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Highlights from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

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Released  1981
Length  47:42
Release date  1981
Label  Columbia Records
Recorded  May 1976–July 1977
Artist  Jeff Wayne
Producer  Jeff Wayne
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Genres  Musical theatre, Rock music, Rock and roll
Similar  Jeff Wayne albums, Rock music albums

Highlights from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds is a 1981 compilation album by Jeff Wayne, highlights of the 1978 concept album, retelling the story of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. It was released by Columbia Records.

Contents

About the album

In order to cater to casual consumers who liked the music of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds but did not want to sit through all the dialogue, Columbia Records issued a single-disc abridged version. It focused on the album's songs, but did not shy away from the longer musical passages. The album scrambles the original track list, reducing the plot's coherence.

When the record was re-issued in October 2000, two bonus tracks were added: the 1989 Ben Liebrand remix of the single version of "The Eve of the War" and the 1996 remix of "Forever Autumn".

The record was re-issued in June 2007 with a revised cover, new stereo mixes of the original nine tracks and the bonus track "The Spirit Of Man (2007 Mix)".

Track listing

All tracks written by Jeff Wayne except as noted.

Original compilation

  1. "The Eve of the War" – 5:13
  2. "Horsell Common and the Heat Ray" – 4:45
  3. "Forever Autumn" (Wayne, Vigrass, Osborne) – 4:31
  4. "The Fighting Machine" – 4:25
  5. "Thunderchild" (Wayne, Osborne) – 5:09
  6. "The Red Weed" – 6:06
  7. "The Spirit of Man" (Wayne, Osborne) – 6:44
  8. "Dead London" – 5:25
  9. "Brave New World" (Wayne, Osborne) – 5:23

2000 re-issue bonus tracks

  • The Eve of the War (single version, 1989 remix)
  • Forever Autumn (1996 remix)
  • 2007 re-issue bonus track

  • The Spirit Of Man (2007 Mix)
  • People involved

  • Jeff Wayne – keyboards
  • Additional musicians

  • Richard Burton – spoken words
  • David Essex – spoken words and vocals ("Brave New World")
  • Phil Lynott – spoken words and vocals ("The Spirit of Man")
  • Julie Covington – spoken words and vocals ("The Spirit of Man")
  • Justin Hayward – vocals ("Forever Autumn", "The Eve of the War")
  • Chris Thompson – vocals ("Thunder Child")
  • Ken Freeman – keyboards
  • Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Jo Partridge – guitar
  • George Fenton – santur, zither, tar
  • Herbie Flowers – bass guitar
  • Barry Morgan – drums
  • Barry da Souza, Roy Jones, Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Paul Vigrass, Gary Osborne, Billy Lawrie – backing vocals
  • Songs

    1The Eve of the War5:04
    2Horsell Common and the Heat Ray4:44
    3Forever Autumn4:33

    References

    Highlights from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds Wikipedia


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