Don Harper Vinyl, CD & tapes by Don Harper at Norman Records
1968’s The Invasion is one of the many parts of Doctor Who franchise that gets fans all hot and bothered. An eight-part serial directed by Douglas Camfield, some of the show’s original tapes were lost pretty soon after it aired. How, then, do we now have a soundtrack release for it? Well - fortunately composer Don Harper kept a ‘composer’s copy’ that, though different from the final cut, was enough to work from. Augmented by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Brian Hodgson and interspersed with cut music from John Baker, The Invasion is a good cop for Whovians and casual watchers alike.
A previously unreleased Doctor Who score mastered from the original tapes. Includes additional electronic tracks from Don Harper's catalogue and music featured in George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. A collection of Horror-Electronics, supernatural soundscapes and sinister library muzak from Australian composer Don Harper. Centring on a previously unreleased score for the 1968 Doctor Who series The Invasion (a dark otherworldly sci-fi jazz suite) Cold Worlds is also a focus on the electronic music of this largely unsung composer. Like many Australian film composers (Ron Grainer, Dudley Simpson, Don Banks) Don Harper based himself in the UK during the 1960s and subsequently found employment at the BBC and other British film and library companies.