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By James Whittington, Tuesday 19th September 2017
Silva Screen Records are set to release eight Doctor Who scores onto vinyl and have announced the first two titles which come from opposite ends of the classic series' original run, The Daleks and Survival.
The Daleks was the second Doctor Who story and was originally broadcast in 1963 with music by Tristram Cary. Cary was a pioneer in the field of electronic music, and served as a wartime naval officer specialising in radar and electronics. He combined a career at the cutting edge of experimental music with works for cinema (The Ladykillers), television and radio. The Daleks made their debut just before Christmas 1963 and Cary's music was composed to script as several atmospheric pieces for specific scenes and situations. These were then played live into the studio recording, alongside effects tracks. This release of the soundtrack expands on a previous issue and includes music from all seven episodes plus unreleased material and extended cues.
Survival's score was written by prolific composer Dominic Glynn who is closely associated with the 1980s era of Doctor Who. A major creator of production music, his work can also be heard in hundreds of film and TV productions worldwide as diverse as The Simpsons, Red Dwarf and Dead Like Me. Transmitted in late 1989, Survival marked the end of an era for Doctor Who, the final series from a continuous 26 year run. A few tracks from Survival appeared on the Doctor Who 50 compilation (released on Silva Screen in 2014) but the rest are all previously unreleased.
Both titles will be released in gatefold sleeves with artwork by Clayton Hickman and released on November 24th.
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