Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: The New Generation [DVD]

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Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: The New Generation [DVD]

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: The New Generation [DVD]

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Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds recorded as a concept album by CBS Records (now Sony BMG) between 1976 and 1977, and released in June 1978 as a two-disc set. The wandering Journalist discovers that red weed—the vegetation that gives Mars its color—has taken root on Earth and spread rapidly across the landscape.

This captivating and must-own spectacular is accompanied by exclusive behind the scenes interviews with Liam Neeson, Marti Pellow and Jeff Wayne on DVD and additional interviews with the rest of the cast including Jason Donovan and Ricky Wilson. The disco influences on "The Eve of the War" was Wayne's intention of wanting the album to be entertaining for people. Although Wayne had not previously met the other voice actors: Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott as Parson Nathaniel, Moody Blues vocalist Justin Hayward singing the Journalist's thoughts, and Manfred Mann's Earth Band guitarist and vocalist Chris Thompson as the Voice of Humanity, he was "thrilled" that they took part "because they each brought their own sort of magic, their style and performance and singing. The show also includes effects used previously on tours including the use of pyrotechnics, now much improved, in which the audience is blasted by real heat rays, leaves fall upon the audience during "Forever Autumn", and a levitation effect is used after Beth is killed during the Spirit of Man. The Red Weed" was the most difficult piece for Wayne to compose, and wanted to create "a beautiful melody, and a beautiful dissonance.

The album features guest artists David Essex, Justin Hayward, Phil Lynott, Chris Thompson, and Julie Covington, with actor Richard Burton as the narrator.

Featured a new setup of staging, choreography, costumes, and a new cast of actors, and a reprise of "Forever Autumn" from the 2016 West End production.The idea proved to be a productive for Wayne, who completed a draft of the entire work in six weeks. He had previously starred in a production of the musical Godspell, which also featured Julie Covington, who subsequently met Wayne and agreed to voice Beth. The first Spanish edition featured Anthony Quinn re-recording the Journalist's narration and other dialogue originally voiced by Essex, Covington, and Lynott. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Filmed live at London’s O2 Arena, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds is not to be missed!

The two-disc set included behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage, and interviews with creative team members and the cast. This was performed by both Anna-Marie Wayne and Newton Faulkner as their respective characters at the beginning of Act II. The live show, titled Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – The New Generation: Alive on Stage!Casting Announced For Jeff Wayne's Musical Phenomenon The War Of The Worlds With Liam Neeson In 3D Hologram". This single CD release was largely made of tracks from the original remix album, with some additional new remixes by Tom Middleton and DJ Keltech, and hip-hop versions of two tracks by DJ Zube.

Wayne has these early recordings on his original multitrack tapes, but has no interest in releasing them. Back in 1978, the worst thing to come to this world was myself, however a young Genius by the name of Jeff Wayne produced a prog rock musical version of a novel written by a man who lived in Surrey, and produced it onto a vinyl to which my dad brought.The cast included Michael Sheen as the journalist, Taron Egerton as the artilleryman, Ade Edmondson as Ogilvy, Theo James as Parson Nathaniel and Jeff Wayne's granddaughter Anna Marie Wayne as Carrie, the wife of the journalist. The album was one of the first recorded on 48-track, which was achieved by Maglink, a prototype system that allowed the synchronisation of two 24-track Studer A80 machines with a SMPTE timecode reserved on two of the available 48 tracks.



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