Throwing a spanner into the tardis, this album only really works to perfection, as with the previous CD's, if you have watched every single episode of Series Four and can visualise events as the music unfolds: Without the visuals, the music lacks perspective and cohesion.
Not to say that Murray Gold is not a fabulous composer: There are tracks which, quite rightly, stand up for themselves such as "Corridors and Fire Escapes", "Unit Rocks", "The Doctor's Theme" and of course "Song of Freedom" although I must emphasise that this particular recording of the track has an annoying "reverberation" which takes away the drama of the music from the excellent chorus and is not a patch on the performance from "Doctor Who at the Proms" which gave me goose bumps! Which also probably reinforces that this music only really works best with visuals. So, why not record a music DVD .....?
After this third television soundtrack from the original music, I would like to see Murray produce an album of just the "best bits" from all four series and weave them into an orchestral symphony which doesn't necessarily rely on any previous knowledge of the Doctor Who series and stands on it's own as a valid musical masterpiece.
But after all said and done, this IS music from the original TV series soundtrack but I would only recommend for Doctor Who fans, in it's current form.