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GET CARTER 180 Gram Vinyl Soundtrack by Roy Budd (Music on Vinyl)

This is the original Roy Budd score to director Mike Hodges’ classic 1971 gangster film Get Carter.

The film starred Michael Caine as a London gangster out for revenge in the derelict urban scenery of Newcastle.

The iconic jazz soundtrack was written by the jazz prodigy Roy Budd who also performed the music with two other jazz musicians, Jeff Clyne and Chris Karan.

Pianist Budd, drummer Chris Karan (also on evocative tabla,) and bassist Jeff Clyne (with guitarists Brian Daly and Judd Proctor) carry the emotional weight of the soundtrack which has inspired a number of covers and tributes.

This Music on Vinyl revised edition is interspersed with snippets of dialogue including that classic and sample-inviting line by Caine, “You’re a big man but you’re in bad shape, for me it’s a full-time job. Now behave yourself”.


  • 180 grams audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • extensive liner notes

Track List:

  1. A1 Intro
  2. A2 Dialogue “Is There A Mr. Carter In The Room?”
  3. A3 Main Theme – Carter Takes A Train
  4. A4 Dialogue “Do You Know A Man Called Albert Swift?””
  5. A5 Looking For Someone
  6. A6 Dialogue – The Race Track
  7. A7 Something On My Mind
  8. A8 Dialogue “Who Killed Frank?”
  9. A9 Getting Nowhere In A Hurry
  10. A10 Dialogue “Tell Me About The Girl”
  11. A11 The Girl In The Car
  12. A12 Dialogue “I Fancy You”
  13. A13 Love Is A Four Letter Word
  14. A14 “You’re Lucky. They Kill As Well”
  15. A15 Livin’ Should Be This Way
  16. B1 Dialogue “All It Takes Is One Call To The Police”
  17. B2 Manhunt
  18. B3 Dialogue “Drink Up, Eric”
  19. B4 Goodbye Eric!
  20. B5 Dialogue “I Want You To Listen Very Carefully”
  21. B6 Hallucinations
  22. B7 Dialogue “You’re A Big Man But You’re In A Bad Shape”
  23. B8 Plaything
  24. B9 Dialogue “Stay Away From The Car Or I’ll Blow You Apart”
  25. B10 Goodbye Carter!
  26. B11 Dialogue “Talk Or I’ll Kill You”
  27. B12 Hallucinations – Instrumental
  28. B13 Getting Nowhere In A Hurry

This vinyl soundtrack is also available on Ebay at the link below:

GET CARTER 180 Gram Vinyl Soundtrack by Roy Budd