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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!
What a masterpiece!!!

This 2 CD set is amazing! Murray Gold's stirring soundtrack will bring back memories from David Tennant's amazing and heartbreaking final episodes.

The highlight - the 2nd CD, music from The End of the Time. "Vale Decem" the final aria to the 10th Doctor will have you weeping as you remember his time as the keeper of the...
Published on 7 Nov 2010 by Bridget Walker

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of filler, lots of instant classics
The recent specials that wrapped up Tennant's tenure as the Tenth Doctor (I'm sure I can tentatively fit another 'ten' in there somewhere, but I won't) don't appeal to every fan, nor do they feel particularly special, and the music isn't immune to this.

A lot of the tracks on this album are ones I highly doubt I'd choose to listen to without simply playing the...
Published on 14 Oct 2010 by M. Gudgin


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!, 7 Nov 2010
This review is from: Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials (Audio CD)
What a masterpiece!!!

This 2 CD set is amazing! Murray Gold's stirring soundtrack will bring back memories from David Tennant's amazing and heartbreaking final episodes.

The highlight - the 2nd CD, music from The End of the Time. "Vale Decem" the final aria to the 10th Doctor will have you weeping as you remember his time as the keeper of the TARDIS and his regeneration.

Would recommend to all!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars dr who music who, 28 Nov 2010
This review is from: Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials (Audio CD)
Some tracks very short, others hit the nail on the head. To all you Dr Who buffs it's a must as a collection item which is where it is now in mine
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but slightly disappointing, 4 Oct 2010
This review is from: Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials (Audio CD)
Murray Gold's music from the specials was probably the most well-crafted of his soundtracks for Doctor Who. There were many stand-out and powerful tracks - unfortunately, some appear to have been missed.

The album as a soundtrack is superb. The music is well produced and there's a wide range of material. There are cartoonish adventurous pieces (A Bit of a Drag, The Cat Burglar), powerful epic melodies (Final Days, The Clouds Pass), sad and reflective tunes (The Fate of Little Adelaide, Vale) and suspenseful climactic tracks (A Dream of Catastrophe, The Master Suite).

Regrettably, some brilliant harmonic pieces have not been released, most notably from The Waters Of Mars and The End Of Time Part 1. Those brilliantly powerful tracks which you would assume would be a must for inclusion on the album are never heard, which comes as a disappointment to some who have been waiting for such a long time.

But there are some phenomenal pieces to enjoy. Of course, there is a faithful (if rather quiet) performance of Vale Decem and a fantastic unused cue which follows in the track Vale. Both tracks are huge successes which are difficult to stop listening to.

Overall, if you're a fan of Murray Gold and generally enjoy his music, this is probably the best purchase you could make. But if you're looking for particular cues used in the episodes, don't expect them all to be included.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - don't listen to the moaners below, 12 Oct 2010
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First and foremost, the music is simply fantastic. And for 2 CDs at the same price as one, it is a real bargain. The first disk comprises tracks from the first three specials, and the 2nd contains selected tracks from The End of Time. The music on the first disk is slightly variable, but does nonetheless contain a lot of enjoyable tracks. I particularly liked the ones from the Christmas special The Next Doctor. The 2nd disk is where it picks up, feeling more cinematic and epic in scope. Do not be fooled into thinking every cue from the End of Time is present, it isn't. People should stop complaining about what cues were missing and focus on the outstanding tracks which were delivered.

Secondly, the sound quality is amazing, the mixing guys should give themselves a pat on the back. Very crisp indeed. If you enjoyed any of the previous CDs then definitely buy this, it is the perfect end to Tennant's era on the show.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After another series..., 1 Sep 2010
This review is from: Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials (Audio CD)
It was inevitable. With so many changes to the production crew, logo, opening titles, theme music, even the TARDIS, they'd never release the specials soundtrack on the same CD as series 5 (or 1). And they haven't let us down - including (to quote DWM) "55 minutes from the End of Time part 2" - that's more or less the whole thing!

The specials have an incredible soundtrack (one of Doctor Who's best so far, only to be superceded by "I am the Doctor" from series 5).

And with pieces such as "Vale Decem", "The Timelords' last stand" and "Four Knocks", who wouldn't want this? There's even "Wilf's Wiggle" for those who like the more cheeky cues.

A great buy, without a doubt.

Murray Gold: "I wonder if anyone will listen to it all the way through..."
Me: "Oh yeah!"

BS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Murray Gold comes up trumps again!, 24 Jan 2013
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Once again Murray Gold delivers with his powerful scores of music which always make me feel the emotions of the characters that the music is relating to. To describe Murray Gold's music in one word: beautiful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, 6 Mar 2011
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No one is more surprised than I that I could actually enjoy soundtrack music, but this (and other Murray Gold Doctor Who albums) feature on my mp3 player and I love most tracks. All moods are covered and no track is too long that you may reach for the off switch. Great stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who: Series 4- The Specials, 6 Jan 2011
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Great CD and it arrived very quickly- next day in fact even though I used the Free Super Saver Delivery option.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials, 8 Dec 2010
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials (Audio CD)
Item arrived on time and in condition stated.
Murray Gold's music has given the Series 4 - The Specials
a beautiful spin to the Doctor Who #10's exit and intro to
Doctor Who #11.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Series 4 - The Specials ... Doctor Who ... Silva Screen (2010)", 13 Nov 2010
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J. Lovins "Mr. Jim" (Missouri-USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials (Audio CD)
Silva Screen Records presents "DOCTOR WHO - SERIES 4 - THE SPECIALS" [ORIGINAL TV SOUNDTRACK]" -- Murray Gold, once again has struck it rich with this latest release from the classic series of "Doctor Who", as they say there is "Gold" in them thar hills --- Much musicality within each cue and track that makes this a wonderful listen, even if you're not into soundtracks or film scores --- The fans and collectors alike will not be disappointed --- Who knows what's in store in the Season 5 soundtrack, it can't get much better than this one.

Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Sound: 5 Stars
Performance: 5 Stars
Mixing: 5 Stars
Overall: 5 Stars [Arrangements & Song Selection]

Composer Murray Gold, is best known for his powerful score for "Doctor Who" which is widely regarded as a major element in the revival of the classic cult series --- This latest endeavor gives us a glimpse into why this project is so popular and has never faded from the small screen and the fans who clamor for more --- Each theme is arranged so that you're in the series with the characters, which gives you a feeling that you're involved and included with each scene --- This is a new listening experience that should catch on with other composers.

Stand up and take a bow ~ Ben Foster (Orchestrated & Conductor), Murray Gold (Composer/Producer), Reynold D'Silva (Executive Producer), Jake Jackson and Gerry O'Riordan (Engineers) --- must say this collection meets all expectations --- a real winner!

Total Time: 2 Disc Set ~ Silva #1340 ~ (11/09/2010)
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