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Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds is the debut album by Jeff Wayne, retelling the story of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, released in the UK 9 June 1978.


A concept album, its main format is progressive rock and string orchestra, using narration and leitmotifs to carry the story and rhyming melodic lyrics that express the feelings of the various characters. The two-disc album remains a bestseller, having sold millions of records around the world and by 2009 it was the 40th best selling album of all time in the UK.


Gatefold cover, includes a twelve page booklet.

Jeff Wayne - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds

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  • The Coming Of The Martians

    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


    The Earth Under The Martians

    1. Red Weed (Part 1)

    2. The Spirit Of Man

    3. Red Weed (Part 2)

    4. Brave New World

    5. Dead London

    6. Epilogue (Part 1)

    7. Epilogue (Part 2) (NASA)

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