
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Half Speed Mastered 2 LP's NM- vinyl Jeff Wayne w/ booklet US $35.99 [0 bids]
6 days
Original 1978 JEFF WAYNE'S THE WAR OF THE WORLDS LP Vinyl Record ALBUM 12" US $11.74 Buy It Now 6 days
Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds - Justin Hayward/David Essex - 2 CDs [import] US $7.47 Buy It Now 6 days
Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn 7"Sgl 1978 / Jeff Wayne US $15.41 Buy It Now 6 days
ANDY WILLIAMS / JEFF WAYNE Love Story / The Eve RARE 1988 USA 3" CD single 80s US $41.65 Buy It Now 6 days
Its Ok to be a White Male - Jeff Wayne New & Sealed CD US $19.54 Buy It Now 6 days
JEFF WAYNE'S The War of the Worlds LP UK IMPORT WITH BOOKLET INSERT US $9.72 Buy It Now 7 days
JEFF WAYNE - War of the Worlds LP 1978 VG+ SOUNDTRACK PC2 35290 US $7.49 Buy It Now 7 days
Jeff Wayne's The Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds US $49.90 Buy It Now 7 days
WAR OF THE WORLDS New Generation UK 180g vinyl 2LP SEALED/NEW Jeff Wayne US $63.32 Buy It Now 7 days
WAR OF THE WORLDS Vinyl LP-Jeff Wayne,Phil Lynott,David Essex,Richard Burton,EX+ US $20.53 Buy It Now 7 days
Jeff Wayne - MATADOR - ITV Theme Tune World Cup '82 7" EX/EX US $11.97 Buy It Now 8 days
JEFF WAYNE / JUSTIN HAYWARD - FOREVER AUTUMN - 7" VINYL 1978 CBS RECORDS US $7.34 Buy It Now 8 days
Highlights From JEFF WAYNE'S WAR OF THE WORLDS 1981 UK CBS RECORDS VINYL LP US $5.14 Buy It Now 8 days
Jeff Wayne The Eve Of The War 12" vinyl single record (Maxi) UK SCBS127731 CBS US $23.86 Buy It Now 8 days
Jeff Wayne- War of The Worlds [2LP] 2012 Sony Import Double Vinyl- New US $28.80 Buy It Now 8 days
The Us - You're Ok With Us 7" Single / Jeff Wayne US $23.11 Buy It Now 8 days
WAR OF THE WORLDS Jeff Wayne 2 CD Special Edition REMASTERED VERY CLEAN SET US $20.46 Buy It Now 8 days
WAR OF THE WORLDS - JEFF WAYNE'S 2 LPs WITH BOOKLET (1978) US $14.95 Buy It Now 9 days
JEFF WAYNE - The eve of the war (BEN LIEBRAND Remix) - 7" single US $5.80 Buy It Now 9 days
JEFF WAYNE War Of Worlds CLASSIC CD TOP QUALITY FRAMED+EXPRESS GLOBAL SHIPPING US $68.39 Buy It Now 9 days

More places to buy JEFF WAYNE music online Buy JEFF WAYNE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for JEFF WAYNE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

JEFF WAYNE Highlights from The War of the Worlds ratings distribution


2.23
(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
0%
Good, but non-essential (0%)
0%
Collectors/fans only (100%)
100%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

JEFF WAYNE Highlights from The War of the Worlds reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Tristan Mulders
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars Jeff Wayne - Highlights from The War of the Worlds

I find this somewhat of an unnecessary release. All the album tracks have been cut up into radio friendly lengths; ...and that's exactly where the album loses its power (and credibility).

I always liked The War of the Worlds very much because of the fact that it was quite weird and abstract and not the least for Richard Burton's wonderful narration, both are lacking on this release. Instead of that you get something that sounds like a Best of The War of the Worlds box, whereas it's not best at all, it's totally ruining the concept of this work of art that is the full War of the Worlds.

I think this release was meant to attract listeners that normally wouldn't listen to tracks of epic lengths; big mistake I think!

Unless you are a big fan of Jeff Wayne, I recommend you to not get this album, for it's far from essential!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Tristan Mulders (BETA) | Report this review (#43228) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars I had seen the double CD version of this album for a long time at our local CD store here and I never got any willingness to purchase it as I was affraid that it's a pop song. It's because of the review in this site that "clicked" me to consider buying this CD. But when I returned back to CD store I was confused as there was another version with one CD only which is this album now being reviewed. So I decided not to purchase and awaiting other comments. Luckily my prog mates Rizal has the single CD version and he gave me on a loan basis. Oh my God ... what a shocking experience when I listened to it the first time. Well, so sorry that this music - especially this edition because as colleague collaborator Tristan has put it that this is "have been cut up into radio friendly lengths; ...and that's exactly where the album loses its power (and credibility)" - is like a pop music with orchestra arrangement that reminds me to the music of John Tesh, Yanni, or James Last. I may be wrong but from track 1 until the end I don't find something that is really unique about this album. Well, I do agree that Richard Burton's narration is good but at the end the music seems boring to me. Thanks God I did not purchase the CD and with this version I don't even want to purchase the double version CD. I doubt that it will help. I'd rather listen to the Jesus Christ Superstar than this CD. My big apology for all fans of this album. I have to tell honestly that the music featured here is too straightforward, nothing special - let alone talking about progness of the music. There are bunch of albums with good orchestra. One big problem with this album is that the melody and composition seem like being forced to sound this way. That's my humble opinion. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Gatot (BETA) | Report this review (#43233) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
2 stars They survived the Martians, but still ended up butchered

The title here is slightly misleading, as the tracks included are not simply extracts from the full album. Since the double LP version ran to just over 90 minutes or so, one might reasonably expect all but around 10 minutes of the original album to be squeezed onto a single compact disc, not so. This CD runs to a mere 56 minutes, about 8 of which are occupied by a couple of remixes (not included on the LP version). Thus we actually have less than 50 minutes of original music from the albums.

Most of the songs which appear on the full version are included here but in edited, no make that butchered, format. "Eve of the war" is abruptly abbreviated from 9 minutes to 4, while "Horsell common..", which has been slightly remixed, loses about 7 minutes. Most of Richard Burton's narratives, which did so much to give the album its continuity, are consigned to the not required bin.

Even the order of story is not respected, with "The fighting machine" appearing after the criminally edited "Forever Autumn" and thus between "Forever autumn" and "Thunderchild". Phil Lynott's wonderful performance on "The spirit of man" becomes a shadow of its 17 minute running time on the double album, while the closing "Epilogues" vanish altogether.

The music is of course excellent, and no amount of interference can completely remove the quality of the writing and the performances. One does however have to ponder on the logic behind a release such as this. Even if the objective was to cash in by issuing a single CD set to the budget market, this miserly offering completely fails in its objective.

The bonus remix of "The eve of the war" dates from 1989, Ben Liebrand bringing out the dance beat while distorting Richard Burton's narrative and developing the orchestration. As remixes go, this is pretty good. The 1996 reworking of "Forever autumn" on the other hand adds an inappropriate and superfluous disco beat to the song, resulting in what can only be described as a mess.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#182644) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of JEFF WAYNE "Highlights from The War of the Worlds"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.33 seconds