List of Doctor Who music releases

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This is a list of music releases from and relating to the BBC television series Doctor Who. It is split into two sections: One for soundtracks of music from the show and its spinoffs, and one for music relating to the series, mainly novelty or tribute records.

Soundtrack music[edit]

There have been several LP and CD releases of music and sound effects over the years from the BBC television series Doctor Who by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, freelance composers, and stock music

TitleComposerLabelFormatYear of ReleaseNotes
BBC Sound Effects No. 19 - Doctor Who Sound EffectsBBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC RecordsLP/Cassette1978In mono, with sound effects from the Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker eras of Doctor Who.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD in Spain by Diapason in 1990 as Efectos De Sonido - Ciencia Ficcion.
  • Reissued on CD by AudioGo in a "facsimile" edition recreating the original artwork 2 February 2012.[1]
  • Reissued on LP by AudioGo and Discovery Records on 21 April 2012 as part of Record Store Day.[2]
BBC Sound Effects No. 26 - Sci-Fi Sound EffectsBBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC RecordsLP/Cassette1981Seventeen stereo sound effects, by Dick Mills, from Season Eighteen of Doctor Who were included on this release.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD in 1991 as Essential Science Fiction Sound Effects Vol. 1.
  • Reissued on CD by AudioGo in a "facsimile" edition recreating the original artwork 4 April 2013.[3]
Doctor Who - The MusicBBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC RecordsLP1983Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Silva Screen Records in 1992 as Earthshock – Classic Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1 with bonus tracks
Doctor Who - The Music IIBBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC RecordsLP1985Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Silva Screen Records in 1992 as The Five Doctors – Classic Music From The BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2 with bonus tracks
Space Adventures - Music from 'Doctor Who' 1963–1968Stock musicDoctor Who Appreciation SocietyCassette1987Limited edition (300 copies) cassette release of stock music used in the series. Reissued on CD, expanded to cover through 1971, by the researcher Julian Knott in 1998, again in a limited issue of 300 copies.
Black Light - The Doctor Who Music of Dominic GlynnGlynn, DominicDominic GlynnDoctor Who Appreciation SocietyCassette1988Music from The Mysterious Planet, The Ultimate Foe, and Dragonfire.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD in 2003
The Doctor Who 25th Anniversary AlbumMcCulloch, KeffKeff McCullochBBC RecordsLP/Cassette/CD1988Also includes versions of the Doctor Who Theme by Delia Derbyshire, Peter Howell, and Dominic Glynn.

Reissues

  • Reissued on CD as Evolution - The Music From Dr Who by Prestige Records in 1997.[4]
  • Reissued on CD as Music from Doctor Who by Castle Pulse in July 2002.
The Corridor of Eternity - The Music of Paddy KingslandKingsland, PaddyPaddy KingslandDoctor Who Appreciation SocietyCassette1990Music from Castrovalva and Mawdryn Undead
Doctor Who: The Curse of FenricAyres, MarkMark AyresSilva Screen RecordsCD1991
Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the GalaxyAyres, MarkMark AyresSilva Screen RecordsCD1992
Doctor Who: Ghost LightAyres, MarkMark AyresSilva Screen RecordsCD1993Reissued on CD with extra tracks on 26 August 2013. [5]
Doctor Who: Pyramids of MarsSimpson, DudleyDudley SimpsonSilva Screen RecordsCD1993Re-recorded from the original scores on synthesiser by Heathcliff Blair.
Doctor Who: 30 Years at the BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC EnterprisesCD1993Compilation of sound effects, atmospheres, and music produced at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The Best of Doctor Who Volume 1 – The Five DoctorsBBC Radiophonic WorkshopSilva AmericaCD1993Compilation for select tracks from The Music and The Music II plus the "Terror Version" of the theme music from Variations on a Theme (see below)
The Best of Doctor Who Volume 2 – The Greatest Show in the GalaxyAyres, MarkMark AyresSilva AmericaCD1994Compilation of edited highlights from Mark Ayres's three scores released on Silva Screen plus the McCulloch arrangement of the theme music.
The Worlds of Doctor WhovariousSilva Screen RecordsCD1994Compilation of Silva Screen's Doctor Who soundtrack output
Music from The Tomb of the CybermenStock musicVia Satellite RecordsCD1997Compilation of stock music used in this Doctor Who serial.
Doctor Who: Original Soundtrack RecordingDebney, John, John Sponsler and Louis FebreJohn Debney, John Sponsler and Louis FebreJohn Debney ProductionsCD1997Music from the 1996 TV movie. Promotional CD release by the composer
Sherlock Holmes Meets Dr WhoBlyton, CareyCarey BlytonUpbeat ClassicsCD1999Contains new recordings of suites of music from Doctor Who and the Silurians, Death to the Daleks, and Revenge of the Cybermen
Doctor Who: Terror of the ZygonsBurgon, GeoffreyGeoffrey BurgonBBC MusicCD2000Music from Terror of the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom.
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1: The Early Years 1963–1969BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC MusicCD2000Reissues
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings 1970–1980BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC MusicCD2000Reissues
  • Reissued on CD by Mute Records in 2005
Dr Who - Music from the Tenth PlanetStock musicOchre RecordsCD2000
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 3: The Leisure HiveHowell, Peter Peter Howell and Dick Mills at the BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC MusicCD2002
Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 4: Meglos & Full CircleKingsland, PaddyPaddy Kingsland and Peter Howell at the BBC Radiophonic WorkshopBBC MusicCD2002
The Film Production MusicBlyton, CareyCarey BlytonApollo SoundCD2003Contains suites of music from Doctor Who and the Silurians, Death to the Daleks, and Revenge of the Cybermen
Doctor Who: Devils' Planets - The Music of Tristram CaryCary, TristramTristram CaryBBC Music2-CD2003Incidental music from The Daleks, The Daleks' Master Plan and The Mutants.
Doctor Who: Original Television SoundtrackGold, MurrayMurray GoldSilva Screen RecordsCD2006Music from series one and two, featuring two songs performed by Neil Hannon. Reissued in a limited edition of 500 2-LP sets on 2 September 2013.[6]
Doctor Who – The GunfightersCary, TristramTristram CaryBBC Audio2-CD2007This narrated soundtrack release included as an extra "The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon" composed for this story by Tristram Cary.
Doctor Who: Series 3Gold, MurrayMurray GoldSilva Screen RecordsCD2007Featuring two songs performed by Yamit Mamo.
Doctor Who: Series 4Gold, MurrayMurray GoldSilva Screen RecordsCD2008Features music selections from "Voyage of the Damned" and all of the Series 4 episodes originally broadcast in 2008 except for "The Next Doctor" Christmas Special.
Doctor Who: Series 4 – The SpecialsGold, MurrayMurray GoldSilva Screen Records2-CD2010Features music selections from the Series 4 special episodes "The Next Doctor", "Planet of the Dead", "The Waters of Mars", and The End of Time.
Doctor Who: Series 5Gold, MurrayMurray GoldSilva Screen Records2-CD2010
Doctor Who: A Christmas CarolGold, MurrayMurray GoldSilva Screen RecordsCD/Download2011Featuring Katherine Jenkins singing “Abigail’s Song”.
Doctor Who: Series 6Gold, MurrayMurray GoldSilva Screen Records2-CD2011
Doctor Who: The Caves of AndrozaniLimb, RogerRoger Limb and the BBC Radiophonic WorkshopSilva Screen RecordsCD/Download2013Reissues
  • Reissued in a 2-LP set on translucent purple vinyl by Silva Screen Records on 25 November 2013.[7]
John Smith and the Common Men: Sounds from the Inferno[8]Stock musicHysterion Records7-inch EP2013Limited edition of 1000 for Record Store Day 2013. Contains "Three Guitars Mood 2" from An Unearthly Child as well as "Latin Gear" and "The Eyelash" from The War Machines
Doctor Who: The KrotonsHodgson, BrianBrian Hodgson and the BBC Radiophonic WorkshopSilva Screen RecordsCD/Download/10" Vinyl2013[9]
Doctor Who: Series 7[10]Gold, MurrayMurray GoldSilva Screen Records2-CD2013
Doctor Who: The Snowmen / The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe[11]Gold, MurrayMurray GoldSilva Screen RecordsCD2013Includes music from "The Snowmen" and "The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe"
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection[12][13]VariousSilva Screen Records4-CD2013[14]Other versions
  • Released in a condensed 2-disc release in the US on 17 December 2013.[15][16]
  • Released in an expanded limited 11-disc box set 25 July 2014[17][18]
Cold Worlds[19][20]Harper, DonDon HarperDual PlanetLP/CD2014Re-recording of the score from The Invasion
The Ultra Sonic Perception[21][20]Siday, EricEric SidayDual PlanetLP/CD2014Stock music used in the series

Spinoffs[edit]

Big Finish[edit]

Music from the Big Finish range of audios.

TitleComposerLabelFormatYear of ReleaseNotes
Doctor Who: Music from the New Audio Adventures – Volume ILock, AlistairAlistair LockBig FinishCD2000Music from Phantasmagoria, The Fearmonger, The Marian Conspiracy, and The Spectre of Lanyon Moor
Doctor Who: Music from the New Audio Adventures – Volume IILock, AlistairAlistair LockBig FinishCD2001Music from Last of the Titans, The Shadow of the Scourge and The Fires of Vulcan
Doctor Who: Music from the New Audio Adventures – Volume IIIStone, RussellRussell StoneBig FinishCD2001Music from Red Dawn, Winter for the Adept, and The Holy Terror
Doctor Who: Music from the Eighth Doctor Audio AdventuresLock, Alistair Nicholas Briggs, Russell Stone & William AllenAlistair Lock, Nicholas Briggs, Russell Stone & William AllenBig Finish2-CD2002Music from Storm Warning, Sword of Orion, The Stones of Venice, and Minuet in Hell, plus the Eighth Doctor Big Finish Theme
Doctor Who: Music from the Fifth Doctor Audio AdventuresLock, Alistair David Darlington & Russell StoneAlistair Lock, David Darlington & Russell StoneBig FinishCD2002Music from Loups-Garoux, The Eye of the Scorpion, and Primeval
Doctor Who: Music from the Sixth Doctor Audio AdventuresLock, Alistair, Jim Mortimore & Jane ElphinstoneAlistair Lock, Jim Mortimore & Jane ElphinstoneBig FinishCD2002Music from Bloodtide, Project: Twilight, The One Doctor
Doctor Who: Music from the Excelis Audio AdventuresDarlington, DavidDavid DarlingtonBig FinishCD2002Music from Excelis Dawns, Excelis Rising, Excelis Decays, and The Plague Herds of Excelis
Doctor Who: Music from the Seventh Doctor Audio AdventuresHardwick, Andy, Jim Mortimore & Russell Stone Andy Hardwick, Jim Mortimore & Russell StoneBig FinishCD2003Music from Dust Breeding, The Rapture, and Bang-Bang-a-Boom!
Doctor Who - Embrace the Darkness - Remastered[22]Mortimore, JimJim MortimoreBandcampDownload2012
Doctor Who - The Rapture - Remastered[23]Mortimore, JimJim Mortimore with Jane Elphinstone & Simon RobinsonBandcampDownload2012
Doctor Who - Project Twilight - Remastered[24]Mortimore, JimJim MortimoreBandcampDownload2012
Doctor Who - He Jests at Scars - Remastered[25]Mortimore, JimJim MortimoreBandcampDownload2012
Doctor Who - Seasons of Fear - Remastered[26]Elphinstone, JaneJane ElphinstoneBandcampDownload2013
Doctor Who - Davros - Remastered[27]Elphinstone, JaneJane ElphinstoneBandcampDownload2013

Torchwood[edit]

TitleComposerLabelFormatYear of ReleaseNotes
Torchwood: Original Television SoundtrackFoster, Ben and Murray GoldBen Foster and Murray GoldSilva Screen RecordsDownload/CD2008Music from Series 1 and 2 of Torchwood
Torchwood: Children of EarthFoster, BenBen FosterSilva Screen RecordsDownload/CD2009Music from Children of Earth

Other spinoffs[edit]

TitleComposerLabelFormatYear of ReleaseNotes
Myths and Other LegendsAyres, MarkMark AyresMetro MusicLP1990Ayres' music for Reeltime Pictures' Myth Makers series of Doctor Who interviews.

Reissues

  • Reissued in an expanded format on CD by Silva Screen Records in 1991
Downtime: Original Soundtrack RecordingLevine, IanIan Levine, Nigel Stock, &Erwin KeilesSilva Screen RecordsCD1995Music from the direct-to-video spinoff
Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans – Original Soundtrack RecordingAyres, MarkMark AyresSilva Screen RecordsCD1996Music from the direct-to-video spinoff
Dæmos Rising: The MusicLock, AlistairAlistair LockReeltimeCD2004Music from the direct-to-DVD spinoff
Dr. Who & the DaleksLockyer, Malcolm and Bill McGuffieMalcolm Lockyer and Bill McGuffieSilva Screen2-CD2009Music from Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. with effects by Barry Gray
Dr. Who and the Daleks/Daleks Invasion of Earth 2150 A.D.[28]Lockyer, Malcolm and Bill McGuffieMalcolm Lockyer and Bill McGuffieSilva Screen7" EP2011Released on 16 April 2011 as part of Record Store Day. Side Two is a mini-adventure featuring the film's dialogue with music by Bill McGuffie
An Adventure in Space and Time[29]Butt, EdmundEdmund ButtSilva ScreenCD2014[30]

Related music releases[edit]

Over the years, there have been music releases that did not feature in the series, but are related to Doctor Who, ranging from novelty spoofs to tributes to the series.

TitleArtistLabelFormatYear of ReleaseNotes
"Doctor Who is Gonna Fix It"BullamakankaRCL Records (Australia)
BBC/Gemcom (US)
BBC Records(UK)
7"1983
"Doctor in Distress"Who Cares?Record Shack7"
12"
1985Charity single with proceeds going to Cancer Research created to raise awareness of the 1985 hiatus
"Doctorin' the Tardis"The TimelordsKLF Communications(UK)
TVT Records(US)
7"
12"
cassette
CD
1988
Doctor Who: Variations on a ThemevariousMetro Music
12"
Square CD
1989This disc consists of four versions of the Doctor Who theme, arranged by Mark Ayres, Dominic Glynn and Keff McCulloch. Reissued in 1991 by Silva Screen.
CyberTechPack, AdrianAdrian Pack and Michael FillisJump CutCD1994Music inspired by the series, including the Dimensions in Time version of the theme music
CyberTech Part II - PharosPack, AdrianAdrian Pack and Michael FillisJump CutCD1995Music inspired by the series and the New Adventures novels
Who is Dr WhovariousRPMCD2000Compilation of novelty singles and related singles from 1964–1973 produced by Mark Ayres
Chameleon CircuitChameleon CircuitDFTBA RecordsCD, Download2009
Still Got LegsChameleon CircuitDFTBA RecordsCD, Download2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  23. ^ Mortimore, Jim (28 October 2012). "Doctor Who - The Rapture - remastered OST". Bandcamp. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  24. ^ Mortimore, Jim (19 November 2012). "Doctor Who - Project Twilight - remastered OST". Bandcamp. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
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