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October 21st, 2010 97 comments

Doctor Who Series 5 CD Soundtrack

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2010 is fast becoming a bonanza year for fans of Murray Gold’s great music for Doctor Who. The Series 4 – Specials release has entered the top 50 album chart and is the number one best selling soundtrack in the UK.

Now, just one month later the music for Series 5 is being released. With Matt Smith taking over as the eleventh Doctor this 2 CD set will cover all the great themes across this 13 part series including The Eleventh Hour and Victory Of The Daleks.

This eagerly awaited series 5 soundtrack from Silvascreen is due November 8th 2010. The track list can be seen below Murray Golds thoughts on the album.

The tracklist…


1. Doctor Who XI

2. Down To Earth
3. Little Amy
4. Fish Custard
5. Can I Come With You?
6. Little Amy: The Apple
7. The Sun’s Gone Wibbly
8. Zero
9. I Am The Doctor
10. The Mad Man With A Box
11. Amy In The TARDIS

12. The Beast Below
13. Amy’s Theme
14. A Lonely Decision

15. A Tyrannical Menace
16. Victory Of The Daleks
17. Battle In The Sky

18. River’s Path
19. The Time Of Angels

20. I Offer You My Daughter
21. Chicken Casanova
22. Signora Rosanna Calvierri
23. Cab For Amy Pond
24. The Vampires Of Venice

25. Wedded Bliss
26. The Dream

27. Rio de Cwmtaff
28. The Silurians


1. Paint
2. Vincent
3. Hidden Treasures
4. A Troubled Man
5. With Love, Vincent

6. Adrift In The TARDIS
7. Friends And Neighbours
8. Doctor Gastronomy
9. You Must Like It Here
10. A Useful Striker
11. A Painful Exchange
12. Kiss The Girl
13. Thank You Craig

14. River Runs Through It
15. Away On Horseback
16. Beneath Stonehenge
17. Who Else Is Coming
18. Amy And Rory
19. The Pandorica
20. Words Win Wars
21. The Life And Death Of Amy Pond
22. Amy’s Starless Life
23. Into The Museum
24. This Is Where It Gets Complicated
25. Roman Paradox
26. The Patient Centurion
27. The Same Sonic
28. Honey I’m Home
29. The Perfect Prison
30. A River Of Tears
31. The Sad Man With A Box
32. You And Me, Amy
33. The Big Day
34. I remember You
35. Onwards!

Murry Gold’s thoughts on the soundtrack…

Matt Smith’s Doctor fell out of the sky in Easter 2010: Square jawed, floppy fringed with a new theme, new clothes and a renovated TARDIS. The mood of the opening episode was fairy tale, desolate, orphaned- a lonely swing and a child’s windmill; an apple carved with a smiley face; the remnant of an absent mother; doors that no one had ever noticed and barking men walking yelling dogs.

Steven Moffat’s new vision of Doctor Who was everything anyone who had seen his previous episodes for the series might have hoped it would be. It was meticulously crafted, and introspective, yet somehow on an epic scale. It was romantic and funny, and it introduced some wonderful new characters. It was, of course, scary, sometimes sad but always, as Doctor Who should be, brimming with life. By the season’s finale, The Big Bang, we had been on a ride from the beginning of everything to the end of everything and back again. The music here is presented in episode order and should give a sense of roaming through this gigantic scope. It’s a second consecutive ‘double album’ (as they used to be called). The last one in the same format seemed popular with listeners, so Silva Screen have allowed another to sneak out their factory gates. If it’s too much, we’ll go back to singles.


1. Doctor Who Xl

Steven Moffat wanted a new theme. I wanted it to sound a bit reckless. It got a big brass riff at the front and a sped-up tempo. Should be played loud for best effect.

2-11 The Eleventh Hour

Most of the themes for the season were laid out in Episode One including Amy’s ‘child’ theme, the 7/4 beat rhythm of ‘I Am The Doctor’ and ‘The Mad Man With A Box.’ After reading the script, the most defining musical scenes seemed to be the Doctor selecting his clothes and, shortly after that, repelling the Atraxi. ‘I Am The Doctor’ dominated these moments musically and was never far away in all the ensuing episodes.

12-14 The Beast Below

This haunting episode had moments of real fun and also debuted ‘Amy’s Theme’. In the same way that in 2005 Rose’s theme didn’t evolve until she had travelled (and been changed) by The Doctor, so too Amy’s music speaks about leaving home and experiencing the wonders and magic of the universe with The Doctor by her side. 15-17 Victory Of The Daleks The first more or less completely orchestral episode of the run saw the Daleks in full multi-coloured throttle with a marvellous Churchill, dogfights, androids and an incensed Doctor. 18-19 The Time Of Angels / Flesh And Stone Surely the most terrifying of Steven Moffat’s most recent creations, those deadly Angels featured in a two-part story this time around. And this time they didn’t just dump their victims into the past. River was back, and Amy spent some memorable alone time with her new stony friends.

20-24 The Vampires of Venice

Constantly transfixing and beguiling, the Vampires quickened heartbeats up and down the country when they first appeared. And could the Doctor have looked any happier in their unreflecting presence. The main theme appeared in both the Doctor Who Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010 and the Doctor Who Live tour later in the year.

25-26 Amy’s Choice

Just when you get the hang of writing the music for an epic adventure once a week, a bright spark comes and gives you two adventures in one episode as the Doctor, Rory and Amy faced an unenviable lose-lose between frothing pensioners and freezing suns. 27-28 The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood A classic Doctor Who story in every way, from the terrifying cliffhanger to the evocation of an underground reptilian junta, Chris Chibnall’s story had a very deliberate tone that grew out of the inflexible and contrary character of the Silurians. The musical phrase that represents them twists and turns quite stridently through both episodes.


1-5 Vincent And The Doctor
One of my favourite ever episodes of Doctor Who, Vincent was a little meditation on art and depression, disguised as a boisterous knockabout yarn. The music was mostly soulful and quirky, with swings between its ups and downs. The Doctor has tried to reassure doubtful artists of their lasting legacies before, but never to such devastating effect.

6-13 The Lodger

The lighter episodes are often the most difficult to score. They tend to move more quickly through their moods and scenes and offer greater variety. Gareth Roberts’ episode had jokes, suspense, a football match and a will-they won’t-they romantic plot. It was the only episode of the season to be recorded at Abbey Road.

14-35 The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang

No apologies for including so much music from the final two episodes of the season. They were simply the most ingenious and audacious of all Steven’s stories, as if he’d made a bet to write himself into the most impossible corner and then think his way out of it in the most entertaining way possible. Toby Haynes paced the action with a deft touch, suggesting that the music maintain a light, often wry distance and comic spirit, simultaneously steering through the shocking cliffhanger of Pandorica and, of course, epic speeches, battles, a wedding and a rousing reunion or two. Or possibly three. Always interesting, constantly surprising, these last episodes were a pleasure to write for, and perhaps that comes through in the music.

Once again, thank you for supporting the show and the music of the show. See you again in 2011.

Murray Gold, London 2010

Categorised under: CD, Music soundtracks


  • The Flying Shark

    June 10th, 2012 - 7:45pm

    Off topic but I went to The Lowry in Salford yesterday and there was a Doctor Who show with lots of monsters for Hyde’s Fundraisers. I watched for two hours, and they gave me a CD of music at the end!

  • Anthony

    January 3rd, 2012 - 9:19pm

    i really want to get this is it still aviable if so where ?


    November 12th, 2011 - 10:54am

    booboo im realy gonnna get this for xmas and i love I ABSOULETLEY LOVE THE MUSIC BY MURRAY GOLD im on youtbe alwys on hes music i lov t cos series 5 was my favriote seasion and year so i love replayin and hear ing them


      November 12th, 2011 - 10:55am

      and im gonna get the series 6 ones but i prefer this over the series 6 but i gonna get the series 5 and 6 boxsets when is the series 6 one out and how much ho much is the series 5 in hmv are the soundtracks only 9.99

    • booboo

      November 12th, 2011 - 11:17am

      yes i have all the soundtracks

    • Anthony

      January 2nd, 2012 - 7:19pm

      booboo i gonna try and get this on my birthday its in 2 weeks well next week but i getting the complete 5th series cos i lovd it the music is exsquisit and beatiful hmv dnt have this in any more where can i get it i love series 5 music
      shme id love to get it as im gettin series 6 dvd when price drops and music cos i love series 5 where can i get it i cant get it off ebay wheres my best chance forbidden planet no i just want it and series 5 complete 5th series im might get the limited edition series 5 but which is best to get ?

    • Anthony

      January 2nd, 2012 - 7:22pm

      boobo i see the websites gone bck to blue ha like blue some old something borrowed and something blue i love that

    • Anthony

      January 2nd, 2012 - 8:42pm

      booboo have my pictures been sent u no for the collections im worried if they didnt come threw ?

    • booboo

      January 2nd, 2012 - 8:43pm

      i have already added them yesterday unless i didn’t get them all

    • Anthony

      January 2nd, 2012 - 8:54pm

      k i undersand its just i thoght it might come up like on the side bar where all the new stuff gets added k il have a look can u give me a link to the colections page please

    • booboo

      January 2nd, 2012 - 8:59pm

      we added a link on the merchandise front page on the right in areas of interest below the latest updates

    • Anthony

      January 2nd, 2012 - 9:05pm

      thanks booboo i no now thanks

  • King of the weevils

    August 16th, 2011 - 6:32pm

    This is the best soundtrack of doctor who ever! Soooo amazing Murray gold should feel proud! So should ben foster and the brilliant BBC national orchestra of Wales! Well done! However it’s a huge shame we can’t say the same for series 6


    June 18th, 2011 - 4:56pm

    Booboo, when are you choosing the winner of the giveaway for this soundtrack?

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2011 - 5:09pm

      waiting to hear from the person who i asked to pick the winner – if they dont get back i will use another avenue


      June 18th, 2011 - 5:19pm

      Ok, so should you you know the winner in the next couple of days?

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2011 - 5:19pm



      June 18th, 2011 - 5:26pm

      Thanks Booboo, I hope I win!


      June 21st, 2011 - 5:17pm

      Still nothing from the person you chose to pick the winner?

    • booboo

      June 21st, 2011 - 5:23pm

      no and we are still have server problems, not everyone has changed over yet (some are still seeing the old site without and of all this new news on it)


      June 21st, 2011 - 5:29pm

      That happened to me earlier, I could click on the link to the new merchandise pages, but it said something like page not available. It’s working now though, I love this site and visit it nearly every single day. It’s a lot better than the BBC one, keep the good work up!

    • booboo

      June 21st, 2011 - 5:32pm

      yes some changed over this afternoon but there are still some whoa re seeing the old site, its taking a bit longer than we thought


      June 24th, 2011 - 7:32pm

      Who won the giveaway then Booboo? I take it isn’t me, but then again I haven’t checked my emails in a while.

    • booboo

      June 24th, 2011 - 7:41pm

      no it wasn’t sorry, i have emailed the winner but they haven’t got back to me yet, the winner was picked by Murray Gold


      June 24th, 2011 - 7:48pm

      Knew I wouldn’t win this, I hardly ever win anything! Any plans for more giveaways soon Booboo? I hope there are going to be more, cos I really want to win one!!! 🙂

    • booboo

      June 24th, 2011 - 7:51pm

      yes we plan lots of give-aways


      June 24th, 2011 - 7:57pm

      Have you realised we have now got through 14 comments with this conversation!

  • Anonymous

    December 18th, 2010 - 10:19pm

    When i went shopping with my friend she bought me this in HMV for me for xmas YAY (:

  • GallifreyRules

    December 18th, 2010 - 8:38pm

    getting this for xmas!!! EPIC!!!!:D


    November 10th, 2010 - 9:39pm

    My favourites are I am the doctor and onwards! 😆

  • Chris666eden

    November 3rd, 2010 - 6:40pm

    Ive listened to some of the full tracks and you guys are gunna LOVE IT. its awsome trust me. 😀 😀 😀

  • Alex

    October 31st, 2010 - 3:50pm

    Will the BBC ever release a SJA OST the music is awesome and they haven’t released one. 🙁

  • rose amy donna

    October 28th, 2010 - 3:13pm

    so gettin this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cyberguy

    October 26th, 2010 - 2:54pm

    on amazon £8.85 cheap 🙂

  • jy97drwhomad

    October 26th, 2010 - 2:40pm

    how much is it?


    October 26th, 2010 - 11:12am

    onwards the last one is my favourite 🙂


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