Doctor Who: Series 4 - The Specials

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The venerable British science fiction television series Doctor Who has been on the air for a long time; so long, in fact, that as of the end of the fourth edition of its 21st century manifestation, it had gone through ten different actors playing the title character. The tenth Doctor Who, David Tennant, gets his send-off with this double-CD soundtrack for four special episodes that were part of the fourth series, running through the end of 2009, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, and The Waters of Mars, making up the first disc, and The End of Time taking up the second. As usual, composer Murray Gold has written the stirring, varied orchestral music, played by the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The venerable British science fiction television series Doctor Who has been on the air for a long time; so long, in fact, that as of the end of the fourth edition of its 21st century manifestation, it had gone through ten different actors playing the title character. The tenth Doctor Who, David Tennant, gets his send-off with this double-CD soundtrack for four special episodes that were part of the fourth series, running through the end of 2009, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, and The Waters of Mars, making up the first disc, and The End of Time taking up the second. As usual, composer Murray Gold has written the stirring, varied orchestral music, played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with the Crouch End Festival Chorus piping in here and there with sustained vocals of "ooh" and "ah." Gold is unrestrained in his sweeping scoring, never afraid to create large effects, whether they are meant to be romantic, suspenseful, or, not infrequently, goofy. In fact, at times he clearly seems to have his tongue in his cheek if not actually stuck out as in, for example, the playful "Wilf's Wiggle" from The End of Time. Soon enough, however, the music turns bombastic; subtle it isn't. By the end, Gold has presented "Vale Decem," which he describes as his version of "My Way" for the tenth doctor; it's sung by a boy tenor. Finally, the 11th actor to play the role is introduced in the final track, "The New Doctor," a synthesizer rock theme suggests the season five music may be more contemporary. In any case, Doctor Who will go on, it seems, forever.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • Label: Silva America
  • UPC: 738572134020
  • Catalog Number: 1340
  • Sales rank: 65,334

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vale - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:37)
  2. 2 A Victorian Christmas - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:34)
  3. 3 Not the Doctor - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:19)
  4. 4 A Bit of a Drag - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:23)
  5. 5 In the Sea of Memory - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (0:44)
  6. 6 Hidden In the Closet - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:51)
  7. 7 The Wonder of Balloons - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:23)
  8. 8 A Forceful Intelligence - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:12)
  9. 9 The Greats of Past Time - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (5:04)
  10. 10 The March of the Cybermen - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (4:13)
  11. 11 Goodbyes - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (5:04)
  12. 12 A Disturbance in the Night - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (0:38)
  13. 13 The Cat Burglar - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:30)
  14. 14 Alone In the Desert - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:19)
  15. 15 A Special Sort of Bus - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:19)
  16. 16 Stirring In the Sands - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:58)
  17. 17 Lithuania - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:48)
  18. 18 Letter To Earth - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:15)
  19. 19 By Water Borne - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:23)
  20. 20 The Fate of Little Adelaide - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (5:05)
  21. 21 Altering Lives - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 We Shall Fare Well - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:26)
  2. 2 A Frosty Ood - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:50)
  3. 3 A Dream of Catastrophe - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:18)
  4. 4 All In the Balance - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (0:55)
  5. 5 A Ruined Gaol - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:22)
  6. 6 Wilf's Wiggle - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (0:43)
  7. 7 Minnie Hooper - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:31)
  8. 8 The End Draws Near - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:46)
  9. 9 Gallifrey - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:32)
  10. 10 Final Days - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:43)
  11. 11 The Council of the Time Lords - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (0:41)
  12. 12 The Master Suite - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (4:33)
  13. 13 The Ruined Childhood - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:27)
  14. 14 A Chaotic Escape - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:59)
  15. 15 The World Waits - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (5:18)
  16. 16 A Longing to Leave - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:18)
  17. 17 A Lot of Life Behind Us - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (4:20)
  18. 18 Dealing With the Menace - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:35)
  19. 19 Speeding To Earth - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:18)
  20. 20 The Time Lords' Last Stand - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:26)
  21. 21 The Clouds Pass - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:53)
  22. 22 Four Knocks - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (4:04)
  23. 23 Song for Ten (Reprise) - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2:21)
  24. 24 Vale Decem - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (3:19)
  25. 25 Vale - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (4:20)
  26. 26 The New Doctor - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (1:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ben Foster Primary Artist, Conductor
David Temple Choir Master
Mark Chambers Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Crouch End Festival Chorus Choir, Chorus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
David Stoner Executive Producer
Gerry O'Riordan Engineering
Jake Jackson Mastering, Engineering
Matt Colton Mastering
Murray Gold Composer, Producer
Ben Foster Orchestration
Reynold D'Silva Executive Producer
Robert Croucher Artwork
Trevor Guerekis Orchestration
Jay Wadley Orchestration
Bryan Senti Orchestration
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