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The War of the Worlds (the Original 1938 Broadcast - Remastered)
 
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The War of the Worlds (the Original 1938 Broadcast - Remastered)

17 Sep 2012 | Format: MP3

£0.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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  • Original Release Date: 17 Sep 2012
  • Label: Orson Welles
  • Copyright: 2012 Orson Welles
  • Total Length: 59:19
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  • ASIN: B009KS84EM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James on 16 July 2014
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I used to have a copy of this recording on an audio tape I bought way, way back before the advent of CD. This download is a much crisper and clearer version, although it is still evident it was recorded at the time on acetate. Considering the age of the orriginal broadcast, this is an excellent reproduction of one of radio's greatest pieces of nostalgia. The fact that this adaptation caused widespread panic on the eastern seaboard of the U.S.A. when it was first broadcast is a tremendous compliment to the great Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air company. Thank You Amazon for making it availible for download at such a bargain price. For anyone who loves classic old radio recordings I say buy it and enjoy one of the best dramatisations you'll ever listen to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Davison on 6 May 2013
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First you have to remember that this is from 1938, radio was king. The way Orson Welles directs this production is very clever, he lulls the audience into a false sense of security, convinced you are listening to a concert orchestra, being interruptered by news updates, and then building to full on invasion, certainly scared the crap out of the Americans at the time.
I would have given this 5 stars, but I don't think this recording has been remastered at all really, I used to have this on a cassette many years ago I got free with Empire Mag, and that recording was far better!
Still for 90p whose complaining.
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Its great listening and performed as a news broadcast. You can see how the American public were terrified back then
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By Anthony on 9 April 2014
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A awsome classic, what not to like, get it if you like the war of the world story XD

Have a nice day and thanks for reading.
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By Claire13 on 27 May 2013
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One of those recordings that are so fundamental to history as much as anything else and so little money for so much pleasure.
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By sean on 27 Sep 2014
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The Jeff Wayne remake in the 70s kills this production.Okay for it's day and as an example of Audio pioneering.
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