Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol on White Vinyl

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Here on vinyl for the first time is Murray Gold’s immaculately crafted original soundtrack to the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

Featuring opera diva Katherine Jenkins as Abigail Pettigrew, Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor, and Michael Gambon as Kazran Sardick, A Christmas Carol was the third most watched programme on December 25th 2010.

Katherine Jenkins’ special appearance was crowned with her performance of Abigail’s Song (Silence Is All You Know) on Side B, Track 14.

Single Album

White, 180g Vinyl

First Limited Pressing

Released 18th November 2014

 

Ghost Light on Vinyl

Mark Ayres’ dark and mysterious synth score to Ghost Light, Marc Platt’s 3-part TV series with Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, will be released on 180g DLP vinyl for the first time October 2014.

Originally released on Silva Screen Records in 1993, in this new version Ghost Light is freshly re-mastered from the original analogue stereo master tapes specifically for vinyl.  Also included are additional tracks and the complete initial “demo” version of the music for Part One.

The album presents the score in story order.  Though the score features small themes and motifs, the musical narrative relies on “sounds” rather than “themes”. The composer juxtaposes the tender sound of strings, harp, clarinet with native drums and unearthly sounds of pipes, distorted gong, organ and choir.  Ghost Light was the final production of the series’ original 26-year run.  A television composer best known for scoring the original series of Doctor Who, Mark Ayres’s work encompasses the era of Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and includes scores for The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Ghost Light, and The Curse of Fenric. Ayres was also part of BBC’s unofficial Doctor Who Restoration Team and has done much of audio restoration from the later VHS Doctor Who releases.

“This newly-remastered release presents the score in story order and is compiled from new transfers of the original analogue stereo master tapes. Consecutive cues have been combined into longer tracks. It is a particular delight to hear this music on vinyl. It was some of the last work I mixed to analogue 1/4” tape before digital took over, and suits the medium well. It also allows me to dedicate a side to each episode, keeping the cliff-hangers and reprises intact… plus the original demo version of Episode 1 on side 4.”  Mark Ayres

RELEASE DATE:  20TH OCTOBER 2014

DOUBLE LP

180g HEAVY VINYL

GATEFOLD SLEEVE

 

PREORDER

DOCTOR WHO: THE TARDIS EDITION / DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVEN DISC EDITION

DOCTOR WHO: THE TARDIS EDITION / DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVEN DISC EDITION

This unprecedented collection of seminal music from the BBC TV series, Doctor Who, is being produced as a one-off limited release.  DOCTOR WHO: THE TARDIS EDITION is a boxed set of eleven CDs collecting Original Soundtrack music from 50 years of Doctor Who and housing them in a specially constructed TARDIS.

In addition to DOCTOR WHO: THE TARDIS EDITION, SilvScreen have also made available  DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVEN DISC EDITION.  This has all the musical content of THE TARDIS EDITION, but the eleven CDs are packaged in a standard clamshell format and not in the TARDIS model, with a reduced booklet and packaging.  The price will be £70 plus P&P.  Please refer to THE TARDIS EDITION for the track listing.

Composer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop Archivist Mark Ayres has spent over a year researching, compiling, editing and mastering the set with the principle work being done on the first seven discs which will showcase much material being released for the first time. The initial fruits of this work being made available last year as the four CD release – Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection.

THE PREORDER WILL BE LIVE FROM 10AM (UK TIME) ON THE 25TH OF APRIL 2014 AND WILL END AT 10AM (UK TIME) ON THE 9TH OF MAY 2014

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An Adventure In Space And Time

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Mark Gatiss’ (League Of Gentlemen, Sherlock) highly acclaimed TV docudrama about the genesis of the Doctor Who TV series delighted die-hard fans and casual viewers on its BBC2 debut and swiftly received a second showing at Christmas. Film and TV composer Edmund Butt has had an extensive career as a writer, performer and producer winning Royal Television Awards for his score to Yellowstone and Garrow’s Law. Film credits include The Dark and 24 Hours In London alongside TV work that includes Mistresses, Ashes To Ashes and The Suspicions Of Mr. Whicher. The booklet for this release is reversible to allow the display of a separate cover featuring alternative promotional material.

“Making ‘Adventure’ was a wonderful experience. The whole team were absolutely dedicated to the project, going the extra mile (or parsec) to create that smoggy early 60s world where so much seemed (and was) suddenly possible. And none more so than Edmund Butt whose gorgeous score is one of the highlights of the film. I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the response to the film. It was a very special project from the outset and I know Ed’s soundtrack will continue to thrill and delight for, well, the rest of space and time…” – Mark Gatiss

Released on 3rd March

AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME

The hugely popular docudrama produced by the BBC for the 50th Anniversary wowed critics and audiences with its fascinating insight into the development of Doctor Who.  Silva Screen are pleased to announce that they will be releasing Edmund Butt’s excellent score to AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME early in 2014.  More details coming soon.
Tracklisting
01    MAIN TITLE – AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME    (0:38)
02   THE RIGHT MAN   (1:17)
03   THE FIRST WOMAN PRODUCER    (1:21)
04   I’VE GOT AN IDEA..      (1:34)
05   THE DALEKS     (2:52)
06   KILL DR. WHO     (1:48)
07   WHAT DIMENSION?    (1:24)
08   THIS IS MY SHOW    (1:50)
09   AUTOGRAPH HUNTING    (2:31)
10   SYDNEY NEWMAN    (1:00)
11   SCARLETT O’HARA    (1:03)
12   PISS & VINEGAR      (1:24)
13   DRESSING ROOM      (1:18)
14   JFK ASSASSINATED      (1:48)
15   THE TARDIS      (0:57)
16   GOODBYE SUSAN       (2:37)
17   10 MILLION VIEWERS      (0:57)
18   THE FANS     (0:41)
19   I’M SO SORRY BILL      (2:45)
20   KISS GOODBYE       (1:05)
21   MY SUCCESSOR     (1:06)
22   ISOP GALAXY     (0:50)
23   IRREPLACEABLE       (1:19)
24   THE NEW DOCTOR      (3:55)
25   TIME’S UP..     (1:15)
“As many of you reading this may know, ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ has been the summation of a long-held dream of mine to tell the story of the birth-pangs of ‘Doctor Who’.Making ‘Adventure’ was a wonderful experience. The whole team were absolutely dedicated to the project, going the extra mile (or parsec) to create that smoggy early 60s world where so much seemed (and was) suddenly possible. And none more so than Edmund Butt whose gorgeous score is one of the highlights of the film.

I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the response to the film. It was a very special project from the outset and I know Ed’s soundtrack will continue to thrill and delight for, well, the rest of space and time…”

Mark Gatiss

London December 2013.

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