Doctor Who at the BBC (Dr Who Radio Collection) Audio CD – Audiobook, 1 Sep 2003
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Highlights must be the superb swirling Dalek City sounds, the full TARDIS take-off and the various versions of the original "Who" theme tune, but there are countless other atmospheric tracks. Radiophonic Workshop "guardian" Mark Ayres has done a fantastic job in finding and restoring these cues to their present quality. There are also a few tantalizing segments of Dudley Simpson's early incidental music using the BBC's electronic organ and synthesizers.
Forget the repetitive and unimaginative sounds of Star Trek: The Next Money Grabbing Franchise, these are truly the most original and otherworldly special sounds you are likey to hear.
I highly recommend this release, and also its sequel, volume 2!
My favourite track is "Cybermats attracted to Wheel". It's a boing noise that repeats a few times, but it's a lovely boing noise, and I love the way it repeats. The selection from The Wheel in Space, which makes up tracks 37 - 51, is like a miniature early Tangerine Dream record, or a more peaceful Stockhausen. It is my favourite part of the album. "Floating Through Space" is sinister, "Interior Rocket (Suspense Music)" is menacing, and "Jarvis in a Dream State" is perturbing. Listening to the music without watching the show, I am left with a mental impression of avant-garde experimental black and white horror cinema. I have a mental impression of some very clever people in a stark, abandoned school hall, carefully preparing tapes and oscilloscopes. It's all very reminiscent of Gil Mellé's music from The Andromeda Strain.
I say "music", but this album often blurs the boundaries between noise and music, and indeed many of the tracks were commissioned as background atmospheres. Several of the consist of a single albeit often complicated effect, e.g. the various noises that accompany functions of the Tardis, whereas "Galaxy Atmosphere" is an evolving noise layered on top of itself.Read more ›
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Fantastic record regarding the history of Dr Who via the BBC radiophonic workshop. Incidental music documents the classic series historical legacy.Published 2 months ago by cool as cats in shades
I brought this for my Husband who has enjoyed Doctor who from the very start. He enjoyed listening to the cd especially as it was narrated by Nicholas Courtney who played one of... Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2013 by Dawn
great cd collection whisks me away through the mists of time and space to far flung places and planets and daleksPublished on 22 Jan. 2013 by ian david roberts