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SILCD1503 BBC Radiophonic Workshop – 21

BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21
BBC Radiophonic Workshop – 21
BBC Radiophonic Workshop

BBC Radiophonic Workshop 21
BBC Radiophonic Workshop – 21
12″ LP on purple vinyl


In 1958 the BBC Radiophonic Workshop opened with the aim to enhance in the main, drama output on the Third Programme (now Radio 3) following the development of new electronic music techniques emanating from Europe. Their work expanded across the BBC to take in TV drama (especially sci-fi), schools programmes and themes. The latter being their most celebrated and well known work, Delia Derbyshire’s treatment of Ron Grainer’s theme for Doctor Who. This collection, originally released by BBC Records in 1979 to celebrate 21 years of the workshop appears for the first time in its full original form on CD. From The Goons (Bloodnocks Stomach) to the Interval Signal to Doctor Who and Great Zoos Of The World this is a fascinating chronicle of some of the most innovative music ever made. These ground-breaking compositions providing a major influence on music from The Beatles and Pink Floyd and onwards into the contemporary world of Aphex Twin, Orbital and The Chemical Brothers. “The Radiophonic Workshop, I loved all that, it fascinated me, and still does”. – Paul McCartney.

1. Quatermass & the Pit (Effects)
2. Bloodnok’s Stomach
3. Outside
4. Science and Industry
5. The Artist Speaks
6. The Splendour That Was Rome
7. Interval Signal
8. Phra the Phoenician
9. Full Circle – The Stick Up
10. Time Beat
11. Ideal Home Exhibition
12. Time On Our Hands
13. Arabic Science and Industry
14. The Chem Lab Mystery
15. Know Your Car (Get Out and Get Under)
16. Dr. Who
17. TARDIS
18. Choice
19. Hard Luck Hall
20. Talk Out
21. Science and Health
22. Secrets of the Chasm
23. Westminster at Work
24. A New View of Politics
25. Environmental Studies
26. Chronicle
27. Great Zoos of the World
28. Minds of Evil
29. Fanfare
30. Broken Biscuit Club
31. The Plunderers
32. Mysterioso (“Blake’s Seven”)
33. Greenwich Chorus
34. Hurdy Gurdy
35. Martian March Past
36. A Whisper from Space
37. Swirley
38. Merry-Go-Round
39. BBC2 Serial
40. Quirky
41. Newton
42. The Secret War
43. Thomas the Rhymer
44. Contact
45. For Love or Money
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