Disc Eight: The Eighth Doctor – Paul McGann (1996)
Total running time 62:45
10:41 appeared on the four-disc collection, across six tracks (17% of the 11CD running time - though not all of these tracks were replicated on the eleven-disc set).
7:54 appeared on the two-disc collection, across one track (80% of the four-disc tracks, 13% of the 11CD material - though again not all of these tracks were replicated).
Original CD produced by John Debney and Ford A. Thaxton
Original CD edited and mastered by James Nelson at DIGITAL OUTLAND
This compilation edited and re-mastered by Mark Ayres
DOCTOR WHO – THE TELEVISION MOVIE (1996) – Music by John Debney
The majority of this album was taken from the promotional CD, with its distinctive alternate versions of many tracks. The notes below point out the differences between the two albums, and detail the music appearing on CD for the first time.
Note that composer credits were only provided in the booklet for the tracks that had been released on the promo album.
Extended from the original album, with the film version of 'Skaro', the proper opening titles version of the theme tune, and the extra cue 'The Casket' (originally called 'That Should Do It'). The original album version (cut-down to 1:39) was presented on the four-disc and two-disc 50th Anniversary sets.
Includes a short additional cue at the end. It was not listed in Regeneration so there are no composer credits available.
There was an additional cue here in the film, listed in Regeneration as 'Two Hearts' (credited to Debney & Sponsler), which was a remixed version of the cue 'The Master'. It appeared on the isolated soundtrack sourced from the M&E track.
Originally titled 'In The Ambulance', credited in Regeneration to Louis Febre. A section of approximately 13 seconds from the middle of the cue was not heard in the film, during the cutaway from the ambulance.
This cue was not listed in Regeneration.
Originally titled 'Open Eyes', credited in Regeneration to Sponsler.
The original promo album presented a short version of 'Snake in the Bathroom' (quite clumsily edited); the full-length version is included here.
Following 'No Double Exposure' in the film was a short extra cue as Lee escaped the hospital, made up of elements from other tracks ('Wimps' and 'Half Human'); this was sourced from the M&E track on the DVD.
Credited in Regeneration to Debney & Sponsler.
There are three seconds of previously unreleased material at the start of the first cue - these had not appeared on the DVD.
Credited in Regeneration to Debney and Sponsler.
This track was cut-down to 1:08 on the promotional album, where it appeared without the opening piano motif and with the music edited at several points. The full-length version was presented here.
The listings in Regeneration included a credit for a four-second cue, 'Pop Goes the Weasel', with the arrangement credited to Sponsler. This most likely referred to the musical fob-watch that Chang-Lee finds in the Doctor's belongings, and which plays briefly during the 'City Scape' cue.
Originally 'The Master', credited in Regeneration to Debney & Febre.
Credited in Regeneration to Debney & Febre.
The film continued with an establishing shot of the ambulance on the highway, with music made up from drum beats taken from other cues (particularly 'The Chase'). This was not listed in Regeneration, and was sourced from the M&E track on the DVD.
These cues were cut-together pretty quickly on the original promo album, and less quickly here.
The original promotional album featured a shortened 2:23 version, with around a minutes' material edited out. This short edit was released on the four-disc and two-disc 50th Anniversary sets, titled 'The Chase (Original Version)'. This new version was still cut-down, with 32 seconds from the start missing: a section which had been taken from the M&E track for the isolated soundtrack.
The track title was copied from the promo album, with its misspelling of Professor Wagg. Loyalty to the original title was consistent with the re-issuing of the erroneously-named 'Dover Castle' on Disc Three.
Originally 'Beryllium Clock', credited in Regeneration to Debney & Febre.
Ends with 'Contraption' (credited in Regeneration to Febre) which had not featured on the promo CD.
There was a drum roll during the New Years Eve party that wasn't listed in Regeneration as a music cue, but which must have been sourced from either library music or the composing team. A further cue appeared as the TARDIS landed, which was simply a 14-second excerpt from the cue 'Farewell'. This was not listed in Regeneration and was sourced from the M&E track on DVD.