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Classical Music Rocks! 20 of the best rock and classical crossovers
Jeff Wayne began his musical career composing advertising jingles, but his career took off when he composed and recorded his musical version of the HG Wells novel War Of The Worlds. For the most part it's a prog-rock epic, but the famous theme from 'Eve Of The War' and 'Forever Autumn' are full of orchestral clout. Stage versions of the album have been performed with classical stars like Russell Watson (pictured) and Rhydian Roberts.