Soundtrack album: Carny
Working with Hollywood veteran Alex North, who'd scored such classic films
as Spartacus, Viva Zapata, and Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf, Robbie Robertson put together a soundtrack that veered between
old-fashioned, noir-style mood music and funkier pieces recorded with
musicians like Mac Rebennack and Randall Bramlett. Alongside instrumental
pieces like "Pagan Knight", "Freak's Lament", and "The Garden Of Earthly
Delights", Robbie cut a version of Fats Domino's "The Fat Man", only his
fourth vocal recording in twenty years.
Robbie plays on three of the tracks on side 1 of the soundtrack LP. Side 2 is all orchestral music There's an entry for the film in the Internet Movie Database. See also Donald Joseph's review of the movie and the album.
Carny was re-released on CD by Real Gone Music in 2015.
Tracks - side 1
* = Robertson performs on track
Soundtrack album - Carny - 1980 - Warner Bros. HS 3455