Choicest VGM - VGM #392 - Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds - The Eve of the War

Screenshot from Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds game


Music composed by Jeff Wayne
Arranged and Programmed by Max Mondo
Engineered by Pete Smith
Sound Engineer Paul Chivers
Additional Programming by Gaëtan Schurrer
Mixed by James Cassidy
Music and Audio Production by Jeff Wayne Music Group Ltd.

"The Eve of the War" is based off arguably the most famous track off Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds musical, the one that you first hear as Richard Burton sets the scene. The remix, in my humble opinion, is probably one the weakest out of the ones on the Human side, but hey, it's still memorable. Just prior to hearing the distinct violin sample in the musical version of the soundtrack you'll hear the below narration:

"No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinised as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets. And yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us..."


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