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The War of the Worlds (Original 1938 Radio Adaptaion) Audio CD – February 1, 2003
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The price was low, as it is a cassette. The program is from the October 30, 1938 broadcast of Mercury Theater's "War of the Worlds." It is infamous, and is recorded in entirety. However, you do have to remove the cassette and play "side B" to hear the broadcast in its entirety.
The tape is roughly an 60 minutes long. The sound is somewhat "scratchy" and the audio needs to be cleaned-up a little, but the broadcast can be heard clearly enough, and worth the few bucks you spend on the tape.
This is piece of broadcast history! Welles genius was to tell H.G. Well's tale in a "real" news-format. Thousands believed it was true! There are still stories around about water towers with buck-shot holes from people shooting them, thinking they were Martian Machines! Police found parents in the Holland Tunnel with guns to their children's heads, believing the Martians were coming to get them!
Whether your a sci-fi enthusiast, a radio buff, or want tio start your own Halloween tradition, get this on tape or on CD. You can't go wrong.
In these days of space probes and planetary missions, a listener might wonder just how the Martian spacecraft could zip from Mars to Earth as rapidly as they did, but for the time, the "news coversge" was pretty convincing. More than 60 years later, it still holds up pretty well.
IT WAS DELIVERED WHEN THEY THEY SAID IT WOULD BE. THAT WAS A GREAT HELP. I AM AN ACTIUVITIIES DIRECTOR AND
BEING ABLE TO PLAN IS VERY IMPORTANT.
THANK YOU .