Tonight’s Ground Breakers was a Hallowe’en special and instead of featuring a guest as we usually do we instead decided to feature an extra special Ground Breaking album with a darker feel to it. So I (Biscuit), decided that the album that was most fitted to this special show would be Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War Of The Worlds. (1978).
This was a concept album based around a combination of progressive rock and orchestral string music which retells the classic 1898 H.G.Wells, War Of The Worlds story in a wholly new way. Not only this but it also had a string of big names in the music and movie world of the time.
The album coupled the story with songs that in their own right are also very individually important and influential. The single “Forever Autumn” for example holds a special significance to myself.
Whilst the album is in no way new, it deserves it’s place among our other Ground Breaking albums as it was something very new that hadn’t been attempted before and it’s influence can be seen by the fact that it is still a best selling musical at Londons West End over 30 years later!
Track Listing Below: