Roy Budd – Fear Is The Key


Composed by R. Budd, produced by Jack Fishman, PYE Records 1972

Roy Budd’s finest soundtrack (file under: drama-jazzy-orchestral-70’s-action-crime-thriller) based on Alistair MacLean’s novel. Novel first published in 1961, issued in Fontana Books in 1963.

This record is best known for this (10 minutes) track called “The Car Chase” featuring Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott. Also known because it has been sampled 2 or 3 times already.

From the back cover:
“More than 50 of the finest musicians in Britain in the studio, including such jazz instrumentalist great as Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Kenny Baker, Chris Karan, Jeff Clyne… Ronnie Scott plays sax solo for the chase…”

Roy Budd: “In The Search Of The Key”

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