Doctor Who: Series 3 (soundtrack)

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Doctor Who: Series 3
Soundtrack album by Murray Gold, Ben Foster and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Released November 5, 2007
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Soundtrack
Length 74:36
Label Silva Screen Records
Producer Murray Gold and Ben Foster
Doctor Who soundtrack chronology
Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack
(2006)
Doctor Who: Series 3
(2007)
Doctor Who: Series 4
(2008)

Doctor Who: Series 3 is a soundtrack album that was released on 5 November 2007,[1] containing incidental music that was used throughout the third series of the BBC science fiction television programme Doctor Who. The music was composed by the British musical director Murray Gold and was orchestrated by his collaborator Ben Foster who had previously worked with him on the films Alien Autopsy, I Want Candy and most recently Frank Oz's Death at a Funeral.[2]

The album's independent record label is Silva Screen Records who were responsible for the release of previous Doctor Who soundtracks, in collaboration with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Material[edit]

The BBC had stated on their Doctor Who website that they were planning a release of a second soundtrack after the end of the fourth series, but since they were inundated with requests for an earlier release, they were "contemplating one". This release would appear to be the one referenced. Therefore, this volume features only one series' worth of material rather than two, as the previous release contained.

The title of Track 1, "All the Strange, Strange Creatures" is a quote from "Love Don't Roam", a song composed for the 2006 Christmas special "The Runaway Bride" and included on the first soundtrack. The Album's first track - "All the Strange, Strange Creatures" - is used by Arsenal F.C. after the conclusion of Requiem For A Tower by Clint Mansell as both Arsenal F.C. and the opposition team lines up in the tunnel before entering the pitch at the Emirates Stadium. The musical sting at the beginning of "All the Strange, Strange Creatures" also appeared on the previous soundtrack, as part of the selection "Westminster Bridge"; it has been heard at the beginning of several episodes, including the "The Runaway Bride". Portions of the remainder of "All the Strange, Strange Creatures" have been heard in episodes from "Gridlock" onwards, most notably "42" where it is used extensively, and in the chase sequence of "The Sound of Drums". In a DVD commentary for "42", executive producer Russell T Davies mentions that the theme was "moved up" into earlier episodes than initially planned. The track is subtitled (The Trailer Music) acknowledging the use of the track in Series 3 trailers.

Returning to the soundtrack was Melanie Pappenheim whose vocals can be heard on track 2: Martha's Theme, track 15: The Doctor Forever and track 20: YANA (Excerpt).

This volume contains three vocal tracks ("My Angel put the Devil in Me", "The Stowaway" and "Abide With Me"), although only two of these were specifically composed for Doctor Who. "The Stowaway" appeared in the 2007 Christmas special, "Voyage of the Damned"; the full version of the song was released on SilvaScreen's MySpace page. The CD versions of "The Stowaway" and "My Angel put the Devil in Me" are both performed by the vocalist Yamit Mamo.[3] The remaining lyrical track, the hymn "Abide With Me", is a choral arrangement originally presented at the end of the episode "Gridlock", as the Doctor tells Martha the truth about Gallifrey. It is implied that the now-free motorists are the singers.

Track listing[edit]

Track no. Track Stories used in Track Time
1 "All the Strange, Strange Creatures (The Trailer Music)" Series 3 trailer, "Gridlock", "Daleks in Manhattan", "42", "The Sound of Drums" 04:07
2 "Martha's Theme" "Smith and Jones" 03:42
3 "Drowning Dry" "The Shakespeare Code" 01:54
4 "The Carrionites Swarm" 03:23
5 "Gridlocked Cassinis" "Gridlock" 01:17
6 "Boe" "Gridlock", "Last of the Time Lords" 03:43
7 "Evolution of the Daleks" "Daleks in Manhattan", "Evolution of the Daleks" 01:53
8 "My Angel Put the Devil in Me" (performed by Yamit Mamo) Extended recording of the song in "Daleks in Manhattan" originally sung by Miranda Raison 03:08
9 "Mr Smith and Joan" "Human Nature", "The Family of Blood" 02:05
10 "Only Martha Knows" 02:31
11 "Smith's Choice" "Human Nature" 01:42
12 "Just Scarecrows to War" "Human Nature", "The Family of Blood" 01:30
13 "Miss Joan Redfern" "The Family of Blood" 01:51
14 "The Dream of a Normal Death" "Human Nature", "The Family of Blood" 01:56
15 "The Doctor Forever" "The Runaway Bride", various other series 3 episodes 04:19
16 "Blink (Suite)" "Blink" 02:55
17 "The Runaway Bride" "The Runaway Bride" 04:18
18 "After the Chase" 01:26
19 "The Futurekind" "Utopia" 01:44
20 "YANA (Excerpt)" 00:54
21 "The Master Vainglorious" "Utopia", "The Sound of Drums", "Last of the Time Lords" 03:22
22 "Martha's Quest" 03:19
23 "This Is Gallifrey: Our Childhood, Our Home" 03:17
24 "Martha Triumphant" "Last of the Time Lords" 02:49
25 "Donna's Theme" "The Runaway Bride" 03:14
26 "The Stowaway" (performed by Yamit Mamo) "Voyage of the Damned" 03:36
27 "The Master Tape" "The Sound of Drums", "Last of the Time Lords" 01:55
28 "Abide with Me" "Gridlock" 02:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doctor Who - Series 3". Silva Screen Records. 2007-10-10. Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 
  2. ^ Ben Foster at IMDB, IMDB.com
  3. ^ "Series 3 Soundtrack". BBC. 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2007-10-15. [dead link]