Please note that if your thinking Jeff Wayne WOTW type of album you WILL be mistaken and may be disappointed OR just maybe pleasantly surprised because make no mistake it is a cracking album.
A reworking of HOLST,S Planets suite which is a classical masterpiece.
My father informs me(and here,s the tenuous link) that the opening piece MARS THE BRINGER OF WAR was utilised as the theme tune to a 1950,s radio version of,TA DA!!!....you,ve guessed it...WOTW.
That aside this is a beautiful album in it own right with excellent performances from Rick Wakeman,and SKY,s guitarist Kevin Peek(sadly since passed away).
There is an original JW composition and also some great narration by Patrick Allen.
Rare on cd,but if you do like i did and tranfered a mint vinyl copy on to CDR you wont be disappointed and will i feel appreciate this neglected classic from Wayne and Co with repeat playing.