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Newsletter 4th November 2005

UPDATE ON APRIL 2006 TOUR

We have been busy in pre-production for the April 2006 Arena Tour which has now sold over 50,000 tickets and is getting close to selling out...! We look forward to seeing you all there..!

We are also offering 250 seats only on a first-come first-served basis to experience the Full Dress Rehearsal for the Tour. Successful applicants will receive a personal Ulla! laminated pass to gain entry to Bournemouth BIC on the evening of Wednesday 12th April 2006.

As well as seeing the Full Dress Rehearsal preview of the first-ever live show, there will be a photo opportunity with the production; a Meet & Greet session with Jeff Wayne; and a complimentary concert programme for each Ulla! Pass holder, personally signed by Jeff Wayne.

Each applicant must have previously purchased a concert ticket for any venue on the forthcoming UK tour to see The War Of The Worlds Live in April 2006. Each Ulla! Pass costs £75 inc VAT.

Successful applicants will be given a confirmation number in order to collect their Ulla! Pass on the day, on the 12th April 2006, from the Bournemouth BIC Box Office upon presentation of their concert

ticket and personal ID.

You can apply by emailing the following information to tickets@thewaroftheworlds.com:

Number of Tickets required
First Name, Last Name (as it appears on your credit/debit card)
Address incl. Post Code (registered address of your credit card)
Contact Telephone Number
Contact Email Address
Credit Card Number, Start Date (where applicable), Issue Number (where applicable) and Expiry Date
Details of purchased Concert Ticket - show date, seat and block number.

* Upon application, you agree that Clear Channel Entertainment will charge £75 per ticket to your card.
* Bookings are strictly subject to availability on a first come first served basis.

GLASGOW SECC - 5/6 NOVEMBER 2005

Jeff will be appearing in person, along with our Product Team, at the Memorabilia Show at Glasgow's SECC Arena on 5 and 6 November 2005.

Please come along and say Hi!

For more info on the London Exhibition, please visit: www.londonexpo.com

For more info on the Glasgow Exhibition, please visit: www.memorabilia.co.uk

JEFF WAYNE'S MUSICAL VERSION OF TWOTW - FIREWORKS DISPLAY
- 5 NOVEMBER 2005

Fantastic Fireworks will deliver a spectacular Fireworks Display of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of TWOTW in the West Midlands on 5th November 2005. The Martians will be invading Himley Park, near Kidderminster & Wolverhampton (West Midlands) when the stately home hosts its annual fireworks spectacular accompanied by music from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds.

The event on November 5th will tell the story of mankind's struggle against the overwhelming might of the Martian Fighting Machines, with narration from the unforgettable voice of Richard Burton.

Gates for the extravaganza open at 4.30pm with the bonfire being lit at 7.45pm. The countdown to the fireworks will begin at 8.30pm.

Also present will be the "official" Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds memorabilia.

Councillor Charles Fraser-Macnamara, Dudley Council cabinet member for leisure, said:

"With a story that has fired people's imagination since the 1890s and music that has bewitched generations since the late 1970s, we could choose no better theme for our Guy Fawkes 400th Anniversary fireworks display".

"Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds is back at Himley by overwhelming demand. It has been choreographed with state-of-the-art pyro-technology and wizardry and will undoubtedly leave the audience elated, buzzing with excitement and wanting more."

Entry costs £6 for adults, £3 for OAPs and children under 16 and under 5's getting in free. A special family ticket for two adults and up to two children costs £15. Car parking is £3.

There will be free bus services laid on to Himley Hall from Dudley, Coseley, Sedgley, Quarry Bank, Brierley Hill, Halesowen and Stourbridge from 5.30pm.
Dudley2005.jpg LIMITED EDITION REMASTERED DOUBLE VINYL

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, has become the biggest selling re-issue album of 2005. With sales of over 360,000 units since re-release in June and an amazing ten consecutive weeks in the top 10 album charts, The War Of The Worlds, has proved to be the smash hit album of the summer and in terms of sales and chart positions and has eclipsed many of the ‘much–hyped’ artist album releases over the last 3 and a half months including The Black Eyed Peas, Charlotte Church & The Magic Numbers. It has now also overtaken Paul Simon’s Graceland and REM’s Automatic for The People in the all time UK album sales Top 40.

The re-issued album has already been stunningly remixed in stereo and newly mixed in 5.1 surround sound, and remastered, and, since June, has been available in two formats, a strikingly re-packaged double CD, and a deluxe 7 disc Collector’s Edition package in a 12” x 12” 80-page hardback presentation book.

To satisfy demand, the remixed, remastered 2005 edition of the album will be made available by Sony BMG in a limited edition double vinyl package this Christmas. Strictly limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, the double vinyl will see only one pressing and will be released on 21st November 2005 to coincide with the re-promotion of the CD version of the album and will benefit from the heavyweight marketing campaign around this.

The limited edition double vinyl set will have all new artwork, restored and re-configured from the original double LP and be packaged in a deluxe double gatefold sleeve with a full colour, 36 page, 12"x12" booklet.

The Tracklisting will be:

SIDE ONE
1. The Eve of The War
2. Horsell Common and The Heat Ray

SIDE TWO
1. The Artilleryman and The Fighting Machine
2. Forever Autumn
3. Thunder Child

SIDE THREE
1. The Red Weed (Part 1)
2. The Spirit of Man
3. The Red Weed (Part 2)
4. The Artilleryman Returns

SIDE FOUR
1. Brave New World
2. Dead London (Part 1)
3. Dead London (Part 2)
4. Epilogue Part 1
5. Epilogue Part 2 (NASA)

NOVEMBER 2005 ALBUM RE-PROMOTION
Sony BMG will be re-promoting the double album and Collector’s Edition from 14th November 2005 with an additional above-the-line advertising campaign (focusing on TV and outdoor), additional promotions including interviews and features in music and national press titles.

MARKETING
Heavyweight above-the-line advertising campaign November – December:

TV
30" TV Commercial campaign across ITV1, C4, FIVE and Satellite networks from week of release.

OUTDOOR
2 week national rail 4 sheet poster campaign at 400 stations across the UK – November 21st – December 5th

PRESS
Full page press advertising in national press, music, film, hi-fi and sci-fi publications through November.

See you soon!

The War of The Worlds Team
www.thewaroftheworlds.com

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