War Of The Worlds - Musical Version

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  • Nexus_6 1 Jul 2005 14:28:07 3,871 posts
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    Just bought this remastered set today, absolute class - and the packaging is great too - alot of the original paintings, and some concept pieces too all done really well.....

    Hurrah!
  • Phattso Moderator 1 Jul 2005 14:49:17 13,192 posts
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    There's a 6CD set out there (for about 50) that features lots of early versions of the songs so you can how they developed.

    Lots of outtakes and segments of recording sessions with Burton and the rest of the cast. It's quite funny, actually, to hear Burton's outtakes: "Noone would have believed in the last years of the *cough* *cough* is there any chance of a cup of coffee or something?" :)
  • Nexus_6 1 Jul 2005 14:50:46 3,871 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    There's a 6CD set out there (for about 50) that features lots of early versions of the songs so you can how they developed.

    Lots of outtakes and segments of recording sessions with Burton and the rest of the cast. It's quite funny, actually, to hear Burton's outtakes: "Noone would have believed in the last years of the *cough* *cough* is there any chance of a cup of coffee or something?" :)

    hmmmm didnt know about that one - i remember my older brother having it on tape years and years ago - i could only ever remember the 2 songs from it - the first one and forever autumn...but always loved it

    maybe the illusion would be spoiled by having out takes on it....but still sounds pretty cool.
  • Phattso Moderator 1 Jul 2005 14:58:12 13,192 posts
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    Nexus 6 wrote:
    maybe the illusion would be spoiled by having out takes on it....but still sounds pretty cool.

    It really didn't, it just gave me a fresh perspective on an album I've been listening to for the last twenty odd years. :)

    There's also a CD of remixes that Jeff Wayne has done on many of the songs in the intervening years. Some are a bit dance oriented, and very vocoder heavy, but again - a new take on an old favourite.

    I first saw it here and subsequently downloaded it through Napster (yes, I'm one of those sick puppies who rents music ;) ).
  • Clart 1 Jul 2005 15:06:25 992 posts
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    Has anyone got a copy of this on vinyl that they want to sell??
  • Nexus_6 1 Jul 2005 15:19:42 3,871 posts
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    Clart wrote:
    Has anyone got a copy of this on vinyl that they want to sell??

    Ha, my mate bought it recently on vinyl with the book for 5 quid from a charity shop in Glasgow
  • Clart 1 Jul 2005 15:28:41 992 posts
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    Nexus 6 wrote:
    Clart wrote:
    Has anyone got a copy of this on vinyl that they want to sell??

    Ha, my mate bought it recently on vinyl with the book for 5 quid from a charity shop in Glasgow

    Ha, so does he want to sell it?
  • ed 1 Jul 2005 15:51:25 260 posts
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    Clart wrote:
    Nexus 6 wrote:
    Clart wrote:
    Has anyone got a copy of this on vinyl that they want to sell??

    Ha, my mate bought it recently on vinyl with the book for 5 quid from a charity shop in Glasgow

    Ha, so does he want to sell it?

    nope, sorry but you could try here

    Edited by ed at 15:50:48 01-07-2005
  • palmoff 1 Jul 2005 17:14:04 502 posts
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    My dad's got the old Vinyl one, not for sale unfortunatley. But i remember him playing it when i was about 8 and i was playing the speccy 48k+.
    It scared the bejesus out of me, it's only been in the last few years that i can listen to it it without being freaked out. I'm 25 now.
    It's awesome, been playing it on radio 2.

    "The chances of anything coming to eearth are million to one.... but still they come.. DA DA DA dededo dededo dededo."
  • palmoff 1 Jul 2005 17:14:47 502 posts
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    Can anyone remember the remix in the early nineties? Got to number 2 i think?
    About the same time as that "what's the meaning... what's the meaning of life?" song

    Edited by palmoff at 17:14:47 01-07-2005
  • absolutezero 4 Dec 2007 14:50:20 7,956 posts
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    Im going to see War of the World tonight.

    Share in my excitement.
  • S.J.Rogers 4 Dec 2007 15:08:08 3,557 posts
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    I love this CD.

    Had it for years...
  • Wayne 4 Dec 2007 15:21:09 2,143 posts
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    OOOOOOOOOOHHHH LAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
  • TechnoHippy 4 Dec 2007 15:25:30 14,698 posts
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    absolutezero wrote:
    Im going to see War of the World tonight.

    Share in my excitement.

    I'm off at the end of the month to go and see it. Looking forward to it.

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  • AmericanTransvestite 4 Dec 2007 18:29:36 189 posts
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    This album is all but unknown it seems here in Canada (and I assume the US) but every Brit I talk to online knows of it. It's one of my favourite albums ever because, well, I can't find flaws with it. It is damn near perfect. So glad I got it for Christmas last year.
  • Scimarad 4 Dec 2007 20:28:28 8,530 posts
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    He certainly did a better job of adapting the story than Mr Spielberg and Mr Cruise...
  • absolutezero 4 Dec 2007 23:52:53 7,956 posts
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    It was awesome.

    Apart from the guy that replaced Russel Watson, who was a bit shit. Still the Parson segment is IMO the weakest part anyway.

    Still 3D Burton head (on a screen this time and looking kinda better for it) and scale Tripod shooting smoke and sparking all over the place more than made up for it.

    COME ON THUNDER CHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILD
  • AmericanTransvestite 5 Dec 2007 04:09:21 189 posts
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    Scimarad wrote:
    He certainly did a better job of adapting the story than Mr Spielberg and Mr Cruise...
    That ending summarizes why I think Spielburg is an over sentimental hack. He knows the nice little technical bits of how to make a film but when it comes to actual stories he hits the audience over the heads by giving us happy endings even when they are not appriopiate.
  • Folant 18 May 2012 17:33:25 1,161 posts
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    New Generation CD delayed until November.

    :-(

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  • Megapocalypse 18 May 2012 18:16:27 5,307 posts
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    What's that?
  • mal 18 May 2012 18:28:42 22,332 posts
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    Seems to be a new stage show with revamped music and associated CD. Meh?

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Folant 3 Nov 2012 15:22:54 1,161 posts
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    Eve of the War premiered on Radio 2 earlier. It's on the Radio iPlayer.
    (Graham Norton slot(10am), 1hour50 mark.)

    For anyone interested.

    Hmmm

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  • TechnoHippy 3 Nov 2012 15:31:25 14,698 posts
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    The stage show is pretty good, I went a few years ago. This still remains one of my favourite albums.

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  • Deleted user 3 November 2012 15:38:06
    palmoff wrote:
    My dad's got the old Vinyl one, not for sale unfortunatley.
    It scared the bejesus out of me, it's only been in the last few years that i can listen to it it without being freaked out.
    I'm glad someone else said this :) My dad also had the album on vinyl when it originally came out and he played it a lot, sometimes deliberately to scare me as well :o
  • Moot_Point 3 Nov 2012 16:35:22 3,906 posts
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    Megapocalypse wrote:
    What's that?
    This.

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  • M83J01P97 3 Nov 2012 16:40:13 6,522 posts
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    Wait... what? They have redone the album? Or the stage show? If they have changed the music even a little then that's utter blasphemy.
  • Folant 3 Nov 2012 17:25:13 1,161 posts
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    Both.
    New album out soon. New Generation tour starts end of Nov.
    http://www.thewaroftheworlds.com/tickets/default.aspx#Tour2012
    Got my tickets for the 15th sitting in the drawer. \o/

    Can listen to some Forever Autumn too.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/iplayer/episode/b01mw0sv/Ken_Bruce_Gary_Barlow_and_Jeff_Wayne_join_Ken_for_the_first_play_of_Forever_Autumn

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  • MysteryLamb 4 Nov 2012 18:56:56 525 posts
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    I've got tickets to see the show in Sheffield. That's how cool I am.
  • RobAnybody 4 Nov 2012 19:50:53 881 posts
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    Much as I like Liam Neeson as an actor, and having heard a clip on YouTube, he doesn't really match up to Richard Burton as the narrator.

    Still, what the heck - the original still exists.

    More info on this new version here:

    http://www.thewaroftheworlds.com/news/thenewgeneration.aspx
  • Folant 4 Nov 2012 20:15:09 1,161 posts
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    I think that's something that a lot of people are gonna hold against The New Generation. "He doesn't really match up to Richard Burton." - "Gary Barlow doesn't have a patch on Jusin Hayward." Etc

    I don't think that's entirely fair. Yes, comparisons are gonna be made. Wayne knows this, Nesson knows this, Barlow knows, Clare knows, Donovan knows, everyone knows. But the whole idea of this is in its title. It's a New Generation. A new version.

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