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APR
02
2015

No one would have believed...

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Having completed 'The Final Arena Tour', just before last Christmas in Amsterdam, we're still buzzing from the knowledge it turned out to be by far our most successful to date. This was only possible by your continued support and Jeff and our team are very appreciative - a humongous THANK YOU to everyone.

Most importantly, for all those who came to one of the shows (or perhaps more than one?!) we hope you enjoyed what was for us, the most creatively and technically challenging production produced over the 8 1/2 years of touring the world's arenas.

And what great fun, and an emotional experience it was for all of those onstage, and those making it happen from city to city. The smaller venues provided an intimacy, while the bigger ones gave immense scale. And for the first time of our touring lives, at certain venues TWOTW played two shows in one day - the matinee and evening performances at the O2 alone reaching some 40,000 people.

One thing that kept coming up in the months leading up to the tour and throughout, was why, after all these years of sell-out tours, was this the last one (for the UK anyway)? Jeff was only able to offer to 'watch this space', but a major announcement about a 'new direction' for TWOTW would come in the New Year.

The project relating to this new direction is still a little time away, but another that we're most excited to now tell you about and due for publication by Concert Live this coming Halloween, is presented below

We hope it will be of interest to you.
With the best of good wishes

The War of The Worlds Team



No one would have believed that the original novel by HG Wells would prove to be a global musical hit for composer and producer Jeff Wayne.

But The War of The Worlds is just one of a long line of world-wide hits that Jeff has penned in a career spanning 5 decades. This beautifully hand-crafted collector's book chronicles the life and roller-coaster times of one of the world's most prolific and diverse talents.

What do Martians have in common with these well-known artists and projects?



The Who, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Catherine Zeta Jones, Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins, Russell Watson, Rhydian, Incantation, Jason Donovan, The London Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), David Essex, Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Human League, Orbital, Todd Terry, N-Trance, Dario G, Hybrid, Croatian piano virtuoso Maksim, Kerry Ellis, Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs), Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet), Joss Stone, Maverick Sabre, Alex Clare, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Brian McFadden (Westlife), Joseph Whelan, Gary Barlow and Liam Neeson as well as ITVs 'The Big Match', 'The World of Sport' ,'The World Cup, BBC TV's 60 Minutes, TV-am/Good Morning Britain - the UK's first breakfast TV station), and LBC Radio, world famous magicians, jugglers, dancers, ice skaters, magicians, fire-eaters, and animals, 'Ali G' on the 2005 MTV Awards plus Pendulum's performance on The Pyramid stage at Glastonbury-2012 sharing top-of-the-bill status with Beyoncé, as well as gymnasts at the 2012 London Olympic Games and Pixie Lott on 2014's Strictly Come Dancing.

They've all included music composed by Jeff Wayne.

Featuring never seen before images of Jeff's collaborations, including Hollywood icons Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins, and rock legends such as The Who, Phil Lynott and David Essex. David also provides the Foreword in this very personal account. It also includes unseen images from the 2014 arena tour, and each copy is hand-signed by Jeff.

Presented in a bespoke 'Martian Fighting Machine' clamshell case, it includes a Limited Edition gold & green CD/DVD set featuring the hits and highlights of Jeff's career.

Only 1,000 of these of these incredible publications will ever be printed so secure yours now for a deposit of just £50. Pre-order price £229 (balance of £179 due by 30th September 2015, Full RRP £279). Release date: Halloween 2015.





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