Inventions For Radio: BBC Radiophonic Workshop / Various


Release Date: 12-15-2023

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Inventions For Radio: BBC Radiophonic Workshop / Various

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Six vinyl LP boxset + book. First Ever Official Release. Original Broadcasts by Barry Bermange, Delia Derbyshire, and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Boxset containing 6 LPs. 20 Page Booklet. The BBC's Third Programme aired four radio broadcasts between January 1964 and September 1965, collectively known as Inventions for Radio. They were ground-breaking in both form and content, conceived by playwright Barry Bermange and consisting of the voices of the general public answering questions on four themes, one for each programme: dreams, the existence of God, life after death and ageing. At a time when it was unheard of to give a media platform to anyone perceived as being of low socio-economic status, the broadcasts generated many complaints for the "rough" voices of it's participants. Delia Derbyshire was assigned by the Radiophonic Workshop to edit and add electronic music/ effects. The collaborative result is dreamlike and mesmerizing, an audial window to another era. For many years Derbyshire was not credited for her contribution, nor were the broadcasts available commercially, although they still managed to acquire something of a cult following. This boxset includes one LP for each broadcast and two further LPs of additional material. There is a 20-page booklet with extensive notes by Mark Ayres (Producer) and David Butler, (one of the lead researchers and curators of the Delia Derbyshire Archive and co-founder of Delia Derbyshire Day). The insight into Derbyshire's archive, her music and it's influences and her collaboration with Bermange is fascinating, providing context for these extraordinary pieces which have been the most elusive of Twentieth Century classics until now.

  1. Opening Announcement (1:36)
  2. Running Away (6:37)
  3. Falling (8:03)
  4. Landscape (6:30)
  5. Underwater (8:56)
  6. Colour (8:42)
  7. Closing Announcement (0:14)
  8. Opening Announcement (0:43)
  9. Amor Dei - Movement 1 (8:02)
  10. Amor Dei - Movement 2 (9:08)
  11. Amor Dei - Movement 3A (5:46)
  12. Amor Dei - Movement 3B (9:01)
  13. Amor Dei - Movement 4 (14:30)
  14. Closing Announcement (0:11)
  15. Opening Announcement (0:56)
  16. The After-Life - Movement 1 (7:58)
  17. The After-Life - Movement 2 (11:36)
  18. The After-Life - Movement 3 (10:49)
  19. The After-Life - Movement 4 (10:42)
  20. Closing Announcement (0:14)
  21. Opening Announcement (1:20)
  22. Moving (8:49)
  23. Seeing (8:31)
  24. Hearing [Start] (3:44)
  25. Hearing [Conclusion] (3:35)
  26. Time (10:14)
  27. Then and Now (8:03)
  28. Closing Announcement (0:17)
  29. The Dreams - Opening Music (1:02)
  30. The Dreams (From "The Cloud") (6:38)
  31. "Falling" (Music Track) (3:54)
  32. "Underwater" (Music Track) (2:45)
  33. Amor Dei Background 1 (3:40)
  34. Amor Dei Background 2 (5:08)
  35. Amor Dei Background 2 (High) (3:03)
  36. Amor Dei Background 3 (2:34)
  37. Amor Dei Background 4 (Rorate Caeli Desuper) (2:03)
  38. "Atheism" Music (From "Poets in Prison") (5:08)
  39. Amor Dei Background 1 (Repurposed for "Tutankhamun's Egypt") (6:29)
  40. Christmas Music - Plainsong Antiphons (Unacc.) - Rorate Caeli Desuper (2:27)
  41. A Doorway Into a New Life (0:46)
  42. The Cord That Binds (4:01)
  43. Heavenly Backgrounds 1 (2:45)
  44. Heavenly Backgrounds 2 (3:27)
  45. Heavenly Backgrounds 3 (3:07)
  46. Heavenly Backgrounds 4 (1:20)
  47. Heavenly Backgrounds 5 (2:17)
  48. Heavenly Backgrounds 6 (1:42)
  49. Heavenly Backgrounds 7 (3:19)
  50. Heavenly Backgrounds 8 (2:34)
  51. The Delian Mode (Original Full Length Version) (8:05)

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