藝人:Jeff Wayne
專輯:The War of the Worlds
年份:1978
曲目:Disc A
   * The Eve of the War (9:06)
   * Horsell Common and the Heat Ray (11:36)
   * The Artilleryman and the Fighting Machine (10:36)
   * Forever Autumn (7:43)
   * Thunder Child (6:10)
   http://vlog.xuite.net/play/OTR0alpLLTQ3NDEzNzUuZmx2
   Disc B
   * The Red Weed (Part1) (5:55)
   * Parson Nathaniel (1:45)
   * The Spirit of Man (9:52)
   * The Red Weed (Part2) (6:51)
   * Brave New World (12:13)
   * Dead London (8:37)
   * Epilogue (Part1) (2:42)
   * Epilogue (Part2) (2:02)
   http://vlog.xuite.net/play/MlhyUXdtLTQ3NDEzNzYuZmx2
成員:Richard Burton – spoken words (The Journalist: the narrator-protagonist)
   David Essex – spoken words and vocals (The Artilleryman)
   Phil Lynott – spoken words and vocals (Parson Nathaniel)
   Julie Covington – spoken words and vocals (Beth)
   Justin Hayward – vocals (The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist: "Forever Autumn")
   Chris Thompson – vocals (The Voice of Humanity: "Thunder Child")
   Jerry Wayne – spoken words ("Epilogue, Part 2")
   Ken "Prof" Freeman – keyboards
   Chris Spedding – guitars
   Jo Partridge – guitars (mainly The Heat Ray), mandolin
   George Fenton – santur, zither, tar
   Herbie Flowers – bass guitar
   Barry Morgan – drums
   Barry da Souza, Roy Jones, Ray Cooper – percussion
   Paul Vigrass, Gary Osborne, Billy Lawrie – backing vocals

Jeff Wayne 是美國紐約人,但他的作品大多在英國發表,他創作、製作了很多英國音樂劇、電視節目、廣告的配樂。Jeff Wayne 最有名的作品便是這張 The War of the Worlds,取材自英國科幻小說家 H. G. Wells 的同名小說,用音樂敘述這本小說的故事。

這專輯音樂風格根基於前衛搖滾,融入大量管弦樂及優美的旋律,非常流暢;從頭到尾屢屢出現的中快版節奏更令此專輯簡直像是迪斯可,稱之為前衛搖滾好像太艱澀了,此專輯實在很好吞,當作流行樂即可。

請注意,此專輯耗時甚久:當年這是雙LP專輯,共四面;後來CD時代是雙CD,共兩面。這次播放的就是兩面各一個大檔案,各都長達四十幾分鐘,大概會聽到麻痺吧,哈哈。列出的詳細曲目僅供參考,播放都是連成一大串,不然就比對一下列出的各曲曲長,大概可知唱到哪裡。

The War of the Worlds 眾星雲及,如名演員 Richard Burton、Justin Hayward (of The Moody Blues)、Chris Thompson (of Manfred Mann)、Phil Lynott (of Thin Lizzy)、Julie Covington (of Evita)、David Essex (Evita) 等。一開始富磁性的口白是 Richard Burton,等很久後終於有人開口唱歌,那是 The Moody Blues 的主唱 Justin Hayward;他在稍後面一點還演唱了 Forever Autumn,在當年還成為英國熱門單曲榜前十名的走紅歌曲。