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THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

Jeff Wayne

 

Crossover Prog

3.96 | 179 ratings

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loserboy
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5 stars At 8:00 PM, on the evening of October 30, 1938, six million Americans listened to the controversial broadcast describing the dramatic extraterrestrial invasion of earth as written by HG Wells. In 1977, Jeff WAYNE musically re-visited this world-stunning radio masterpiece with one of greatest epic soundtracks of all time. The music of "The War of the Worlds" was composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Jeff WAYNE himself. For this epic production, WAYNE gave the narration role of 'The Journalist' to movie star Richard Burton. Other people who played roles in the story were Julie 'Don't Cry for me Argentina' Covington (BETH), David Essex (The ARTILLERYMAN) and THIN LIZZY's Phil Lynott (Parson Nathaniel). In addition MANFRED MANN's Chris Thompson and Justin Hayward of the MOODY BLUES both also sang on the album. Musically this album is full of orchestration, sound effects and rock genres. Overall a fantastic album and one that needs to be listened to from start to finish like my daughter and I mamange to find time to do.
loserboy | 5/5 |

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