BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21

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BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21


InfoLP 17th June

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Few get anywhere near as iconic, important or quintessentially English as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

+ Single LP on Lilac Vinyl. Printed Inner Sleeve and Limited Edition of 1000.

In 1958 the BBC Radiophonic Workshop opened with the aim to enhance 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 was originally released on vinyl by BBC Records in 1979 to celebrate 21 years of the workshop’s creative output. From The Goons (Bloodnock’s 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 have provided 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.

A Side
1. Quatermass & the Pit (Effects) Desmond Briscoe
2. Bloodnok's Stomach Dick Mills / Jimmy Burnett
3. Outside Desmond Briscoe & Maddalena Fagandini
4. Science and Industry Phil Young
5. The Artist Speaks Phil Young
6. The Splendour That Was Rome Phil Young
7. Interval Signal Maddalena Fagandini
8. Phra the Phoenician Desmond Briscoe
9. Full Circle - The Stick Up Desmond Briscoe
10. Time Beat Maddalena Fagandini
11. Ideal Home Exhibition Maddalena Fagandini
12. Time On Our Hands Delia Derbyshire
13. Arabic Science and Industry Delia Derbyshire
14. The Chem Lab Mystery Maddalena Fagandini
15. Know Your Car (Get Out and Get Under) Delia Derbyshire
16. Dr. Who Delia Derbyshire
17. TARDIS Brian Hodgson
18. Choice John Baker
19. Hard Luck Hall John Baker
20. Talk Out Delia Derbyshire
21. Science and Health Delia Derbyshire
22. Secrets of the Chasm Tony Askew
23. Westminster at Work Keith Salmon
24. A New View of Politics Delia Derbyshire
25. Environmental Studies Delia Derbyshire
26. Chronicle Delia Derbyshire
27. Great Zoos of the World Delia Derbyshire
28. Minds of Evil Dudley Simpson

B Side
1. Fanfare Dick Mills
2. Broken Biscuit Club Paddy Kingsland
3. The Plunderers Roger Limb
4. Mysterioso ("Blake's Seven") Richard Yeoman-Clark
5. Greenwich Chorus Peter Howell
6. Hurdy Gurdy Malcolm Clarke
7. Martian March Past Dick Mills
8. A Whisper from Space Paddy Kingsland
9. Swirley Roger Limb
10. Merry-Go-Round Peter Howell
11. BBC2 Serial Malcolm Clarke
12. Quirky Roger Limb
13. Newton Paddy Kingsland
14. The Secret War Peter Howell
15. Thomas the Rhymer Dick Mills
16. Contact Malcolm Clarke
17. For Love or Money Roger Limb

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