Sunday, 7 June 2009

The eve of the war - Jeff Wayne

Jeff Wayne was born on July 1, 1943. He turned to music after finishing his academic studies. In 1966, his father Jerry Wayne offered him the opportunity to score the West End musical 'Two cities'. Then Jeff produced David Essex's album 'Rock on'.

After working on his project for a long time, 1978 saw the release of the double album 'Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds'. 'The eve of the war' was released as its first single, achieving a lot of success in various countries. In the Netherlands, the single peaked at number 3. The version of the single is very different from the one on the album.

My collection: 7" single no. 413
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1986
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'The eve of the war' / 'The red weed'

1 comment:

  1. It's not very different I think. Okay it's shortened, but hey it is a single.

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