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on 28 October 2011
I am a Doctor Who fan. I greatly enjoyed Series 5, and Murray Gold's score. But these CD's fail to deliver, as many of the most memorable parts are not included. The vocal action theme, the eerie Crack music, the recurrent "sad" piece - none of these appear on either disc.
The first disc contains most of the music from "The Eleventh Hour" and some randomly selected pieces from the episodes up to 9. The second contains tracks from episodes 10 and 11 but is mostly taken up by music from episodes 12 and 13, and even some of the music I remember from those is not here.
I appreciate that not everything can be included, but I find it perplexing that unfamiliar 1-minute tracks from episodes 10 and 11 have been chosen over tunes that appeared regularly throughout the series, especially when the discs contain 28 and 30 tracks respectively. Surely there was space to include the main pieces if there was room for fairly uninteresting once-off songs?
In addition, the track "I am the Doctor" is edited incorrectly - near the end of the track it cuts off suddenly and plays the closing moments, clearly skipping a bit. I thought this was possibly from damage on my own disc, but some quick internet research told me that they all have the same problem. You're only losing 30 seconds or so of music, but the sheer clumsiness of it irritates me.
So in short, apart from one piece of sloppy production, the CD does contain quality soundtrack music from Murray Gold, but the songs are very poorly chosen. Thus if you paid attention to the music as you watched the series you may find yourself disappointed.