Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds [2LP] [VINYL]
The first in a number of special releases planned throughout 2018 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the iconic masterpiece, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds, this reissue of the original 1978 double 12’’ vinyl album, will be released on 26th January 2018. Stunningly remastered for a superior sounding audio experience, it also includes the original double gatefold with 16-page booklet containing the full script, lyrics, original paintings, and credits.
Jeff Wayne's double album was originally released by CBS in 1978. It has enjoyed huge success and critical acclaim across the globe with over 15 million records sold and spending over 330 weeks in the UK Album Charts. It has been Top 10 in 22 countries and Number 1 in 11 of them.
The War of The Worlds has also won two Ivor Novello Awards, the US Best Recording in Science Fiction and Fantasy, plus Classic Rock’s ‘Showman of The Year’ award for Jeff Wayne. Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds has grown into a true classic, acquiring new generations of devoted followers since its original release.
In November 2018, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - Alive on Stage, the ground-breaking Arena Tour returns for 15 UK arena dates. Commanding the stage, Jeff Wayne returns to the podium to conduct the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA strings, while Liam Neeson retains his role in 3D holography as The Journalist.