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Doctor Who: The Music
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Compilation album by BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Released1983
Recorded1963, 1972, 1980–1983
GenreElectronic music
Length40:24 / 51:24
LabelBBC Records
ProducerDick Mills
CompilerDick Mills
BBC Radiophonic Workshop chronology
BBC Sound Effects No. 26 - Sci-Fi Sound Effects
(1981)
Doctor Who: The Music
(1983)
The Soundhouse
(1983)
Doctor Who soundtrack chronology
BBC Sound Effects No. 26 - Sci-Fi Sound Effects
(1981)
Doctor Who: The Music
(1983)
Doctor Who: The Music II
(1985)
Earthshock cover
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Doctor Who: The Music is a 1983 compilation of music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop featuring incidental music from the popular science-fiction television series Doctor Who. The album was the first full-length to feature solely music from the programme. The collection was produced by Workshop member and long-time Doctor Who sound-effects creator Dick Mills. It featured the original Delia Derbyshire arrangement of Ron Grainer's theme tune and music by Malcolm Clarke from the 1972 serial "The Sea Devils", which was only the second to have an incidental score provided completely by the Radiophonic Workshop. Most of the music included came from serials from the previous three years to demonstrate the recent composers' works. For the album, each serial's incidental music was reassembled into short "suites" and although most of the music had been recorded in mono it was, for this compilation, remixed into stereo with sound effects added on to some tracks. The album was re-released in 1992 by Silva Screen records as Earthshock - Classic Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1, with bonus tracks including "The World of Doctor Who", a track recorded by Mills as a B-side to Dudley Simpson's 1973 "Moonbase 3" single, which featured a mix of music from the serial "The Mind of Evil" with sound effects from "Planet of the Daleks" before finishing with Simpson's "Master's Theme". Selections from both this compilation and its follow-up, Doctor Who - The Music II, were also re-used on the 1994 Silva Screen compilation The Best Of Doctor Who Volume 1 - The Five Doctors.

Track listing[edit]

Original 1983 track listing[edit]

Track # Artist Track name Stories used in
Side One
1 Delia Derbyshire "TARDIS - Doctor Who" [a] N/A
2 Malcolm Clarke "The Sea Devils"[a] The Sea Devils
3 Peter Howell "Meglos"[b] Meglos
4 Roger Limb "Nyssa's Theme"[b] The Keeper of Traken
5 "Kassia's Wedding Music"[b]
6 "The Threat of Melkur"[b]
7 "Exploring the Lab"[b] Four to Doomsday
8 "Nyssa is Hypnotized"[b]
9 Peter Howell "The Leisure Hive"[b] The Leisure Hive
Side Two
1 Roger Limb "Omega Field Force" [b] Arc of Infinity
2 "Ergon Threat"[b]
3 "Termination of the Doctor"
4 Peter Howell "Banqueting Music"[b] Warriors' Gate
5 "TSS Machine Attacked"[b] Kinda
6 "Janissary Band" [b] Snakedance
7 Malcolm Clarke "Subterranean Caves"[b] Earthshock
8 "Requiem" [b]
9 "March of the Cybermen"
10 Peter Howell "Doctor Who" various

1992 Earthshock track listing[edit]

Track # Artist Track name Stories used in
1 Delia Derbyshire "TARDIS - Doctor Who"[a] N/A
2 Malcolm Clarke "The Sea Devils"[a] The Sea Devils
3 Peter Howell "Meglos"[b] Meglos
4 Dick Mills[c] "The World of Doctor Who" N/A
5 Delia Derbyshire "Blue Veils and Golden Sands" Inferno
6 Roger Limb "Nyssa's Theme"[b] The Keeper of Traken
7 "Kassia's Wedding Music"[b]
8 "The Threat of Melkur"[b]
9 "Exploring the Lab" Four to Doomsday[b]
10 "Nyssa is Hypnotized"[b]
11 Peter Howell "The Leisure Hive"[b] The Leisure Hive
12 Delia Derbyshire "The Delian Mode"[b] Inferno
13 Roger Limb "Omega Field Force"[b] Arc of Infinity
14 "Ergon Threat"[b]
15 "Termination of the Doctor"[b]
16 Peter Howell "Banqueting Music"[b] Warriors' Gate
17 "TSS Machine Attacked"[b] Kinda
18 "Janissary Band"[b] Snakedance
19 Malcolm Clarke "Subterranean Caves" [b] Earthshock
20 "Requiem"[b]
21 "March of the Cybermen"[b]
21 Delia Derbyshire "TARDIS - Doctor Who - Reprise" N/A
  1. ^ a b c d Special Sound by Brian Hodgson
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae Special Sound by Dick Mills
  3. ^ composed by Dudley Simpson

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