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May 1st, 2019 28 comments

The Creeping Death Vinyl LP ASDA Exclusive

Following the sell-out success of Big Finish Productions Doctor Who stories on vinyl in 2018, the audio company has announced another exclusive collaboration with ASDA supermarket.

ASDA will launch Doctor Who: The Creeping Death starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate on Friday 24th May 2019. It will be released as a Limited Edition run of 1,000 copies on neon green vinyl – only available in the UK.

London, 1952, and a deadly smog envelops the capital. But something even more dangerous – and alien – is hiding within the mists. When the Doctor and Donna get lost in the fog, they find a motley group of Londoners trying to make their way home. Soon the stakes are raised as death creeps along fume-choked streets, and not everyone will make it out alive…

David Tennant portrayed the Doctor on screen from 2005 until January 2010, returning to star alongside Matt Smith and John Hurt in the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, in 2013.

Catherine Tate made her debut as Donna Noble in December 2006, and after a series and two Christmas specials, she made her last appearance alongside David on the 1st January 2010. Their on-screen partnership is generally regarded as one of the great high-points of the enduring Doctor Who phenomenon.

The Creeping Death, written by Roy Gill, is one of three stories in the latest volume of the Tenth Doctor’s audio adventures. Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume Three (Limited Edition) which is also being released in May.

Roy Gill said: “Being asked to write for David Tennant and Catherine Tate was already a huge thrill, but how awesome to hear The Creeping Death will be getting a vinyl release too! I think this nineteen-fifties tale of a band of London misfits against whatever-it-is that lurks in the smog will work beautifully on a neon green LP!”

“I’m a big vinyl fan already – I share my flat with three record decks, goodness knows how many records, and one long-suffering partner – so I’m super-eager to get my hands on a copy!”

Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume Three (Limited Edition) is available for pre-order now as a five-disc CD collector’s edition – limited to 5,000 copies – in deluxe bookset packaging for only £35, with the download version for £25 (available on release).

Big Finish Productions is a production company and publisher who produce audio CDs, downloads and books. Best known for its range of Doctor Who plays (with its many spin-offs), Big Finish also produces a wide range of audio drama and audiobooks featuring the characters from Blake’s 7, Dark Shadows, Captain Scarlet, Callan, The Avengers, The Prisoner, Survivors and The Omega Factor, as well as classics such as HG Wells, Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, The Phantom of the Opera and Dorian Gray.

They also produce original creations such as Graceless, Charlotte Pollard and The Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, plus the Big Finish Originals range featuring seven great new series including ATA Girl, Cicero, Jeremiah Bourne in Time, Shilling & Sixpence Investigate and Blind Terror.

CDs and downloads are available from the Big Finish website www.bigfinish.com


Categorised under: CD, Vinyl records

28 comments

  • The Flying Shark

    May 16th, 2019 - 3:22pm

    I’ve just seen a tweet saying this is coming out tomorrow-so is it tomorrow or next week?

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    • Anonymous

      May 16th, 2019 - 5:26pm

      Who was the tweet from?

    • The Flying Shark

      May 17th, 2019 - 7:29am

      Demon Records-they deleted it once they realised their mistake.

  • Colin

    May 5th, 2019 - 9:22am

    Can anyone help me identify which Manchester stores would stock this ??

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    • The Flying Shark

      May 6th, 2019 - 8:25am

      Only the very largest.

  • The Flying Shark

    May 2nd, 2019 - 9:18am

    The thing is, what time will this be put out in 24 hour Asdas? Midnight? 6? 2?

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    • Anonymous

      May 2nd, 2019 - 5:56pm

      That’s what I was wondering

    • SainsburysMerger

      May 5th, 2019 - 8:02am

      If it’s anything like the local ASDA here it will be sat in the warehouse for months and then if your lucky it will get put out on display around November

  • Euan Bird

    May 2nd, 2019 - 6:37am

    It’s odd that it is coming out in Asda. I don’t go there often but I can’t recall ever seeing vinyl records. Kind of just wished they put them in Sainsbury’s again but I will still go and hopefully pick this up.

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    • Duncan Parsons

      May 2nd, 2019 - 7:55am

      Some stores do sell vinyl.

    • RecordDayNoMore

      May 5th, 2019 - 8:00am

      ASDA don’t sell LPs they only sell DVD, BLU-RAY and CDs and not much of those these days very limited selection normally.

    • ABBA

      May 6th, 2019 - 3:11am

      @RecordDayNoMore

      depending on the size of the store. Larger stores sell LPs and the players. smaller stores dont.

    • Anonymous

      May 6th, 2019 - 12:26pm

      If asda don’t sell lp’s why are they doing an exclusive then?

  • Anonymous

    May 2nd, 2019 - 4:42am

    Please note a 10.00am 02/05/2019 embargo has been lifted.

    Why was this embargoed ?

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    • booboo

      May 2nd, 2019 - 7:27am

      news items are often sent out in advance but embargoed to a date and time so the news is posted by everyone at the same time.

      the reason it was lifted is because DWM subscribers got issues early so the news was out anyway

      i put that there in case anyone didn’t see see the lifted email and thought we had posted to early.

  • Anonymous

    May 1st, 2019 - 11:19pm

    What does that embargo thing mean?

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  • prototype dalek

    May 1st, 2019 - 8:46pm

    Will look forward to this one. So far got all the latest Big Finish exclusives from Sainsbury’s and HMV in store so will look forward to getting this one too I hope.

    Coincident or not that it’s the same colour as the ASDA stores.

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    • Anonymous

      May 1st, 2019 - 11:25pm

      I mean they’ve done Tesco morrisons Sainsburys and m&s, they were bound to get to asda eventually with their colour schemes

  • Daz

    May 1st, 2019 - 6:51pm

    It’s ASDA green too, I never see these is any shops I do see them on ebay however.
    Same old story limited editions + the internet = fans pay more for something from someone who only bought it to make a profit.

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  • 6sek

    May 1st, 2019 - 5:17pm

    Will it be every ASDA or just certain ones

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    • Anonymous

      May 2nd, 2019 - 4:21pm

      Certain ones

  • MJS

    May 1st, 2019 - 4:46pm

    I love vinyl, I love Dr Who. But I am getting fed up with these exclusives that are so hard to get for some and so easy for others. And then sold for ridiculous prices on eBay. I’ve ordered the cd set, so might give this a miss.

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    • booboo

      May 1st, 2019 - 5:25pm

      I tend to agree to a point but the bottom line is its exclusivity of they don’t exist at all.

    • MJS

      May 1st, 2019 - 8:32pm

      Bit of a false economy though. 1000 at £20 is £20000 quid. Big Finish and Asda won’t see anything of the eBay resale value. Release it as a regular item and you’ll have your 1000 buying it anyway + more.

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2019 - 9:27pm

      that’s the whole point though, this would never get released as a “regular item”.

    • Anonymous

      May 4th, 2019 - 8:23pm

      You can’t win with this one. Boo boo is right that the very exclusivity of the item is what will sell it, the demand for these on vinyl for a general release just won’t be commercial enough to warrant it happening. But the Ebay thing is just as correct. Trouble is as long as true fans are willing to pay extortionate prices on resale sites people will keep buying up the rare items and selling them high. Unfortunately there is no real answer to that problem. It’s either pay the money or just don’t buy the item. Hard for a collector I know, but I made that decision years ago and life is a lot less stressful now!

    • MJS

      May 4th, 2019 - 9:31pm

      To be honest, I’d much rather buy a ltd ed vinyl direct from BF than try to hunt on down. Nearest Asda to me that does vinyl is 30 mins away

  • The Flying Shark

    May 1st, 2019 - 3:19pm

    Noice.

    Reply

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