Jeff Wayne
producer / composer / keyboards
professional debut :
West End Musical "Two Cities" 1966 (?)
birth : 19?? / NYC, USA
residence : England

as a producer   
with Spedding
The War Of The World
The War Of The World - Collector's Edition (6-CD and 1-DVD)
The War Of The World - Live on Stage! (2-DVD)
The War Of The World - Alive On Stage
The War Of The World - The New Generation
The War Of The World - The New Generation - Alive from the O2 (DVD/BD)

Vigrass & Osborne
David Essex
Tony Christie - Easy To Love
Marianne Segal - Gypsy Girl
Billy Lawrie - Now My World Is Yours (not confirmed)
Herbie Flowers - Don't Take My Bass Away (not confirmed)
Chesterfield Theme (not confirmed)
Angela (not confirmed)
Bittermen Theme (not confirmed)
Pepsi (not confirmed)
Faberge (not confirmed)
The US (not confirmed)
The Unity (not confirmed)
Pledge (not confirmed)
Associated Weavers TV advertising (not confirmed)
Father William - Get Moving (not confirmed)
Jane Relf - Gone Fishing

records          
prod. by JW
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odd records   
prod. by JW
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Spedding recalls
I've heard Jeff Wayne doing lots of TV commercials, jingles, as we call them before I worked with him with David Essex, and he's a very, very original arranger, his concept of sound is - he's the first person I've worked with who worked with a synthesizer. And in those days, you couldn't program synthesizers, you had to adjust every day and every day the sound would be different, because the electronics would change with the tempertures and stuff, and you couldn't get a preset where you'd get the same sound day after day. It would use incredible patience and also could only do one tone at a time. So if you wanted a harmony part, you would have to do it twice. So he used to work with very original, primitive synthesizers in the mid 1970's, and he was a pioneer of that - also lots of strange effects. I remember once he had Ray Cooper lowering a gong into a tank of water just to get an effect, and of course he recorded live on the tracks when we were doing the rhythm section. And he is full of interesting ideas and his arrangements in the records he made with David Essex are really great to my ears.