I just received a note in response to that from Carey Snyder who wrote to request that I post two particular songs, because "I'm editing a cultural studies edition of Wells's novel, and I'd like to refer to the musical lyrics, but can't get my hands on them. Thanks!"
We aims to please.
The first song requested was the opening number in the musical, sung by Ann, "A Whole Person." I'm not a huge fan of the score, though there are a number of quite nice things in it, in particular the title song. And in a sort-of overture, the music you hear as this selection begins is that title song. It then goes into -- this.
This is the second song that was requested, "If I Should Lose You," also sung by Ann -- performed by Mary Millar -- which comes near the end of the show.
In fairness to me, it's a show that wasn't ever done as a book stage musical, but rather was a "concept album," with a score by Jeff Wayne and most lyrics by Gary Osborne. Recorded in 1978, the eclectic cast included none other than Richard Burton, as well as Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues, and Chris Thompson of Manfred Mann, among others.
It was a huge success, having sold over 2.5 million copies in the U.K. It's had a variety of incarnations, including a live concert tour. Though never, as far as I know, a "legitimate stage" book-musical production.
But still, there you have it -- three musicals based on that sing-along raconteur, H.G. Wells.
And two songs here from Ann Veronica. Cultural studies edition now noted...