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Yeah we knew it would be a long release - Silva said it would have two full scores last year. It's just taken forever to be announced.

 

We've gone from two seasons on one CD to two complete episode scores... just when I'd suspected maybe Gold was losing interest in releasing it. I guess he was just very busy.

 

Maybe, just maybe, he took a look at season 10 while he was there... complete the book before he moves onto something new entirely.

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53 minutes ago, Richard Penna said:

Yeah we knew it would be a long release

Despite having an additional disk it's still about 30 minutes shorter than the series 8 release (based purely on the two and a half hour overall run time, but without track times we don't know specifically), and it seems like quite a few episodes are barely represented; just look for The Witch's Familiar, Before the Flood or Sleep No More (I don't remember there being any music in the episode, though). It seems like there's far too little here for 4 discs and it has been pointed out elsewhere that it seems there's no or very little variations of A Good Man? included, which seems insane. I doubt Heaven Sent or Husbands of River Song are truly complete either (Last Christmas was far from complete on the series 8 release), they always miss off around 1/3 of the score which could easily have fit on the CD. Can't say I'm too disappointed, I don't really remember or care for series 9, but after two years of waiting...

 

53 minutes ago, Richard Penna said:

Maybe, just maybe, he took a look at season 10 while he was there... complete the book before he moves onto something new entirely.

When the series 9 release was first announced (when someone emailed BBC Music back in November) it was said a series 10 release will follow shortly, so hopefully that will be announced sometime in the next few months.

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16 hours ago, CGCJ said:

Despite having an additional disk it's still about 30 minutes shorter than the series 8 release (based purely on the two and a half hour overall run time, but without track times we don't know specifically)

 

It feels like he's gone for a different naming convention this time, using less episode names, and potentially longer tracks (given that there are fewer) - perhaps he's done what he did with Series 3 and 4, which was to compile suites of material.

 

I think the 2-CD releases are too long anyway - they allow too much of the filler scoring through. I won't complain for a moment though, as it means more choice for us.

 

My current Who playlist (representing 2005 onwards) is a tad over 2 CDs worth. It will be a nice fun challenge when series 10 comes out, to make perhaps a 3-CD compilation of everything.

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6 minutes ago, Richard said:

@Pieter_Boelen, what's so confusing about my last post?

Gold has done an absolutely bang-up job, from season 27  2005, onwards, but classic Who also has some fantastic music.

I didn't recognize those names, because I haven't finished familiarizing myself yet with classic Who.

 

But what is "The Sea Devils"? Sounds like a movie I've seen.

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There are at least two films called THE SEA DEVILS, or you might be thinking of the Roger Moore/Gregory Peck/David Niven film THE SEA WOLVES.

As far as DW is concerned, THE SEA DEVILS hails from the 9th season (Pertwee's 3rd season) and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest DW stories, ever. Malcolm Clarke's score is "off the wall", to say the least, but it's now thought of as a classic.

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For me the two Geoffrey Burgon Who scores from series 13 are the pinnacles of Who scores. A small orchestra with effective use of processing effects. Both scores were released on one CD about 15 years ago. Great stuff! https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-Terror-Zygons-Seeds/dp/B00003XB2C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1522337339&sr=8-3&keywords=seeds+of+doom+cd

 

For me the music has been an issue with the recent seasons of Dr. Who. In the classic series there would be a main composer for each season, but there would always be guest composers taking over for several stories. It kept the sound of the show fresh, and really helped make stories like Seeds of Doom and Terror of the Zygons (and Sea Devils!) have a distinctive feel. I'd love to see that happen again - several composers used each season. Probably not going to happen, but still something I'd love to see.

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Hey, pixie, long time!

 

By the beginning of Tom Baker's reign, Dudley Simpson had virtually taken up residence as DW composer - then JN-T came along! He did some good scores, GENESIS OF THE DALEKS, being a stand-out.

Some of the historical scores (THE MASK OF MANDRAGORA, for one) were great.

I recently purchased the Silva CDs of SURVIVAL, and THE DEAD PLANET (sorry, but I'm anal enough to refuse to call it THE DALEKS! :)).

They are both good, although the "cat" motif played on electric guitar can get a little grating. I'd love to get a complete REMBERENCE...!

I'm looking forward to Gold's 4-cd swansong.

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For those who may be interested, recovered Second Doctor story The Enemy Of The World received a 'vanilla' DVD release a few years back. It's now had a re-release with a full set of special features.  

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On 3/28/2018 at 1:34 PM, CGCJ said:

6. What Have You Done
16. Two Days on a Longboat
2. Just Come Inside
4. A Change of Clothes
11. One Confession Away
14.The Shepherd's Boy

5. The Husbands of River Song
7. Time to Do it Properly
10. Whole Again at Last

 

Sounds like a porno

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2 hours ago, Sweeping Strings said:

For those who may be interested, recovered Second Doctor story The Enemy Of The World received a 'vanilla' DVD release a few years back. It's now had a re-release with a full set of special features.  

 

Thanks for that, Sweep. I like EOTW, a lot. Troughton does a brilliant job, as Salamander.

Its the only DW story to be scored by Bartók. 

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I'm admittedly unsure about a purchase ... even though the episodes have apparently undergone further remastering and there are the aforementioned special features, I bought the vanilla disc and it was only 5 years ago.

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I hear what you're saying, Sweep, but I've got special editions of VENGEANCE ON VAROS, REMEMBERANCE OF THE DALEKS, INFERNO, THE DAEMONS, and THE GREEN DEATH, among others, and they've all been worth it. When I can afford it, I'll have no hesitation in buying EOTW.

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The series 9 soundtrack's great, the only problems I have with it is its far too short to justify 4 discs, and there's some strange edits with cue endings cutoff with reverb (The Ghosts) and many cues combined from all over the episodes (Davros Approaches, Deep Cover). At-least its in chronological order, except for The Husbands of River Song, which has all the tracks from the ship scenes in the wrong order.

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