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Doctor Who at the Radiophonic Workshop, Vol. 3: The Leisure Hive

BBC Radiophonic Workshop Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Mar 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: BBC
  • ASIN: B000063KJ7
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,927 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dr Who: Opening Theme
2. Part One/Two The Leisure Hive
3. Part One/Two The Leisure Hive
4. Part One/Two The Leisure Hive
5. Part One/Two The Leisure Hive
6. Part One/Two The Leisure Hive
7. Part One/Two The Leisure Hive
8. Part Two/Three The Leisure Hive
9. Part Two/Three The Leisure Hive
10. Part Two/Three The Leisure Hive
11. Part Three/Four The Leisure Hive
12. Part Three/Four The Leisure Hive
13. Part Three/Four The Leisure Hive
14. Part Four The Leisure Hive
15. Part Four The Leisure Hive
16. Part Four The Leisure Hive
17. Part Four The Leisure Hive
18. Part Four The Leisure Hive
19. Part Four The Leisure Hive
20. Dr Who: Closing Theme
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... and in the end the beginning... 22 Nov 2004
By A Customer
THE 1980s: the beginning of end of DW's golden era and - though we didn't know it - the Radiophonic Workshop. But as synths replaced the warm valve magic of the 1970s wizard PETER HOWELL conjured one of the last great telly scores - deep, rich, widescreen and witty, and well able to stand alone from the drama it served. The shadows and light of that last, doomy TOM BAKER season are well-represented here with shimmering digital clarity. And the best bit's at the very end, with MARK AYERS' brilliant digital stereo remix of the original RON GRAINER theme - airy, scary and almost certain to herald in ECCLESTONE'S new era. The moment had been prepared for...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A sterile planet reborn to the sound of music 30 April 2002
By A Customer
Hardly an ideal vacation destination (more like Sellafield than Scarborough, in Earth terms) but for the Doctor and Romana it will just a busman's holiday; murder, sabotage and a time experiment that does wrong. BBC Radiophonic Workshop's supremo composer Peter Howell has created a truly cinematic television score that John Williams would crave. Skillfully, its aural multi-laying echoes the hateful duplicity and menace that lurks around every corner and corridor, whilst sensitively revering the desperation of the dying world of Argolis. Like a chess-master, Howell employs key-moves to lighten the oppressive backdrop with hints familiar popular music ("I do like to be beside the seaside, beside the sea" breezes across Brighton beach as we see our Timelord asleep in a deckchair) and a superb pastiche of Ravel's emotive Bolero as the adventure reaches it climatic, yet hopeful, conclusion. Wonderfully evocative. In addition, presented here is, for me, the best arrangement of the DOCTOR WHO theme tune premiered during Tom Baker's final season as the Gallifreyan. However, for purists the bonus track is the first STEREO version of the original 1963 theme tune composed by Ron Grainer. Listen and choose for yourself.
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Hardly an ideal vacation destination (more like Sellafield than Scarborough, in Earth terms) but for the Doctor and Romana it will just a busman's holiday; murder, sabotage and a time experiment that does wrong. BBC Radiophonic Workshop's supremo composer Peter Howell has created a truly cinematic television score that John Williams would crave. Skillfully, its aural multi-laying echoes the hateful duplicity and menace that lurks around every corner and corridor, whilst sensitively revering the desperation of the dying world of Argolis. Like a chess-master, Howell employs key-moves to lighten the oppressive backdrop with hints familiar popular music ("I do like to be beside the seaside, beside the sea" breezes across Brighton beach as we see our Timelord asleep in a deckchair) and a superb pastiche of Ravel's emotive Bolero as the adventure reaches it climatic, yet hopeful, conclusion. Wonderfully evocative. In addition, presented here is, for me, the best arrangement of the DOCTOR WHO theme tune premiered during Tom Baker's final season as the Gallifreyan. However, for purists the bonus track is the first STEREO version of the original 1963 theme tune composed by Ron Grainer. Listen and choose for yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Doctor Who Score Ever? Maybe! 2 Jun 2004
By Joel Henderson - Published on Amazon.com
The Leisure Hive marks a turning point in Doctor Who music. From now until the Sylvester McCoy era, all music would be provided by the now legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Peter Howell's score for TLH kicks off this new era with a bang. Voltage controlled synthesizers guide apregios to hights previously unattainable by Dudley Simpson's chamber orchestra. And the famous title theme has recieved a well deserved overhaul (the only good one I might add). This cd presents the Leisure Hive score in its entirety along with the appropriate opening and closing themes (these are the original recordings, not available on cd up until now). Some sound effects from the story along with Meglos and Full Circle are also included. One final surprise is an all new stereo remix of the original Derbyshire Doctor Who theme, which combines elements from the original album version and Hartnell recording. A must buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thier is synth music then thier is GOOD synth music 25 July 2002
By Black Cat de La Bear - Published on Amazon.com
This Dr. Who music is by far the best of all Dr. Who music. Yes it is synthesized, but it is composed as a synth orcrastra rather than just a few slopped together instruments like most synth music today(and the Sly McCoy trash). This is every bit as good if not better than the classic DW music. It was done as classic music, only modernized by synth and then given a space-opra feel for the times. Paddy Kingsland and the other artists should be comended for their masterpeices. 1980-81 was the best of Dr. Who music!(Even if it was Muzak).
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