Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds - The New Generation Jeff Wayne

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Label: Sony Music UK

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Artist: Jeff Wayne

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  • 1The Eve of the War10:14
  • 2Horsell Common and the Heat Ray12:15
  • 3The Artilleryman and the Fighting Machine12:05
  • 4Forever Autumn07:54
  • 5Thunder Child06:14
  • 6The Red Weed (Part 1)06:58
  • 7The Spirit of Man12:07
  • 8The Red Weed (Part 2)05:20
  • 9The Artilleryman Returns03:21
  • 10Brave New World12:14
  • 11Dead London (Part 1)05:27
  • 12Dead London (Part 2)03:48
  • 13Epilogue, Pt. 103:22
  • 14Epilogue, Pt. 2 (NASA)01:57
  • Total Runtime01:43:16

Info for Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds - The New Generation

Retelling the story of 'The War of the Worlds', this concept album follows on from Jeff Wayne's 1978 classic. Recreating the score for the next generation, the album features the vocals of Liam Neeson, Gary Barlow, Maverick Sabre and Joss Stone.

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – The New Generation is a 2012 concept album by Jeff Wayne and is a re-imagining of his 1978 concept album, retelling the story of the 1898 novel The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. As previously, the music format is predominantly progressive rock and string orchestra, but with synthesizers playing a more prominent role. The music is intermixed with re-voiced narration and leitmotifs to carry the story forward via rhyming melodic lyrics that express the feelings of the various characters. Due to the consistent popularity of the original album, Wayne decided to return to his score and re-create it for a new generation of audiences, as well as re-launch a live tour throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

Jeff Wayne, composer, arranger, keyboards, synthesizers
Chris Spedding, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Herbie Flowers, bass
Ken Freeman, keyboards, synthesizers
George Fenton, santoor, zither, tar
Gordy Marshall, drums
Ray Cooper, percussion
Jo Partridge, guitars (The Heat Ray), vocals ('Ulla's)
Tom Woodstock, guitars (The Heat Ray), additional keyboards, backing vocals, dulcimer
Laurie Wisefield, mandolin, guitars, dulcimer
Gaetan Schurrer, programming, keyboards, additional drum production
Littlechap Strings

Produced by Jeff Wayne

Digitally remastered

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