Monday, February 15, 2010

Jeff Wayne - The Eve of the War

Jeff Wayne is a musician mostly known for his 1978 musical version of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. With this album Wayne has won two Ivor Novello Awards along with The Best Recording in Science Fiction and Fantasy, (the judges included Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Alfred Hitchcock). Eve of the War is the first track on the album. The album is composed as a story, but one should listen to it all to find The Epilogue.

No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space.

No one could have dreamed we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.

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