War Horse: The Story in Concert: Limited Collector’s Edition

Lavish and creative Collector’s Edition out in December

War Horse, the children’s novel, has to date been adapted to film by Steven Spielberg film and enjoyed an acclaimed National Theatre production. Following the successful concert at the Royal Albert Hall last year, it is now being released (by BMG) as War Horse: The Story in Concert and the label have gone to town on a very special Collector’s Edition which takes the War/Horse theme and runs (gallops) with it.

Author Michael Morpurgo serves as the narrator to his novel, alongside English actress Joanna Lumley and the story is set to the music by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, featuring a specially-arranged feature length score by Adrian Sutton and John Tams, inspired by the music from the National Theatre production of War Horse.

There is a standard edition of this release, which consists of three audio CDs but it’s the Collector’s Edition where the creative packaging juices have obviously flowed profusely, because it comes in a custom-made military-styled canvas bag, which in turn contains a large format (12-inches square) 76-page case bound book with the full script of the narrated story and original illustrations by award-winning British designer Rae Smith.

The Collector’s Edition contains the three audio CDs (containing the complete orchestral recording with narration and music only) but additionally it comes with two vinyl records of the music only, and a DVD featuring the making of the recording; a bespoke leather folio with two exclusive art cards and a set of four art postcards by Rae Smith, a certificate of authenticity signed by Michael Morpurgo, a page from the music score hand notated by the composer, a sketch book and pencil, and a replica WW1 Identity Tag!

BMG are only making 1000 of these limited edition Collector’s Edition of War Horse: The Story in Concert. This edition and other formats (see below) are all released on 8 December 2017.

Other formats for War Horse: The Story in Concert

War Horse: The Story In Concert / Collector's EditionSuper Deluxe Edition  If that goes beyond your budget, the 76-page casebound book (from the big set) with the double vinyl, the three audio CDs and the DVD is available separately without the canvas bag and the extra ‘bits’. This is branded as the ‘super deluxe edition’ and it’s less than half the price of the Collector’s Edition.

A Deluxe CD Editionreduces the offering down to three CDs and the DVD and is packaged in more compact small book. This comes with two Rae Smith art cards

Standard CD Edition – The ‘basic’ offering. A three CD set packaged in a card wallet sleeve. The three CDs featuring full narrated script and music only audio.

You can peruse all the formats at the official store. Amazon is currently only listing the 3CD edition, having previously listed the collector’s edition.

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War Horse - standard 3 CD set


1. Devon At Peace (with narration)
2. Only Remembered (with narration)
3. Albert and Joey (with narration)
4. Rolling Home (with narration)
5. First Gallop
6. We’re At War! (with narration)
7. The Scarlet And The Blue
8. Captain Nicholls (with narration)
9. The Promise (with narration)
10. Very Nasty Indeed
11. Salisbury Plain (with narration)
12. Crossing The Channel
13. Goodbye Dolly Gray
14. The Wounded (with narration)
15. Forward! (with narration)
16. First Charge (with narration)
17. Stand To
18. Trooper Warren (with narration)
19. Second Charge (with narration)

1. The Field Hospital (with narration)
2. Emilie’s Theme
3. Sonnenschein (with narration)
4. Stille Nacht (with narration)
5. The Best Times (with narration)
6. The year Turns Round Again
7. The Gun Team (with narration)
8. Pulling The Gun (with narration)
9. Friedrich’s Theme (with narration)
10. Topthorn’s Death (with narration)
11. Into The Crater (with narration)
12. The Tank (with narration)
13. Joey’s Night (with narration)
14. No Man’s Land (with narration)
15. The Veterinary Hospital (with narration)
16. Albert And Joey Reunited (with narration)
17. The End Of The War (with narration)
18. From Emilie (with narration)
19. Devonshire Carol (with narration)
20. Only Remembered (Finale)

1. Devon At Peace
2. Only Remembered
3. Albert and Joey
4. Rolling Home
5. First Gallop
6. The Scarlet And The Blue
7. The Promise
8. Very Nasty Indeed
9. Crossing The Channel
10. Goodbye Dolly Gray
11. The Wounded
12. First Charge
13. Stand To
14. Second Charge
15. The Field Hospital
16. Emilie’s Theme
17. Sonnenschein
18. Stille Nacht
19. The Year Turns Round Again
20. Pulling The Gun
21. Friedrich’s Theme
22. Topthorn’s Death
23. Into The Crater
24. The Tank
25. Joey’s Night
26. Albert And Joey Reunited
27. From Emilie
28. Devonshire Carol
29. Only Remembered (Finale)

DVD: The Making Of War Horse – The Story In Concert. Featuring interviews with Michael Morpurgo, Joanna Lumley .



1. Devon At Peace
2. Only Remembered
3. Albert and Joey
4. Rolling Home
5. First Gallop
6. The Scarlet And The Blue


1. The Promise
2. Very Nasty Indeed
3. Crossing The Channel
4. Goodbye Dolly Gray
5. The Wounded
6. First Charge
7. Stand To
8. Second Charge



1. The Field Hospital
2. Emilie’s Theme
3. Sonnenschein
4. Stille Nacht
5. The Year Turns Round Again
6. Pulling The Gun
7. Friedrich’s Theme
8. Topthorn’s Death


1. Into The Crater
2. The Tank
3. Joey’s Night
4. Albert And Joey Reunited
5. From Emilie
6. Devonshire Carol
7. Only Remembered (Finale)

17 responses to War Horse: The Story in Concert: Limited Collector’s Edition

  1. Yani P says:

    Just had an email cancelling my order saying it is unavailable – I assume this is just via Amazon rather than the project being cancelled?

  2. Arie Euwijk says:

    The one to really go for is the new release on Fledg’ling of songs for the theatrical production “A Garland For Joey” by Bob Fox (songman) and John Tams (songmaker):

  3. Tom M says:

    There are other formats available:

    Super Deluxe Content:
    Double vinyl with exclusive artwork sleeves
    3 Audio CD’s and DVD (also includes download card for digital audio file)

    Deluxe CD Content:
    Case bound book featured the full script of the narrated story.
    3 Audio CD’s and DVD (also includes download card for digital audio files)
    2 exclusive Rae Smith art cards.

    Digital Download Content:
    Same as the 3 CD’s

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      For some reason the amazon listing with the collector’s edition has disappeared. BMG have promised me that this will be sorted out and hopefully those other variants will be listed soon too.

  4. Paul says:

    I got excited for a moment as I thought this might be a release for the highly collectable early 1970’s rock band called Warhorse. Bah!!

  5. Tracy says:

    Is anyone chomping at the bit to buy this?

  6. CJ says:

    How have I not even heard of this project? Speilberg’s involvement clues me in that it’s not like it’s some cult thing with four followers. Have I become that out-of-touch with current media??????

  7. Gis Bun says:

    A non-musical note. While the movie is based on a children’s novel, the movie is not for children. Quite a bit of war scenes including a couple that even adults may not handle well.
    Very good movie otherwise.

  8. Mike says:

    Thought it was a box by Warhorse the band!

  9. Yani P says:

    Looks nice but £170 !! Hopefully it wont stay at that price furlong….

  10. Pim says:

    This looks beautiful! Never heard the music though. Wish more deluxe sets were packaged as lavishly as this!

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