A salute to Murray Gold

(photo by R. Ecclestone for Sound on Sound)

Okay, you know you’re a giant nerd when you get excited about a new interview with a TV soundtrack composer but I’ve loved Murray Gold right from the moment in 1999 when I first heard his weird but wonderful theme for Queer as Folk. It had a kind of tribal, lunatic joy to it that matched perfectly with the tone of the series and, of course, when its creator Russell T. Davies went on to revamp Doctor Who, he brought Gold along, resulting in a run of some truly gorgeous work for seven years now.

I interviewed Gold for a brief piece in fab in 2007 and he was utterly charming. To this day, I still regret that a later computer hard drive failure wiped out the recording. I only used a few comments from Gold for the fab piece but our half-hour conversation went something like this new interview with Silva Sound:

Nice to hear in there too that some of my favourite pieces from the show are his as well. Take a listen to the QaF theme and three great bits from Who and see if you don’t agree:


About Scott Dagostino

An arts & culture journalist who's the bastard love child of Van Morrison and Jessica Mitford
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