Showing posts with label Justin Hayward. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Justin Hayward. Show all posts

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Forever autumn - Justin Hayward

In 1989 the Jeff Wayne epic 'War of the worlds' was re-released, including for the first time on the cd format. To promote this, two singles were re-released as well: 'The eve of the war' (a re-release I'm still looking for) and 'Forever autumn'.

It's almost needless to say that these re-releases were not a commercial success. 'Forever autumn' did not reprise its 1978 chart success at all. But at least it's a pretty new sleeve and a nice collector's item for fans of 'The war of the worlds'.

My collection: 7" single no. 935
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, July 7, 1989
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Forever autumn' / 'Thunder child'


Saturday, 10 October 2009

Forever autumn - Justin Hayward

The mailman made me happy today, when he delivered this little package to my doorstep. Although I have the UK pressing of 'Forever autumn', this Dutch pressing came in a beautiful sleeve; and sometimes the sleeve is what counts.

'Forever autumn' reached number 22 in the Dutch Top 40 and number 5 in the UK singles chart. It is of course a track from Jeff Wayne's marvellous musical version of the book 'War of the worlds'.

My collection: 7" single no. 4100
Found: Marktplaats.nl, received October 10, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Forever autumn' / 'The fighting machine'

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Forever autumn - Justin Hayward

Unlike 'The eve of the war', this second single taken from Jeff Wayne's musical version of 'War of the worlds' did not come with a beautiful picture label. Still, this is the way the single was released in the UK, and I thought it would be a nice addition to my collection. Unfortunately, this particular copy proved to be pressed on pretty bad quality vinyl. I saw some spots in the shop, but I assumed it was dirt which I could wipe from the record. But it's actually engrained in the vinyl itself! Well, kindof another collector's item, I guess.

'Forever autumn' was a huge hit for Justin Hayward, peaking at number 5 in the UK singles chart and number 22 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 3986
Found: Sister Ray, London, August 5, 2009
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Forever autumn' / 'The fighting machine'

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