REVIEW - The War of the Worlds: The New GenerationMy eager psyche has betrayed me again.
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds is an album that's been a part of my life for longer than I care to remember. It's the sort of rock 'n' roll that I have affection for. Then The New Generation came along and oh... dear... God. What a train wreck. I mean it's not BAD, but still, it just doesn't do the classic any justice. Now, I bought this album and listened to it the day it came out, and being that I was such a big fan of the original musical, I just accepted it for what it was... just held the truth inside. And, given a clear case of mixed criticism across the WOTW community, I came to the conclusion that I'd have to pick which side I was on: The Old Generation or the New. And before long, I felt myself gravitating towards the former... because I became aware that the New tried hard to be modern.... TOO hard.
To understand how it was such a big let-down, perhaps a little backstory is in order. My passion