Speaking of War of the Worlds, I’ve also been listening to this beauty while reading the HG Wells novel this week – ‘Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds’.
My Dad introduced me to the record when I was a kid, and I remember being fascinated by the gory album art and sci-fi strings. Give it a listen, it’s dead fun.
I also think it’s really cool that a Victorian sci-fi novel can become a prog-rock-opera eighty years later. Anything can be adapted into anything if you want it badly enough. And so I eagerly await the release of Paradise Lost: The Video Game. … Or perhaps not. Dante was weird enough.