Doctor Who: The Music
 

No. 18 of 66 in the Miscellaneous music & sound effects series
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Starring: Delia Derbyshire, Malcolm Clarke, Peter Howell & Roger Limb
By:Malcolm Clarke, Peter Howell, Roger Limb & Ron Grainer
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Description:  Music soundtrack album containing a selection of Doctor Who incidental music from the 1970s and 1980s. Followed by Doctor Who: The Music II.

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Edition: UK (LP)
Released:  February 1983
Publisher:  BBC Records
Format: 1 x LP
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Note:  Catalogue number: REH 462.

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The BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s long (and continuing) association with the Doctor Who series began with the Signature Tune [sic] for the very first programme. Ron Grainer provided the composition notes and the Workshop did the rest.

During the past twenty years, the Workshop has provided all the special sounds and latterly the incidental music for the past three series. Most famous sounds are, of course, the Tardis materialisation and dematerialisation sounds (not an elephant in labour, but the strings of an old piano recorded and treated) and the treatment of speech which produced the Dalek voices. Brian Hodgson was creator of the sounds for the first nine years, since which time Dick Mills has continued the tradition still making full use of the Workshop’s synthesizers and acoustically recorded real sounds.

The incidental music is composed by Malcolm Clarke, Peter Howell and Roger Limb on a shared basis over the series, which accounts for the varying styles of composition but which are nevertheless just what the Doctor ordered.


SIDE 1
1. TARDIS — DOCTOR WHO

The Tardis arrives, with the Signature Tune from the original series, up to August 1980.

2. THE SEA DEVILS
England’s sea defences are threatened by the Sea Devils, led by the Doctor’s arch-enemy the Master. The incidental music (the first full electronic score by the Workshop for Dr. Who in 1971) reflects the menace of their underwater world.

3. MEGLOS
The Doctor is stalked by Meglos, a power-crazed cactoid.

4. NYSSA’S THEME

5. KASSIA’S WEDDING MUSIC

6. THE THREAT OF MELKUR
The Doctor’s travels are not always terrifying and hazardous. Nyssa’s Theme and Kassia’s Wedding Music provide welcome respite from the Threat of Melkur who is preoccupied with taking over the Throne of Traken, by controlling the Source Manipulator.

7. EXPLORING THE LAB
Across the void of space comes a spaceliner carrying the evil Monarch and his assistants Enlightenment and Persuasion. The scene is the deserted laboratory with its ever-spying Manopticon; the Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric investigate.

8. NYSSA IS HYPNOTIZED
When Nyssa becomes suspicious of Monarch’s plans, she is hypnotized by Enlightenment.

9. THE LEISURE HIVE
The Tardis transports us to Argolis, a planet with a violent radioactive atmosphere. Within the Hive, Pangol is cloning regiments of warriors by means of the Tachyon Re-Creation Generator. The music accompanies the warriors as they emerge from the Generator intent on taking over the planet — and beyond.


SIDE 2
1. OMEGA FIELD FORCE
[sic]
Through the opening observation screen of the flying Tardis, a strange shape is seen approaching from that part of space and time known as the Arc of Infinity. A force field created by Omega takes over the Tardis.

2. ERGON THREAT
Meanwhile, in an underground cellar somewhere in Amsterdam, the Ergon (under orders from Omega) overcomes Tegan and Colin with an energy laser.

3. TERMINATION OF THE DOCTOR
Subsequently on Gallifrey, the Matrix has also fallen under Omega’s control; Nyssa pleads for the Doctor’s life but he is ‘terminated’ and disappears into the Matrix itself.

4. BANQUETING MUSIC
The Time Winds, which constantly blow on the reverse side of the Gateway Mirror, act as a background to ghostly banqueting music.

5. TSS MACHINE ATTACKED
Adric is trapped helplessly in the TSS Machine as it is attacked by the Kinda led by Aris, who is under the control of the Mara.

6. JANISSARY BAND
In this excerpt from the sequel to ‘Kinda’ the Janissary ceremonial band passes by.

7. SUBTERRANEAN CAVES
The Life-Detecting Scanner on the Earth’s surface traces events in the subterranean caves where mysterious Androids glide to and fro; a rockfall adds to the terrors awaiting the Troopers in the darkness.

8. REQUIEM
A Requiem for a Trooper mortally wounded by an Android’s laser.

9. MARCH OF THE CYBERMEN
Space music leads into the vast cargo hold aboard an inter-galactic freighter. Within Cryogenic Capsules the Cybermen are awaiting the signal to emerge and march against the Doctor.

10. DOCTOR WHO
The Signature Tune to the current series, from August 1980.

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Edition: UK (1st cassette)
Released:  February 1983
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Edition: UK (picture disc LP)
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Note:  Catalogue no: REH 462 (confusingly, the same as the original UK non-picture disc edition)

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Track listing:
Same as original UK LP edition.

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Edition: US (LP)
Released:  June 1983 (Exact date unconfirmed)
Publisher:  BBC Records
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Note:  Catalogue number: BBC 22462.

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Same cover blurb and track listing as the original UK edition.

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Edition: US (cassette)
Released:  June 1983 (Exact date unconfirmed)
Publisher:  BBC Records
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Note:  Catalogue number: C22462

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Edition: Australia (LP)
Released:  June 1983 (Exact date unconfirmed)
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Note:  Catalogue number: 811 933-1.

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Same cover blurb and track listing as the original UK edition.

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Edition: Australia (cassette)
Released:  June 1983 (Exact date unconfirmed)
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Edition: US (1st picture disc LP)
Released:  February 1985 (Exact date unconfirmed)
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Note:  Catalogue number: BBC 22002. The track listing for this release consists of Side A of the original UK version above, plus Side A of Doctor Who Sound Effects. Two different versions seem to exist, one with the artwork “flipped” compared to the UK version (i.e. with the Fifth Doctor on the left) and one the right way round (with the First Doctor on the left).

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Edition: US (2nd picture disc LP)
Released:  February 1985
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Note:  Catalogue number: BBC 22004. The track listing for this release consists of Side B of the original UK version above, plus Side B of Doctor Who Sound Effects.

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Edition: UK (CD)
Title:  Earthshock: Classic Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1
Released:  November 1992
Publisher:  Silva Screen
Format: 1 x CD
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Note:  Retitled Earthshock: Classic Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1. Contains 3 additional tracks compared to the original release: tracks 4, 5 and 12 — however, the 1980 Peter Howell version of the theme music (which was the final track on the original LP) has been replaced with the 1963 version.

Cover blurb:
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Track listing:

  1. Doctor Who — Ron Grainer
  2. The Sea Devils — Malcolm Clarke
  3. Meglos — Peter Howell
  4. The World of Doctor Who — Dudley Simpson
  5. Inferno: Blue Veils and Golden Sands — Delia Derbyshire
  6. The Keeper of Traken: Nyssa’s Theme — Roger Limb
  7. The Keeper of Traken: Kassia’s Wedding Music — Roger Limb
  8. The Keeper of Traken: The Threat of Melkur — Roger Limb
  9. Four To Doomsday: Exploring the Lab — Roger Limb
  10. Four To Doomsday: Nyssa is Hypnotised — Roger Limb
  11. The Leisure Hive — Peter Howell
  12. Inferno: The Delian Mode — Delia Derbyshire
  13. Arc of Infinity: Omega Force Field — Roger Limb
  14. Arc of Infinity: Ergon Threat — Roger Limb
  15. Arc of Infinity: The Termination of the Doctor — Roger Limb
  16. Warrior’s Gate: Banqueting Music — Peter Howell
  17. Kinda: TSS Machine Attacked — Peter Howell
  18. Snakedance: Janissary Band — Peter Howell
  19. Earthshock: Subterranean Caves — Malcolm Clarke
  20. Earthshock: Requiem — Malcolm Clarke
  21. Earthshock: March of the Cybermen — Malcolm Clarke
  22. Doctor Who (reprise) — Ron Grainer

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Edition: UK (2nd cassette)
Title:  Earthshock: Classic Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1
Released:  November 1992
Publisher:  Silva Screen
Format: 1 x cassette
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Cover blurb:
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Track listing:
Same as CD edition. The break between Sides 1 & 2 comes after track 11 (The Leisure Hive).


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