Time Beat

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"Time Beat"
Single by Ray Cathode (Maddalena Fagandini & George Martin)
B-side Waltz in Orbit
Released 1962
Format Vinyl record (7")
Recorded 1962
Genre Electronic music
Length 02:09
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Maddalena Fagandini, George Martin.
Producer(s) George Martin
BBC Radiophonic Workshop chronology
"Time Beat" BBC Radiophonic Music

"Time Beat" was the first commercial release from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It was credited to "Ray Cathode", pseudonym of Maddalena Fagandini and future Beatles producer George Martin. The song was actually a reworking of an earlier interval signal created by Fagandini. The original track was later featured on the compilation BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21. The B-side to the single was "Waltz in Orbit", also credited to Ray Cathode.[1]

Time Beat can also be found on the fourth CD of Produced by George Martin.

Track listing[edit]

  • A1 - "Time Beat"
  • B1 - "Waltz in Orbit"


  1. ^ "Madeleine Fagandini". Forum for former BBC staff. December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.