March 24th, 2010 | music
Still on the Delia Derbyshire kick, gathering bits together. I turned up information on this curiosity the other day. And sure enough, the You Tubes, retailers of all kinds of cultural lumpy bits, had an upload of it. Delia Derbyshire did another version of the DOCTOR WHO theme in 1972. It was rejected, though apparently accidentally appended to some episodes that went out to Australia. This version is named “Delaware,” for the Delaware Road studio she worked at.
It’s an odd bugger. It’s not as good as her original production of Ron Grainer’s composition (as I’ve noted elsewhere, Grainer actually wanted her credited as co-composer, which speaks incredibly well of him). But it’s interesting to hear where her head was at in 1972, what she deemed both commercial and contemporary.