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Doctor Who - The 50th Anniversary Collection

Doctor Who - The 50th Anniversary Collection (US version) - two-disc set


Various Artists: Doctor Who - The 50th Anniversary Collection
US download, December 2013 / two-disc set, February 2014
Silva Screen SIL-CD-1455

DISC ONE: 1963-1986
Tracks 1-5 - The First Doctor - William Hartnell
Tracks 6-9 - The Second Doctor - Patrick Troughton
Tracks 10-11 - The Third Doctor - Jon Pertwee
Tracks 12-16 - The Fourth Doctor - Tom Baker
Tracks 17-19 - The Fifth Doctor - Peter Davison
Tracks 20-23 - The Sixth Doctor - Colin Baker

DISC TWO: 1986-2013
Track 1 - The Sixth Doctor - Colin Baker (Continued)
Tracks 2-10 - The Seventh Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
Track 11 - The Eighth Doctor - Paul McGann
Tracks 12-13 - The Ninth Doctor - Christopher Eccleston
Tracks 14-18 - The Tenth Doctor - David Tennant
Tracks 19-22 - The Eleventh Doctor - Matt Smith

Album Production Credits
Researched, compiled and mastered by Mark Ayres
Compilation (P) 2013 BBC Worldwide Limited. (C) 2014 SBMC, Inc. Under exclusive licence from Silva Screen Records Limited except Disc 1, Track 2 (C) EMI Production Music // Disc 1, Track 5 (C) Universal Publishing Production Music.
A BBC Music/BBC Worldwide Production
Thanks to Dominic Walker, Suzi Scott, Georgie Britton and Edward Russell
Executive Producers for Silva Screen Records Ltd: Reynold D’Silva and David Stoner
Release Co-ordination: Pete Compton
Artwork and Design: Stuart Ford
Thanks to Andrew Stannard, John Wraight and Martin Lowes

To distinguish the US two-disc collection from the UK four-disc version, the blue-tinted version of the Doctors artwork - as previously seen on the official 2014 calendar, released in September 2013 - was used as cover artwork. The CD booklet included the same two-page introduction from Mark Ayres as the UK version, and also featured abridged “composer notes” from Dick Mills, Peter Howell, Jonathan Gibbs, John Sponsler, Louis Febre, Julie Gardner and Murray Gold, which were not present in the UK edition. The John Sponsler and Louis Febre notes were reproduced from the original US promo album of the Television Movie score.

Contents Breakdown

Content by Doctor, in seconds
Content by Composer/Type, in seconds

The material presented for each Doctor was interesting in the two-disc collection. Where the four-disc set kept a fairly equal running time (25-40 minutes) between Doctors 1-7, here they were widely different, ranging from the Second Doctor's five minutes to the Seventh's 30. And, as with the four-disc collection, just 2:58 represented the Ninth Doctor.

Where the two-disc set was most democratic was in the music presented by each composer. Every artist featured on the four-disc set was represented here, including those who only offered single scores (such as Don Harper and Elizabeth Parker). Fitting all these composers into the abridged collection meant that there was a weight towards the freelance composers: 44% of the overall album was made up of freelancer's music, reducing the percentages of BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Murray Gold material.

compare to the eleven-disc set / four-disc set

Previously Unreleased Material

Previously Unreleased, any format
Previously Unreleased on CD
Previously Unreleased in this edit
e.g. music from The Invasion of Time, never released anywhere previously
e.g. music from The Trial of a Time Lord, previously only available on cassette
e.g. music from Terror of the Zygons, presented here in a unique suite

The two-disc set presented over half its material in new or re-structured suites - this was substantially more than the four-disc set - and over 40 minutes' music appeared here on CD for the first time. For new material outright, the collection featured over ten minutes that had never been released before, including music from Revenge of the Cybermen (approx 4:32), The Invasion of Time (the entire track, 5:36) and Time and the Rani (approx 1:08). This amounted to 7% of the total playing time, which was co-incidentally the same as the four-disc version.

compare to the eleven-disc set / four-disc set

Annotated Track Listing


Judging by the eleven-disc track listing (released March 2014), the majority of tracks were lifted directly from the longer set... we will confirm for sure when it is released! Certainly, the majority also appeared on the four-disc set, and, for the moment, our full and detailed track-by-track breakdown is written alongside that release and the eleven-disc collection. Our annotations below detail any changes or a unique track to this highlights collection, of which there were several! Most notably:
The track timings listed in the booklet were often a few seconds different from the UK versions, though the music itself was identical.

Disc One: 1963-1986



10:01 appeared on the 2CD collection, across five tracks (38% of the 4CD tracks, 13% of the 11CD material).
THE FIRST DOCTOR - WILLIAM HARTNELL

1.
Doctor Who (Original Theme) (2:20) - Music by Ron Grainer
Realised by Delia Derbyshire, assisted by Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)

AN UNEARTHLY CHILD (1963)
2.
Three Guitars Mood 2 (2:03)
Derek Nelson & Arthur Raymond / Performed by the Arthur Nelson Group

3.
TARDIS Take-Off (Short Version) (0:49)
Special Sound by Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
This was the same short version that appeared on the UK version. The eleven-disc set featured the full-length track, which ran for an extra 34 seconds.

This edit was reminiscent of the effect as it appeared on Out of This World in 1976 (fading out after one minute), 21 in 1979 (fading out at 1:13) and 30 Years in 1993 (fading out at 1:10).

THE DALEKS (1963) - Music by Tristram Cary
4.
Music from “The Daleks” (3:24)
(Forest Atmosphere / Forest with Creature / City Music 1 and 2 / The Daleks)
Electronic Music Composed and Realised by Tristram Cary
This suite presented four of the seven tracks from the UK version, segued together to make a single track. The cross-fades meant that the suite ran 9 seconds shorter than the same individual tracks. The pieces included were: 'Forest Atmosphere' (1:08); 'Forest With Creature' (0:54); 'City Music 1 and 2' (0:56); and 'The Daleks' (0:32).

THE TENTH PLANET (1966)
5.
Space Adventure Part 2 (1:21)
Martin Slavin (Chappell C812A)



5:29 appeared on the 2CD collection, across four tracks (20% of the 4CD tracks, 7% of the 11CD material).
THE SECOND DOCTOR - PATRICK TROUGHTON

THE MACRA TERROR (1967) - Music by Dudley Simpson
6.
Chromophone Band (1:56)
Realised by Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)

FURY FROM THE DEEP (1968) - Music by Dudley Simpson
7.
Mr Oak and Mr Quill (0:39)
Realised by Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)

THE MIND ROBBER (1968)
8.
The Mind Robber - Zoe’s Theme (1:19)
Special Sound by Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
The two-disc booklet added 'The Mind Robber' to the track title, which was not the case on the UK version.

THE INVASION (1968) - Music by Don Harper
9.
The Invasion: The Company (1:31)
Performed by Don Harper and Musicians
The two-disc booklet added 'The Invasion' to the track title, which was not the case on the UK version.



12:36 appeared on the 2CD collection, across two tracks (50% of the 4CD tracks, 16% of the 11CD material).
THE THIRD DOCTOR - JON PERTWEE

THE SEA DEVILS (1972) - Music by Malcolm Clarke (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
10.
Music from “The Sea Devils” (5:24)

THE MUTANTS (1972) - Music by Tristram Cary
11.
Music from “The Mutants” (7:12)
Electronic Music Composed and Realised by Tristram Cary



20:06 appeared on the 2CD collection, across five tracks (48% of the 4CD tracks, 22% of the 11CD material).
THE FOURTH DOCTOR - TOM BAKER

REVENGE OF THE CYBERMEN (1975) - Music by Carey Blyton
12.
Music from “Revenge of the Cybermen” (5:26)
Performed by Carey Blyton and Orchestra
This is the same short version that appeared on the four-disc set. The eleven-disc set featured an extended suite, which ran for an extra 1:28.

TERROR OF THE ZYGONS (1975) - Music by Geoffrey Burgon
13.
Music from “Terror of the Zygons” (2:56)
(The Destruction of Charlie Rig / A Landing in Scotland / The Zygons Attack)
The same three tracks as the UK version, simply presented without the track breaks. The pieces included were: 'The Destruction of Charlie Rig' (0:41); 'A Landing in Scotland' (1:22); and 'The Zygons Attack' (0:51)

THE INVASION OF TIME (1978) – Music by Dudley Simpson
14.
Music from “The Invasion of Time” Episodes 3 and 4 (5:37)

LOGOPOLIS (1981) – Music by Paddy Kingsland (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
15.
Logopolis: It’s The End... (3:18)
The end of the Logopolis music segued into the Full-Length 1980 theme; on the four-disc and eleven-disc sets it segued into the 1980 Closing Titles. The two-disc booklet added 'Logopolis' to the track title, which had not been the case on the UK version.

16.
Doctor Who (1980 - Full Version) (2:41)
Realised by Peter Howell (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
This track segued out of the Logopolis music; on the UK version, it had started from silence.



14:04 appeared on the 2CD collection, across three tracks (37% of the 4CD tracks, 21% of the 11CD material).
THE FIFTH DOCTOR - PETER DAVISON

CASTROVALVA (1982) - Music by Paddy Kingsland (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
17.
Castrovalva (Suite) (3:20)

EARTHSHOCK (1982) - Music by Malcolm Clarke (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
18.
March of the Cybermen (5:13)
Featuring Special Sound by Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)

THE FIVE DOCTORS (1983) - Music by Peter Howell (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
19.
The Five Doctors (Suite) (5:31)
This was the same short version that had appeared on the UK version, originally created by Mark Ayres for The Worlds of Doctor Who compilation in 1994. On that album it had segued into the following track, ‘The Caves of Androzani’; here, it faded to silence. The eleven-disc set featured the full 8:43 version, as released on Doctor Who - The Music II.



20:46 appeared on the 2CD collection, across two tracks (63% of the 4CD tracks, 25% of the 11CD material).
THE SIXTH DOCTOR - COLIN BAKER

THE MARK OF THE RANI (1985) – Music by Jonathan Gibbs (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
20.
The Mark of the Rani (Suite) (3:45)
This was the same short version that had appeared on the UK version. The eleven-disc set featured an extended suite, which ran for an extra 3:02.

TIMELASH (1985) – Music by Elizabeth Parker (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
21.
Timelash (Suite) (5:51)

REVELATION OF THE DALEKS (1985) – Music by Roger Limb (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
22.
Revelation of the Daleks (Suite) (3:53)
This was the same short version that had appeared on the UK version. The eleven-disc set featured an extended suite, which ran for an extra 2:29.

23.
Doctor Who (1986) (2:55) – Arranged and Performed by Dominic Glynn
This theme was presented as a Bonus Track on Disc Nine of the eleven-disc set; here, as on the four-disc set, it appeared in the main body of the album.

Disc Two: 1986-2013

THE TRIAL OF A TIME LORD (1986) – Music by Dominic Glynn
1.
The Trial of a Time Lord (Suite) (4:15)
This track included the entirety of The Mysterious Planet suite from the four-disc set (3:21) and the last minute of The Ultimate Foe suite, focusing only on Dominic Glynn’s music for this story.



30:39 appeared on the 2CD collection, across 8 tracks (95% of the 4CD tracks, 37% of the 11CD material).
THE SEVENTH DOCTOR - SYLVESTER MCCOY

2.
Doctor Who (1987) (2:39) – Arranged and Performed by Keff McCulloch

TIME AND THE RANI (1987) – Music by Keff McCulloch
3.
Music from “Time and the Rani” (1:38)
This theme was presented as a Bonus Track on Disc Nine of the eleven-disc set; here, as on the four-disc set, it appeared in the main body of the album.

DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN (1987) – Music by Keff McCulloch
4.
“Here’s to the Future” (featuring The Lorells) (1:56)

DRAGONFIRE (1987) – Music by Dominic Glynn
5.
Music from “Dragonfire” (3:02)
This was the same short version that had appeared on the UK version. The eleven-disc set featured an extended suite, which ran for an extra 4:09.

REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS (1988) – Music by Keff McCulloch
6.
Music from “Remembrance of the Daleks” (5:32)
This was the same short version that had appeared on the UK version. The eleven-disc set featured an extended suite, which ran for an extra 2:49.

THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY (1988) – Music by Mark Ayres
7.
Music from “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” (3:26)
This was the same short version that had appeared on the four-disc set. The eleven-disc set featured an extended suite, which ran for an extra 3:44.

THE CURSE OF FENRIC (1989) – Music by Mark Ayres
8.
Music from “The Curse of Fenric” (6:34)
This was the same short version that had appeared on the UK version. The eleven-disc set featured an extended suite, which ran for an extra 57 seconds.

SURVIVAL (1989) – Music by Dominic Glynn
9.
Music from “Survival” / “...and somewhere else, the tea's getting cold” (5:49)
Guitar – David Hardington
This was the same short version that had appeared on the UK version, though the final cue (“...and somewhere else, the tea's getting cold”) had been presented as a separate track on that edition. The eleven-disc set featured an extended suite, which ran for an extra 2:57, and again separated the final cue.

The end of the track segued into the More Than Thirty Years cue, as presented as a Bonus Track on Disc Nine of the eleven-disc set.

MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS IN THE TARDIS (DOCUMENTARY, 1994) - Music by Mark Ayres
10.
Back to the TARDIS (version 2) (0:54)
This was one of only two tracks not present on the UK version. It segued with the end of the Survival suite, similar to its appearance on the documentary, though the gap between the two cues was longer than originally scored. The DVD release of the documentary in 2012 included this cue in the Photo Gallery music suite, which ran to 4:18 in total.



7:54 appeared on the 2CD collection, across one track (80% of the 4CD tracks, 13% of the 11CD material - though not all of these tracks were replicated on the eleven-disc set).
THE EIGHTH DOCTOR - PAUL McGANN

DOCTOR WHO – THE TELEVISION MOVIE (1996) – Music by John Debney
11.
Music from “Doctor Who - The Television Movie” (Prologue: Skaro / “Doctor Who” Theme / The Chase / “Open the Eye” / Farewell) (7:52)
4 of the six tracks that had been presented on the four-disc collection, segued together to make a single suite. The cross-fades meant that the suite ran two seconds shorter than the same individual tracks. The pieces included were: 'Prologue: Skaro / Doctor Who Theme' (1:34); 'The Chase (Original Version)' (2:20); '“Open the Eye”' (2:25); and 'Farewell' (1:35). These individual titles were listed as part of the overall track name in the two-disc booklet, unlike the The Daleks and Terror of the Zygons where they had been presented as notes.

The first and second cues were not taken from the eleven-disc set, but from the original US promo album. The opening music, 'Skaro', was arranged differently to its appearance in the film; the Doctor Who theme was shorter, and ended with a crescendo rather than a repeat-to-fade; and 'The Chase' was edited at several points, making it over a minute shorter. The eleven-disc set featured the film versions of each track.



2:57 appeared on the 2CD collection, across two tracks (matching the 4CD collection exactly), 7% of the 11CD material.
THE NINTH DOCTOR - CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON

Music by Murray Gold

12.
Doctor Who Theme – TV Version (0:41)

THE END OF THE WORLD (2005)
13.
Rose’s Theme (2:14)



20:13 appeared on the 2CD collection, across five tracks (47% of the 4CD tracks, 21% of the 11CD material - though not all tracks were replicated on the eleven-disc set).
THE TENTH DOCTOR - DAVID TENNANT

Music by Murray Gold

DOOMSDAY (2006)
14.
Doomsday (5:08)

THE RUNAWAY BRIDE (2006)
15.
The Doctor Forever (4:18)
This track was presented as a Bonus Track on Disc Nine of the eleven-disc set; here, as on the four-disc set, it appeared in the main body of the album.

GRIDLOCK (2007)
16.
All the Strange, Strange Creatures (4:07)
This was the same version that had appeared on the Series 3 soundtrack and on the UK version; the eleven-disc set featured an edited version, shorter by 21 seconds - probably removing the opening 'fall to Earth' music that had been on the original album. We'll confirm when the eleven-disc set is released!

THE SOUND OF DRUMS / THE LAST OF THE TIME LORDS (2007)
17.
This is Gallifrey: Our Childhood, Our Home (3:17)

THE END OF TIME (2009)
18.
Vale Decem (3:18)



11:54 appeared on the 2CD collection, across four tracks (35% of the 4CD tracks, 13% of the 11CD material - though not all of these tracks were replicated on the eleven-disc set).
THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR - MATT SMITH

Music by Murray Gold

THE ELEVENTH HOUR (2010)
19.
I am the Doctor (4:04)

THE BEAST BELOW (2010)
20.
Amy’s Theme (2:06)
This Series 5 track, which had also appeared on the four-disc set, was not included on the eleven-disc collection.

THE RINGS OF AKHATEN (2013)
21.
The Long Song (3:39)
22.
Infinite Potential (2:06)
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ben Foster, featuring Crouch End Festival Chorus directed by David Temple.

This final track was not included on four-disc or eleven-disc sets, though it was available on the Series 7 soundtrack. Whether by good luck or foreknowledge, the collection ended with the stirring music that would ultimately score the Eleventh Doctor's regeneration in The Time of the Doctor.

Digital Editions - Track Titles
The track listings were simplified for the iTunes/Amazon digital releases, with story titles appended to the end of each title: e.g. March of the Cybermen (from “Earthshock”). Tracks that were not directly attributed to one story were appended with[from “Doctor Who”].

Any tracks titled 'Music from...' or with the story title included in the title were shortened, e.g. Music from “The Sea Devils” became: The Sea Devils (from “The Sea Devils”). Those tracks that had been abridged in comparison to the four-disc set were re-named 'Suite'.