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July 16th, 2013 26 comments

Ghost light Original Television CD Soundtrack

Available to order in the UK from

Available to order in the USA from

Mark Ayres dark and mysterious synth score to Marc Platt’s 3-part TV series with Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor.

Originally released on Silva Screen Records in 1993, in this new version Ghost Light is freshly re-mastered from the original analogue stereo master tapes with consecutive cues combined into longer tracks.

Also included are additional tracks previously omitted and the complete initial “demo” version of the music for Part One. The album presents the score
in story order.

Original Television Soundtrack by Mark Ayres

1. Doctor Who (Opening Theme) (00’55″)
2. The Madhouse (03’52″)
3. Redvers, I Presume? (00’44″)
4. Uncharted Territory (01’41″)
5. Heart of the Interior (02’19″)
6. Gwendoline (00’23″)
7. The Fang of a Cave Bear (00’19″)
8. Enter Josiah (00’29″)
9. Indoor Lightning (01’39″)
10. Nimrod Observed (01’02″)
11. Time to Emerge (01’24″)
12. Burnt Toast (01’42″)
13. Ace’s Adventures Underground (04’37″)
14. Where is Mamma? (00’44″)
15. Loss of Control (03’34″)
16. The Way to the Zoo (01’54″)
17. The Hungry Inspector (00’34″)
18. The Memory Teller (01’51″)
19. Lighting the Touchpaper (01’11″)
20. Homo Victorianus Ineptus (01’20″)
21. Out of the Shadows (04’03″)
22. Light Enlightened (01’58″)
23. Tropic of Perivale (02’16″)
24. Tricks of the Light (04’31″)
25. Judgement in Stone (02’20″)
26. Requiem (05’04″)
27. Passing Thoughts (01’25″)
28. Doctor Who (Closing Theme) (01’13″)

Part One Demo Version

29. The Madhouse (alternative) (03’45″)
30. Redvers, I Presume? (alternative) (00’25″)
31. Uncharted Territory (alternative) (01’36″)
32. Heart of the Interior (alternative) (02’18″)
33. Gwendoline (alternative) (00’22″)
34. The Fang of a Cave Bear (alternative) (00’18″)
35. Enter Josiah (alternative) (00’29″)
36. Indoor Lightning (alternative) (01’39″)
37. Nimrod Observed (alternative) (01’02″)
38. Time to Emerge (alternative) (01’08″)
39. Burnt Toast (alternative) (01’35″)
40. Ace’s Adventures Underground (alternative) (01’31″)

(Total Playing Time 72.05)

Tracks 6, 7, 17, 29-40 Previously Unreleased.

Though the score features small themes and motifs, the musical narrative relies on “sounds” rather than “themes”.

The composer juxtaposes the tender sound of strings, harp, clarinet with native drums and unearthly sounds of pipes, distorted gong, organ and choir.

Ghost Light was the final production of the series’ original 26-year run.

Categorised under: CD, Music soundtracks


  • Harold Saxon

    July 25th, 2013 - 12:39am

    this originally released in the 1990’s is good music,creepy,worth a listen,i got the original.

  • McGann is The Doctor

    July 17th, 2013 - 5:32pm





  • The Greater Intelligence

    July 16th, 2013 - 4:15pm

    Peter Davison has said that ‘The Caves Of Androzani’ was his favorite story he ever did. Sylvester McCoy said the same thing about ‘Ghost Light’. If Patrick Troughton liked ‘The Krotons’ you would think they were releasing each Doctor’s favorite story.

    • Anonymous

      July 16th, 2013 - 5:20pm

      They’d need the music to be separate from the footage, whih isn’t always the case (you’d be unlikely to find anything from the 70s like that, and all the stuff from the 60s will be a no go, as all the masters have been wiped.

    • Anonymous

      July 16th, 2013 - 5:21pm

      That is unless they recreate it separately, which is a possibility.

    • Some bloke

      July 16th, 2013 - 6:15pm

      the manage to recreate some of the music for the photo galleries on the dvd releases, so they CAN recreate full soundtracks. My main hope is on the release of The Android Invasion 😀

  • TheWhomobile

    July 16th, 2013 - 3:48pm

    Let’s hope this is a bit better than the previous two releases

    • booboo

      July 16th, 2013 - 3:52pm

      what’s was wrong with the previous 2?

      A sound track is a sound track, you cant really do much else with it

    • TheWhomobile

      July 16th, 2013 - 4:02pm

      I just wasn’t really impressed with them, perhaps it’s just me being fussy I don’t know. I thought too many of the tracks on Androzani were too similar and the Krotons was mostly sound effects. Maybe this would be a but hard to do but they could try releasing a soundtrack for each Doctor with the best tubes from their times

    • booboo

      July 16th, 2013 - 4:12pm

      i know what you mean, the music is not to everyone’s taste its more a collectors thing i suppose i always get these though

    • josh smith

      July 16th, 2013 - 4:22pm

      i only like pertwee ones and attack of the cybermen

    • the ergon

      July 16th, 2013 - 4:24pm

      maybe you should try hunting down the original 1992 silva screen cd compilation cds.Theres androzani as well as other music from the davison era as well as some of tom bakers later incidental music. I agree, it sometimes can get a bit repetitious if its all from the same story.Having said that I,d like them to release the full soundtracks to inferno and the sea devils.

    • TheWhomobile

      July 16th, 2013 - 5:15pm

      Now the Sea Devils would be good but top of my list is Tomb

  • Johnny

    July 16th, 2013 - 12:58pm

    I have the original CD and don’t like the music enough to warrant buying this updated version.

  • Chris

    July 16th, 2013 - 12:46pm

    Hmm does the fact that this has new art mean there’s a possibility of a special edition DVD soon? I think this is a story that’s due a special edition

    • Some bloke

      July 16th, 2013 - 1:49pm

      possibly or possibly not. We’ll have to wait and see the schedule for next years dvd releases

    • the ergon

      July 16th, 2013 - 4:27pm

      If any dvd could do with a special edition,its ghostlight, if they could restore it with better picture quality.

  • celestial toymaker

    July 16th, 2013 - 11:29am

    i agree ghost light for the 7th doctor?

  • matt9982

    July 16th, 2013 - 11:13am

    Booboo, when is this out?! Really want this! 🙂

    • Some bloke

      July 16th, 2013 - 11:14am

      august 26th

    • The Greater Intelligence

      July 16th, 2013 - 12:49pm

      Now, whAt is that in American days? ‘The Caves Of Androzani’ came out March 25th for you guys and it came out April 26th for us. ‘The Krotons’ came out on May 13th and it came out today actually, July 16th. Hopefully it won’t be too long since I really want this.

    • Some bloke

      July 16th, 2013 - 1:49pm

      no, that’s meant to be in the UK. It says so on the UK Amazon site

  • Some bloke

    July 16th, 2013 - 11:12am

    OH! Why ghost light! It’s not my favourite mccoy story, but they could have at least done a better mccoy story, The Curse of Fenric for example

    • josh smith

      July 16th, 2013 - 6:17pm

      the curse of fenric is awful

    • Anonymous

      July 16th, 2013 - 8:30pm

      I think it alright as I prefer all the other MCCOY stories from 26 25

    • Some bloke

      July 16th, 2013 - 9:14pm

      fenric is far better than ghost light, if i remember rightly… Maybe I should watch them at some point soon and I’ll get back to you with my opinion 😀

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