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Jeff Wayne

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1. Jeff Wayne is a composer known mostly for his musical version of H.G. Wells’ The War Of The Worlds. In the production of The War Of The Worlds he put together all of the music himself and contributed some vocals to the final track of the original 1978 release.

He also wrote several advertising jingles in the 1970s which appeared on television in the United Kingdom, notably the Gordon’s Gin commercial, which was systematically covered and re-covered by the Human League. Other well-known themes he wrote include Good Morning Britain (TV-am) and LBC radio.

2. Jeff Wayne is an Irish singer who, early in his entertainment career, worked with Joseph Locke.

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  • kanjiry_

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

    5 Dec 1:38am Reply
  • dr_bun

    spartacus really sucks

    8 Nov 2:41am Reply
  • Aethelgrim

    would love to have seen the live concert with Liam Neeson narrating, however Jason Donovan and that McFadden from Westlife changed my mind

    25 Jan 5:35pm Reply
  • aleksander87

    After "The Wall" of Pink Floyd, the best concept album ever! After 11 years - 2003 yr. I discovered Jeff's War Of The World, still awesome to listening :)

    24 Jan 4:23pm Reply
  • Borreh

    Loving the New Generation - There are some things I dislike, and sometimes the acting can be questionable (Spirit of Man, ugh), but in general it feels like it is a much finer and better album than the original, with much improved plot and arrangements. The only issue is that it's very close to the original - And what was contemporary in the 70's, now feels dated, and the occasional more modern arrangement (or dubstep parts) doesn't change the fact that while the original is a timeless classic, New Generation is only a curiosity.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • pablodiablo67

    The classic of my generation. I was scared witless as a child but still wore out the tape. Upgraded to cd. Would love to have seen concert live.

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Shannonline

    1985 first CD pressing <3

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • hawkon

    The gig at o2 was amazing, worth the trip from Norway.

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Shemsen

    Listening to the original TWOTW Album ist one of my earliest childhood memories. I listened to it over and over and still love it. Soundtrack of my past :-)

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Trotters

    The original 'Musical Version of The War of the Worlds' is a cast-iron classic. The new version not so much. A few words: http://www.realgonerocks.com/2012/11/jeff-wayne-musical-version-of-war-of-the-worlds-the-new-generation/

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • XXXander

    The New Generation will arrive tomorrow! :-D

    22 Nov 2012 Reply
  • dr_bun

    but a total masterwork that will stay with me forever

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • dr_bun

    a tagging nightmare!

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Flynner11

    So much nostalgia every time I revisit the album. Prog rock as I've always loved it.

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • RSA269

    Martians came at midnight on the 12th august.......... We sent a probe to mars that landed on the 12th August....................... ULAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • COBRARocky

    ULAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • photon_man62

    Holy shit, he's playing a concert in Poland!

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BurningRemnant

    This is some fantastic stuff, I love it!

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • IrishN00B

    Since I'm from Sweden my mother used to translate The War of the Worlds for me and my brothers when we were young, it scared the shit out of us. My mother is very sweet, but she can be really scary at times.

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • miotailtmilidh

    Used to terrify me as a child, but in a way that I kept wanting to hear it haha. Absolutely love it!! I mean War of the Worlds not any of Jeff's jingles. I can't listen to it before I go to bed or I end up having nightmares lol!

    13 Jan 2012 Reply
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