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August 7th, 2018 15 comments

The Invasion Television Soundtrack CD UK Order Now

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The Invasion was an eight part Doctor Who story made and transmitted in 1968. Written by Derrick Sherwin (from a story by Kit Pedler) it starred Patrick Troughton as the second Doctor. At the helm was Douglas Camfield, one of popular television’s most maverick and talented directors in the 1960s and 1970s. The music was composed by Don Harper, the third Australian émigré composer (after Ron Grainer and Dudley Simpson) to work on the programme.

The master tape of the music for ‘The Invasion’ was lost soon after transmission, but Harper retained a 7½ ips ‘composer’s copy’ that forms the basis of this release. Additionally, the score was augmented by extensive use of electronic sounds by Brian Hodgson of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

1 Doctor Who (new opening theme, 1967)
2 The Dark Side of the Moon (Music 2 Variation)
3 The Company (Music 7)
4 Hiding (Music 8)
5 International Electromatics Headquarters (Music 3)
6 Muzak
7 The Cyber Director (Music 5)
8 The Cybermen, My Allies (Music 7)
9 Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Music 12a)
10 Plans for Invasion (Music 8)
11 Mysteries (Music 12)
12 Fire Escape (Music 11)
13 The Dark Side of the Moon (Reprise) (Music 2)
14 The Cybermen, My Allies (Reprise) (Music 7, looped)
15 Music 4 (Trapped in Gas Chamber – v. 1 & 2)
16 Music 9
17 Music 10
18 Music 13
19 Music 14
20 Music 15a
21 Music 15b
22 Music 15c
23 Music 15d
24 Music 15e
25 Music 15f
26 Music 15g
27 Music 15h
28 Music 16a
29 Music 16b
30 Music 16c
31 Music 16d
32 Music 16e
33 Music 16f
34 Music 16g
35 Part of TARDIS disappears
36 All of TARDIS disappears
37 TARDIS take off slow and painful
38 International Electromatics Headquarters Exterior
39 International Electromatics Headquarters Interior
40 Computer Background
41 Computer Whirrs
42 Electronic Eye
43 Cyber Director Appears
44 Cyber Director Constant

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  • timelord327

    August 20th, 2018 - 1:17pm

    You can pre-order this from Silva Screen now

  • Teo Dimov

    August 7th, 2018 - 1:15pm

    Seems like each release will be a different composer? A ‘Dudley Simpson’ one should be released and the one they should choose is THE AMBASSADORS OF DEATH.

    • philip shaw

      August 7th, 2018 - 5:39pm

      Not many Dudley Simpson score exist, I can recall hearing that they have the complete ‘The Sunmakers’ but don’t know of any more…

  • Teo Dimov

    August 4th, 2018 - 9:09am

    THE FIVE DOCTORS will be another.

  • Anonymous

    August 3rd, 2018 - 10:22pm

    That’s a great cover, but the logo just doesn’t stand out at all in white.

    • Anonymous

      August 7th, 2018 - 10:54pm

      One of my main issues is the logo isn’t bold enough on releases without its orange glow. It’s like having the tennat logo (the series 3 onward) in black

    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 9:18pm

      Or just solve the problem by putting the Pertwee/McGann logo back on the classic releases. My main worry with the Series 11 logo being put on everything is that it is going to look really out of date 10 years down the line.

  • the ergon

    August 3rd, 2018 - 7:29pm

    What are those Numbered /lettered untitled tracks please?

    • timelord327

      August 4th, 2018 - 7:48am

      I think they might be unused ones

  • the ergon

    August 3rd, 2018 - 7:20pm

    Are there just these two from silva screen?

    • timelord327

      August 3rd, 2018 - 9:10pm

      This is part of a long running range to release a classic who soundtrack for doctors 1-8 Last year we had Survival and the Daleks, and it is expected to have two more this year

    • the ergon

      August 4th, 2018 - 12:17am

      I got last years but do we know what might be coming as well as these two? There was also the krotons and androzani.

    • philip shaw

      August 4th, 2018 - 9:19am

      It’s a toss up for Pertwee’s ‘Silurians’, ‘Sea Devil’s’, ‘The Mutants’, or ‘Death to the Daleks’. Tome Baker’s ‘Revenge of the Cybermen, ‘The Sunmakers’, or any of his season 18 scores. Peter Davisons is presumably ‘the 5 Dr’s’ release. Colin Baker could be a few, I’m banking on ‘The Two Drs’ or ‘Revelation of the Daleks’. Paul Mcgann, there is only the tv movie with an added suite of ‘night of the Dr” to go at….

    • the ergon

      August 4th, 2018 - 11:17am

      don,t forget the Geoffrey Burgon scores for Terror of the zygons and The seeds of doom.

    • philip shaw

      August 5th, 2018 - 8:29am

      I did forget those Ergon, I’ve got them on CD. They may suprise us with something new, I didn’t know they had the soundtracks to ‘The Krotons’ and ‘The Invasion’.

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