Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Two classic Doctor Who soundtracks available for pre-order

Silva Screen is releasing two classic era Doctor Who soundtracks in September. Fans of the classic Doctor Who television program can pre-order them from the website today.

Silva Screen's site features over 20 Doctor Who themed soundtracks from the classic and modern era of the show, as well as Torchwood. The independent record company is based in London and was founded in 1986. An astounding 800 total titles and over 10,000 master recordings have been catalogued by the group, focusing mainly on soundtracks from popular television programs and films.


Doctor Who - The Invasion (Original Television Soundtrack) became available for pre-order last week on the Silva Screen website for £8.99. The soundtrack is available in CD format and consists of 44 tracks. The official release date is 14 September of this year.

The cover and details of the soundtrack can be viewed below.
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Don Harper - Doctor Who - The Invasion (Original Television Soundtrack)

The Invasion was an eight part Doctor Who story made and transmitted in 1968. Written by Derrick Sherwin (from a story by Kit Pedler) it starred Patrick Troughton as the second Doctor. At the helm was Douglas Camfield, one of popular television’s most maverick and talented directors in the 1960s and 1970s. The music was composed by Don Harper, the third Australian √©migr√© composer (after Ron Grainer and Dudley Simpson) to work on the programme.
The master tape of the music for ‘The Invasion’ was lost soon after transmission, but Harper retained a 7½ ips ‘composer’s copy’ that forms the basis of this release. Additionally, the score was augmented by extensive use of electronic sounds by Brian Hodgson of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Doctor Who - The Five Doctors (Original Television Soundtrack) by Peter Howell and BBC Radiophonic Workshop was added to the Silva Screen website for pre-order this week for £8.99. The soundtrack is available in CD format and consists of an impressive 80 tracks. The official release date is also 14 September of this year.

The cover and details of the soundtrack can be viewed below.
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Peter Howell And BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Doctor Who - The Five Doctors (Original Television Soundtrack)

Composer Peter Howell’s score to BBC TV’s 1983 special.
The bracing, spine-chilling and atmospheric music soundtrack was composed by Peter Howell at the
BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The special effects were created by Dick Mills. The Five Doctors album
features both the original score and the BBC Video special edition version which was, in 1995,
produced, reworked and extended by Peter Howell. The BBC video featured updated visual effects
and to match that the score was mixed in Dolby Surround.
Peter Howell comments: “Listening again to the score for The Five Doctors, it seems to represent a
very particular period in time when the variety of sounds at our disposal was becoming extensive, yet
the ability to memorise them was yet to come; when the quality of taped sound was impressive but
the equipment was large and the use of it sometimes clumsy and mechanical. In those days, you
really did need a studio full of gear and you really did need to play it all.”
The Five Doctors (1983), was a 90 minute TV special made by the BBC to celebrate 20 years of
Doctor Who. In this extraordinary story The Doctor and his previous incarnations are brought to the
Death Zone on Gallifrey as part of a renegade Time Lord’s scheme. Here, Peter Davison joins
previous Doctor Who incarnations - Richard Hurndall (standing in for the deceased William Hartnell),
Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. Famously, Baker declined to appear so some
footage from “lost” story ‘Shada’ was used instead.