One of the many vinyl records that I listened to regularly as a child was Jeff Wayne’s “War of the Worlds”. My dad had lots of records from Wayne, all with fantastic artwork and fantastical audio, but War was easily my favourite and has followed me in various incarnations into adulthood.
I recently discovered that a DJ by the name of Ollie Teeba re-worked the score. Using records from his own collection of movie soundtracks and other suitable material, He created this mix specifically for Solid Steel but also as a tribute on the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ radio play.
Held together by the weight of Richard Burton’s narrative, this re-score really delivers and is refreshingly new, despite the retro twangs, psychedelic rock and 70’s funk. If you have the hour to spare, this really is worth a listen!
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