Mark Ayres – Myths and Other Legends

Myths and Other Legends soundtrackReleased around the same time as his first Doctor Who score, The Curse Of Fenric, this album unearths some of Mark Ayres’ pre-Who music from such fan video productions as the Myth Makers interview series, as well as post-Who endeavours. Other items include Ayres’ original demo submissions to Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner (which landed him the job, obviously!), as well as music for an unrealized attempt to launch an animated series about the Daleks. Despite the composer’s repeated “apologies” in his liner notes, most of the music is – at the very least – up to the standard of his better 3 out of 4Doctor Who scores. These early synth recordings may not be to everyone’s taste, but I find them all rather pleasant. For those intrigued or impressed by Ayres’ Doctor Who music, I heartily recommend this one. Some of the material, such as the “Daleks!” track, was later repurposed for such Who tribute projects as More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS and The Curse Of Fatal Death.

Order this CD

  1. Myth Makers Theme (2:09)
  2. Mythterious (2:49)
  3. I Myth You (1:54)
  4. Daleks! (4:44)
  5. Terror In Totters Lane (1:53)
  6. The Headmaster (0:57)
  7. The Fox Goes Free (5:13)
  8. The Park (3:15)
    • Introduction (1:07)
    • On The Run (0:29)
    • Mother Nature (0:31)
    • The Master (0:16)
    • Alien Hand (0:18)
    • Return of the Hand (0:34)
  9. Star Field (1:40)
  10. Myth Runner (Original Soundtrack, part 1) (9:05)
    • Main Title (3:02)
    • Five Minutes Beyond (1:34)
    • The Boss (3:03)
    • Zendar’s Sentinel and First Contact (1:26)
  11. Running (Chase theme from Myth Runner (2:44)
  12. Myth Runner (Original Soundtrack, part 2) (9:05)
    • Death of the Celebrity (0:35)
    • Hotel (1:28)
    • The Injured Party (1:35)
    • Something To Help You Sleep (0:47)
    • Stop Him! (1:12)
    • The Grand Finale (2:06)
    • Closing Title (1:22)
  13. Myth Runner II (3:21)
  14. The Digitan (3:47)
  15. The Disappointment (3:45)
  16. Mythed Again (2:16)
  17. Running 1991 (4:45)
  18. Myth Runner II (extended CD mix) (7:38)

Released by: Silva Screen
Release date: 1991
Total running time: 71:26