Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds

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Steve Lamacq presents The War Of The Worlds performed live at London's 02 Arena, with Jeff Wayne conducting The Black Smoke Band, The ULLAdubUlla Strings; and featuring Jennifer Ellison, The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward, Manfred Mann's Chris Thompson; and the voice of Richard Burton. Inspired by HG Wells' famous novel, the prog rock and classical album was released in June 1978, and has since spent over 330 weeks in the UK Album Chart and won two Ivor Novello Awards. This multi-media stage version was produced to mark the 30th anniversary of the album's release and was recorded by Radio 2 on 21 June 2009. This is an extended version of the programme first broadcast on Radio 2.