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The Changes (Original Television Soundtrack)
Artist
Paddy Kingsland & BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Label
Silva Screen Records
Catalogue Number
SILED1540
Release Date
April 20, 2018

The first ever original soundtrack release of cult 1970’s BBC TV series ‘The Changes’

The critically acclaimed BBC TV series, The Changes, was first broadcast by the BBC in in 1975, accompanied by music from electronic pioneer Paddy Kingsland, who wrote and recorded the score while working at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The 10 part series, adapted from Peter Dickinson’s book trilogy, was perfectly suited to Kingsland’s seminal electronic style, following a teenager living in a Britain where machinery and technology emit a terrible, all-enveloping noise, causing the population to destroy them.

Kingsland used an early synthesiser, the EMS Synthi 100 (which was apparently so large, they had to remove the doors of the studio to get it through), overlaid with live instruments including sitar, percussion, tabla, flute and horns to create a soundtrack which is indicative of exactly how the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s early output influenced and informed the popular electronic music of the Eighties and beyond.

Kingsland went on to write the music for (amongst others) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Radio and TV series), Doctor Who and Around the World in 80 Days, as well as composing for the KPM music library, who issued eight albums of his work. An LP of his Radiophonic Workshop output, “The Fourth Dimension”, was released by BBC Records in 1973.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Changes Opening Titles 0:35 Buy

    The Changes Opening Titles

  2. 2 Home Alone (Nicky?s Theme) 3:06 Buy

    Home Alone (Nicky?s Theme)

  3. 3 Everybody?s Gone 2:09 Buy

    Everybody?s Gone

  4. 4 A Note on the Door 1:14 Buy

    A Note on the Door

  5. 5 A Special Kind of People 3:34 Buy

    A Special Kind of People

  6. 6 Your Ways Are Not Our Ways 1:08 Buy

    Your Ways Are Not Our Ways

  7. 7 The Changes Closing Titles (56" Version) 1:01 Buy

    The Changes Closing Titles (56" Version)

  8. 8 The Bad Wires 0:58 Buy

    The Bad Wires

  9. 9 The Barns 1:36 Buy

    The Barns

  10. 10 Life on the Farm 1:45 Buy

    Life on the Farm

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