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.
* Single LP on Lilac Vinyl
* Printed Inner Sleeve
* Limited Edition of 1000
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,
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 Clark, 17. For Love or Money Roger Limb