Thursday, June 27, 2013

The war of the worlds

For the 100th post under this heading, I have selected a landmark record from the seventies, in many ways. Jeff Wayne's 1978 musical version of HG Wells' classic SF novel has stood the test of time, not least because of his choice of artists for his project, from Richard Burton to Justin Hayward. The cover is brilliant as well (actually the complete book that came with the album is a fantastic piece of work, full of excellent illustrations). Mike Trim, who had started his career working for shows such as Stingray and Thunderbirds, provided the cover illustration, a stunning depiction of a Martian tripod defeating the battle ship Thunderchild. For an excellent article on this album's background, see here.