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Artist Jeff Wayne
Album Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds [5.1 SACD Disc 2]
Year 2005
Album DR 12
Min. track DR 11
Max. track DR 13
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Codec Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)
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Comment Jeff Wayne - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds [1978] [Album] 2005 - Columbia / DPCD960000 / SACD Remaster [5.1] / SACD Wayne, Jeff - [1978(2005)] Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds [5.1] (SACD[PS3] - 24bit88.2kHz) ====================================================================================== SACD[PS3]ISO to flac conversion using SACD_Conversion_script version 0.5 Track list ---------- Disc 1 ------ 01 The Eve Of The War 09:10.17 02 Horsell Common And The Heat Ray 11:40.25 03 The Artilleryman And The Fighting Machine 10:48.69 04 Forever Autumn 07:41.88 05 Thunder Child 06:14.95 Disc 2 ------ 01 The Red Weed (Part 1) 05:55.00 02 The Spirit Of Man 11:40.00 03 The Red Weed (Part 2) 05:22.96 04 The Artilleryman Returns 01:27.29 05 Brave New World 12:13.77 06 Dead London 08:36.21 07 Epilogue (Part 1) 02:32.69 08 Epilogue (Part 2) (Nasa) 01:48.75 Technical Details ----------------- 01) ISO image created using sacd-ripper for PS3 02) Dff files extracted from the ISO using SACD_Extract 03) Dff files analysed using foobar + foo_input_sacd and DR Meter plugins to find peak track(s) 04) Loudest tracks converted using Weiss Saracon 1.61-27 at 24bit/88.2kHz with 0dB gain 05) Non-clipping gain calculated using SoX 06) Edited Master Dff file extracted using SACD_Extract 07) Final pass conversion using Weiss Saracon 1.61-27 at 24bit/88.2kHz with 5.54dB/5.59dB gain as calculated above 08) Final pass PCM file split into individual tracks (discarding first 41 samples) using track lengths calculated from cue file generated by SACD_Extract 09) Spikes at beginning of first/end of last tracks eliminated by deleting 24 samples and replacing with the adjacent 24 samples using SoX to give the correct track length 10) Finalised tracks converted to flac [level 8] and tagged using tag.exe 11) Dynamic Range measured using Foobar DR Meter plugin foobar2000 1.1.11 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1 log date: 2012-05-03 16:02:03 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Analyzed: Wayne, Jeff / Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR Peak RMS Duration Track -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR13 -0.41 dB -16.68 dB 9:10 01-The Eve Of The War DR14 -0.33 dB -17.63 dB 11:40 02-Horsell Common And The Heat Ray DR13 -0.01 dB -17.16 dB 10:49 03-The Artilleryman And The Fighting Machine DR12 -0.98 dB -16.39 dB 7:42 04-Forever Autumn DR11 -1.17 dB -15.97 dB 6:15 05-Thunder Child -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Number of tracks: 5 Official DR value: DR13 Samplerate: 88200 Hz Channels: 6 Bits per sample: 24 Bitrate: 7418 kbps Codec: FLAC ================================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Analyzed: Wayne, Jeff / Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR Peak RMS Duration Track -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DR12 -0.41 dB -18.59 dB 5:55 01-The Red Weed (Part 1) DR12 -0.24 dB -15.82 dB 11:40 02-The Spirit Of Man DR12 -0.39 dB -16.50 dB 5:23 03-The Red Weed (Part 2) DR13 -0.59 dB -18.29 dB 1:27 04-The Artilleryman Returns DR13 -0.35 dB -16.87 dB 12:14 05-Brave New World DR12 -0.27 dB -16.50 dB 8:36 06-Dead London DR11 -0.01 dB -14.64 dB 2:33 07-Epilogue (Part 1) DR12 -0.35 dB -19.46 dB 1:49 08-Epilogue (Part 2) (Nasa) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Number of tracks: 8 Official DR value: DR12 Samplerate: 88200 Hz Channels: 6 Bits per sample: 24 Bitrate: 7144 kbps Codec: FLAC ================================================================================ AMG wrote: by Paul Collins & Bruce Eder Released 40 years after Orson Welles' infamous radio version of the H.G. Wells tale, Jeff Wayne's musical version of War of the Worlds straddles old-style radio drama and contemporary orchestrated narratives by Rick Wakeman and David Bedford. And while it lacks the sophisticated arrangements of, say, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, it does boast an impressively odd cast -- this may be the only time that a member of Thin Lizzy worked with Richard Burton, and the presence of Julie Covington and the Moody Blues' Justin Hayward in very attractive singing roles attest to its pop/rock aspirations. It's Burton's sonorous tones that sustain this work; his frequent solo narrations are eminently listenable, whereas sections featuring dialogue with other characters often come off as a bit stilted. The music is competent studio rock, and "Horsell Common and the Heat Ray" does strike just the right balance between Burton's narration and an accompaniment built around a buzzsaw guitar riff. Overall, it's pleasant as a period piece, and still a fine way to introduce younger listeners to Wells' classic tale. (And if you can find it in a vinyl, it comes with a nicely produced narrative booklet with gloriously lurid illustrations by Geoff Taylor.) The album was actually appealing on too many fronts for its own good in many ways -- the Justin Hayward-sung ballad "Forever Autumn," extracted from a much longer piece on the double-LP -- showed some signs of appealing to AM radio listeners and climbed to the Top 40 based on airplay alone, but by the time Columbia Records in America (missing this boat entirely) got copies of the single into stores so that people could actually buy the record, the song had dropped back down; in the meantime, the record became a favorite of discos and dance clubs in New York and elsewhere, where its extended, highly rhythmic, synthesizer-driven sections delighted deejays and audiences, and Columbia missed another bet by not releasing an instrumental-only assembly of those long passages. (In New York, for years after it went out of print on vinyl, the album was sought after by club deejays eager to spin it). 1998 Release Track List Disk 1 1. The Eve of the War - 9:06 2. Horsell Common and the Heat Ray - 11:36 3. The Artilleryman and the Fighting Machine - 10:36 4. Forever Autumn - 7:43 5. Thunder Child - 6:10 Disk 2 1. The Red Weed (Part 1) - 5:56 2. The Spirit of Man - 11:41 3. The Red Weed (Part 2) - 6:51 4. Brave New World - 12:13 5. Dead London - 8:37 6. Epilogue (Part 1) - 2:42 7. Epilogue (Part 2) (NASA) - 2:02 8. The Spirit of Man (DubUlladub) - 4:15 9. Forever Autumn (Remix '96) - 4:46 10. Forever Autumn (Dark Autumn Dub) - 8:51 11. The Eve of the War (PIr²H Mix) - 6:18
Log file
foobar2000 1.3 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2014-10-02 02:35:00

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Analyzed: Wayne, Jeff / Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds
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DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
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DR12      -0.41 dB   -18.59 dB      5:55 01-The Red Weed (Part 1)
DR12      -0.24 dB   -15.82 dB     11:40 02-The Spirit Of Man
DR12      -0.39 dB   -16.50 dB      5:23 03-The Red Weed (Part 2)
DR13      -0.59 dB   -18.29 dB      1:27 04-The Artilleryman Returns
DR13      -0.35 dB   -16.87 dB     12:14 05-Brave New World
DR12      -0.27 dB   -16.50 dB      8:36 06-Dead London
DR11      -0.01 dB   -14.64 dB      2:33 07-Epilogue (Part 1)
DR12      -0.35 dB   -19.46 dB      1:49 08-Epilogue (Part 2) (Nasa)
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Number of tracks:  8
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate:        88200 Hz
Channels:          6
Bits per sample:   24
Bitrate:           7144 kbps
Codec:             FLAC
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