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The Changes


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Music by Paddy Kingsland

The critically acclaimed BBC TV series, The Changes, was first broadcast by the BBC in in 1975, accompanied by music from electronic pioneer Paddy Kingsland, who wrote and recorded the score while working at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
The 10 part series, adapted from Peter Dickinson’s book trilogy, was perfectly suited to Kingsland’s seminal electronic style, following a teenager living in a Britain where machinery and technology emit a terrible, all-enveloping noise, causing the population to destroy them.

Kingsland used an early synthesiser, the EMS Synthi 100 (which was apparently so large, they had to remove the doors of the studio to get it through), overlaid with live instruments including sitar, percussion, tabla, flute and horns to create a soundtrack which is indicative of exactly how the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s early output influenced and informed the popular electronic music of the Eighties and beyond.

Kingsland went on to write the music for (amongst others) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Radio and TV series), Doctor Who and Around the World in 80 Days, as well as composing for the KPM music library, who issued eight albums of his work. An LP of his Radiophonic Workshop output, “The Fourth Dimension” , was released by BBC Records in 1973.


EPISODE 1: THE NOISE
1. The Changes Opening Titles 0.35
2. Home Alone (Nicky’s Theme) 3.05
3. Everybody’s Gone 2.07


EPISODE 2: THE BAD WIRES
4. A Note on the Door 1.14
5. A Special Kind of People 3.34
6. Your Ways Are Not Our Ways 1.08
7. The Changes Closing Titles (56” version) 1.01


EPISODE 3: THE DEVIL’S CHILDREN
8. The Bad Wires 0.58
9. The Barns 1.36
10. Life on the Farm 1.45
11. The Devil’s Children 2.17
12. The Village Court 0.56


EPISODE 4: HOSTAGES!
13. The Forge 1.54
14. Hostages! 4.46
15. Rescue 5.43
16. The Changes Closing Titles (67” version) 1.10


EPISODE 5: WITCHCRAFT
17. The End of the Rescue 0.32
18. A Farewell 0.43
19. A Journey, and Arrival at Henley Farm 3.21


EPISODE 6: A PILE OF STONES
20. Sentence of Death 3.07
21. Leaving Shipton 0.49


EPISODE 7: HEARTSEASE
22. Heartsease 4.09
23. At Purton Bridge 1.10
24. The Changes Closing Titles (63” version) 1.07


EPISODE 8: LIGHTNING!
25. After the Bridge 1.59
26. Michael and Mary 2.09
EPISODE 9: THE QUARRY
27. Necromancer’s Weather 3.19


EPISODE 9: THE QUARRY (CONTINUED)
28. The Quarry 2.46
29. Mr Furbelow 0.59
30. Qui Me Tangit, Turbat Mundum 2.39
31. The Changes Closing Titles (48” version) 0.53


EPISODE 10: THE CAVERN
32. Into the Rock 2.59
33. The Cavern 1.53
34. Merlinus Sum 0.19
35. It’s All Over 1.40
36. Everything’s Alright Again (End Titles) 0.49


BONUS TRACKS
37. Nicky’s Theme (Stereo Demo) 1.35
38. Theme 2 Demo 1.47
39. The Noise 3.10