Australian singles chart:
Forever Autumn entered the Kent Music Report 21 August 1978 and peaked at #33.
The song is on Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 31 July 1978. It reached #1 on 2 October 1978 and remained there for 7 weeks.
BONUS TRACK BELOW – The Eve of the War
Wikipedia – the album:
Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds is a double album that retells the story of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. A concept album and a rock opera, its main format is progressive rock and string orchestra, using narration and leitmotifs to carry the story and rhyming melodic lyrics that express the feelings of the various characters.
It features spoken words by Richard Burton (the journalist: the narrator-protagonist). Also spoken words and song vocals by Justin Hayward (the sung thoughts of the journalist), David Essex, Chris Thompson, Phil Lynott and Julie Covington.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Wayne’s_Musical_Version_of_The_War_of_the_Worlds
Wikipedia – Forever Autumn:
Jeff Wayne chose Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues to sing Forever Autumn, saying that he “wanted that voice from Nights in White Satin“.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Autumn_(song)
The single version of Forever Autumn is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
The Eve of the War from Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds
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