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The Evil of the Daleks Soundtrack to be Released on Vinyl

Following The Daleks’ Master Plan, which launched the Vinyl Who line back in March, it appears the next LP Doctor Who release will be the Second Doctor classic, The Evil of the Daleks.

Though it’s yet to be officially announced (meaning we haven’t got sleeve art just yet), Amazon UK has revealed this synopsis:

“The final end…?” Demon Records presents a narrated full-cast TV soundtrack adventure starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, in which the Daleks lay a trap in Victorian England for their oldest enemy. In this classic 7 part ‘lost’ adventure, first shown on BBC TV between May and July 1967, the Daleks are in search of the Human Factor. What’s more, they intend to use the Doctor and his TARDIS to assist them in their quest for universal domination!

Featuring a climactic battle on their home world of Skaro, the story also introduces Deborah Watling as the Doctor’s new companion, Victoria.

Presented across 4 x Heavyweight 180g pieces of vinyl in translucent red, this narrated TV soundtrack evokes another classic Doctor Who adventure in all its aural magnificence. From the eerie sonics of Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire’s theme tune, and the familiar ‘wheezing, groaning’ of the TARDIS, through to the sounds of alien time technology and the terrifying roar of the Dalek Emperor, the story is alive with weird and wonderful sound.

Written by David Whitaker, this was the Daleks’ final explosive TV adventure of the 1960s. Linking narration is provided by Frazer Hines (Jamie) and the cast includes Marius Goring as Theodore Maxtible, John Bailey as Edward Waterfield, Brigit Forsyth as Ruth Maxtible and Windsor Davies as Toby. The film recordings of all but one episode of this story are lost from the BBC archives. LP1 is presented with a TARDIS laser etched reverse. Dummedy-dum, Dummedy-dum, Dummedy-dum, Dum-dum…

This will be exclusive to Amazon and currently has an RRP of £67.99, considerably cheaper than The Daleks’ Master Plan edition. As this is a deluxe edition, we have to wonder whether a cheaper option will also be available elsewhere.

The Evil of the Daleks is due to be out on 12th July 2019, so we’ll hopefully have more information, officially from BBC Studios, very soon…

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

The Evil of the Daleks Soundtrack to be Released on Vinyl

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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