Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds (Remastered & Repackaged Edition) (2xHybrid SACD) (Plays on all regular CD and SACD players) £4.99 delivered @ HMV (includes 48-page booklet with new artwork and content) - HotUKDeals
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Gobsmackingly good price for a SACD, especially this one; elsewhere:-
Base.com £9.27
Zavvi £9.95
Play.com £15.99
991.com £18.64

This is the 5.1 surround/stereo remixed and remastered double album. Released 40 years after Orson Welles' infamous radio version of the HG Wells tale, Jeff Wayne's musical version of War of the Worlds straddles old-style radio drama and contemporary orchestrated narratives by Rick Wakeman and David Bedford. And while it lacks the sophisticated arrangements of, say, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, it does boast an impressively odd cast--this may be the only time that a member of Thin Lizzy worked with Richard Burton. Indeed, it's Burton's sonorous tones that sustain this work; his frequent solo narrations are eminently listenable, whereas sections featuring dialogue with other characters often come off as a bit stilted. The music is competent studio rock, and "Horsell Common and the Heat Ray" does strike just the right balance between Burton's narration and an accompaniment built around a buzzsaw guitar riff. Overall, it's pleasant as a period piece, and still a fine way to introduce younger listeners to Wells' classic tale. (And if you can find it in a vinyl, it comes with a nicely produced narrative booklet with gloriously lurid illustrations by Geoff Taylor.)



disc 1
o 1. Eve Of The War [5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/Justin Hayward
o 2. Horsell Common And The Heat Ray [5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 3. Artillery Man And The Fighting Machine [5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/David Essex
o 4. Forever Autumn [5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/Justin Hayward
o 5. Thunder Child [5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/Chris Thompson
o 6. Eve Of The War [stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/Justin Hayward
o 7. Horsell Common And The Heat Ray [stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 8. Artillery Man And The Fighting Machine [stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/David Essex
o 9. Forever Autumn [stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/Justin Hayward
o 10. Thunder Child [stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/Chris Thompson
disc 2
o 1. Red Weed (1) [part 1/5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 2. Spirit Of Man [5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/Phil Lynott/Julie Covington
o 3. Red Weed (2) [part 2/5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 4. Artilleryman Returns - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 5. Brave New World [5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & David Essex
o 6. Dead London [5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 7. Epilogue [part 1/5.1 surround sound mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 8. Epilogue (2) [part 2/5.1 surround sound mix]
o 9. Red Weed (1) [part 1/stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 10. Spirit Of Man [stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton/Phil Lynott/Julie Covington
o 11. Red Weed (2) [part 2/stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 12. Artilleryman Returns - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 13. Brave New World [stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & David Essex
o 14. Dead London [stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 15. Epilogue [part 1/stereo mix] - Jeff Wayne & Richard Burton
o 16. Epilogue (2) [part 2/stereo mix]
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#1
im still hoping to one day get the 7 disc special edition that was sold on the tours.
#2
VaderLover
im still hoping to one day get the 7 disc special edition that was sold on the tours.


This one?
#3
yep that'd be the one but cant afford 40 quid for it, hopefully i'll catch a good deal on ebay but they're few and far between! cheers for looking by the way.

Edited By: VaderLover on Sep 06, 2010 19:00: more info
#4
Hot ordered
#5
i have a SACD Player and have this disc already cant notice any difference what am i doing wrong?
#6
Brand new
i have a SACD Player and have this disc already cant notice any difference what am i doing wrong?
Probably only using 24 carat gold leads,for out of this world performance you should use Martian-Durillion enhanced oxygen free vacuum sealed leads made from metals extracted from meteorites............NOT available in Poundland.
#7
Brand new
i have a SACD Player and have this disc already cant notice any difference what am i doing wrong?


For best results, listen in 5.1 surround sound!
#8
Been this price for probably 6 months plus, but none the less an amazing album and fanastic in high res surround.

A must for anyone that owns an SACD player and certainly one of the best SACD bargains around.
#9
Ordered - Thanks for finding it - I love SACD and I love WOTW... :-)
#10
antenna
Brand new
i have a SACD Player and have this disc already cant notice any difference what am i doing wrong?

Probably only using 24 carat gold leads,for out of this world performance you should use Martian-Durillion enhanced oxygen free vacuum sealed leads made from metals extracted from meteorites............NOT available in Poundland.


:)
#11
i still have this on LP
picked it up in 1977
have the CD version too
well worth a listen
#12
Come on Thunder Child!
#13
windhoek
Brand new
i have a SACD Player and have this disc already cant notice any difference what am i doing wrong?


For best results, listen in 5.1 surround sound!


+1. It's a great surround mix.
#14
"No Nathaniel! Oh No Nathaniel!"

Heh! Feel better for that! Oh, hot deal! ;)
#15
Brand new
i have a SACD Player and have this disc already cant notice any difference what am i doing wrong?

With my Pioneer DVD/SACD player you have to use the 5.1 individual outputs on the back of the player connected to the AV amplifier. The digital outputs won't have the decoded SACD audio.
Yours may be the same.
#16
will this play on my zafira bog standard car stereo?
#17
stoko
Brand new

The digital outputs won't have the decoded SACD audio.
Yours may be the same.


Does you Pioneer have HDMI out? If yes, then it's likely that it can send 5.1 SACD signals to the av receiver via HDMI. I use a Pioneer DV600 DVD player and send 5.1 SACD signals via HDMI to my av receiver and get 5.1 no problem.
#18
GunnerGraham
will this play on my zafira bog standard car stereo?


Yes. It's a hybrid CD: it's got an SACD layer and a normal CD layer for non-SACD players.
#19
windhoek
GunnerGraham
will this play on my zafira bog standard car stereo?
Yes. It's a hybrid CD: it's got an SACD layer and a normal CD layer for non-SACD players.
Thanks mate.

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