Ben Foster / Murray Gold

Doctor Who: Series 6

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Featuring a staggering 66 pieces of music spread over two discs, BAFTA-nominated composer Murray Gold's official soundtrack to the sixth series of BBC's flagship sci-fi show, Doctor Who, is by far his most sprawling and ambitious to date. Once again featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (conducted by Ben Foster), the instrumental score features music from all 13 episodes of the 2011 season, although some are under-represented (just three brief pieces appear from The Girl Who Waited), while others are paid much more attention (eight numbers are selected from finale The Wedding of River Song). Skillfully echoing the fantastical plot lines of the Saturday night prime-time show, the twanging guitars on "I See You Silence" and "I Am the Doctor in Utah" match the U.S. setting of opening episode The Impossible Astronaut; the swashbuckling sea shanty of "Deadly Siren" and the Hans Zimmer-esque symphonics of "All for One" evoke the pirate themes of The Curse of the Black Spot; while the self-explanatory Let's Kill Hitler is represented by the ominous "Terror of the Reich" and the triumphant "The British Are Coming." With everything from Psycho-esque screeching strings ("Night Terrors") to kitsch '60s Muzak ("The Hotel Prison") to industrial synths ("Rita Praises"), not to mention several more refined neo-classical pieces such as "Loving Isn't Knowing (The Almost People Suite)" and "The Majestic Tale (Of a Madman in a Box)," Series 6 is an always intriguing and unpredictable soundtrack encapsulating everything that has made the revitalized Doctor Who such a phenomenon.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Doctor Who, Series 6: The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon
1 01:44 Amazon
2 02:01 Amazon
3 03:15 Amazon
4 01:39 Amazon
5 03:59 Amazon
6 00:53 Amazon
7 02:53 Amazon
8 00:54 Amazon
9 02:43 Amazon
10 01:05 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: The Curse of the Black Spot
11 01:40 Amazon
12 05:30 Amazon
13 01:03 Amazon
14 03:49 Amazon
15 01:14 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: The Doctor's Wife
16 00:45 Amazon
17 01:30 Amazon
18 01:56 Amazon
19 01:11 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People
20 01:30 Amazon
21 01:39 Amazon
22 02:31 Amazon
23 02:01 Amazon
24 01:22 Amazon
25 02:02 Amazon
26 03:48 Amazon
27 05:29 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: A Good Man Goes to War
28 01:53 Amazon
29
Pop
01:36 Amazon
30 01:52 Amazon
31 02:36 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Doctor Who, Series 6: Let's Kill Hitler
1 01:21 Amazon
2 01:22 Amazon
3 03:05 Amazon
4 01:07 Amazon
5 02:53 Amazon
6 01:32 Amazon
7 02:10 Amazon
8 03:59 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: Night Terrors
9 02:24 Amazon
10 02:11 Amazon
11 03:58 Amazon
12 01:19 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: The Girl Who Waited
13 01:29 Amazon
14 00:55 Amazon
15 03:25 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: The God Complex
16 00:47 Amazon
17 01:21 Amazon
18 01:17 Amazon
19 01:00 Amazon
20 01:08 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: Closing Time
21 01:34 Amazon
22 01:56 Amazon
23 01:11 Amazon
24 00:45 Amazon
25 02:17 Amazon
26 04:55 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: The Wedding of River Song
27 01:23 Amazon
28 02:43 Amazon
29 01:15 Amazon
30 01:12 Amazon
31 02:19 Amazon
32 02:31 Amazon
33 01:31 Amazon
34 05:32 Amazon
Doctor Who, Series 6: Day of the Moon
35 04:01 Amazon
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