Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward features on a brand new version of his Top Five 1978 hit Forever Autumn, from Jeff Wayne‘s multi-award winning The War Of The Worlds. You can watch the brand new lyric video below.
“Wherever I go in the world and play Forever Autumn people seem to know it, and love it. It’s timeless,” says Hayward.
It’s taken from a brand new three-track Forever Autumn: Now, Then And Always EP which has been released. The EP features the 1978 original of the song, a version featuring Hayward’s original vocal, with the instrumentation and production adapted from the 2012 New Generation version of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds, and a duet featuring Hayward and Anna-Marie Wayne, who appears again as Carrie, the Journalist’s Fiancé, in the upcoming Life Begins Again tour.
“Forever Autumn has always been such a special song for me, as I know it is for many, and I am truly honoured to be part of my father Jeff Wayne’s new incarnation of it alongside the incomparable Justin Hayward,” says Anna-Marie Wayne.
“Forever Autumn has a special place in my heart,” adds Jeff Wayne. “Beginning in 1978 when it was released as the first single from my musical version of The War of The Worlds and watching it become a major international hit. But, for me, it’s specialness is due to the song itself, especially the lyrics by Gary Osborne and Paul Vigrass which are about someone you have loved and lost, something we can all relate to. Then over the years seeing it step outside the story of The War of The Worlds and connected with so many in various ways.”
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MOODY BLUES The Magnificient Moodies (2015 UK 50th Anniversary issue limited edition 12-track LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl issued exclusively for Record Store Day 2015, featuring the band's 1965 debut album remastered from the original tapes. Housed in a picture sleeve which replicates the original artwork with picture inner. Although not sealed, this copy remains in near as new condition ECLECLP2474) **Limited to 500 Copies Only**