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June 5th, 2020 34 comments

Doctor Who The Underwater Menace Volcanic Eruption Vinyl LP

Available to order in the UK from www.amazon.co.uk and www.zoom.co.uk

Available to order in the USA from www.amazon.com

Demon Records presents the narrated TV soundtrack of Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace

Demon Music Group presents The Underwater Menace, the fifth serial in the fourth season of Doctor Who, starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. The soundtrack will be released on 29th May and is available now for pre-order.

Released on 2 x 140g ‘Volcanic Eruption’ vinyl:

In The Underwater Menace the TARDIS arrives on a volcanic island above the lost city of Atlantis. The Doctor learns of Professor Zaroff’s insanely dangerous plan to raise the city of Atlantic from the depths of the sea once more. Whilst Ben and Jamie are put to work in the mines, and Polly is set to be transformed into one of the strange, enslaved Fish People, the Doctor must do everything he can to prevent Zaroff causing the end of the world.

This half missing serial only survives in full on audio, giving fans a unique opportunity to reexperience this lost part of Doctor Who’s expansive history.

Presented across 2 x 140g vinyl discs, this 1967 TV soundtrack is narrated by Anneke Wills, who co-stars with Michael Craze and Frazer Hines as the Doctor’s companions Polly, Ben and Jamie. Among the supporting cast are Joseph Furst, Colin Jeavons, Paul Anil and Noel Johnson (radio’s Dick Barton). Incidental music is composed by Dudley Simpson, and the familiar strains of the Doctor Who theme are courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The coloured vinyl LPs are presented in a fully illustrated gatefold sleeve showing cast and credits, with inner bags featuring complete episode billings.


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34 comments

  • Mrs Croot

    June 8th, 2020 - 7:46pm

    Just got mine 🙂

    Reply
  • MJS

    June 5th, 2020 - 11:27am

    Due for release tomorrow but Amazon show as out of stock.

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    • booboo

      June 5th, 2020 - 11:28am

      they have sent some out

    • A4geek

      June 5th, 2020 - 12:37pm

      Mine arrived this morning

    • Alan Silvester

      June 5th, 2020 - 2:49pm

      Mine arrived from Amazon this morning.

  • MJS

    April 25th, 2020 - 2:03pm

    Just had an email from Amazon, this is put back to June 5th

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    • Duncan Parsons

      April 25th, 2020 - 4:33pm

      It’s only 1 week extra. So it’s not that bad.

  • Anonymous

    April 15th, 2020 - 5:12pm

    Is that Vinyl Info white box on the front just a removable sticker or is it part of the cover I wonder?

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    • booboo

      April 15th, 2020 - 5:35pm

      its usually just on the cellophane wrapping and not on the product at all

  • Edmund

    April 15th, 2020 - 2:48pm

    Anyone finding it on a site that will ship state side?

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    • booboo

      April 15th, 2020 - 3:24pm

      amazon USA usually get these eventually

  • CyberLewis

    April 15th, 2020 - 10:12am

    It’s back up to pre-order now on Amazon!

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    • Duncan Parsons

      April 15th, 2020 - 12:08pm

      Thanks for the heads up. Pre-ordered it now.

  • Gareth Pugh

    April 15th, 2020 - 8:25am

    Interesting that they have slightly cut the quality spec for this one – the previous releases have all been 180gsm (aka ‘heavyweight’) vinyl discs. You can still get very good sound at 140gsm though, it’s not exactly flimsy. I wonder if that is a cost saving measure given the current situation? I also wonder if this splatter version is again going to be amazon exclusive and if there will be a ‘standard’ all-retailers edition too (usually a solid colour)?

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  • Ryan Croughan

    April 14th, 2020 - 9:13pm

    Did anyone here actually manage to order this? I’ve got all the range so far and I’m very disappointed I missed this – is there any chance that it could be a fault on Amazon’s part as there was no statement of the release being limited like previous set variants in the press release?

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    • booboo

      April 14th, 2020 - 9:46pm

      no, it was up for order for 30 mins but then another stupid situation where press releases are issued but you can’t order it, and then they wonder why sales are poor.

      I email Zoom a while ago on this issue for a good sales opportunity and they couldn’t be bothered with it

    • Ryan Croughan

      April 14th, 2020 - 9:51pm

      Do you think it will become available again at all? Thank you for responding btw I’m just very upset to see all this being mishandled for what should be another wonderful release.

    • booboo

      April 15th, 2020 - 7:34am

      yes definitively, i just wish zoom / zavvi would put it up for order to coincide with the press release.

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2020 - 9:05pm

    i love this design sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

    Reply
  • Ryan Croughan

    April 14th, 2020 - 8:53pm

    Did anyone actually manage to get this? I’ve invested a lot of money into these releases getting every one so far so I’m gutted to see this gone so quickly – surely this is an issue on amazons part because it wasn’t even stated to be a numbered limited edition like previous releases?

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  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2020 - 8:48pm

    Unexpected choice, but very welcome!

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  • ZaroffAtlantis

    April 14th, 2020 - 8:38pm

    NOTHING IN THE WORLD CAN STOP ME NOW!!!

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2020 - 8:14pm

    It’s not a great story but honestly I prefer this story to the faceless ones which is a good story

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    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2020 - 8:49pm

      It’s a funny thing but I don’t think either of those are good stories. But menace and faceless are still very watchable (or listenable, whatever…) I still enjoy them, troughton and his team tardis are just so good that it makes the stories fun to watch.

  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2020 - 6:35pm

    Great if you don’t have the CD version. You can use the vinyl to find out what’s happening in the DVD reconstruction!

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    • Mrs Croot

      April 14th, 2020 - 7:45pm

      Please don’t remind me of that nightmare. When watching this story I restarted after watching a bit of episode 1 on the BBC DVD because it was so unclear with the pictures they used.
      That one picture of Polly’s face was used for too much of the first episode! :'(

    • Anonymous

      April 15th, 2020 - 12:12am

      I just play the CD as the pictures change, it’s not ideal but it’s better than the unnarrated soundtrack

    • SilentNinjaZero

      April 16th, 2020 - 7:19am

      I watch the Loose Canon recons instead. They are available online. It might be annoying to switch between them and the DVD but they are far better than the BBC versions. To think they were going to be animated :'(

  • Joe 90

    April 14th, 2020 - 5:33pm

    Currently showing as being unavailable on Amazon

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    • booboo

      April 14th, 2020 - 5:50pm

      you could order it then as soon as the press release arrived it went to unavailable, do wish that wasn’t the case you loose the momentum

    • Anonymous

      April 14th, 2020 - 9:35pm

      So it hasn’t sold out?

    • booboo

      April 14th, 2020 - 9:46pm

      no, it was up for order for 30 mins but then another stupid situation where press releases are issued but you can’t order it, and then they wonder why sales are poor.

      I email Zoom a while ago on this issue for a good sales opportunity and they couldn’t be bothered with it

  • Mrs Croot

    April 14th, 2020 - 5:28pm

    Cool

    Reply
  • bryan

    April 14th, 2020 - 4:21pm

    Demon Music certainly seem to be having Huge creative fun, with the Vinyl release of the TV soundtracks(and the Radio shows for 3rd Doctor- I am hoping for a SlipBack) . Some startlingly good ArtWork and packaging.

    The Recent RSD Cover for Massacre was superb, this one just as much so.

    Wonderful (even if its not the most Iconic Doctor who, All doctor who is Good)

    Reply

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