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War of the Worlds
Orson Welles
War of the Worlds
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Orson Welles
Title: War of the Worlds
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 6/28/2005
Album Type: Limited Edition
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews, Radio Shows
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090431854426, 5021958449029, 5025683330010

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MP3 artifacts ruin an otherwise terrific tale.
Dotan Cohen | Haifa | 08/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I won't discuss the content of the mp3 file, as if you are reading this then you probably already know that this is one of the most entertaining and convincing products of the entertainment industry in history.

However, in addition to the obvious artifacts of 1930's era recording technology (cackling which do not distract from the content), there are many metallic whistling mp3 artifacts as well. If this were available in another format, such as an uncompressed wav or possibly a lossless flak, it would be much better."
Edith Miller | Burbank, CA | 10/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I always wondered why this radio program caused so much panic back then. So after listening to this, I realized how people could've easily mistaken it for the real thing had they missed the beginning. This is a kind of a radio program that was way ahead of its time in 1938. We're used to it now, we are more jaded and habituated to this type of broadcast. But if you transpose the Mars aliens to terrorist in planes etc.. we could just as easily believe it and create panic now. Orson Wells in incredible!"
A landmark | Beaumont, tx USA | 06/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a landmark of radio. Orson Welles successfully pulled off the greatest farce? tragedy? show? of all of radio history. And the way they did it, cutting in and out of the music of the day (much like if CNN did it today, but a video version) many people thought this was real. It's a testament to the power of Orson Welles, though he did, at the beginning, let people know that this was just a show. It's the latecomers (let that be a lesson to you) that panicked. History aside, it is a great radio show, the only that I own. Buy it. Love it. And think about it.