Howard Goodall Composing RDX News Well well well! Hasn’t today been exciting? First we get our first official glimpse of the crew in situ, then we then get a very brief mention into what Howard Goodall is currently upto: @HowardGoodall: Just received my first rough cuts of the new Red Dwarf series, looking forward to viewing and putting some music on them. Kipper-time! So Howard Goodall is only going to go and do the bloody music for Red Dwarf X, isn’t he? This is marvellous news. Considering how back in February we had these bombshells to contend with. We still saw a glimmer of hope when Richard Naylor proceeded to rifle through my Dropbox (now, you) containing the library of unused cues from Series 1 – VII for potential clearance. (Series VIII didn’t have any music other than commercials songs and the Blue Midget music) Then in March we get this exchange between Howard and Doug… @DougRDNaylor: Are you 100% sure there’s nothing in the budget left for a little bit of incidental magic? Even if you ditch the wrap party? @Howard_Goodall What wrap party?? Scotch eggs needed as meteorites for miniature reshoot. Call you Monday :)” While I’m all for using the unused cues from earlier series so as to keep Goodall’s sound and strengthen the ‘classic’ feel to this new series, there must have been a reason why the cues were unused in the first place, right? In my opinion, some of the cues are excellent and it’s a shame they weren’t used, but if I’m honest there were only a small handful, some are not so great and though it may come as a complete shock, they sound rather dated. Fancy that! It seems Howard has already had a crack at Remastering the MkI theme tune, which he did as part of a Classic FM Radio show a while back, but also presumably for the new series? Who knows. Well, Howard will won’t he? (You can hear a snippet of the this new version HERE) So it always seemed likely that he could maybe have has his eye on scoring the new series, but this confirmation is just terrific news. Whether the music is produced by software only, software mixed with live recordings or even with orchestral stuff is debatable, but Doug seems to be able to extract haemoglobin-brilliance out of a solid-sedimentary-matter-type-budget so who knows what the hell we’re going to end up getting! PS Please document this process for a DVD Extra please GNP! Thankyou, sorry, bye, bye, thankyou, sorry.