List of Doctor Who music releases

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This is a list of music releases from and relating to the BBC television series Doctor Who. It is split into two sections: One for soundtracks of music from the show and its spinoffs, and one for music relating to the series, mainly novelty or tribute records.

Soundtrack music[edit]

There have been several LP and CD releases of music and sound effects over the years from the BBC television series Doctor Who by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, freelance composers, and stock music

Title Composer Label Format Year of Release Notes
BBC Sound Effects No. 19 - Doctor Who Sound Effects BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Records LP/Cassette 1978 In mono, with sound effects from the Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker eras of Doctor Who.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD in Spain by Diapason in 1990 as Efectos De Sonido - Ciencia Ficcion.
  • Reissued on CD by AudioGo in a "facsimile" edition recreating the original artwork 2 February 2012.[1]
  • Reissued on LP by AudioGo and Discovery Records on 21 April 2012 as part of Record Store Day.[2]
BBC Sound Effects No. 26 - Sci-Fi Sound Effects BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Records LP/Cassette 1981 Seventeen stereo sound effects, by Dick Mills, from Season Eighteen of Doctor Who were included on this release.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD in 1991 as Essential Science Fiction Sound Effects Vol. 1.
  • Reissued on CD by AudioGo in a "facsimile" edition recreating the original artwork 4 April 2013.[3]
Doctor Who - The Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Records LP 1983 Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Silva Screen Records in 1992 as Earthshock – Classic Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1 with bonus tracks
Doctor Who - The Music II BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Records LP 1985 Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Silva Screen Records in 1992 as The Five Doctors – Classic Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2 with bonus tracks
Space Adventures - Music from 'Doctor Who' 1963–1968 Stock music Doctor Who Appreciation Society Cassette 1987 Limited edition (300 copies) cassette release of stock music used in the series. Reissued on CD, expanded to cover through 1971, by the researcher Julian Knott in 1998, again in a limited issue of 300 copies.
Black Light - The Doctor Who Music of Dominic Glynn Glynn, DominicDominic Glynn Doctor Who Appreciation Society Cassette 1988 Music from The Mysterious Planet, The Ultimate Foe, and Dragonfire.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD in 2003
The Doctor Who 25th Anniversary Album McCulloch, KeffKeff McCulloch BBC Records LP/Cassette/CD 1988 Also includes versions of the Doctor Who Theme by Delia Derbyshire, Peter Howell, and Dominic Glynn.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD as Evolution - The Music From Dr Who by Prestige Records in 1997.[4]
  • Reissued on CD as Music from Doctor Who by Castle Pulse in July 2002.
The Corridor of Eternity - The Music of Paddy Kingsland Kingsland, PaddyPaddy Kingsland Doctor Who Appreciation Society Cassette 1990 Music from Castrovalva and Mawdryn Undead
Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric Ayres, MarkMark Ayres Silva Screen Records CD 1991
Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Ayres, MarkMark Ayres Silva Screen Records CD 1992
Doctor Who: Ghost Light Ayres, MarkMark Ayres Silva Screen Records CD 1993 Reissued on CD with extra tracks on 26 August 2013. [5]
Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars Simpson, DudleyDudley Simpson Silva Screen Records CD 1993 Re-recorded from the original scores on synthesiser by Heathcliff Blair.
Doctor Who: 30 Years at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Enterprises CD 1993 Compilation of sound effects, atmospheres, and music produced at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The Best of Doctor Who Volume 1 – The Five Doctors BBC Radiophonic Workshop Silva America CD 1993 Compilation for select tracks from The Music and The Music II plus the "Terror Version" of the theme music from Variations on a Theme (see below)
The Best of Doctor Who Volume 2 – The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Ayres, MarkMark Ayres Silva America CD 1994 Compilation of edited highlights from Mark Ayres's three scores released on Silva Screen plus the McCulloch arrangement of the theme music.
The Worlds of Doctor Who various Silva Screen Records CD 1994 Compilation of Silva Screen's Doctor Who soundtrack output
Music from The Tomb of the Cybermen Stock music Via Satellite Records CD 1997 Compilation of stock music used in this Doctor Who serial.
Doctor Who: Original Soundtrack Recording Debney, John, John Sponsler and Louis FebreJohn Debney, John Sponsler and Louis Febre John Debney Productions CD 1997 Music from the 1996 TV movie. Promotional CD release by the composer
Sherlock Holmes Meets Dr Who Blyton, CareyCarey Blyton Upbeat Classics CD 1999 Contains new recordings of suites of music from Doctor Who and the Silurians, Death to the Daleks, and Revenge of the Cybermen
Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons Burgon, GeoffreyGeoffrey Burgon BBC Music CD 2000 Music from Terror of the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom.
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1: The Early Years 1963–1969 BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Music CD 2000 Reissues
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings 1970–1980 BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Music CD 2000 Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Mute Records in 2005
Dr Who - Music from the Tenth Planet Stock music Ochre Records CD 2000
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 3: The Leisure Hive Howell, Peter Peter Howell and Dick Mills at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Music CD 2002
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 4: Meglos & Full Circle Kingsland, PaddyPaddy Kingsland and Peter Howell at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Music CD 2002
The Film Production Music Blyton, CareyCarey Blyton Apollo Sound CD 2003 Contains suites of music from Doctor Who and the Silurians, Death to the Daleks, and Revenge of the Cybermen
Doctor Who: Devils' Planets - The Music of Tristram Cary Cary, TristramTristram Cary BBC Music 2-CD 2003 Incidental music from The Daleks, The Daleks' Master Plan and The Mutants.
Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack Gold, MurrayMurray Gold Silva Screen Records CD 2006 Music from series one and two, featuring two songs performed by Neil Hannon. Reissued in a limited edition of 500 2-LP sets on 2 September 2013.[6]
Doctor Who – The Gunfighters Cary, TristramTristram Cary BBC Audio 2-CD 2007 This narrated soundtrack release included as an extra "The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon" composed for this story by Tristram Cary.
Doctor Who: Series 3 Gold, MurrayMurray Gold Silva Screen Records CD 2007 Featuring two songs performed by Yamit Mamo.
Doctor Who: Series 4 Gold, MurrayMurray Gold Silva Screen Records CD 2008 Features music selections from "Voyage of the Damned" and all of the Series 4 episodes originally broadcast in 2008 except for "The Next Doctor" Christmas Special.
Doctor Who: Series 4 – The Specials Gold, MurrayMurray Gold Silva Screen Records 2-CD 2010 Features music selections from the Series 4 special episodes "The Next Doctor", "Planet of the Dead", "The Waters of Mars", and The End of Time.
Doctor Who: Series 5 Gold, MurrayMurray Gold Silva Screen Records 2-CD 2010
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Gold, MurrayMurray Gold Silva Screen Records CD/Download 2011 Featuring Katherine Jenkins singing “Abigail’s Song”.
Doctor Who: Series 6 Gold, MurrayMurray Gold Silva Screen Records 2-CD 2011
Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani Limb, RogerRoger Limb and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Silva Screen Records CD/Download 2013 Reissues
  • Reissued in a 2-LP set on translucent purple vinyl by Silva Screen Records on 25 November 2013.[7]
John Smith and the Common Men: Sounds from the Inferno[8] Stock music Hysterion Records 7-inch EP 2013 Limited edition of 1000 for Record Store Day 2013. Contains "Three Guitars Mood 2" from An Unearthly Child as well as "Latin Gear" and "The Eyelash" from The War Machines
Doctor Who: The Krotons Hodgson, BrianBrian Hodgson and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Silva Screen Records CD/Download/10" Vinyl 2013[9]
Doctor Who: Series 7[10] Gold, MurrayMurray Gold Silva Screen Records 2-CD 2013
Doctor Who: The Snowmen / The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe[11] Gold, MurrayMurray Gold Silva Screen Records CD 2013 Includes music from "The Snowmen" and "The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe"
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection[12][13] Various Silva Screen Records 4-CD 2013[14] Other versions
  • Released in a condensed 2-disc release in the US on 17 December 2013.[15][16]
  • Released in an expanded limited 11-disc box set 25 July 2014[17][18]
Cold Worlds[19][20] Harper, DonDon Harper Dual Planet LP/CD 2014 Re-recording of the score from The Invasion
The Ultra Sonic Perception[21][20] Siday, EricEric Siday Dual Planet LP/CD 2014 A collection of stock music, including some used in Doctor Who.

Spinoffs[edit]

Big Finish[edit]

Music from the Big Finish range of audios.

Title Composer Label Format Year of Release Notes
Doctor Who: Music from the New Audio Adventures – Volume I Lock, AlistairAlistair Lock Big Finish CD 2000 Music from Phantasmagoria, The Fearmonger, The Marian Conspiracy, and The Spectre of Lanyon Moor
Doctor Who: Music from the New Audio Adventures – Volume II Lock, AlistairAlistair Lock Big Finish CD 2001 Music from Last of the Titans, The Shadow of the Scourge and The Fires of Vulcan
Doctor Who: Music from the New Audio Adventures – Volume III Stone, RussellRussell Stone Big Finish CD 2001 Music from Red Dawn, Winter for the Adept, and The Holy Terror
Doctor Who: Music from the Eighth Doctor Audio Adventures Lock, Alistair Nicholas Briggs, Russell Stone & William AllenAlistair Lock, Nicholas Briggs, Russell Stone & William Allen Big Finish 2-CD 2002 Music from Storm Warning, Sword of Orion, The Stones of Venice, and Minuet in Hell, plus the Eighth Doctor Big Finish Theme
Doctor Who: Music from the Fifth Doctor Audio Adventures Lock, Alistair David Darlington & Russell StoneAlistair Lock, David Darlington & Russell Stone Big Finish CD 2002 Music from Loups-Garoux, The Eye of the Scorpion, and Primeval
Doctor Who: Music from the Sixth Doctor Audio Adventures Lock, Alistair, Jim Mortimore & Jane ElphinstoneAlistair Lock, Jim Mortimore & Jane Elphinstone Big Finish CD 2002 Music from Bloodtide, Project: Twilight, The One Doctor
Doctor Who: Music from the Excelis Audio Adventures Darlington, DavidDavid Darlington Big Finish CD 2002 Music from Excelis Dawns, Excelis Rising, Excelis Decays, and The Plague Herds of Excelis
Doctor Who: Music from the Seventh Doctor Audio Adventures Hardwick, Andy, Jim Mortimore & Russell Stone Andy Hardwick, Jim Mortimore & Russell Stone Big Finish CD 2003 Music from Dust Breeding, The Rapture, and Bang-Bang-a-Boom!
Doctor Who - Embrace the Darkness - Remastered[22] Mortimore, JimJim Mortimore Bandcamp Download 2012
Doctor Who - The Rapture - Remastered[23] Mortimore, JimJim Mortimore with Jane Elphinstone & Simon Robinson Bandcamp Download 2012
Doctor Who - Project Twilight - Remastered[24] Mortimore, JimJim Mortimore Bandcamp Download 2012
Doctor Who - He Jests at Scars - Remastered[25] Mortimore, JimJim Mortimore Bandcamp Download 2012
Doctor Who - Seasons of Fear - Remastered[26] Elphinstone, JaneJane Elphinstone Bandcamp Download 2013
Doctor Who - Davros - Remastered[27] Elphinstone, JaneJane Elphinstone Bandcamp Download 2013

Torchwood[edit]

Title Composer Label Format Year of Release Notes
Torchwood: Original Television Soundtrack Foster, Ben and Murray GoldBen Foster and Murray Gold Silva Screen Records Download/CD 2008 Music from Series 1 and 2 of Torchwood
Torchwood: Children of Earth Foster, BenBen Foster Silva Screen Records Download/CD 2009 Music from Children of Earth

Other spinoffs[edit]

Title Composer Label Format Year of Release Notes
Myths and Other Legends Ayres, MarkMark Ayres Metro Music LP 1990 Ayres' music for Reeltime Pictures' Myth Makers series of Doctor Who interviews.

Reissues

Downtime: Original Soundtrack Recording Levine, IanIan Levine, Nigel Stock, &Erwin Keiles Silva Screen Records CD 1995 Music from the direct-to-video spinoff
Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans – Original Soundtrack Recording Ayres, MarkMark Ayres Silva Screen Records CD 1996 Music from the direct-to-video spinoff
Dæmos Rising: The Music Lock, AlistairAlistair Lock Reeltime CD 2004 Music from the direct-to-DVD spinoff
Dr. Who & the Daleks Lockyer, Malcolm and Bill McGuffieMalcolm Lockyer and Bill McGuffie Silva Screen 2-CD 2009 Music from Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. with effects by Barry Gray
Dr. Who and the Daleks/Daleks Invasion of Earth 2150 A.D.[28] Lockyer, Malcolm and Bill McGuffieMalcolm Lockyer and Bill McGuffie Silva Screen 7" EP 2011 Released on 16 April 2011 as part of Record Store Day. Side Two is a mini-adventure featuring the film's dialogue with music by Bill McGuffie
An Adventure in Space and Time[29] Butt, EdmundEdmund Butt Silva Screen CD 2014[30]

Related music releases[edit]

Over the years, there have been music releases that did not feature in the series, but are related to Doctor Who, ranging from novelty spoofs to tributes to the series.

Title Artist Label Format Year of Release Notes
"Doctor Who is Gonna Fix It" Bullamakanka RCL Records (Australia)
BBC/Gemcom (US)
BBC Records(UK)
7" 1983
"Doctor in Distress" Who Cares? Record Shack 7"
12"
1985 Charity single with proceeds going to Cancer Research created to raise awareness of the 1985 hiatus
"Doctorin' the Tardis" The Timelords KLF Communications(UK)
TVT Records(US)
7"
12"
cassette
CD
1988
Doctor Who: Variations on a Theme various Metro Music
12"
Square CD
1989 This disc consists of four versions of the Doctor Who theme, arranged by Mark Ayres, Dominic Glynn and Keff McCulloch. Reissued in 1991 by Silva Screen.
CyberTech Pack, AdrianAdrian Pack and Michael Fillis Jump Cut CD 1994 Music inspired by the series, including the Dimensions in Time version of the theme music
CyberTech Part II - Pharos Pack, AdrianAdrian Pack and Michael Fillis Jump Cut CD 1995 Music inspired by the series and the New Adventures novels
Who is Dr Who various RPM CD 2000 Compilation of novelty singles and related singles from 1964–1973 produced by Mark Ayres
Chameleon Circuit Chameleon Circuit DFTBA Records CD, Download 2009
Still Got Legs Chameleon Circuit DFTBA Records CD, Download 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Doctor Who: Series 7". Doctor Who Music. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
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  23. ^ Mortimore, Jim (28 October 2012). "Doctor Who - The Rapture - remastered OST". Bandcamp. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  24. ^ Mortimore, Jim (19 November 2012). "Doctor Who - Project Twilight - remastered OST". Bandcamp. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
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  27. ^ Mortimore, Jim (5 February 2013). "Doctor Who - Davros - remastered OST". Bandcamp. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
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