Jeff Wayne’s musical adaptation of HG Wells’ classic novel “The War of the Worlds” is one of the best known and best selling musical works of all time.
To date it has sold approximately 15 million records around the world and has been adapted into several foreign languages. Charting in no less than 22 countries and reaching No.1 in 11 of them, earning numerous gold and platinum status’ along the way.
The album has topped the charts in both English speaking and non-English speaking territories, winning two ‘Ivor Novello’ awards, not to mention the USA Best Recording in Science Fiction and Fantasy award (Judges including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Alfred Hitchcock).
Significantly, It remains one of the most consistently best selling albums in the entire Sony/BMG catalogue.
Fluid were asked to create the album art that honoured this monumental release.
“In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” – H.G.Wells
The man, the myth, the legend: H.G.Wells
Jeff Wayne’s journey is one overshadowed by legend: A father and son partnership, that flourished into one of the world’s great musicals.
Fluid had to work tirelessly in creating these scenes and ensuring they were realistically accurate as well as steeped in movement, drama and destruction. Measurements and meticulous details were captured of real world locations that had to be lovingly crafted in to the cataclysmic scenes that made up the final image.
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The cast of “The War of the Worlds” is star-studded. Featuring the likes of Liam Neeson, Gary Barlow, Ricky Wilson, Alex Clare, Joss Stone & Maverick Sabre. This project secured the weight of the industries best talent and as ever, we were made up to be invited on to that roster.