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August 7th, 2018 20 comments

The Five Doctors Television Soundtrack CD UK Order Now

Available to order in the UK from www.amazon.co.uk

Available to order in the USA from www4.screenarchives.com

There is no UK listing at present.

The Five Doctors, made and transmitted as a 90-minute special in 1983, was the 20th anniversary outing for the good Doctor, seeing the incumbent Peter Davison joined by previous incarnations Richard Hurndall (standing in for the deceased William Hartnell), Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. The latter declined to return in person so soon after he had left, so was represented by some footage from “lost” story ‘Shada’.

The music was composed by Peter Howell at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It was, in accordance with normal practice at the time, mixed in mono, so is presented here within a subtle mono-compatible stereo image. The sound effects for the story were by Dick Mills, but Peter was anxious to include the Death Zone atmosphere as part of the score so – with Dick still working on a previous project for a while – created that effect himself. The story would later be edited into the standard 4 x 25m episode format for syndication, for which Peter provided some additional “cliff hanger” cues.

In 1995, producer Paul Vanezis was contracted by BBC Video to produce a “Special Edition” of the story, extended beyond the original length (as determined by the transmission slot) and featuring updated visual effects. It was also decided to mix it in Dolby Surround (later updated to full 5.1 surround for DVD) so Peter Howell was called in to rework the music. Both versions of the score are presented complete on this release.

1 Doctor Who – Opening Theme (The Five Doctors)
2 New Console
3 The Eye of Orion
4 Cosmic Angst
5 Melting Icebergs
6 Great Balls of Fire
7 My Other Selves
8 No Coordinates
9 Bus Stop
10 No Where, No Time
11 Dalek Alley and The Death Zone
12 Hand in the Wall
13 Who Are You?
14 The Dark Tower / My Best Enemy
15 The Game of Rassilon
16 Cybermen I
17 Below
18 Cybermen II
19 The Castellan Accused / Cybermen III
20 Raston Robot
21 Not the Mind Probe
22 Where There’s a Wind, There’s a Way
23 Cybermen vs Raston Robot
24 Above and Between
25 As Easy as Pi
26 Phantoms
27 The Tomb of Rassilon
28 Killing You Once was Never Enough
29 Oh, Borusa
30 Mindlock
31 Immortality
32 Doctor Who Closing Theme – The Five Doctors Edit
33 Death Zone Atmosphere
34 End of Episode 1 (Sarah Falls)
35 End of Episode 2 (Cybermen III variation)
36 End of Episode 3 (Nothing to Fear)
37 The Five Doctors Special Edition: Prologue (Premix)
38 Doctor Who – Opening Theme (The Five Doctors Special Edition)
39 The Five Doctors Special Edition: Prologue
40 The Eye of Orion / Cosmic Angst (Special Edition)
41 Melting Icebergs (Special Edition)
42 Great Balls of Fire (Special Edition)
43 My Other Selves (Special Edition)
44 Nothing Can Go Wrong (Special Edition)
45 Bus Stop (Special Edition)
46 No Where, No Time (Special Edition)
47 Enter Borusa (Special Edition)
48 Enter The Master (Special Edition)
49 Dalek Alley and The Death Zone (Special Edition)
50 Hand in the Wall (Special Edition)
51 Recall Signal (Special Edition)
52 Who Are You? / Tell Me All About It (Special Edition)
53 Thunderbolts (Special Edition)
54 The Dark Tower (Special Edition)
55 My Best Enemy (Special Edition)
56 The Game of Rassilon (Special Edition)
57 Cybermen I (Special Edition)
58 Below (Special Edition)
59 Cybermen II (Special Edition)
60 The Castellan Accused / Cybermen III (Special Edition)
61 Raston Robot (Special Edition)
62 Not the Mind Probe (Special Edition)
63 Where There’s a Wind, There’s a Way (Special Edition)
64 Cybermen vs Raston Robot (Special Edition)
65 Above and Between (Special Edition)
66 The Fortress of the Time Lords (Special Edition)
67 As Easy as Pi (Special Edition)
68 I Hope You’ve Got Your Sums Right / Phantoms (Special Edition)
69 The Tomb of Rassilon (Special Edition)
70 Killing You Once was Never Enough (Special Edition)
71 Oh, Borusa (Special Edition)
72 Mindlock (Special Edition)
73 Immortality (Special Edition)
74 Doctor Who Closing Theme – The Five Doctors Edit (Special Edition)
75 The Eye of Orion Atmosphere
76 Time Scoop
77 Transmat operates
78 Rassilon background
79 Borusa ring sequence
80 The Five Doctors Titles Zap


Categorised under: CD, Music soundtracks

20 comments

  • Stevennn

    August 7th, 2018 - 4:36pm

    Is this on Vinyl?

    Reply
    • booboo

      August 7th, 2018 - 4:37pm

      It will be

  • Anonymous

    August 7th, 2018 - 12:16am

    Lovely cover. The only thing I would do is have the same colours on both sides (oranges, yellows and pinks)

    Reply
  • Bentendo

    August 5th, 2018 - 11:12pm

    The artwork I would imagine is the same guy as who did the recent Doctor Who: The Collection Season 12 artwork. His use of colours and the logo are very nice and have a [no pun intended] timeless feel that I think won’t age over time.

    Reply
    • J45ON96

      August 6th, 2018 - 5:52am

      The cover art for this is done by Clayton Hickman, long-time Doctor Who DVD range designer and all-round design genius. Check him out on twitter, he’s got a redbubble shop with loads of oblique Doctor Who designs (and more besides on it).

      He didn’t, however, do the Season 12 set. That was done by Lee Binding, who recently did the Series 1 and 2 steelbooks 🙂

  • AT

    August 4th, 2018 - 5:09pm

    Ths cover is just a horrible mess, they’ve even manged to make the logo look more bland then usual.

    Reply
    • Tyler Prescott

      August 4th, 2018 - 6:56pm

      How? It’s beautiful, and the logo works in black for once, as it stands out as the only thing in black.

    • Anonymous

      August 5th, 2018 - 8:55pm

      It’s better than a lot of the other soundtracks

    • AT

      August 6th, 2018 - 8:40am

      Tyler its not beautiful its a horrible mess, rubbish pictures of all 5 Doctors with a naff paint ball effect! Just looks terrible!

    • Tyler Prescott

      August 16th, 2018 - 6:04pm

      Okay, well each to their own I guess.

  • Bryan Simcott

    August 3rd, 2018 - 8:05pm

    That cover is so beautiful.
    That tracklist is so amazing
    this would look nd sound stunning as an LP Vinyl

    can we really do 80 tracks on one CD, i thought it was pushing it a bit.

    this is a pre order as soon as Silva Screen catch up.

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  • the ergon

    August 3rd, 2018 - 7:16pm

    Loads of tracks on this. Are a lot of the sound effects and ambience tracks previously unreleased?

    Reply
    • the ergon

      August 3rd, 2018 - 7:25pm

      It looks like its telling the whole story in incidental music and sound effects.Thats great.

  • TORCHWOODFAN1

    August 3rd, 2018 - 7:09pm

    This artist needs to do more for Doctor Who like right now!

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      August 3rd, 2018 - 7:17pm

      Same guy did a lot of the old DVD covers

    • TORCHWOODFAN1

      August 3rd, 2018 - 9:49pm

      He really is superb!

  • Anonymous

    August 3rd, 2018 - 6:55pm

    Did I fall asleep and dream of beautiful cover for a five doctors soundtrack
    however designed this, give them an award

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    • the ergon

      August 3rd, 2018 - 7:14pm

      Clayton hickman. Nice splash of colour even if it Looks like an infant has been let loose with the paintpots.

    • Anonymous

      August 3rd, 2018 - 9:32pm

      Absolutely love his art on the DVDs
      Great hope he does more dvds And CD as I will be buying this

  • MJS

    August 3rd, 2018 - 6:34pm

    Oh. Want. Need. The cover is gorgeous. I should have this!!!!

    Reply

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