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Out of This World - BBC Sound Effects No. 12

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Out of This World

Copyright notice - The music and effects on this record may be copied and used for amateur productions. For professional use, permission must be obtained from BBC Records.

The recordings on this disc have been converted to simulated stereo.
BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Out of This World
12" LP, 5 March 1976
BBC Records REC 225

SIDE 1

A. OUTER SPACE

1.
Sea of Mercury Dick Mills
2.
Galactic Travel Peter Howell
3.
Tardis take-off Brian Hodgson
 
Tardis land Brian Hodgson
4.
Space rocket take-off Dick Mills
 
Space rocket land Dick Mills
5.
Flying saucer land Paddy Kingsland
 
Flying saucer take-off Paddy Kingsland
 
Flying saucer interior constant run Richard Yeoman-Clark
6.
Space ship control room atmosphere Brian Hodgson
7.
Space ship interior atmosphere Brian Hodgson
8.
Electric door open Dick Mills
 
Electric door shut Dick Mills
9.
Laser gun, five bursts Brian Hodgson
10.
"Computer" Brian Hodgson
11.
Gravity generator Brian Hodgson
12.
Time warp start, run, stop Roger Limb
13.
Venusian space lab. John Baker
14.
Andromedan war machine Malcolm Clarke
15.
Space-battle Dick Mills

B. MAGIC AND FANTASY

1.
Dance of fire-flies Malcolm Clarke
2.
Dreaming Delia Derbyshire
3.
Crystal city Glynis Jones
4.
Enchanted forest Dick Mills
5.
Goblins lair Malcolm Clarke
6.
Magic carpet take-off Glynis Jones
 
Magic carpet flight Glynis Jones
 
Magic carpet land Glynis Jones
7.
Magic flower grows and buds Brian Hodgson
8.
Magic beanstalk grows Roger Limb
9.
Star Fairies Dick Mills
10.
Midsummer elves Malcolm Clarke
11.
Fairy appears Malcolm Clarke
 
Fairy disappears Malcolm Clarke
12.
Wizard flies off David Cain
13.
Casting a spell Malcolm Clarke
14.
Magic mushroom Malcolm Clarke
15.
Magic bird song Glynis Jones

SIDE 2

C. SUSPENSE AND THE SUPERNATURAL

1.
Phantoms of darkness Delia Derbyshire
2.
Uncanny expectation Dick Mills
3.
Spectres in the wind David Cain
4.
Evil rises up Malcolm Clarke
5.
Threatening shadow Malcolm Clarke
6.
Moments of terror Dick Mills
7.
Passing shade Malcolm Clarke
8.
Psychic fears Glynis Jones
9.
Two terror twangs Glynis Jones
10.
Three terror bangs Glynis Jones
11.
Terror zing David Cain
12.
Terror glissando Malcolm Clarke
13.
"Thing" approaches Malcolm Clarke
14.
Roaring monster Brian Hodgson
15.
Firespitting monster Peter Howell
16.
Nightmare forest Dick Mills
17.
Fiendish shrieks Dick Mills

D. THE ELEMENTS

1.
Heat haze Delia Derbyshire
2.
Desert sands Roger Limb
3.
Frozen waste Delia Derbyshire
4.
Icy peak Delia Derbyshire
5.
Snow swirls David Cain
6.
Passing clouds Roger Limb
7.
Starry skies Glynis Jones
8.
Electric storm John Baker
9.
Watery depths John Baker
10.
Rising bubbles John Baker
11.
Spring tide Glynis Jones

Original press release by Richard Robson, Publicity & Promotion at BBC Records & Tapes

Another unique sound-effects album from the Radiophonic Workshop, this LP features noises unearthly and supernatural - everything in fact the amateur movie-maker or drama group could possibly need to produce a futuristic, sci-fi, suspense or fantasy atmosphere. / The very detailed sleeve notes offer plenty of practical advice on how these effects can be put to the best use, and while the album is split into four sections entitled (a) Outer Space, (b) Magic & Fantasy, (c) Suspense & The Supernatural, and (d) The Elements, the versatility of the synthesised effects is such that they can often be interpreted in accordance with what the audience imagines is happening or by what action is taking place.

Sleevnote by Glynis Jones, Radiophonic Workshop

The sounds on this disc have been chosen from the many created for radio and television programmes at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Abstract sounds such as these can be far more atmospheric and less distracting than conventional music and effects in many situations and yet they are quite difficult to create without a certain amount of technical equipment and know-how. So I hope that amateur dramatic groups and film makers will find this selection a useful addition to their sound stage.

All the sounds are concerned with the unreal, the supernatural, with things that, if they do exist, are still only in the realms of the imagination for most of us. Some of them - the laser guns, the spaceship - can be used in the same way as conventional sound effects, but many are "atmospherics" and should be used as a musical background to any action.

I have divided the disc into four sections and chosen the titles of the bands for easy reference, but the impressions created by sounds like these are very subjective and so if you fail to find the particular sound you want in the most obvious section, look elsewhere; it is quite likely there will be something you consider suitable in an unexpected place. It helps to experiment by playing things at different levels, as some sounds seem to change completely when played loudly or softly.

Sounds are more easily controlled if they are first dubbed onto tape in the order required. If the band you have chosen is not long enough, you can either dub it off several times and cut out the gaps in between, or make a tape loop. Do this by recording a suitable short section, cutting it out of the tape, joining the two ends and holding it gently under tension so that it passes smoothly against the reply head. The resulting continuous sound may then be recorded on another machine.

However, unusual sounds like these are often more effective when sparingly used. Continuous background music can be very distracting if the action it accompanies is busy. If the tape is slowly faded out when the atmosphere has been well established and back in again at the end of a long scene, the audience will hardly notice its disappearance and will be more able to concentrate on what is going on. Of course, the background sound may be featured more in long film sequences where there is no dialogue or other sound, but, generally speaking, the sounds on this record are not designed to be the centre of attention but rather to complement the action and complete the picture.