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Tributes Easter Egg # 5 - Tribute Bootlegs

It was 36 years and 9 months after the release of Eric Winstone’s Doctor Who Theme that the first tributes compilation arrived, making available on one disc – the incomparable Who Is Dr Who – every known tribute single and B-side from 1963 to 1972. In the intervening years, it is therefore unsurprising that fan compilations were rife, some of higher standard than others. On this page we will attempt to list the most prolific of these bootleg albums: the ones that were either sold for profit or widely distributed for free, bringing the world of Doctor Who tributes to those without the patience or means to hunt down the original, increasingly rare 45s and LPs for themselves. No company or individual names will be listed, even if known to TME, as these cassettes and CDs are/were technically illegal, although often full copyright details were provided with the releases.

If you know of any bootlegs that were sold at conventions or made available through the fan network, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You'll find our contact details elsewhere on the site.

Adventures In Rhyme and Bass

Doctor Who: Adventures In Rhyme and Bass
UK Bootleg Compilation CD / Cassette, mid-’90s

1.
The Eccentric Dr. Who The Malcolm Lockyer Orchestra
2.
Daleks & Thals The Malcolm Lockyer Orchestra
3.
Doctor Who Theme The Eric Winston Orchestra
4.
Who’s Dr. Who? Frazer Hines
5.
Punch and Judy Man Frazer Hines
6.
Doctor Who Theme (‘Delaware’ Version) BBC Radiophonic Workshop
7.
Who Is The Doctor Jon Pertwee
8.
Pure Mystery Jon Pertwee
9.
The World of Doctor Who Dudley Simpson
10.
Dr. Who Cy Payne and his Orchestra
11.
Dr. Who (Extended Version) Mankind
12.
Time Traveller (Extended Version) Mankind
13.
Tom Baker The Human League
14.
Dr. Who Roy Budd and the London Symphony Orchestra
15.
Doctor...? Blood Donor
16.
Dr. Who Is Gonna Fix It Bullamakanka
17.
K9 & Co. BBC Radiophonic Workshop
18.
Doctor Who Theme Cybertech

The first of three compilation CDs produced by the same husband and wife team, these privately distributed releases reached a significantly large and wide audience (with many copies shipped worldwide) and many fans believe their tributes collection to be more-or-less complete with these CDs. Volumes I and II, released simultaneously circa 1995 and then remastered in 1998, with improved sources for many of the ‘60s tracks, are variously sourced from cassette copies, CD re-issues and direct from the original vinyls. Volume I also offers the Delaware theme tune, labelled as ‘unreleased’ though available on the 1993 BBC CD, 30 Years at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Tunes of Terror

Doctor Who's Tunes of Terror
UK Bootleg Compilation CD / Cassette, mid-’90s

1.
Who’s Who Roberta Tovey
2.
Landing of the Daleks The Earthlings
3.
March of the Robots The Earthlings
4.
I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas With a Dalek The Go-Go’s
5.
Dr. Who Geoff Love and his Orchestra
6.
Dover Castle / The Axons Approach Dudley Simpson
7.
Doctor Who Disco Version Ron Grainer
8.
Dalek I Love You (Destiny) Dalek I
9.
Sonic Waves Theme Jim Mortimore
10.
Sonic Waves Theme: The BPM Remix Jim Mortimore
11.
Titan Base Jim Mortimore
12.
Doctor In Distress: 7” Version Who Cares?
13.
Doctor In Distress: Instrumental Who Cares?
14.
Doctor Who Planet Earth
15.
Dr. Who: Cosmic Remix Mankind
16.
The Yartek Boogie The Bessies
17.
Silly Song The Bessies
18.
Do The Quark The Bessies
19.
Time Rotor Blues The Bessies
20.
Doctorin’ The Tardis: 12” Version The Timelords
21.
Doctorin’ The Tardis: Instrumental The Timelords

Prepared and released alongside Adventures in Rhyme and Bass, Volume II includes a number of rarer tracks. Dover Castle and The Axons Approach were taken from the EMS flexidisc EP from 1972, and tracks 9-11 represent the ‘80s audio fanzine Sonic Waves, whose theme and incidental music were performed by Jim Mortimore, later a prolific New Adventures writer. Tracks 16-19, taken from The Bessies EP (1991), did not include the opening and closing music from each side of that cassette, and Dalek I Love You (Destiny) and the Planet Earth theme were noticeably sourced from tape. Again, full listings were provided - with The Bessies and Sonic Waves tracks credited as ‘Fan Productions’.

Sergeant Benton’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sergeant Benton’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
UK Bootleg Compilation CD / Cassette, 1998

1.
Doctor Who: Madrigal Keff McCulloch
2.
Doctor Who The London Theatre Orchestra
3.
Dr. Who and the Daleks: Film Theme Malcolm Lockyer
4.
Fugue for Thought Bill McGuffie
5.
Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150AD: Film Theme Bill McGuffie
6.
Dr. Who: Season 24 Keff McCulloch
7.
Doctor Who [Traditional Version] Mark Ayres
8.
Doctorin’ The Tardis [Radio Edit] The Timelords
9.
Doctor Who: Cosmic Remix: 12” Version Mankind
10.
Dr. Who Don Harper’s Homo Electronicus
11.
Abslom Daak - Dalek Killer: Total Extermination Mix The Slaves of Kane
12.
Cybertech: Voc Mix Cybertech
13.
Doctor Who: Twiddlee Dee TME Audio
14.
Dance of the Daleks Jack Dorsey and his Orchestra
15.
Dr. Who Neil Norman and his Cosmic Orchestra
16.
Dr. Who: Techno-Dance Version Transglobal Zone
17.
Dr. Who Apollo 2000
18.
Abslom Daak - Dalek Killer: Voxless The Slaves of Kane
19.
Dr. Who Hallmark/Carlton Home Entertainment
20.
Doctor Who Pye/Damont Records
21.
Gary Joins The JAMS [Gary in the Tardis] The Timelords
22.
Doctor Who Chris Cozens
23.
Requiem 1:47 TME Audio

A follow-up to their two mid-’90s compilations, the UK fans’ most recent bootleg contained further rare and unreleased tracks. As well as the opening title music to the Aaru Dr. Who films (sourced from VHS) and additional fan productions (notably TME Audio’s rather poor theme arrangements), the disc opened with an out-take from Keff McCulloch’s Silver Nemesis score, and included his extended version of the Season 24 title music, released on a single compilation in 1989. Many tracks were copied directly from CD, though a significant number came from tape copies that were less than perfect, including the Abslom Daak tracks and the earlier ‘60s/’70s recordings. As usual, full copyright credits were given, and the sleeve boasted a specially adapted line-drawing (coloured on PC by the producers) recreating the infamous Beatles image with characters from Doctor Who, from each of the TV Doctors to various companions, monsters and members of UNIT.

Dalek I Rarities

Dalek I: Rarities
CD-R sold via eBay in 2006/7
SLAD CD 001

1.
Freedom Fighters (demo)
2.
Freedom Fighters (7” extended)
3.
Two Chameleons (alternative mix)
4.
The World (7” extended)
5.
We’re All Actors (7” extended)
6.
Dalek I Love You (single edit)
7.
Heartbeat (extended mix)
8.
Holiday in Disneyland (single edit)
9.
Masks & Licenses
10.
Heaven Was Bought For Me
11.
Holiday in Disneyland (extended mix)
12.
Ambition (long version)
13.
(I Am) Hot Person (long version)
14.
Would You Still Love Me?
15.
Horrorscope (extended mix)
16.
Heap Big Pow Wow
17.
These Walls We Build
18.
Horrorscope (instrumental)
19.
The Angel & The Clown

* Tracks 11-19 were incorrectly listed on the sleeve; the listing above reflects the track order on the CD itself.


This CD - and bootlegged CD-R copies of Dalek I's 2 albums, Compass Kum'pas and Dalek I Love You - were sold via eBay in 2006/7. The seller, when contacted privately, was peddling a huge amount of punk/synthpop releases, from live bootlegs to rarities compilations - including several OMD bootlegs that featured their cover-version of the Dalek I song, Two Chameleons. This particular compilation collected together almost all the B-sides and compilation track exclusives, all at very good quality.