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Sticks
2005-Nov-05, 06:03 PM
I managed to get a copy of this yesterday and was playing it.

They have re-released this version and remastered it, (whatever that means)

Two things come to mind

1) When I tried to play it in the normal DVD reader on my PC, it did not recognise a disc present. (I got so paranoid my PC was at fault that I tried another CD which did work). The CD played OK in the CD writer drive. The dis is meant to be playable on all CD players and SA-CD players, so what is up with my system?

2) The BA bit, in the bit voiced by Richard Burton the green flashes seem to take time. In the Epilogue (Part 2) we have some kind of Mars lander mission that goes wrong as the Martians start the second attack. IIRC radio signals take 14 minutes to come back from Mars, yet on seeing these flashes all the observing stations are knocked out.

EricDerKonig
2005-Nov-06, 03:27 AM
Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds? I love it!
Unfortunately, I can't help you since I have it on record and tape cassette...

Lianachan
2005-Nov-08, 08:29 AM
Excellent CD for in car use - really good to drive about to.

I can't help you either, as I have the 1990's release (and the shortened Highlights CD too). The computer game has some good remixes that are unavailable anywhere else, by the way.

In case you're not aware of it, there's an animated film version of Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds in production. (Pedants - yes, I know who wrote the book. I have the book. I love the book. This film is based on the album).

Oh, and this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remastered) is what remastering is!

Rocketstu
2005-Nov-08, 11:49 AM
Computer game?

Lianachan
2005-Nov-08, 01:51 PM
Indeed yes - computer game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Wayne%27s_The_War_of_the_Worlds)

Parrothead
2005-Nov-08, 04:06 PM
I love the musical! I can't help you with your tech problems either, as I have the 1985 cd release.