Monday, May 21, 2012

Doctor Who series 5 (music)

Doctor Who series 5, Murray Gold, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Soundtrack, Silva America, February 8, 2011, 2 discs, 63 tracks.

Track Listing

Disc One
  1. Doctor Who XI
  2. Down To Earth
  3. Little Amy
  4. Fish Custard
  5. Can I Come With You?
  6. Little Amy: The Apple
  7. The Sun's Gone Wibbly
  8. Zero
  9. I Am The Doctor
  10. The Mad Man With A Box
  11. Amy In The TARDIS
  12. The Beast Below
  13. Amy's Theme
  14. A Lonely Decision
  15. A Tyrannical Menace
  16. Victor Of The Daleks
  17. Battle In The Sky
  18. River's Path
  19. The Time Of Angels
  20. I Offer You My Daughter
  21. Chicken Casanova
  22. Signora Rosanna Calvierri
  23. Cab For Amy Pond
  24. The Vampires Of Venice
  25. Wedded Bliss
  26. This Is The Dream
  27. Rio de Cwmtaff
  28. The Silurians

Disc Two
  1. Paint
  2. Vincent
  3. Hidden Treasures
  4. A Troubled Man
  5. With Love, Vincent
  6. Adrift in the TARDIS
  7. Friends and Neighbors
  8. Doctor Gastronomy
  9. You Must Like It Here
  10. A Useful Striker
  11. A Painful Exchange
  12. Kiss The Girl
  13. Thank You Craig
  14. River Runs Through It
  15. Away On Horseback
  16. Beneath Stonehenge
  17. Who Else Is Coming
  18. Amy and Rory
  19. The Pandorica
  20. Words Win Wars
  21. The Life and Death of Amy Pond
  22. Amy's Starless Life
  23. Into The Museum
  24. This Is Where It Gets Complicated
  25. Roman Paradox
  26. The Patient Centurion
  27. The Same Sonic
  28. Honey I'm Home
  29. The Perfect Prison
  30. A River of Tears
  31. The Sad Man With A Box
  32. You and Me, Amy
  33. The Big Day
  34. I Remember You
  35. Onwards! 

My thoughts:

Murray Gold doesn't skimp when it comes to the enrapturing phenomena that is instrumental music. With over 60 tracks on two discs, Gold gives a new adventure in each piece, which is very rare these days. From fresh wonder to bold peril, The Doctor can always be found lingering somewhere in the music, being the legend that he is. Yet, throughout the whole soundtrack, Gold incorporates the essence of Matt Smith's unique performance: ingenious, comical, witty, and self-contradicting. His companion, however, provides a fresh contrast to him in several tracks ("Little Amy: The Apple," "Amy in the TARDIS," "Amy and Rory," "The Life and Death of Amy Pond," "Amy's Starless Life," "You and Me, Amy"). All in all, Gold knows how to make the music aid the show, and to be interactive when listening separately. One simply can't help but think of their respective scenes. I am quite appreciative of Murray Gold for such a moving compilation.

My rating: 5 stars

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  1. Well, I came here because you are on the CSFF blog tour list, and I find a post about Doctor Who! And I love the picture of the Ninth Doctor, he's a fave of mine.

  2. Thank you for coming! I plan to have the CSFF post up later tonight. ;)

    Yes, I LOVE Doctor Who! Eccleston's my favorite :D