Classic BBC sound effects albums, Doctor Who and Out of this World, out on vinyl!

Vinyl Sound Effects for Record Store Day!

Classic BBC sound effects albums, Doctor Who and Out of this World, out on vinyl!

A couple of months ago I reviewed the AudioGO release Doctor Who – Sound Effects CD. This smart and rather classy piece of retro releasing was pretty good and reminded me of the original release which I’d misplaced years ago.

Now, to celebrate World Record Store Day AudioGO and Discovery Records have teamed up to give us sci-fi fans a real and very exclusive treat; the Doctor Who – Sound Effects album and the much celebrated Out Of This World titles will be re-released on vinyl and will be available only in participating record stores.

Here’s the full PR and don’t forget to support your local record store on Record Store Day on April 21st.

Who can forget the thrill of first hearing those ethereal Doctor Who sound effects, and the Pavlov-like response they created during each subsequent episode? Those evocative electronic whooshes, sinister pulses and insistent beats, created by the brilliant BBC Radiophonic Workshop, drew us into an enthralling world of time travel and fabulous alien creatures. Now you can relive those glory days with the reissue of two classic vinyl LPs of the 1970s, released to coincide with Record Store Day.

Thanks to a collaboration between AudioGO and Discovery Records, aficionados of the Workshop can enjoy these limited-edition digitally-remastered sound effects from Doctor Who and several other 1970s TV series, produced on vinyl, with original album sleeve notes.

Doctor Who Sound Effects, first released in 1978, features the ambience of seven alien worlds as well as some extraordinary and extra-dimensional occurrences encountered on Earth. Add to these an audiogram of the Doctor’s own mind processes, TARDIS operations, and some weapons for self-defence, and your galactic safety is ensured.

Out of This World, first released in 1976, includes tracks of memorable sound effects created for a wide range of BBC radio and TV programmes in three categories: Outer Space which includes elements from Doctor Who; Magic and Fantasy, and Suspense and the Supernatural, many designed to evoke supernatural soundscapes rather than specific activities or locations, with titles such as Galactic Travel, Magic Carpet Flight and Phantoms of Darkness which are guaranteed to cast their spell.

Both titles are reissued with their original sleeve artwork and notes.


James has been a Doctor Who fan for as long as he can recall. A child of the 70s and 80s, he weathered all the storms and controversies the show encountered, though he didn’t buy the “Doctor In Distress” single.

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