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Infamy of the Zaross Vinyl LP HMV Exclusive

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David Tennant and Billie Piper in: Doctor Who – Infamy of the Zaross

Please note this release is Limited to 750 and will be available in-store only from Saturday 16/06/2018.

The HMV vinyl event itself will run from Friday June 8 to Sunday June 17.

When Jackie Tyler takes an away day to visit her old friend Marge in Norwich, she finds her holiday immediately interrupted in the worst way possible – an alien invasion!

The infamous Zaross have come to take over the Earth. Or have they? After Jackie calls in the Doctor and Rose to deal with the menace, it soon becomes clear that this is a very unusual invasion indeed. The Doctor is about to uncover one of the most heinous crimes in the history of the galaxy.

And if he can’t stop it an awful lot of people are going to die.

This classic Doctor Who story starring the 10th Doctor, David Tennant , is available for the first time on vinyl. On 180g coloured vinyl, this limited edition release will be numbered and truly collectable for all Whovians.

The Tenth Doctor and Rose have landed in HMV!

In an exclusive deal with High Street retailer HMV, Doctor Who: Infamy of the Zaross produced by Big Finish Productions and starring David Tennant and Billie Piper will be available for the first time on vinyl record.

From the Saturday 16th June, HMV will be stocking a strictly limited pressing of Infamy of the Zaross on yellow 180GM heavyweight vinyl. This will be available in participating stores only, limited to 750 units.

To quote the Tenth Doctor… “OH YES!”

David Tennant’s Doctor, portrayed on screen from December 2005 until December 2009, returned in the 50th Anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, with Matt Smith and Sir John Hurt in 2013, and on audio for Big Finish with Catherine Tate in 2016.

Billie Piper portrayed the Doctor’s much-loved companion Rose in 2005 and 2006, returning for a number of stories in 2008. She also appeared as The Moment – which had taken Rose’s form – in The Day of the Doctor. This new story was Billie’s eagerly-awaited debut for Big Finish.

A spokesperson from HMV said, “We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Who back on vinyl in time for Father’s Day. It’s just what the Doctor ordered!”

Infamy of the Zaross guest stars Camille Coduri as Jackie Tyler who is Rose Tyler’s mum. When Jackie takes a trip to visit her old friend Marge in Norwich, she finds her holiday immediately interrupted in the worst way possible – an alien invasion! The infamous Zaross have come to take over Earth. Or have they?

“I’m delighted to see Infamy of the Zaross on vinyl, especially in HMV,” says writer John Dorney. “I’ve still got my Gran’s old His Master’s Voice record player in my house. Quite a prized bit of furniture, which has such a store of memories for me… This record renaissance is delightful and I’m looking forward to listening to that beautiful warm sound on yellow vinyl soon.”

“It was such a special time for me, working with Billie and David on the TV show,” says Nicholas Briggs, who is the Voice of the Daleks on TV and executive producer for Big Finish, “and it is such an honour to revisit it with them on audio.”

Big Finish Productions is a production company and publisher who produce CDs, downloads and books. They are best known for their Doctor Who ranges of plays but also produce a wide range of audio drama featuring the characters from Torchwood, Sherlock Holmes, Blake’s 7, Dark Shadows, Captain Scarlet, The Avengers, The Prisoner, Survivors, The Omega Factor and more.

Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery says: “Getting David and Billie back together was definitely on my bucket list – two wonderful actors who created an era of Doctor Who which is so fondly remembered and who brought a different aspect of the relationship between the Doctor and his companion to the fore – love, both platonic and unrequited. It’s great to have the Tenth Doctor and Rose on record!”

David Tennant previously reprised his role for The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1, released in May 2016 by Big Finish, which saw him back together with Catherine Tate’s Donna.

The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 2, was released in November 2017 and includes Infamy of the Zaross and two further Tenth Doctor adventures. CDs and downloads are available to buy now from the Big Finish website.

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  • Nathan

    June 18th, 2018 - 4:43pm

    Anyone know of Gloucester has any?

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2018 - 7:03pm

      You’re definitely not going to get one now


    June 16th, 2018 - 7:08pm

    Just wondering, has anyone else noticed the red rock things from the new logo reveal at the bottom of the cover? I wonder why this is?

    • Anonymous

      June 16th, 2018 - 8:45pm

      Probably because it’s an easy way to fill the space instead of adding another top section to the original art

    • Anonymous

      June 16th, 2018 - 8:56pm

      Yes I noticed this too, there’s red ones at the bottom and some blue ones at the top. There’s also some dark ones on the Energy of the Daleks cover and they’re on the interior sleeve of both of them.

    • MJS

      June 17th, 2018 - 12:17pm

      I think they’re like the floating rock things from the logo reveal clip. It may well be part of the new titles and/or the branding

    • Anonymous

      June 17th, 2018 - 2:00pm

      Looking at it they seem to be on most of the Big Finish covers with the new logo, wonder if it’s a permanent addition to the style guide?

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    June 16th, 2018 - 6:02pm

    The fact I didn’t manage to snap one up is not what bothers me. It’s the fact that some of those who did purely got it to put on Ebay and sell at ridiculous prices!
    Sad really as fans that wanted to collect it can’t.

    • Rikki Krystal

      June 16th, 2018 - 10:19pm

      Someone on ebay is selling 5 copies,
      at 55.00 each,and i thought it was one per customer.
      I suppose he got his mates to buy them.
      disgusting,real fans missing out.

    • Gareth Pugh

      June 17th, 2018 - 9:34am

      When the Doctor Was Me, have you ever done Record Store Day (3rd Saturday every April, indie stores only – hence why HMV do their own thing each June as they can’t participate in RSD)? What you describe is, sadly, *exactly* how it goes. Very common practice. The queues are a mix of true fans of the artists they are hoping to pick up a record for, and professional e-bayers who are 100% there to buy to upsell. A pity, but as the organisers of RSD say, other than limiting items to one per customer, there’s nothing much they can do to stop it. Pre-ordering and online sales (until a week later when overstocks can be sold online for mail order) is out of the question because for the stores, part of the ‘deal’ for them to bother participating is to drive up actual foot-fall (visits) to the shop.

    • The Fishmonger

      June 17th, 2018 - 10:41am

      An alternative, possibly controversial, view of the situation is this. I love Dr Who and I love collecting. But I don’t have a lot of disposable income. So when something like this comes along, yes I’ll buy it and consider selling it on. By doing that on ebay, I can build up a paypal balance which is separate from my normal income and outgoings and I use that to buy the things I really want. So it is self funding. Do I feel guilty? Honestly yes, a bit. I have missed out on exclusives before and it doesn’t feel good. I was lucky enough to get a record from hmv (there were three there, I could have gone back in and got another one but didn’t). Yes I’ll be selling it and I’m putting the money towards doing to London Comic Con, a trip i would otherwise not be able to afford.
      I don’t know what people think of that, morally, but it’s not always as cut and dried as saying “he’s a scalper”. Would be genuinely interested to know what people think.

    • When The Doctor Was Me

      June 17th, 2018 - 3:10pm

      @TheFishmonger, The way I see this is that you buy a collectable to make money. It should not be the expense of another collector to fund your needs and wants. There are other ways of making money, without putting an item on ebay for 3-4 times its retail price. But thats my opinion.

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2018 - 9:48am

      of course the other side to this is that it allows collectors to actually get one who would otherwise miss out completely.

      not everyone lives near a store, in-fact for some it may cost more in petrol / train / parking and time to get there than buying one off ebay

  • Bilbo Bakewell

    June 16th, 2018 - 5:52pm

    HMV Crawley had four in stock. I got there at eight a.m. and was first in the queue. Queue was well organised and manager only let people in in pairs. Managed to get my copy with very little aggro 🙂

    • Colin

      June 16th, 2018 - 9:08pm

      Got mine from fopp in manchester as its a sistet company of HMV …thought id try and i was in luck so happy

  • Stevennn

    June 16th, 2018 - 1:56pm

    Managed to get the last one in HMV in Preston at 9:30am; staff members said they’d had 10 in total and all had gone. Then he told me to take it to the till because someone had seen me walking around with it and was asking whether I’d be buying it. Definitely should have released more than 750z

  • Andyuk70

    June 16th, 2018 - 1:46pm

    Just nabbed the last copy from HMV on Bradford..hurrah!

    • Andyuk70

      June 16th, 2018 - 1:47pm

      Oops! ‘in Bradford’….damned awtokorrekct!

  • The Drums The Never Ending Drum Beat

    June 16th, 2018 - 1:46pm

    I plan to wake up at 6 a.m. just to get there early cuz my HMV opens at 9 a.m. But I was told it sold out within the first 10 minutes because there was a freaking fight over them (like a real fight I suppose more of a mini whowar)

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    June 16th, 2018 - 12:29pm

    My local sold out by 9:10am. Gutted we i made an extra long journey for it. Never mind

  • Omega63

    June 16th, 2018 - 10:44am

    Only 750 available and like 1/10 of them are already on eBay… Just so people can make a quick buck. They must have a very sad life to get up early and queue just to buy it and sell it immediately and not actually enjoy the product. Do scalpers head these things are getting released and do this on the daily?

    • booboo

      June 16th, 2018 - 10:52am

      10% + of the Sainsbury’s stock ended up on ebay as well

      However if you look at many of the Doctor Who listings many are selling lots of other exclusives as well, not Just Doctor Who

      some are making £200-300 just for queuing up for a few minuets so hardly a sad life but like it or not a legitimate way of making good money

    • MJS

      June 16th, 2018 - 1:16pm

      Our HMV would only allow 1 per customer. I noted someone said they had a relative reserve 2 so that may be how some do it

  • KPBootleg

    June 16th, 2018 - 10:10am

    Got one, but scarcity really is adding unnecessary stress to the whole thing. Was looking forward to the release (even if the story is sub-par), but there were a lot of people in the line I was in (Birmingham Bull Ring) who would have been let down.

    • 100,000BC

      June 16th, 2018 - 12:37pm

      I imagine it’s because HMV didn’t know how well it would sell. Hopefully in future there will be more copies produced!

    • booboo

      June 16th, 2018 - 12:59pm

      it also looks like it varied from store to store, saw a tweet at gone 12am saying store was quiet and copies left whilst others had queues and were sold out just after opening

      these releases get a huge amount of exposure and “free advertising” via social media as well

    • Simon Wood

      June 16th, 2018 - 2:07pm

      I was in the bull ring this morning it was every man for himself

    • Gareth Pugh

      June 17th, 2018 - 10:42am

      KPBootleg, unfortunately the ‘buzz’ that the scarcity element generates is precisely part of the benefit of doing this for HMV – as booboo says, it generates wider publicity for them on social media. Their business objective here is not to try and make sure everyone who would want one can have one, alas. It’s about buzz and footfall to stores that might not otherwise get as many visitors in the Summer otherwise. The idea (or one of them) is that even if a customer can’t get what they wanted from the promotion releases, they will pick up something else and buy that instead.

  • 6sek

    June 16th, 2018 - 8:43am

    Waiting outside HMV now

    • Anonymous

      June 16th, 2018 - 8:57am

      Are there many people there?

    • Gareth Pugh

      June 16th, 2018 - 9:48am

      Managed to get one from HMV Oxford Street the minute it opened but this one was flying off the shelf. They had a handful at store entrance that all went in seconds and then a few more behind the counter upstairs (where I got mine). Stickered one per customer only (and ahead of me in the queue the checkout operator was explaining to a customer that no, sorry, he couldn’t sell him 2). Apparently this branch (now their flagship) got 40.

    • booboo

      June 16th, 2018 - 10:04am

      that’s actually good to hear in a way

  • Anonymous

    June 3rd, 2018 - 8:56pm

    Are the zaross related to the judoon?

    Heavily armoured alien species resembling horned, earth animals. Even their space crafts look somewhat similar, vertically standing cylindrical designs. I’m just wondering, as I have not heard this story yet…

  • Anonymous

    June 3rd, 2018 - 3:57pm

    already have 2 reserved at my local store, joys of having family who work at hmv

    • MJS

      June 16th, 2018 - 8:37am

      How nice of you to reserve 2 so someone else can’t get one

    • booboo

      June 16th, 2018 - 8:54am

      buyers market if HMV dont limit it to one per customer

      also one already already on ebay well before opening time and one already sold

    • MJS

      June 16th, 2018 - 1:17pm

      I don’t know about other stores but ours was limited to one per customer and no reservations

  • The Silent Silent

    May 31st, 2018 - 3:33pm

    How much will it cost ????

    • Gareth Pugh

      May 31st, 2018 - 8:59pm

      Well, this is part of HMV’s now-annual Vinyl Week (kind of like their own version of Record Store Day) and last year I bought a couple of Iggy Pop exclusives for £20 each I think.

    • The Silent Silent

      May 31st, 2018 - 10:29pm

      Thank you !!!!

    • 6sek

      June 3rd, 2018 - 2:13pm

      I asked in HMV and it’s £17.99

  • Joe 90

    May 31st, 2018 - 2:53pm

    Do we know which participating HMV stores as there is nothing on their website that I could see?
    750 units isn’t much across the U.K. – it was bad enough with the recent Sainsbury 1500 units.

    • booboo

      May 31st, 2018 - 3:03pm

      all stores will have some, they only have 125 outlets which is far less than Sainsbury’s

    • Anonymous

      May 31st, 2018 - 4:24pm

      In theory that means they’ll get 6 per store

    • Anonymous

      June 3rd, 2018 - 3:57pm

      6 is correct

  • Anonymous

    May 31st, 2018 - 11:05am

    I feel as though, considering the previous Sainsburys exclusive, this is going to be a running series of collectible vinyls!

    • Anonymous

      May 31st, 2018 - 6:24pm

      I sure do hope so, but I also hope they spread them out more than they have done because its hard to find the money for a vinyl, and especially when it’s limited edition and won’t be around for a long time

  • Nicholas

    May 31st, 2018 - 10:54am

    Give me some 8th Doctor stories and I’ll buy these

    • VeryFactualDalek

      June 1st, 2018 - 2:36am

      Well after Chimes of Midnight there was rumours that Sword of Orion was meant to get an vinyl but nothing yet

    • MJS

      June 1st, 2018 - 11:18am

      Yeah but Chimes awas £80! Maybe something like An Earthly Child

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