I quite liked Zygon Hunt, but it does not stand out as any more than good, bread and butter 70's Who. Spare Parts and Chimes of Midnight were more the stuff to tempt BF listeners as physical collectors but not at 80 quid a pop.
Why are they withholding the acclaimed stuff from these £30 releases? It's a bit like VHS releases used to be in the 80's. It was 5 years before the likes of The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and Star Wars blockbusters were available at the 'bargain' £10.99 retail, and only then as pan and scan. Instead we paid £6.99 for the likes of blurry, scratchy prints Carry On's with a hiss on the soundtrack (cheapest tape). Only the BBC released decent material at the time, whilst ITV studio's put out 50 minute compilations of non classics such as Bless this House, and ITC released 3rd generation prints (pirate quality).
It costs the same for a disc of Jubilee, Lanyon Moor, Storm Warning, and I suspect we would be more enthused for a double album of the 'classic' BF range such as these.
As others have stated, they seem to be selling as a case of any popular TV Doctor and Monster for the Vinyl collector who does not care to play their purchases. I have put this opinion on the forum before, when Energy of the Daleks was released as a Sainsbury's limited edition.
Not something I would covet. Might as well dig out my Century 21 edition of The Daleks ('The Chase Ep6') for a spin if I wanted added snap, crackle and pop...
Kris has been live streaming again. He said that due to the price point the stories need to be single discs, but also that they’re going to get bolder and maybe even some non Doctor Who. Kris did express interest in the Prisoner on vinyl.
Be sure to check out the indexes for the various Big Finish ranges!
Once or twice a year... Alarm: Wake up! Wake up! Holiday time. It's the middle of the night! Flight to catch. Me (barely waking): Umpf glumpf, I'll just holiday at home this year.
In an unlikely but not impossible future: Wife: We have to get to the hospital. It's coming. Me (barely waking): Assl bassl take taxi wassl I'll come to the next birth. If it's an afternoon thing.
This morning; Alarm: WTF! It's 6am. Your have the day off. Why did you set me? Me (leaping out of bed fully dressed): I have a vinyl exclusive to get. To Sainsers!!
Get to Sainsbury's: Me: Do you have the Doctor Who vinyl that comes out today? Sainsbury's Person: I don't think so. We don't get much vinyl. Me: You have a sign for it. Sainsbury's Person: We still probably won't have it. Me: But... the sign? Sainsbury's Person: I'll check the computer... no, can't see anything. I'll ask Sandra.
(Shop assistants - they're always called Sandra, aren't they?)
Sainsbury's Person: Sandra? Sandra: Yes, Sandra. Sainsbury's Person: Do we have a Doctor Who vinyl? Sandra: Probably not. Me: You have a sign. Sandra: Where? Me: I'll show you. Sandra: Oh, I'll scan this... yes, we do. I'll go get you one. ... Sandra: There you go. Me: Thank you. Sandra: Just one, yes? Me: Yes, because I'm not an evil eBay profiteer. Sandra: I'll put these other three on the shelf. Me: Are there no checkouts open yet? Sandra: There's a lad on the kiosk counter. He's new. (Calling over) Sandra, can you serve this gentleman. Kiosk Sandra: My name is Alan. Sandra: We've been through this, Sandra. Remember your training! Kiosk Sandra: Sandra here, welcome to Sandrasbury's, I mean Sainsbury's. How can I help? Me: Can I pay for this? Kiosk Sandra: Of course.
In other (same) news, for the first time I have actually managed to get one of these exclusive vinyls.
Sainsbury's has now released Doctor Who: Zygon Hunt starring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson on vinyl – UK listeners be quick to find your copy before they sell out! You can also pick up Zygon Hunt on CD or download from Big Finish.
I love this bit. Apology accepted
This fantastic release has been produced in a numbered limited edition on coloured vinyl, and is only available in the UK (apologies to our overseas listeners), so start hunting right now!