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Doctor Who - The 50th Anniversary Collection

This disc features music from all 12 Seventh Doctor stories, with 79 minutes' music across 22 tracks (plus the full-length 1987 theme on Disc Nine). A total duration of approx 4:17 was previously unreleased (of which 1:08 had appeared on the four-disc set), though this rises to 48:41 if you include music only previously available on DVD or cassette. All the suites were newly prepared for this release.

Highlights include:
  • An unused cue from Remembrance of the Daleks (0:30)
  • Previously unreleased music from Time and the Rani (2:53) and Paradise Towers (0:39)
  • 'Clean' cues from The Happiness Patrol, Silver Nemesis, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy and Survival that were previously only available segued with title music or preceding/subsequent cues
Further listening:

Disc Seven: The Seventh Doctor – Sylvester McCoy (1987 - 1989)



Total running time 79:18

35:22 of the material here appeared on the four-disc collection, across ten tracks (43% of the 11CD material).

30:39 appeared on the two-disc collection, across eight tracks (95% of the four-disc tracks, 37% of the 11CD material).



The slip sleeve from the TARDIS Edition

The cardboard sleeve from the Eleven Disc Edition

12 with Adam Burney, harmonica
20, 21 with David Hardington, guitar

All tracks stereo
TIME AND THE RANI (1987) – Music by Keff McCulloch
1.
“It's the Man I Want” (0:22)
7D 1m1 (12s) & 1m2 (6s) - the soundtrack to the Doctor's regeneration. Like Dominic Glynn before him, McCulloch recorded his music in stereo, despite the stories being made in mono. Continues into:

2.
Doctor Who Theme (1987 - Opening) (2:38)
Arranged and Performed by Keff McCulloch
First released on The 25th Anniversary Album, track 2. The themes on this disc are music-only (as per their previous releases), without Dick Mills' sound effects, unlike the 1980 and 1986 themes where the effects are part of the music.

TIME AND THE RANI (1987) – Music by Keff McCulloch
3.
Music from “Time and the Rani” (Extended Suite) (4:02)
This new suite is extended from the version on the four-disc and two-disc sets (duplicated cues are marked with an asterisk):

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
*
1m3
The first music cue after the opening titles, as Einstein is positioned in his cabinet.
0:19
0:10
*
1m5
The Doctor wakes up in the Rani's laboratory, from 0:03:26. Appears on the DVD Photo Gallery, where it was looped to play twice over.
0:34
0:41
1m6
The Doctor attempts an escape, but is foiled by a Tetrap; meanwhile, Mel is rescued from the TARDIS by Ikona. Starts from 0:05:35. An excerpt of 0:35 from this cue appeared on the DVD Photo Gallery.
1:12
1:50
*
1m10
Ikona and Mel narrowly avoid a bubble trap, starting at 0:12:10
0:53
2:46
2m8
Faroon mourns the death of her daughter, from 0:35:16.
0:56
3:41
2m13
The Rani enters her TARDIS, jealously watched by Urak, at 0:41:15.
0:22

Two additional tracks from Time and the Rani appeared on The 25th Anniversary Album, along with further music on the DVD Photo Gallery suite from 2010. Highlights from the score (including some unused and alternate cues) were also bootlegged by fans on cassette tape.

PARADISE TOWERS (1987) – Music by Keff McCulloch
4.
Taken to the Cleaners (1:31)
Two cues from Part One, concerning the cleaner robots:

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
1m3
Subtitled 'Corridor Chase + Monster' on the PasB, starting at 0:01:23
0:39
0:38
1m7
Subtitled 'Arrow + Corridor + Scarf' on the PasB, from 0:03:59. This cue also appeared on the DVD Photo Gallery.
0:52

5.
Drinksmat Dawning (1:28)
7E Part Two, cue 10. The PasB paperwork for Part Two does not include music titles, so we're not able to match up the original cue name. This appears at 0:40:31 as the Doctor revives the ancient vending machine, and the Chief Caretaker visits his pet in the basement. First released on The 25th Anniversary Album.

6.
The Making of Pex (1:22)
7E 4m16: the climax to Paradise Towers, starting at 1:34:32. First released on The 25th Anniversary Album.

Six tracks in total were released on The 25th Anniversary Album; further material also featured on the DVD Photo Gallery. Highlights from the score (running to over 30 minutes) were privately bootlegged on cassette.

The incidental score for this serial was originally allocated to David Snell, a new composer for the series who had submitted some very atmospheric sample material. The music was delivered and dubbed onto all four episodes, but producer John Nathan-Turner felt that it detracted from the visuals, and requested an emergency replacement score from Keff McCulloch - with the first episode needed in three days. Snell's score, unheard for over twenty years, was presented as an alternative soundtrack on the 2011 DVD.

DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN (1987) – Music by Keff McCulloch
7.
Music from “Delta and the Bannermen” (3:38)
This new suite features several cues that were first released as extended tracks on The 25th Anniversary Album. An eight-minute music suite also appeared on the DVD Photo Gallery.

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
1m6
“Gavrok's Search”
1:08
1:06
1m18
The cliff-hanger cue to Part One; the last 30 seconds were also used in the Part Two reprise. This also appeared on the DVD Photo Gallery.
0:39
1:46
3m7
“Burton's Escape”
0:43
2:28
3m21
“The Sting” (excerpt)
1:11

8.
“Here’s to the Future” (featuring The Lorells) (1:56)
7F 3m25: the final incidental cue of the story, starting at 1:09:26. It also appears on The 25th Anniversary Collection and the DVD Photo Gallery.

Producer John Nathan-Turner and composer Keff McCulloch had hoped to release a special soundtrack album to accompany this serial, for which numerous 1950s tracks had been re-recorded by McCulloch (along with three session musicians and the Wilson Singers, all of whom appeared on-screen in the story). BBC Records rejected this, commissioning The 25th Anniversary Album instead.

DRAGONFIRE (1987) – Music by Dominic Glynn
9.
Music from “Dragonfire” (Extended Suite) (7:11)
This new suite is extended from the version on the four-disc and two-disc sets (*), with most material repeated from the 1988 Black Light album:

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
1m1
“Iceworld Intro”
0:25
0:24
*
1m2
“The Restricted Zone”
0:55
1:19
*
1m3
Kane prepares his mercenary army, starting from 0:06:30. Excerpt from the original 0:40 cue; this also appears on the DVD Photo Gallery.
0:23
1:39
1m7
“Iceworld Theme 1”
0:29
2:07
*
1m10
“The Sovereign” (excerpt)
0:55
3:01
2m2
“Zombies / Svartos Theme”
1:15
4:14
2m6
“Belasz”
0:30
4:44
*
3m10
“Good Fortune, Nosferatu”
0:55
5:37
3m14
“Kane's Deal”
1:05
6:41
3m20
“Iceworld Finale”
0:28

The complete score was released in mono on DVD, along with highlights in stereo on the DVD Photo Gallery.

REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS (1988) – Music by Keff McCulloch
10.
Music from “Remembrance of the Daleks” (Extended Suite) (8:21)
This was the first story to be broadcast in stereo, albeit only in the London area. This new suite is extended from the version on the four-disc and two-disc sets (*):

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
1m6
The little girl's theme, first heard at 0:04:54
0:17
0:15
n/a
Unreleased & unused cue, possibly an alternative version of 1m7 from 0:06:20, as Rachel and Mike drive to Totter's Lane
0:30
0:46
2m4
A Dalek transmats into the school cellar, from 0:32:00
0:24
1:09
*
2m8
“Cemetery Chase” The cue is presented here in its shorter, televised version; an extended version (2:25) appeared on The 25th Anniversary Album.
1:50
2:59
*
3m3
The Dalek mother ship in geostationary orbit, from 0:53:25
0:20
3:18
3m6
Ratcliffe locates the Hand of Omega buried in the cemetery, and turns it into a power source. Starts from 0:55:31.
0:22
3:38
3m11
Ratcliffe and his men return with the Hand of Omega, from 0:59:02
0:35
4:11
*
4m7
Mike visits Ratcliffe's warehouse and is captured by two renegade Daleks. The Doctor and his party emerge out of the shuttle. Appears at 1:20:44
0:50
5:01
4m10
The Imperial Daleks withdraw to their shuttlecraft. Mike escapes from the warehouse, observed by the Doctor and Ace. Begins from 1:24:50.
0:47
5:47
*
4m17
“A Child's Return”, first released on The 25th Anniversary Album
2:32

11.
Time Will Tell (1:00)
7H 4m19, the final cue from this story. On the isolated soundtrack this cue segues with the closing titles.

The complete score (including some unused material) is available as an isolated DVD soundtrack (released 2001 and revisited in 2007, with some further unused material on the DVD Photo Gallery).

Keff McCulloch was interviewed for The Making of Doctor Who, an American documentary broadcast in November 1988, and memorably deconstructed the sampled drum beats from 'Cemetery Chase'. An edited version of this programme appeared on the VHS of Silver Nemesis in 1993.

THE HAPPINESS PATROL (1988) – Music by Dominic Glynn
12.
Music from “The Happiness Patrol” (7:11)
This new suite features the following:

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
1m.1.
A killjoy walks through the dark streets of Terra Alpha. The first cue from this story, which segues with the opening titles on the isolated DVD score.
0:32
0:30
1m.14.
The captive Doctor and Ace enquire after the waiting zone's go-kart. Helen A feeds chocolates to her beloved pet, Fifi. Defusing the bomb beneath the seat, the Doctor drives the go-kart away. Excerpt from original 1:56 cue, including material that was not heard on-screen.
1:40
2:15
1m.18.
Susan Q is supposed to be guarding Ace, but admits that she is unhappy and allows Ace to escape. Starts from 0:18:49.
0:52
3:07
1m.22.
The cliff-hanger to Part One, as the Kandy Man captures the Doctor and Earl. This music segues with the closing titles on the isolated DVD score.
0:38
3:48
3m.12.
incorporating 3m.12a. (harmonica solo), starting from 1:02:04. In the waiting zone, Susan Q and Earl guard the captured Priscilla P. Helen A instructs the Kandy Man to locate the missing Doctor.
0:39
4:30
3m.14.
The Pipe People take over the controls in the Kandy Kitchen, diverting the flow of a fondant surprise into the pipes - where it destroys the Kandy Man. Starts from 1:04:33.
1:16
5:48
3m.20.
The defeated Helen A, preparing to leave, finds the body of Fifi and breaks into tears. From 1:10:54.
1:17

The complete soundtrack was bootlegged on cassette tape in the 1990s. The 2012 DVD included an isolated score, including some unused material.

SILVER NEMESIS (1988) – Music by Keff McCulloch
13.
Fourth Reich (1:21)
7K 1m.2. beginning from 0:02:52. This cue was split in two on the 1993 VHS version, as extra material was inserted after the opening fanfare; it was also edited on the 5.1 mix in 2010, with one second removed at 00:31.

14.
Landing of the Cybermen (2:47)
7K 2m.1. reprising the Part One cliff-hanger and scoring the subsequent battle scene; this cue is segued with the opening titles on the isolated DVD score. Part of this cue is looped on the VHS version to cover 10 seconds of extra material, and 8 seconds are repeated later in the VHS edition (at the start of 2m.4.) to cover more.

15.
Shooting at Us (1:26)
7K 2m.17. from 0:44:48.

A cassette of Keff McCulloch's 33-minute score, including several alternative and unused cues, was auctioned at a Doctor Who convention in the late 80s. The complete soundtrack is available as an isolated DVD score (2010).

THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY (1988) – Music by Mark Ayres
16.
Music from “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” (Extended Suite) (7:07)
This new suite is extended from the version on the four-disc and two-disc sets (*):

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
1m3
“Invitation to Segonax”
0:31
0:32
1m10
“Bellboy and Flowerchild” i (excerpt from the original 1:15 cue), presented without the opening note
1:06
1:38
1m11
“Bellboy and Flowerchild” ii (excerpt from the original 0:35 cue)
0:33
2:11
n/a
Part Two cue 9: “The Circus Ring” (as the PasB paperwork is missing for Part Two, the cue names cannot be matched)
1:33
3:41
*
3m13
“The Werewolf/Request Stop” - appears to include the original ending to Part Three, which was not on the soundtrack album.
1:19
5:03
*
4m11
“Playing for Time”
1:58

The complete score was released on CD in 1992 as an isolated DVD score (with background circus music) in 2012.

The DVD includes the song 'The Psychic Circus', written by Christopher Guard and performed by cast members Jessica Martin, TP McKenna and Guard himself. Produced by Mark Ayres, the song had originally been pitched as a tie-in single for the story - and received John Nathan-Turner's blessing - and was then expected to appear on the Silva Screen soundtrack release, but remained unreleased until 2012.

BATTLEFIELD (1989) – Music by Keff McCulloch
17.
Music from “Battlefield” (Extended Suite) (5:24)
This new suite is extended from the version on the four-disc and two-disc sets (*):

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
1m5
An armoured knight lands near Vortigern's Lake, as Brigadier Bambera arrives at the nuclear UNIT convoy, from 0:05:38. This was split into two cues on the 2008 DVD Special Edition.
0:44
0:43
*
1m14
Lethbridge-Stewart agrees to come out of retirement, promising his wife that he will stay safe. Battle commences between a Black Knight and a party of Grey Knights, and Bambera arrives at the hotel. This was also split into two separate cues on the Special Edition, with much of the material left out; the start of the cue was then repeated several times throughout the SE.
0:52
1:34
*
2m6
Mordred summons Morgaine, from 0:32:06.
2:00
3:31
*
3m5
Morgaine visits the Gore Crow Inn, killing a UNIT solider but restoring the blind landlady's sight, from 0:55:04.
1:52

The complete score is available as an isolated DVD soundtrack (2008).

GHOST LIGHT (1989) – Music by Mark Ayres
18.
Music from “Ghost Light” (4:32)
This track is cut-down from the eight-minute suite on The Worlds of Doctor Who (1994):

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
1m1
“The Madhouse”
1:25
1:23
1m7
“Uncharted Territory”
1:40
2:59
1m15
“Burnt Toast” (excerpt)
0:21
3:17
1m17
“Ace's Adventures Underground”
0:21

The score was first released on CD (slightly edited) in 1993, and expanded for a re-release on CD and vinyl in 2013/14. There is also an isolated DVD soundtrack from 2004.

THE CURSE OF FENRIC (1989) – Music by Mark Ayres
19.
Music from “The Curse of Fenric” (Extended Suite) (7:30)
This suite is extended from the version on the four-disc and two-disc sets (*):

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
1m.13
“The Translations”
0:59
0:56
*
3m5
“The Battle for St Judes” (excerpt)
2:50
3:47
*
4m.9
“Kathleen's Escape” (excerpt)
0:52
4:29
*
2m12
“The Vicar and the Vampires” (excerpt)
1:29
6:02
*
4m.13
“The Final Battle” (excerpt)
1:27

This track was very similar indeed to the nine-minute suite released on The Worlds of Doctor Who in 1994, with just a single difference (a 1:22 cue from the middle). The same excerpts from 3m5, 4m9 and 2m12 had also been collected together in the track 'Vampire's Attack!' on the US CD The Best of Doctor Who Volume 2 in 1994.

The complete 68-minute score to this story had been released on CD by Silva Screen in 1991 (including some extra material written for the VHS version), and was issued again as an isolated soundtrack on the DVD in 2003.

SURVIVAL (1989) – Music by Dominic Glynn
20.
Music from “Survival” (Extended Suite) (8:25)
This new suite is extended from the version on the four-disc and two-disc sets (*):

Start
Cue
Details
Drn
0:00
*
1m1
A man washing his car is chased down the street by something terrifying, watched by a black cat. The TARDIS materialises.
0:50
0:49
*
2m3b
Ace encourages her disparate gang to fight back. The Doctor rescues Patterson from the Cheetahs and rides away on horseback, while the Master tries to convince him to stay. Excerpt from original 1:50 cue, from 0:27:32.
0:59
1:48
*
2m6
The Doctor leads everyone slowly across the plains, realising they will need to pass some restless Cheetahs. From 0:31:15, slightly extended from the four-disc and two-disc excerpt.
1:23
3:10
*
2m17b
The cliff-hanger to Part Two, as Ace turns to face the Doctor with glowing yellow eyes... Excerpt from the original 2:02 cue.
1:22
4:33
3m2
Ace runs off with Karra to hunt, ignoring the Doctor's pleas for her to return, from 0:50:13. On the isolated DVD score this segued with the end of 3m1.
0:49
5:20
3m12
The Doctor and Midge drive motorcycles towards each other, from 1:02:40.
1:10
6:30
*
3m15
The Master finds the Doctor in a rubbish heap. Ace comforts the dying Karra, who has returned to her human form. From 1:06:34.
0:59
7:29
3m17
The Master transports both Time Lords back to the burning planet. The Doctor shouts, "If we fight like animals, we die like animals"... and returns to the TARDIS, alone. The PasB paperwork lists 3m16/17 as one cue, running to 1:45; it starts from 1:07:39.
0:56

21.
“...and somewhere else, the tea’s getting cold” (0:23)
7P 3m20

The complete score is available as an isolated DVD soundtrack, released in 2007. A short selection of cues were previously available as a bootleg in the early 2000s.

22.
Doctor Who Theme (1987 - Closing) (1:14)
Arranged and Performed by Keff McCulloch
First released on The 25th Anniversary Album, track 21.

Composer Notes by Dominic Glynn
First presented by Blogtor Who, then printed in the TARDIS sleeve notes

Composer Notes by Keff McCulloch
First presented by Blogtor Who, then printed in the TARDIS sleeve notes

Composer Notes by Mark Ayres
First presented by Blogtor Who, then printed in the TARDIS sleeve notes