Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds
by Jeff Wayne
Released: Jul 2005
Spielberg's version of the H.G. Wells classic is impressive but he didn't have the chutzpah to back his alien invasion tale with ornate orchestral disco prog rock. This wildly successful 1970s timepiece even has Sir Richard Burton's wrapping his robust, plummy tones around the original text with guest spots by everyone from the Moody Blues to David Essex.