In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 after much anticipation Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War ...
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Stage musical adaptation of H.G. Wells' alien invasion novel, recorded live at London's O2 arena in 2012. The reimagined story, which was first released in 1978 as a concept album by Jeff ... See full summary »
In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 after much anticipation Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds was brought to the stage for the first time, playing to sold-out arenas across the UK. The War of The Worlds Live is a spectacular mix of live music, theatre, multi-media and visual arts on a grand scale. Written by
I already had the Double CD album and really loved that. So a family member bought me this DVD as a gift. The music, as i expected was absolutely superb, but then it always was. Gives me shivers every time i hear it. That said, I felt it could have maybe been reworked more than it was for this. It was essentially a note for note replay of the original. Whilst that alone is great, i kind of hoped for more.
I cant say I was overly impressed with the visual stuff. The "resurrected" Richard Burton just made me laugh. I felt a lot more could have made been of staging of the storyline instead of relying so much on the CGI. If you're going to have live singers, why not have one or two live actors too!! Fleeing from the fighting machine maybe? And don't even get me started on the fighting machine... as it came down on to the stage so slowly and pathetically I thought the crane might have broken then just stood there with a few flashing lights and firecrackers.
I sound very negative but I'm not saying it was bad. Just don't expect anything new like i perhaps did.
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