Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

"It was the beginning of the route of civilization... of the massacre of mankind." September, 1978.  The little science fiction juggernaut that could -- Star Wars -- raged across the globe for over a year with no signs of slowing down.  Knock-offs popped up out of nowhere, seemingly overnight, to ride the coattails of success.  … Continue reading Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

VocaMe – Kassia: Byzantine Hymns of the First Female Composer of the Occident

Time to review another album in my collection for my Just Listen project, and it turns out that I can double-book this one under Early Music Explorations as well.  I hadn't really intended to review another early music album quite so fast, but I pick these out at random to prevent being overwhelmed by possibility.  … Continue reading VocaMe – Kassia: Byzantine Hymns of the First Female Composer of the Occident

Walt Disney Records – Beauty and the Beast: The Legacy Collection

It's the "tale as old as time," considered to be one of the greatest and most popular movies in the entire Disney vault. Caught off guard by the unprecedented success of The Little Mermaid, Disney execs looked to double down on that good fortune and strike while the iron was hot.  After a decade-long slump, … Continue reading Walt Disney Records – Beauty and the Beast: The Legacy Collection