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    Posted: July 01 2013 at 13:51
^^^^The songs with Phil Lynott's vocals aren't bad!
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Originally posted by richardh

Originally posted by cstack3

Originally posted by kenethlevine

has anyone mentioned Geoff Wayne's musical version of the war of the worlds?

No, thanks!  Do you have any more information on it?  

Justin Hayward sings Forever Autumn and the rest is crapTongue

ok I know some like it but for me a 'cast' that includes David Essex and some girl who was in a TV show called 'Rock Follies' does not a great album make imo

lots of people here like it.  I think it's pretty accomplished, if a bit repetitive in parts, and part 4 is weak (the one with David Essex  Tongue), but Richard Burton's narration and excellent vocal performances by Justin Hayward, Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann), Julie Covington (maybe she is the follies girl?) and Phil Lynott



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I like Chris Thompson , forgot he played on it. Julie Covington was is Rock Follies and did a version of Don't Cry For Me Argentina if I recall correctly. Not a fan of the album obviously although I think it works better as a peice of live theatre. Still sells out like nothing else in the UK.
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It's not David Essex's fault, the Artilleryman section plods regardless of who sings it.


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I like War Of The Worlds although conversley to Richard I find Forever Autumn a little dull. I also like the David Essex bit. And David did have at least one brilliant single with "Rock On". He was also great in That'll Be tha Day and Stardust and The River. Was he in Eastenders too? Yeah he was.

And it doesn't matter if Julie Covington was in Rock Follies her voice is beautiful and she is great on WOTW. Phil Lynott hams it up a bit too much though.


Edited by Snow Dog - July 02 2013 at 04:32
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Richard Barbieri's wife Suzanne did a half-decent cover of Rock On.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2013 at 04:34
Originally posted by Dean

Richard Barbieri's wife Suzanne did a half-decent cover of Rock On.

And Def Leppard did a rather cool one too.

Although War Of The Worlds isn't Prog anyway...is it?
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Dean

Richard Barbieri's wife Suzanne did a half-decent cover of Rock On.

And Def Leppard did a rather cool one too.

Although War Of The Worlds isn't Prog anyway...is it?
Not at all (it Wayne was already in Xover when I joined, I would have put it in PR myself)


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Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Dean

Richard Barbieri's wife Suzanne did a half-decent cover of Rock On.

And Def Leppard did a rather cool one too.

Although War Of The Worlds isn't Prog anyway...is it?
Not at all (it Wayne was already in Xover when I joined, I would have put it in PR myself)

it's really a rock opera, that being especially clear on the "Spirit of Man" part.  I can't be objective about it.  It sounds prog enough to these ears, but I wouldn't scoff at prog related.
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I have no problem with it being regarded as 'prog' , it's that I don't particularly like it much.
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Sci Fi for me was always Hawkwind - Silver Machine blew me away for its sheer atmospheric spaciness. When I heard Space Ritual album life was never the same - it absolutely mesmirised me. I love that spacey sound. Since then I have heard every studio Hawkwind album.... I cant say the same for the live stuff as theres such a heck of a lot if it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 06:19
Ermm Silver Machine was about Bob Calvert's bicycle.


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Sci-Fi in Prog?

Eloy, of course.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maani Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 11:06
Uh...although I didn't look at all 11 pages of this thread, I'm guessing that at least one sci-fi prog band is missing.  My avatar is probably the only truly sci-fi concept album in prog.  (Though some of Parsons' stuff comes close.)

Not sure how many of these were mentioned, but I would also add EJ's "Rocket Man" and "I've Seen the Saucers"; The Reggie Knighton Band's "Rock and Roll Alien" and "UFO"; Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein"; and Styx's "Mr. Roboto."

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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 11:40
Originally posted by maani

Uh...although I didn't look at all 11 pages of this thread, I'm guessing that at least one sci-fi prog band is missing.  My avatar is probably the only truly sci-fi concept album in prog.  (Though some of Parsons' stuff comes close.)

Not sure how many of these were mentioned, but I would also add EJ's "Rocket Man" and "I've Seen the Saucers"; The Reggie Knighton Band's "Rock and Roll Alien" and "UFO"; Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein"; and Styx's "Mr. Roboto."

Peace.

Thank you, those were excellent additions!  
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Originally posted by cstack3

Originally posted by maani

Uh...although I didn't look at all 11 pages of this thread, I'm guessing that at least one sci-fi prog band is missing.  My avatar is probably the only truly sci-fi concept album in prog.  (Though some of Parsons' stuff comes close.)

Not sure how many of these were mentioned, but I would also add EJ's "Rocket Man" and "I've Seen the Saucers"; The Reggie Knighton Band's "Rock and Roll Alien" and "UFO"; Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein"; and Styx's "Mr. Roboto."

Peace.

Thank you, those were excellent additions!  
 
I wanna add Jefferson Airplane's ... "Have You Seen the Saucers" ... massive space rock piece and blow out! But then, Paul Kantner's "Have You Seen The Stars Tonite?" is even better! (that whole album of Paul's is magnificent!)


Edited by moshkito - July 08 2013 at 13:20
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 15:29
^Thanks, Moshkito, another fine suggestion!   Perhaps we haven't been thinking hard enough on this thread?   I know we are missing several landmark works....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 18:57
How about everything by Melting Euphoria?

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Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Sci Fi for me was always Hawkwind - Silver Machine blew me away for its sheer atmospheric spaciness. When I heard Space Ritual album life was never the same - it absolutely mesmirised me. I love that spacey sound. Since then I have heard every studio Hawkwind album.... I cant say the same for the live stuff as theres such a heck of a lot if it!


I wouldn't dare undermine you passion for a band I heartily loathe but c'mon, Silver Machine is Status Quo after their drinks were spiked
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