Liam Neeson, Joss Stone and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson are already on board and now Gary Barlow has signed up for the revamp of the War of The Worlds album.
The original double album was released in 1978 by producer Jeff Wayne and featured prog rock and orchestral arrangements with the voices of Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott, David Essex, Julie Covington and Richard Burton providing narration.
Based on HG Wells’ famous 1898 novel about a Martian invasion of earth, the album spent 330 weeks in the chart and came with a lavish book of illustrations. Lynne has turned the original album into a stage show with Neeson appearing in holographic form.
According to the UK’s Express newspaper, 41-year-old Barlow has recorded vocals for War of The Worlds singles Forever Autumn and The Eve of The War which were originally performed by Moody Blues singer Justin Hayward.
“I’ve been a huge fan of The War Of The Worlds since I was a kid so to be asked to work with the legend that is Jeff Wayne was a real privilege.” Barlow says.