Orson Welles' War of the Worlds

Orson Welles' War of the Worlds

Post by Nigel.Al.. » Sun, 25 Oct 1992 16:15:59

I expect that a lot of radio stations will be playing the classic Orson
Welles production of War of the Worlds around Halloween. CHUM-FM in
Toronto, which regularly plays classic radio drama late Sunday evening,
has a long tradition of playing the Orson Welles production before
Hallowe'en.

There are some other Halloween-related things a creative radio station
might do. Bobby Boris Pickett's "Monster Mash" is an old favorite novelty
song, of course, but I like the 2-hour musical version of War of the
Worlds that Jeff Wayne did several years ago. And another interesting
Halloween song (albeit a deadly serious one) is Marianne Faithfull's
"Witches Song" from her "Broken English" album.

Perhaps the Halloween programming of some stations in your area will be
sufficiently creative to get you to change your listening habits for the
next few days.


 
 
 

Orson Welles' War of the Worlds

Post by James Hartman, Sys » Mon, 26 Oct 1992 21:40:16



> I expect that a lot of radio stations will be playing the classic Orson
> Welles production of War of the Worlds around Halloween. CHUM-FM in
> Toronto, which regularly plays classic radio drama late Sunday evening,
> has a long tradition of playing the Orson Welles production before
> Hallowe'en.

I highly recommend Jeff Wayne's musical version of War of the Worlds.  Not
only is Sir Richard Burton on it, but you also get David Essex, Phil
Lynott, and Justin Hayward, and some good tunes to boot.  Clocks in at
around 45 minutes for the first CD, 51 or so for the second.  Its kind of a
tradition for me to play it as close to the 31st as I can, even if I'm
not blessed with a radio show.  (Luckily, this year, I am...)
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