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 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Demon Records has announced a pair of vinyl releases exclusive for Record Store Day 2018 that will appeal to fans of a certain TV Time Lord. Following on from their fabulous releases in the past couple of years for RSD, this year, we have the delights of Doctor Who: City Of Death and Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen to look forward to. Both albums will be limited to 3000 copies worldwide.

City Of Death is a classic Doctor Who story from 1979, starring the Fourth Doctor Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and Julian Glover. Featuring linking narration by Lalla Ward and previously unreleased on vinyl, the two-hour story is presented on 2LP heavyweight translucent green vinyl, and features newly commissioned gatefold artwork, sleevenotes and on-set photos. Whilst sightseeing in Paris, the Doctor and Romana notice a series of unexplained temporal disturbances. When a visit to the Louvre lands them in hot water, they realise that a certain Count Scarlioni knows more about advanced technology than a 20th-century Parisian should. With British detective Duggan in tow, the time travellers become embroiled in an audacious plot to steal the Mona Lisa and sell it on the open market.

The Tomb of the Cybermen is a story from 1967 featuring the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. Previously unreleased, the story is two hours long spread across 2LP heavyweight silver vinyl, and featuring newly commissioned gatefold artwork, sleevenotes and on set photos. The Doctor faces the dreaded Cybermen in the digitally remastered soundtrack of the classic BBC TV story, with linking narration by Frazer Hines. It has legendary status amongst Whovians as the serial was believed lost for many years until discovered in Hong Kong in 1992.

The action of The Tomb of the Cybermen follows directly on from that of the preceding serial The Evil of the Daleks, with the Doctor and Jamie welcoming the newly orphaned Victoria aboard the TARDIS. Commissioned as Doctor Who and the Cybermen Planet, this was the third encounter between the Doctor and his half-human, half-machine foes. It was co-written by Kit Pedler, who devised the Cybermen in The Tenth Planet, and Gerry Davis, the story editor who had helped develop them.

As always with the Record Store Day releases, they will initially only be available in-store at independent record shops and limited to one of each album per person on a first-come-first-served basis. There are no pre-orders or layaways! Any remaining stock will be sold online a week after the RSD event, which this year takes place on Saturday, April 21st. For more information on the Demon Records releases, head over to their website.

 Posted:   Mar 8, 2018 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Despite being a big fan of DW, for me this is the sort of thing for the fan who has everything. For a second, I thought someone had found some Dudley Simpson soundtrack material or done a rerecording. THEN I would be interested..

 Posted:   Mar 8, 2018 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

These are more like radio plays instead of original soundtracks. In the case of City of Death, the original music recordings were junked some time in the early 80's (either by the BBC or Dudley Simpson himself). As for Tomb, well like many an early Doctor Who serial it never had original music in the first place. Instead it uses a handful of library cues repeated adnauseum.

 Posted:   Apr 21, 2018 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Today is Record Store Day, so these will now be available.

 Posted:   Apr 21, 2018 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   dtw   (Member)

City of Death might also be of interest to Hitchhiker's Guide nerds, since the credited writer, David Agnew, was a BBC pseudonym for Douglas Adams.

 Posted:   Apr 21, 2018 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Each set is £25 apparently.

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