Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack

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Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Murray Gold
Released December 4, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Soundtrack
Length 75:26
Label Silva Screen Records
Producer Murray Gold and Ben Foster
Doctor Who soundtrack chronology
Doctor Who: Devils' Planets – The Music of Tristram Cary
(2003)
Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack
(2006)
Doctor Who: Series 3
(2007)
Alternative cover

Doctor Who: Original Television Soundtrack is a soundtrack album released on 4 December 2006, containing incidental music composed by Murray Gold and used in the 2005 and 2006 series of Doctor Who.

The release included a fourteen-page booklet containing an introduction to the album by "Doctor Who" Executive Producer Julie Gardner, written on 8 November 2006; and four pages of comments on the contents of the album, written by Murray Gold in November 2006. The booklet also featured many publicity pictures, including a Cyberman, a Dalek ship, Matron Casp and the New Earth Hospital, the Doctor and Rose, and a Slitheen. The last page has a picture of Dalek Sec from "Doomsday".

It was originally released as a special limited edition, which featured a cardboard slipcase containing the jewel CD case, as well as a small badge featuring the Doctor and Rose, as seen on the cover artwork. In 2008 a new cover was released for this album, removing Rose and including a different picture of the Doctor. It was reissued in a limited edition of 500 2-LP sets on 2 September 2013.[1]

Track listing[edit]

The album features 31 tracks, including two of variations of the Doctor Who theme music. The longest track is "Doomsday" at 5:11 and the shortest is the TV version of the theme tune (0:40).

The compilation includes two songs, "Song for Ten" and "Love Don't Roam", both of which were performed by Neil Hannon. Tim Phillips is the singer of the original version of "Song for Ten" (in "The Christmas Invasion"), while Neil Hannon's performance of "Love Don't Roam" was used during the wedding reception scene in the 2006 Christmas special, "The Runaway Bride".

Track no. Track Episodes used in Track time
1 "Doctor Who Theme (TV version)" All episodes from "Rose" up until "Time Crash" 0:40
2 "Westminster Bridge" "Rose", "The Christmas Invasion", "New Earth" 2:10
3 "The Doctor's Theme" "Rose", "The End of the World", "Boom Town", "Bad Wolf", "The Parting of the Ways" 1:20
4 "Cassandra's Waltz" "The End of the World", "New Earth" 3:10
5 "Slitheen" "Aliens of London", "World War Three", "Boom Town", "Love & Monsters" 1:24
6 "Father's Day" "Father's Day" 1:57
7 "Rose in Peril" "Bad Wolf", "The Parting of the Ways" 1:41
8 "Boom Town Suite" "Boom Town" 3:04
9 "I'm Coming to Get You" "Bad Wolf" 1:14
10 "Hologram" "The Parting of the Ways" 2:17
11 "Rose Defeats the Daleks" "The Parting of the Ways" 2:33
12 "Clockwork TARDIS" "The End of the World" 1:20
13 "Harriet Jones, Prime Minister" "World War Three", "The Christmas Invasion" 2:15
14 "Rose's Theme" "The End of the World" 2:16
15 "Song for Ten" (performed by Neil Hannon) Extended version of song used in "The Christmas Invasion" (originally recorded by Tim Phillips) with additional lyrics 3:29
16 "The Face of Boe" "New Earth" 1:18
17 "UNIT" "The Christmas Invasion" 1:46
18 "Seeking The Doctor" "Rose", "Love & Monsters" 0:43
19 "Madame de Pompadour" "The Girl in the Fireplace" 3:46
20 "Tooth and Claw" "Tooth and Claw", 3:52
21 "The Lone Dalek" "Dalek", "The Satan Pit", "Doomsday" 5:01
22 "New Adventures" "Boom Town", "The Parting of the Ways", "The Christmas Invasion" 2:21
23 "Finding Jackie" "The Parting of the Ways", "Love & Monsters" 0:54
24 "Monster Bossa" "Boom Town", "Love & Monsters" 1:39
25 "The Daleks" "Bad Wolf" 3:03
26 "The Cybermen" "Rise of the Cybermen", "The Age of Steel" 4:34
27 "Doomsday" "Doomsday" 5:11
28 "The Impossible Planet" "The Impossible Planet", "The Satan Pit", "Doomsday" 3:13
29 "Sycorax Encounter" "The Christmas Invasion" 1:13
30 "Love Don't Roam" (performed by Neil Hannon) "The Runaway Bride" 3:59
31 "Doctor Who Theme (album version)" Special Remix for the album 2:31

Reception[edit]

The soundtrack became the top download in its category on iTunes, above the soundtrack for Casino Royale.[2] On 12 January 2007, the MediaGuardian.co.uk website's "Media Monkey" diary column reported that Doctor Who fans from the discussion forum on the fan website Outpost Gallifrey were attempting to organise mass downloads of the track "Love Don't Roam" from the soundtrack, which was available as a single release on the UK iTunes store. This was in order to attempt to exploit the new UK singles chart download rules, and get the song featured in the Top 40 releases.[3] The effort was not successful.

IGN gave the collection a 7.5 out of 10 rating.[4]

Notes[edit]

  • "Westminster Bridge" was inspired by a Pixies tune, Cecilia Ann.[5]
  • The ethereal voice performed by Melanie Pappenheim in "The Doctor's Theme" and "Doomsday" was often referred to as "President Flavia" by the production team, who described it as her singing from the time vortex. (Flavia was a Time Lady who became President of the High Council of Time Lords in The Five Doctors.)
  • "The Daleks" contains male vocalists singing "Oh, mah koreh?" (?הו, מה קורה), which is Hebrew for "Oh, what is happening?".
  • Murray Gold added further lyrics to "Song for Ten" after "The Christmas Invasion", reflecting Rose's departure from the series, and it is this version rather than the shorter original version from the episode, that is included on the album.
  • Although the "album version" of the "Doctor Who Theme" is often cited in reviews as being the same as the closing credits version of the theme used from "The Christmas Invasion" onwards, it is in fact a different arrangement. Among the changes made to the album version is the end of the track omits the "electronic howl" sound effect (dating back to the 1970s) which is heard on the televised version of the closing theme.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doctor Who: Series 1&2 – 12 inch vinyl". Doctor Who Music. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Song for Top Ten". Doctor Who - News (BBC). December 11, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Who's in the pop charts?" (free registration required). Guardian Unlimited. 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2007-01-13. 
  4. ^ D, Spence. "Doctor Who - Original Television Soundtrack". IGN. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Murray Gold, Doctor Who Magazine #363