10/19/2008 Sound Affects: A Radio Playground

 

*War of the Worlds Special, Part 3* - Feature excerpts from a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Wayne's_Musical_Version_of_The_War_of_the_Worlds target=_newJeff Wayne's musical version/a of 1978, with Sir Richard Burton. We include parts of the story left out of the earlier radio and film versions, like the narrator's wife as love interest, and the story of Thunder Child, a steam warship that sacrifices itself to help others escape the Martian war machines. We also have some from a very realistic version produced at a href=http://www.reelradio.com/gifts/wkbwwotw71.html target=_newWKBW/a radio in Buffalo, NY in 1968, which caused the Canadian National Guard to mobilize at the border.
Our parodies include a take-off on the Ramon Raquello orchestra by the a href=http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/ target=_newGreat Northern Audio Theatre/a, and the Simpson's Halloween special version. We also offer a brief introduction to next week's 50th Anniversary Production by a href=http://www.otherworldmedia.org/ target=_newOtherworld Media/a.
Find out more on audio versions at this a href=http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/sf_radio/wow.html target=_newWar of the Worlds audio site/a.

Playlist Tracks: 
Jeff Wayne - Eve of the War
Album: War of the Worlds; Label: Columbia
Jeff Wayne - Forever Autumn
Album: War of the Worlds; Label: Columbia
Jeff Wayne - Thunder Child
Album: War of the Worlds; Label: Columbia
Great Northern Audio Theatre - Dialogue With Martian Trombon
Album: Dialogue With Martian Tromboneq; Label: Greatnorthernaudio.com
The Simpsons - War of the Worlds parody
Album: Simpson's Halloween special; Label: Fox TV
Ossman Walcutt - WoW introduction
Album: Keynote speech, Audio Theater Producers Conference 2004; Label: Otherworldmedia.org
Air Date: 
October 19, 2008

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