Title - 'Doctor Who - Series 8'
Artist - Murray Gold
This incredible, truly incredible 3 disc set not only contains 68 tracks from Series 8, along with the Xmas special, 'Last Christmas,' but also comes with an extensive 24 page booklet with notes from legendary Whovian composer, Murray Gold himself!
It's been said, and rightly so, that once you are a Whovian, there is no way out. They even have their own genre of music! And that music, or in this case, score, is performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ben Foster and James Shearman and features Murray Gold on keyboards, guitars and synths.
To be a fan, whoever you may be, there are always some things you have to just accept without questioning! Especially in this brand new reincarnation of the Doctor, of course. The eighth series of the British science fiction television program began on the 23rd of August 2014 with "Deep Breath" and ended with "Death in Heaven" on the 8th of November 2014.
The series is the first to star Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, the most recent incarnation of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his TARDIS, which appears to be a British police box on the outside. It also stars Jenna Coleman as his companion, Clara Oswald. See, what did I say earlier about there being "some things you have to just accept without questioning"!!
For my money, Doctor Who - Series 8 is easily Gold's most mature and experimental soundtrack yet. Indeed, for the most part, every one of the tracks is exactly the sort of thing you'd expect to hear backing a major feature film. The entire 3-CD soundtrack is brilliantly designed and well executed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Gold, and, excitingly, he delicately, like a surgeon, manages to incorporate the "12th Doctor's Theme" into a large number of the tracks.
Bold themes, flourishing melodies, engaging builds and all done with a lush orchestral approach. As mentioned, one would think that each episode of Doctor Who is composed with a budget the size John Williams has for 'Star Wars' or Hans Zimmer for 'The Dark Knight Rises'. Beyond the sound of the score there is also a big living and breathing center. For every series I’ve felt that this music is born from pure inspiration with a life of its own. The music that Murray Gold continually gives this series is something of wonder, majesty, fun, deep emotion, curiosity, mystery and the desire of exploration. This is adventure scoring done in the best way possible.
1. 'Doctor Who Theme'
2. 'A Good Man? (Twelve's Theme)'
3. 'Something It Ate'
5. 'It's Still Him'
6. 'Pudding Brains'
8. 'Hello Hello'
9. 'A Drink First'
10. 'Missy's Theme'
11. 'Aristotle, We Have Been Hit'
12. 'We're Still Going To Kill You'
13. 'Tell Me, Am I A Good Man?'
14. 'What Difference A Good Dalek?'
15. 'The Truth About The Daleks'
16. 'Old Fashioned Hero'
17. 'This Is My Spoon'
18. 'Robert, Earl of Loxley'
19. 'The Legend of Robin Hood'
20. 'Robin of Sherwood'
21. 'The Golden Arrow'
23. 'Rupert Pink'
1. 'The Architect'
2. 'Rob The Bank'
3. 'Account Closed'
4. 'Open Up'
5. 'The Caretaker'
6. 'Are You Going To Shoot Me?'
7. 'When I Say Run'
8. 'That Is The Moon'
9. 'Start The Clock'
10. 'There's That Smile'
11. 'The Sarcophagus Opens'
12. 'The Artefact'
13. 'Study Our Own Demise'
14. 'Not Knowing'
15. 'Siege Mode'
16. 'In The Woods'
17. 'We Weren't Asleep That Long'
19. 'The Song of Danny and Clara'
20. 'Throw Away The Key'
22. 'They Walk Among Us'
23. 'There Is No Clara Oswald'
24. 'Missy And Her Boys'
25. 'A Good Man, An Incredible Liar'
27. 'I Need To Know'
28. 'Missy's Theme - Extended'
29. 'Missy's Gift'
30. '(The Majestic Tale of) An Idiot With a Box'
1. '3 Perfectly Ordinary Roof People'
2. 'Do You Really Believe In Santa?'
3. 'Unsealing The Infirmary'
5. 'What Seems To Be The Problem?'
6. 'We Don't Know What's Real'
7. 'Thinking About It'
8. 'Clara's Dream Christmas'
9. 'The Doctor's Dream Christmas'
10. 'Dreams Within|Dreams'
11. 'Believe In Santa'
12. 'Sleigh Ride'
13. 'A Reunion'
14. 'Every Christmas Is Last Christmas'