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 Post subject: NEWS - Insight Into Contents Of 'Collectors Edition'
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 11:49 pm 
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Here are some 'fresh' details of the contents of the forth coming June 13th re-launch of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds

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When Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds emerged in June 1978, few men would have believed, not least H.G. Wells, the creator of the novel from which it is adapted, that it would gain major critical acclaim, go on to sell over 12.5 million records across the world and become a cult classic among both popular music and science fiction fans. The album also spawned two international hit singles-"The Eve of The War" and "Forever Autumn."

With its chilling artwork and story-line, a gripping musical score fusing progressive rock, hard rock, classical and literary influences coupled with spellbinding performances from Richard Burton (Narrator), Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), David Essex, Julie Covington, Chris Thompson and Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues), Jeff Wayne's musical version has become synonymous with Wells's visionary work.

2005 will once again see War Of The Worlds fever hit a peak with the release of two new, updated products from Sony BMG. The first, a 7-disc deluxe Collector's Edition package, will be the definitive version of War Of The Worlds with 4 CDs of remixes, outtakes and studio rarities, a comprehensive 65-minute "Making Of" DVD documentary (N.B - this is now extended to 92 minutes - H_C) and a brand new multi-channel surround sound audio mix of the legendary double album.

The 5.1 surround sound remastered mix will be presented with a new stereo mix on two Hybrid Super Audio CDs for superior audio reproduction. The original double album will be re-issued as a 2-disc hybrid SACD with the new stereo and 5.1 surround sound remastered audio from the Collector's Edition and expanded album artwork.

In addition, June 29th will see the release of the new $200 million film of The War Of The Worlds directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. As expected, there is already significant public interest in this film, which is set to be one of this summer's major blockbusters.

7 DISC 'COLLECTOR'S EDITION'


7-Disc Collector's Edition Box Set - The definitive version of The War Of The Worlds

2-Disc Hybrid SACD - The original double album remixed in stereo and multi-channel 5.1 surround sound from the original 48-track master tapes by Jeff Wayne.

4 CDs of remixes, rarities, never-before-heard material, outtakes, foreign language versions and more including 37 minutes of never- before-heard Richard Burton narrative!

65-minute DVD documentary "The Making Of The War Of The Worlds" and "deconstructing" the album feature. (N.B - I have received news that the DVD is now extened to 92 minutes - H_C)

Packaged in deluxe 12x12 hardback presentation book with 76-page full-color bound book featuring the history of this phenomenal musical version, H.G. Wells's history and bio, details on rarities and The War Of The Worlds merchandise and much more...

DISC 1 & 2 AS ON 2-CD VERSION IN HYBRID SACD 5.1 SURROUND SOUND AND STEREO MIXES

DISC 3: THE REMIXES-1979-2005

DISC 4: THE COMING OF THE MARTIANS: REVISITED (Original Studio Outtakes I of III)

DISC 5: THE EARTH UNDER THE MARTIANS… REVISITED (Original Studio Outtakes: II of III)

DISC 6: THE EARTH UNDER THE MARTIANS… REVISITED (continued) (Original Studio Outtakes: III of III)

DISC 7: THE MAKING OF JEFF WAYNE'S MUSICAL VERSION OF WAR OF THE WORLDS-DVD




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Tracks:
1. The Eve Of The War
2. Horsell Common And The Heat Ray
3. The Artilleryman And The Fighting Machine
4. Forever Autumn
5. Thunder Child
6. The Red Weed (Part 1)
7. The Spirit Of Man
8. The Red Weed (Part 2)
9. Brave New World
10. Dead London
11. Epilogue (Part 1)
12. Epilogue (Part 2) [NASA]
13. UlladubUlla [Papa Ootzie Remix]
14. The Eve Of The War [Hybrid's Fire In The Sky Mix]
15. Forever Autumn [N-Trance Remix]
16. Horsell Common And The Heat Ray [Max Mondo Remix]
17. The Spirit Of Man [Spirit Of Dub
18. The Eve Of The War [Hani Remix]
19. The Artilleryman And The Fighting Machine [Max Mondo Remix]
20. Brave New World [Todd Terry Remix]
21. Forever Autumn [Dark Autumn Dub Tom Frederikse/ Gaëtan Schurrer Remix]
22. The Red Weed [Mister Joyboy Remix]
23. The Spirit Of Destiny (The Parson Versus Palene) [Cassidy/Langan/Wayne Remix]
24. The Eve Of The War [1980 Disco Steve Thompson Remix]
25. The Spirit Of Man [Max Mondo Remix]
26. The Eve Of The War [Ben Liebrand Remix]
27. Brave New World [Dario G Remix]
28. Dead London [Mister Joyboy Remix]
29. The Eve Of The War Versus Animal And Man [Forrest/Schurrer/Wayne Remix]

Details of the 2 disc set

2 DISC SET

Original double album re-packaged into deluxe 6- panel digi-pak. 2-disc hybrid SACD featuring newly mixed stereo and multi-channel audio from the Collector's Edition. Expanded 48-page full-color booklet with new artwork, sleeve notes and content online.



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Tracks:
1. The Eve Of The War
2. Horsell Common And The Heat Ray
3. The Artilleryman And The Fighting Machine
4. Forever Autumn
5. Thunder Child
6. The Red Weed (Part 1)
7. The Spirit Of Man
8. The Red Weed (Part 2)
9. Brave New World
10. Dead London
11. Epilogue (Part 1)
12. Epilogue (Part 2) [NASA]


H_C

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