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BBC Radiophonic Music
John Baker, David Cain, Delia Derbyshire, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Silva Screen Records
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March 1, 2019

The reissue of the 1968 BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s hugely influential 10th anniversary album, featuring remastered early electronic works of John Baker, David Cain and Delia Derbyshire.

Widely regarded as a major influence on the development of electronic music worldwide, BBC Radiophonic Music is a compilation of short works, often composed as intros to various radio or television programs. Conceived in a time when analogue sampling meant hours of slicing tape with razor blades, BBC Radiophonic Music is brimming with zippy themes, unsettling atmospherics, riffs, loops, clicks and beeps. Insanely catchy yet deeply sinister, this is ‘collage music’, produced, according to Desmond Briscoe of BBC Radiophonic Workshop, “with the intention of entertaining rather than informing”.

This is an essential album for analogue and TV theme obsessives, and anyone with an interest in contemporary electronica; mysterious, eccentric and celestial, it is a celebration of one of the UK’s most treasured and unique institutions.


  1. Radio Sheffield – David Cain
  2. Radio Nottingham – John Baker
  3. Boys and Girls – John Baker
  4. Mattachin – Delia Derbyshire
  5. Pot au Feu – Delia Derbyshire
  6. Time and Tune – John Baker
  7. Tomorrow’s World – John Baker
  8. Reading Your Letters – John Baker
  9. Blue Veils and Golden Sands – Delia Derbyshire
  10. The Missing Jewel – John Baker
  11. Artbeat – David Cain
  12. Fresh Start – John Baker
  13. Christmas Commercial – John Baker
  14. Sea Sports – John Baker
  15. The Delian Mode – Delia Derbyshire
  16. The Frogs Wooing – John Baker
  17. Milky Way – John Baker
  18. Structures – John Baker
  19. New Worlds – John Baker
  20. Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO – John Baker
  21. Festival Time – John Baker
  22. The Chase – John Baker
  23. Towards Tomorrow – Delia Derbyshire
  24. Quiz Time – Delia Derbyshire
  25. P.I.G.S – John Baker
  26. Autumn and Winter – David Cain
  27. Door to Door – Delia Derbyshire
  28. Factors – John Baker
  29. War of the Worlds — David Cain
  30. Crossbeat – David Cain
  31. Air – Delia Derbyshire
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