- Audio CD (6 May 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack
- Label: Ochre
- ASIN: B000050HII
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,155 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Blast Off! - Roger Roger|
|2. Music For Technology - Walter Stott|
|3. Power Drill - Douglas Gamley|
|4. Space Adventure Part 1 - Martin Slavin|
|5. Space Adventure Part 2 - Martin Slavin|
|6. Space Adventure Part 3 - Martin Slavin|
|7. Drama In Miniature Part 1 - Dennis Farnon|
|8. Drama In Miniature Part 2 - Dennis Farnon|
|9. Machine Room - Douglas Gamley|
|10. Drumdramatics 7 - Robert Farnon|
|11. Drumdramatics 10 - Robert Farnon|
This "mini-CD" collects all of the library score used in the 1966 story, "The Tenth Planet" starring William Hartnell as the Doctor. This story is historical in "Doctor Who" lore for 2 reasons: Firstly, it's the first story use the concept of regeneration (the process in which the actor who played the Doctor could leave the part and someone else would take over). Secondly, it's the first appearance of the extremely popular Cybermen monsters.
The recordings on the CD is of varying quality. Some of the tracks (namely the first 3 or so) are extremely clean recordings. However, the masters of Martin Slavin's "Space Adventure" sound like someone has been throwing the tapes around like frisbees(!). Irritating pops and crackles are present throughout. A disappointment, as "Space Adventure" was one of the most distinctive track in "Doctor Who" during the 1960's, and usually accompanied the Cybermen as their "theme" on the two stories after their debut.
Another depressing fact is that this soundtrack is only 19:07 minutes long! They neglect to list any track lengths on the back of the case, so fair warning to those who think that forking out £12.99 will get you a guaranteed 80 minutes of listening time.
It's unfortunate to go out such a low note as that, as this CD does have some excellent tracks for the more hardcore Doctor Who fans. However, everyone else should steer clear. "Mini-CD", indeed.