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May 17th, 2019 18 comments

The Evil of The Daleks Comes to Vinyl

The Exclusive and Deluxe editions are available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

The Evil of the Daleks comes to vinyl in a narrated full-cast TV soundtrack adventure.

Demon Music Group presents The Evil of the Daleks, a classic seven-part adventure starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, in which the infamous Daleks lay a trap in Victorian England for their oldest enemy. This follows the very successful release of The Daleks’ Master Plan on vinyl. The records will be released on 12th July 2019 and are now available for pre-order. RRP £69.99.

‘The response to The Daleks’ Master Plan from fans was overwhelmingly positive with great excitement for the brilliant new artwork and for the presentation of such a classic story on vinyl. We are very happy to be following that initial release with another gripping Dalek adventure.’ Ben Stanley, Head of Product & Marketing, Demon Music Group

In this classic adventure, first shown on BBC TV between May and July 1967, the Daleks are in search of the Human Factor. What’s more, they intend to use the Doctor and his TARDIS to assist them in their quest for universal domination! Featuring a climactic battle on their home world of Skaro, the story also introduces Deborah Watling as the Doctor’s new companion, Victoria.

Standard edition: 4LP x 12” Heavyweight Translucent Red Vinyl

Presented across 4 x heavyweight 180g pieces of vinyl this narrated TV soundtrack evokes another 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 to the sounds of alien time technology and the terrifying roar of the Dalek Emperor, the story is alive with weird and wonderful sound.

Written by David Whitaker, this was the Daleks’ final explosive TV adventure of the 1960s.

Amazon exclusive edition: 4LP x 12” Heavyweight Skaro Splatter Vinyl

Linking narration is provided by Frazer Hines (Jamie) and the cast includes Marius Goring as Theodore Maxtible, John Bailey as Edward Waterfield, Brigit Forsyth as Ruth Maxtible and Windsor Davies as Toby. The film recordings of all but one episode of this story are lost from the BBC archives.

LP1 is presented with a unique Emperor Dalek laser etched reverse.


Also of interest and available to order from www.Amazon.co.uk

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Quintessential Phase

Amazon UK Exclusive Edition includes a print signed by Arthur Dent himself… Simon Jones. Limited to 500 copies.

The next four BBC Radio episodes of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will be released on Friday 28th June following the successful release of the first four phases on vinyl earlier this year.

The brand new first-time vinyl edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Quintessential Phase comes on heavyweight pink vinyl, packaged in the lavish style of the preceding LP releases.


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18 comments

  • TheDoctor99

    June 10th, 2019 - 4:07pm

    Kind of strange that in the latest issue of DWM it states 1000 copies are being produced of the exclusive edition and only 500 of the deluxe edition. Surely it should be the other way around?, as this makes the ‘standard’ release more rare than the exclusive edition.

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  • Anonymous

    May 19th, 2019 - 1:09pm

    Just watched a new documentary on the missing episodes on youtube ( i highly recommend it) and i turns out that all the two wonderful people who donated their home recordings of lost episode audios got from the bbc was a tour around a studio floor. When you look at the millions that the beeb have made off these audios over the years, it is really quite disgusting that all they gave the 2 men was a studio tour.

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    • Anonymous

      May 19th, 2019 - 5:04pm

      They should been offered more but as the BBC holds the copyright, it is owned by the bbc , in any media form, so they look on it why should they buy it back when they own it outright.

    • Anonymous

      May 19th, 2019 - 6:35pm

      Exactly, they only returned what was the BBC’s in the first place!

    • Anonymous

      May 19th, 2019 - 10:01pm

      Well, if not wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have the audios and the bbc wouldn’t have a lovely money factory. Personally, i just don’t think it is right that they were given so little when the bbc made the decision to junk the films. If you watch the documentary, they were even offered all of series 1 and 2 in the 90s from nigeria and said no! These men are owed so much by us as a fandom and sadly they are all to often forgotten in their importance.

    • Gareth Pugh

      May 26th, 2019 - 11:39am

      I’m not sure I haven’t read somewhere once that as public sector body that holds a charter from the government and charges a compulsory licence fee, the BBC might not be allowed to pay cash to members of the public for the return of assets. I don’t know what the situation is/was regarding Philip Morris’s company – for example, it may possibly be okay to offer him a % of sales from when the returned assets are later sold to people choosing to purchase them once released. But I don’t know for sure.

    • The ergon

      June 18th, 2019 - 11:12pm

      If that were the case then i,m sure that there would be no incentive,except pure altruism, to part with these lost classics. Like you say they chose to trash and burn them without any foresight.

  • Tim M

    May 18th, 2019 - 6:58pm

    They (the BBC) certainly like re-releasing stories already available on CD or DVD, and then putting them out on vinyl or blu-ray. They (the BBC) are certainly getting their money’s worth out of the fans. Perhaps the focus on classic Doctor Who releases sells better than the new series stuff. Wouldn’t surprise me. The bulk of classic Doctor Who is much superior to series 11.

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    • booboo

      May 18th, 2019 - 7:32pm

      There are vinyl collectors that have little interest in Doctor Who that would buy these, different market

      Big finish are releasing them also and they are not the BBC.

    • Who rules

      May 18th, 2019 - 9:40pm

      People just have to have a go at new who, boo boo. I’ve got the CD so I won’t buy this but other people will want it, if you object so much just don’t buy it!

    • Who rules

      May 18th, 2019 - 9:50pm

      Just looked at the vinyl releases… there are six classic era, six new who and one classic new who (a big finish Tom baker) so no real focus on classic releases there’s been an equal amount!

    • Who rules

      May 18th, 2019 - 10:06pm

      Clarification, only counting full soundtracks not music only releases

  • Thetruth

    May 18th, 2019 - 7:38am

    Yep they have to sell the audio collectors sets first then they will do the animated version later off the funds of the audio

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    • Anonymous

      May 18th, 2019 - 4:31pm

      That’s not how it works unfortunately.

  • bryan

    May 17th, 2019 - 2:48pm

    With the Dalek`s Masterplan showing just what can be achieved with some love and Attention. A superb Collectors Set, for either Version. I am so looking forward to this. They look lovely from the pack shots.

    Stunning cover too. I do wonder if the price is a bit high, DMP was 99 pounds for 8 discs. This is 70 Quid for 4 Discs. But thats just me had to find something to moan about 😉

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    • Ian

      May 17th, 2019 - 4:31pm

      Hello Bryan, I agree the price is a little high for 4 discs. I bought my Master Plan for £84, so in comparison, it is a lot of my pension.

  • the 14th doctor

    May 17th, 2019 - 12:49pm

    i wish this story was animated.

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    • Anonymous

      May 17th, 2019 - 1:12pm

      I think a lot people wish that, but there are lots of locations and sets and quite a high number of cast members so not sure if it will ever get animated. Here’s hoping though!

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