Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn

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An evening pause: This song, sung mostly by Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues, was written by Jeff Wayne and is performed here as part of his musical concert of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. And yes, that is Richard Burton’s voice for the narrator.

Hat tip Wayne DeVette.

As always, I am looking for more suggestions for future evening pauses from my readers. If there’s something entertaining that you think will fit, comment here (without giving the link to the piece), and I will email you!



    Looking for something short but good? Maybe something to generate comments? From music to the bizarre, I’ll send you a couple of links.

  • Localfluff

    This is the good reading of the audio book:

    I love audio books because they allow me (my eyes parallel to my ears) to multi task. But it must be read by a great reader. And this is. And it’s legally free. At 8 minutes into it the main character visits the observatory.

    The battle with the dreadnoughts in the River Thames, imaged in what I think the broken link wanted to link to, is a very memorable scene in the story. Our battleships against theirs. This is a very foresightful science fiction, published in 1896. It begins with a “present day” astronomy about what’s known about Mars. The main character is then taking lessons to learn how to ride the bicycle. As a new communication gadget back then, as the iPhone is today.

  • Lee Stevenson

    Thanks Bob, this inspired me to a listening of the full show… wonderful music and a great way to spend a lazy saturday morning here in Sweden.
    A suggestion for a pause, the debut single from a little known group “Camara Obscura” , great lyrically and musically, a perfect slice of pop, I think you will approve!

  • Lee Stevenson

    Sorry, it would help if I posted the link also!!


  • Mike Nelson

    Love your blog and evening pauses. Google “Nils Lofgren dream big” for a mellow and nicely messaged song on youtube.


    “Nils Lofgren dream big”

    That’s new to me Mike, thanks!

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