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January 14th, 2019 18 comments

The Daleks’ Master Plan Collector’s Edition Vinyl LP

Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

Please note this is the Standard Edition with Blue Vinyl and a Tardis etched reverse on Mission to the Unknown .

There is a Separate listing for the Amazon Exclusive with splatter Vinyl and Dalek etched reverse on Mission to the Unknown.

The descriptions were initially the other way around.

Demon Music presents a narrated full-cast TV soundtrack adventure starring William Hartnell as the Doctor, in an epic quest to defeat his arch-adversaries, the Daleks. In this classic 12 part ‘lost’ adventure, first shown on BBC TV from October 1965 to January 1966, the Daleks threaten to destroy the fabric of time itself. In their quest to control the Solar System, they have taken possession of the devastating Time Destructor. Determined to stop them, the Doctor (William Hartnell) steals the core of the weapon.

He and his friends are thus pursued across Time and Space by their ruthless, powerful nemeses… Presented across 7 x Heavyweight 180g Blue translucent pieces of vinyl, this narrated TV soundtrack evokes a classic Doctor Who adventure in all its aural magnificence. From the eerie sonics of Ron Grainer & Delia Derbyshire’s theme tune, and the familiar ‘wheezing, groaning’ of the TARDIS, through screaming jungle worlds and an array of spacecraft, the story is alive with weird and wonderful sound. Written by Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner, this is the longest single Doctor Who adventure ever made for television.

Track Listings

  • Disc 1. 1. Prequel Mission to the Unknown
  • Disc 2. 1. Episode 1 – The Nightmare Begins 2. Episode 2 – Day of Armageddo
  • Disc 3. 1. Episode 3 – Devil’s Planet 2. Episode 4 – The Traitors
  • Disc 4. 1. Episode 5 – Counter Plot 2. Episode 6 – Coronas of the Sun
  • Disc 5. 1. Episode 7 – The Feast of Steven 2. Episode 8 – Volcano
  • Disc 6. 1. Episode 9 – Golden Death 2. Episode 10 – Escape Switch
  • Disc 7. 1. Episode 11 – The Abandoned Planet 2. Episode 12 – Destruction of Time

Linking narration is provided by Peter Purves (Steven) and the cast includes Kevin Stoney as Mavic Chen, Nicholas Courtney as Bret Vyon, Jean Marsh as Sara Kingdom and Peter Butterworth as the Meddling Monk. The film recordings of all but three episodes of this story are lost from the BBC archives.

The prelude episode ‘Mission to the Unknown’ is presented on its own single-sided disc with a unique Tardis etched reverse. Dummedy-dum, Dummedy-dum, Dummedy-dum, Dum-dum…


Official Press Release…

Following the recent popularity of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and League of Gentlemen releases on vinyl, Demon Music Group presents The Daleks’ Master Plan, a narrated full-cast TV soundtrack adventure. Starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, in a battle against his archenemies, the vinyl will be released on 15thFebruary 2019 and is now available for pre-order. RRP £99.99.

‘We’re very excited about the first release in our ‘Vinyl Who’ collection – it’s a new way for fans to discover lost episodes of Classic Doctor Who.’ Ben Stanley, Head of Product & Marketing, Demon Music Group.

In this classic 12 part ‘lost’ adventure, first shown on TV from October 1965 to January 1966, the Daleks threaten to destroy the fabric of time itself. In their quest to control the Solar System, they have taken possession of the devastating Time Destructor. Determined to stop them, the Doctor steals the core of the weapon before he and his friends are pursued across time and space by his ruthless, powerful nemeses. From the eerie sonics of Ron Grainer & Delia Derbyshire’s original theme tune and the familiar ‘wheezing, groaning’ of the TARDIS, to soundscapes illustrating the jungles of Kembel and alien spacecraft, the story is brought to life by the unique sounds produced by the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop.

Written by Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner, this is the longest single Doctor Who adventure ever made for television. Linking narration is provided by Peter Purves (Steven) and the cast includes Kevin Stoney as Mavic Chen, Nicholas Courtney as Bret Vyon, Jean Marsh as Sara Kingdom and Peter Butterworth as the Meddling Monk. The film recordings of all but three episodes of this story are lost from the BBC archives. The prelude episode Mission to the Unknown is presented on its own single-sided disc with a unique Dalek (exclusive edition) or TARDIS (standard edition) etched reverse.


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18 comments

  • TigerMan1995

    January 15th, 2019 - 2:30am

    Standard Version is 99 pounds and the Limited edition is also 99 pounds. i wonder if it’s the same listing or both are just 99.99 pounds.

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    • The Flying Shark

      January 15th, 2019 - 7:16am

      They’re both the same price, it’s only fair really seeing as the only difference is a picture.

  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2019 - 7:19pm

    What is the difference between the two versions? They have the same price and description. I can see they have different colours of LPs and one is limited edition but are they the only differences? Aha sorry I’m probably missing something

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    • booboo

      January 14th, 2019 - 7:44pm

      apart from the LP colour difference the Amazon exclusive has an etched Dalek on mission to the unknown, the std version has a Tardis

  • AdamW

    January 14th, 2019 - 7:01pm

    Hope they sell prints of the artwork, how ever unlikely that is. The artwork is amazing.

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    • Doctor Mysterio

      January 14th, 2019 - 11:05pm

      Quite agree. It’s excellent.

  • Chris

    January 14th, 2019 - 5:34pm

    Is this the story in audio form or just the music used in it?

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    • booboo

      January 14th, 2019 - 6:08pm

      audio form with linking narration

    • Doctor Mysterio

      January 14th, 2019 - 11:07pm

      Anyone know if this is a plain rerelease of the existing version, or has any new remastering been done?

  • Daz

    January 14th, 2019 - 4:15pm

    I still hope for an animated version at some point on dvd. Maybe there is a chance once they make extra money off this release.

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  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2019 - 3:53pm

    Who’s done the art for this set?

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  • Duncan Parsons

    January 14th, 2019 - 10:55am

    Got to get a new record player 1st. Cat fell asleep on the last one and knackered it.

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  • bryan

    January 14th, 2019 - 10:01am

    Oh. £99.99 for the LTD collectors edition, is not as bad as I expected. I wonder how much the Standard edition (dalek etched rather than Tardis like Amazon) Will be priced.

    I read this in DWM, and I was /Am very Tempted . For some reason I wanted the Dalek Etched one, as its the Dalek`s Masterplan , so a dalek seemed more appropriate.

    Would love to see more Info though. (and where to get the standard version (unless thats Amazon too) Amazons prices seem to have developed a mind of thier own of late, so hopefully, this comes down a bit.

    Still looking forward to this.

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    • booboo

      January 14th, 2019 - 10:12am

      trying to get this clarified from demon records as to which version(s) Amazon will get , also keeping an eye on zoom as they do vinyls

    • booboo

      January 14th, 2019 - 10:21am

      this listing is for the std edition, there will be a separate listing for the Amazon exclusive Tardis

    • booboo

      January 14th, 2019 - 2:10pm

      Initial description was wrong its the Amazon exclusive that comes with the Etched Dalek

    • Bryan

      January 14th, 2019 - 7:58pm

      Thanks booboo for all your hard work getting this clarified.

  • J45ON96

    January 14th, 2019 - 7:41am

    £100 for 7 LPs works out at about £14 per record.

    That’s actually pretty cheap, since most at launch are about £20-£25 per record! For example, the recent reissue of Pink Floyd’s PULSE was the same price (£99.99) for four LPs.

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