Through a Glass Darkly (album)

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Through A Glass Darkly
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Genre Electronic music, Progressive rock
Label BBC Records
Producer Peter Howell & Mike Harding
BBC Radiophonic Workshop chronology
Out of This World
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BBC Sound Effects No. 19 - Doctor Who Sound Effects

Through A Glass Darkly is a 1978 album by Peter Howell and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It featured six original instrumental compositions including "Through A Glass Darkly - A Lyrical Adventure", a 19-minute track which took up the whole of the first side of the record. Much of the music on the album leaned far more towards the prog rock of the 1970s than the previous output by the Radiophonic Workshop. The track "The Astronauts" later featured as the B-side to the 1980 single release of Howell's arrangement of the Doctor Who theme.


It was reissued as part of the Record Store Day exclusive 6-CD box set Four Albums 1968 - 1978 [1] [2] 20 June 2020.

Track listing

  1. "Through A Glass Darkly - A Lyrical Adventure"
  2. "Caches of Gold"
  3. "Magenta Court"
  4. "Colour Rinse"
  5. "Wind in the Wires"
  6. "The Astronauts"


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  1. "BBC Radiophonic Workshop, The - Record Store Day".
  2. "Silva Screen Records".