The soundtrack to this 1970 UK film starring Michael Caine never came out anywhere except as a vinyl LP in Japan. In the UK only a single from it was released. The soundtrack to Get Carter has been traded for incredible sums among collectors for decades. Roy Budd recorded the score for a 450 pound total with 2 other musicians who were part of his Jazz combo. The score combined Jazz with contemporary early seventies pop music, co-written with the already respected Jack Fishman, who was the first songwritwer to win an Ivor Novello award. The unique title track set the mood and feel of the instrumental score, combining harpsichord, double bass, and tablas (with a hint of electric piano and shaker). All the significant moments in the film reprise the simple theme embedded in the opening title music, recorded by Roy on the harpsichord. This CD is the first release on the new UK label Cinephile, and has half minute dialog segments between each song. When you play this CD on the air, be sure to turn off "autocue" so you can play the appropriate dialog before each song. 3 of the 10 dialog snippets are probably not a good idea to play - they might be considered offensive to some listeners. Many of the songs have great female vocals, and all of this CD is major league cool, like Michael Caine himself.
February 9, 1999
This band is from Glasgow, and have several singles out which we have. This is their debut full length. The major "you've got to hear them" factor is that they feature Jacqui Dulany of NYC's Dustdevils on vocals. She is in fine form here, propelled to lucid performances by the hot young band playing around her.
This 3 song 7inch is the first release of a new Japanese label, the same label who put out the full length "Surprise! Surprise! It's Girlfrendo". This single and that CD are impossible to find right now. Word has it that March Records will put out the CD domestically this spring. This copy was bought mail order from Rough Trade. The A-side is amazingly great, maybe their best song yet. They are definetely THE best band from Sweden. The A-side reminds me of prime period Orange Juice, and you really can't get a better recommendation than that.
This fanzine comes with a great flexi that has a great song from each of the 2 UK bands, both of whom have singles on the Bad Jazz label.