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This review is from: Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds - The New Generation (MP3 Download)
Unfortunately this is not a touch on the original.
The story is flat and weak with Liam Neeson and other character voices. Richard Burton and Essex told the story with passion and when required fear in their voices.
Musically in places the guitar solos I feel are a little unnecessary.
One positive I will say is that Gary Barlow has done "Forever Autumn" justice.
I'm sorry to say that I will be shelving this version and returning to my much loved original.
This New Generation is unlikely to last the test of time, so if you don't own "War of the Worlds", buy the Original 1978 version.
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Initial post: 2 Dec 2012 10:55:31 GMT
Mr. G. Vranjkovic says:
Barlow's Forever Autumn owes a great debt to the original version (I love the song By the way and the original album is one of the greatest albums of all time)... nothing new was really brought to the table... haven't heard any other selections from this, but i have a feeling that this could be a pointless exercise...
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 12:29:02 GMT
B. J. Davies says:
I would like to thanks the original reviewer as he has saved me money by my decision not to buy this. The original was pretty much perfect so I never expected muck from this release but I thought it'd be better than it seems it is. Richard Burton should have been kept on this version in ant case as he will always be unbeatable.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 13:23:38 GMT
David Fish says:
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