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March 1st, 2019 18 comments

The Daleks’ Master Plan Exclusive Edition Vinyl LP

Available Exclusively to order from www.amazon.co.uk (limited to 1000 units)

Please note this is the Amazon Exclusive Edition with splatter vinyl and a Dalek etched reverse on Mission to the Unknown.

The Standard Edition has a Tardis 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 splatter 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 Dalek 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

  • Rafael Ciaccia

    March 18th, 2019 - 5:12pm

    Hi everyone, since there is no number for the limited one, does anyone knows if the number on the side of the box is the same for all of them ? I have “BOX001” so i wanted to know if it’s the first one or just a generic number ? thanks

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  • Curious

    March 7th, 2019 - 9:09pm

    Is the limited edition numbered? Where?

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  • MJS

    March 1st, 2019 - 6:15pm

    This is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous discs (I have the Amazon set) the covers of each LP combine to form a large picture. The sound is great. The whole package is gorgeous. Well packaged and sturdy. Each LP sleeve has an inner sleeve with the corresponding episode details. 10/10

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  • bryan

    March 1st, 2019 - 1:52pm

    This is Simply Stunning. Beautiful packaging, Beautiful sound *(your set up may vary) , feels fuller (more warm) than the CD. The Orange Splatter looks lovely (and seems to be the way ahead, with the upcoming RSD releases.

    * On DMP 1 and Unknown. Titles and first min.only able to check this so far.

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  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2019 - 9:12pm

    does anyone think this will be very collectable in a few years?

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    • Rob W

      March 2nd, 2019 - 1:00pm

      There are 1,00 copies of the Orange (Amazon Exclusive) edition, so I’d say yes, it’s a nice iif you’ve the £100 to spare.

    • Rob W

      March 2nd, 2019 - 1:01pm

      Mean’t to say one thousand…

  • Anonymous

    January 20th, 2019 - 2:55am

    Rather unfortunate timing for a release, higher quality copies of the audio were discovered just over a month ago. Still a nice collector’s piece but if it had happened a bit later we may have gotten an even better experience out of it.

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  • James

    January 16th, 2019 - 5:33pm

    Pre ordered mine hopefully I will get it. It’ll be good to listen to and I can watch three parts of it on my lost in time set

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    • TimeController02

      January 17th, 2019 - 7:38pm

      I agree but still

  • John Sissons

    January 15th, 2019 - 1:51pm

    Blimey, very expensive. Rather wait for the better quality sound from the recent soundtrack finds that are superior. Already have this on CD and the Loose Canon superb recon.

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  • Doctor Mysterio

    January 14th, 2019 - 11:03pm

    Very nice. Have ordered one today. One question for any vinyl experts on here though… Is there any difference in sound quality between standard one colour vinyl and multicoloured splatter vinyl discs?

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    • J45ON96

      January 15th, 2019 - 1:31am

      Some will say there is.

      It’s complete quackery, and it sounds just as fine, any difference to the sound quality will be imperceptible.

    • Gareth Pugh

      January 15th, 2019 - 8:31am

      If the pressing plates have been well cut, there shouldn’t be any difference in sound quality between the two. Until about 4-5 years ago (when apparently new formulas for colouring the vinyl were developed) coloured vinyl was muddier sound quality than standard black or clear records because they had to use a softer base vinyl in order to take the pigment well, but I’ve read that doesn’t need to be the case anymore. The thing that is markedly worse sound quality to this day is picture discs but most people don’t buy those to play them.

  • Nicholas Dickens

    January 14th, 2019 - 8:04pm

    Ouch! Very pricey this winter for Who. Need to be a millionaire for this… or have no bills to pay or food to buy.

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  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2019 - 4:28pm

    Can’t wait for this…

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  • prototype dalek

    January 14th, 2019 - 3:45pm

    If this is the exclusive version and limited to 1000 and £100, wonder what the standard is by price and numbers. Is very nice though this one

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    • Thetruth

      January 14th, 2019 - 5:23pm

      Same price for both versions

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