Concieved in 1972, written and recorded over a three-year period with some of the finest rock musicians of all time, Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds stands at the pinnacle of the symphonic rock genre. This work builds on the tradition of the Moodies Days of Future Past, Procol Harum, Rick Wakeman’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and Myths and Legends of King Aurthur to tell a story that is timeless in a recording that has also proved to be timeless. The performances by Sir Richard Burton, Justin Hayward, et. al. are superb and the recording sounds as if it were recorded in 1998, not 1974/1975. I have listened to this over a thousand times and have never tired of it. This is the one “must have” in any serious rock music-lover’s collection.