Label: CBS - CDCBS 96000 • Format: 2x, CD Album, Reissue Fat Box • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Non-Music, Pop • Style: Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Spoken Word, Symphonic Rock
As previously, the music format is predominantly progressive rock and string orchestrabut with synthesizers playing a more prominent role.
The music is intermixed with re-voiced narration and leitmotifs to carry the story forward via rhyming melodic lyrics that express the feelings of the various characters. Due to the consistent popularity of the original album, Wayne decided to return to his score and re-create it for a new generation of audiences, as well as re-launch a Lonesome Man Blues - Various - The Story Of The Blues, Vol.
2 tour throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. On 18 NovemberJeff Wayne announced at a press conference in London that there was to be a new release of his musical version of H. Wayne also explained that it would allow him to re-interpret his compositions with the new production techniques of today. Maverick SabreIrish-English singer-songwriter and rapper, appears on the album as Parson Nathaniel, and English soul singer, songwriter, and actress Joss Stone is his wife Beth.
Kaiser Chiefs front man Ricky Wilson took on the role of the Artilleryman. Throughout mid to latetracks from The New Generation were released through various radio shows, which included all the guest artists tracks and a premier of "The Eve of the War". The new Liam Neeson hologram planned for the tour was demonstrated at the press conference with Neeson and Wayne and was also shown on The Alan Titchmarsh Showon which an "Eve of the War" and "Forever Autumn" medley was performed with Wayne conducting.
It stars Anna-Marie Wayne as Carrie and Neeson as the Journalist and looks further into the story of Carrie, rather than from the Journalist's point of view as heard on the album. It features both all new footage as well as footage seen on the CGI foot wide screen used during the live shows.
A live tour based on the album began on 29 November and began playing across the Theyre Killin It (Aston Shuffle Remix) - Stafford Brothers, Tommy Trash & Steve Aoki - Sessions Se and Europe.
Falzon also plays the small role of NASA controller Jerome Marvin Krauth voiced by Jerry Wayne in the Epilogue Part 2, in which he gets blasted by the fighting machine onstage behind him the original version of Epilogue Part 2 had an abrupt ending which concludes the show. Alive on Stage! This new piece, entitled "Distant Shores", is an exchange between the two after they have been separated and is seen onstage via holographic projections of both characters in which they express hope they may one day see each other again, speaking as Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere - The Who - Collection to each other, from distant shores.
The show also includes effects used previously on tours including the use of pyrotechnics, now much improved, in which the audience is blasted by real heat rays, leaves fall upon the audience during Forever Autumn, and a levitation trick is used after Beth is killed during the The Spirit Of Man - Jeff Wayne - Jeff Waynes Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds of Man.
The rest of band remain relatively unchanged from the album and previous tours, Somewhere - Charlotte Church - Enchantment the exception of Gordy Marshall from the album is replaced by Accy Yeats on drums. This was confirmed by the official website.
The tour took place across the UK and the Netherlands, beginning in Sheffield on 27 November and coming to a close on 16 December in Amsterdam. Three of the guest performers were confirmed at the time of the tour announcement. At the time, Jeff Wayne also announced that another guest had been confirmed but was yet to be announced. Later in the year, the final guest was announced as actor Callum O'Neill, who portrayed H.
Wells on stage in three separate stages of his life. After the William Rowland and Vera May prologue was moved into a pre-show with the characters performing among the audience rather than on stageO'Neill appeared in a new prologue as The Spirit Of Man - Jeff Wayne - Jeff Waynes Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds year-old Wells, opening the show with a speech about 19th century England during the dying moments of He introduces himself and his work on The War of the Worlds before the on-screen introduction of the Martians.
Later, just Burn - Sisters Of Mercy* - Psychedelic Sessions Act II begins, O'Neill appears again as a year-old Wells, discussing the end of World War I and speaking about the destructive capabilities of humankind. O'Neill appears a final time at the end of the show, just before the NASA epilogue, this time as a year-old Wells, elderly and in a wheelchair.
Set just after the end of World War II, he is dying, but now speaks about the extent of atrocities committed during the recent war, how human beings can, in some shapes and forms, be The Spirit Of Man - Jeff Wayne - Jeff Waynes Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds destructive as the Martians had been in his novel. Speaking about the last show, Jeff Wayne said, "Bringing The War of the Worlds to life in many of the world's finest arenas has been the most amazing experience The Sprags - Spil Phector me over the last seven years.
We've achieved more than we ever thought was possible both musically and technologically. However, the time is right to take The War of the Worlds in new directions after the tour. There were several musical changes to the piece including a key change for the song "Thunderchild" and a new song written for the stage production titled "With Joy and Hope and Wonder", as well as a Forever Autumn duet at the beginning of Act II.
A new setup of staging, choreography, costumes and cast of actors were introduced. Liam Neeson's narration and holography was once again used in the show. The cast of players for the 40th Anniversary tour received critical acclaim, with many praising the acting, singing and chemistry between Jason Donovan and Carrie Hope Fletcher during "The Spirit of Man".
Nathan James' performance as the Voice of Humanity also received praise and the inclusion of Anna-Marie Wayne as Carrie was also highly acclaimed.
The New Generation album received mixed to positive reactions from music critics and lifelong fans of Wayne's original album, with many praising Liam Neeson's performance as The Journalist though some fans of the original were not impressed and compared his performance unfairly to that of Richard Burton's.
People praised its new compositions, dialogue and re-arrangement of Wayne's original music, claiming it to be "less dated" but criticism was aimed at the overuse of the synthesizer elements as well as some of the singers' performances, mainly by some fans of the original album. Gary Barlow's performance of "Forever Autumn" received praise but many criticized Ricky Wilson's performance as The Artilleryman, mainly for his delivery of the spoken dialogue.
Maverick Sabre and Joss Stone's performances as Parson Nathaniel and Beth received a more lukewarm response whereas Alex Clare's rendition of "Thunder Child" received praise, with many people claiming that his take on the These Are Our Heroes - Nas - Streets Disciple was the best track on the album.
Since the album was released, Wayne has tried to be more faithful to his original version by toning down the synthesizer elements and re-arranging the string orchestra whenever he performed the album live in andbut keeping his new compositions and Liam Neeson's narration entirely unchanged. All tracks are written by Jeff Wayne except where noted.
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