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Enigma
(2001)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Performed by:
Members of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Decca/Universal
(April 16th, 2002)
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Regular U.S. release, though the album was delayed by over six months due to a moving theatrical release date in America.
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Buy it... if you wish to close out your John Barry collection with a score that will likely serve as the completely predictable, but undeniably fitting conclusion to his prolific career.

Avoid it... if you're looking for any substantially new angle on Barry's tired romantic styles of the 1980's and 1990's in his waning days of production.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #597
WRITTEN 4/6/02, REVISED 2/26/09
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Enigma: (John Barry) The love story of the World War II code-breakers in the United Kingdom who took possession of the famously captured Enigma decryption machine from a German submarine, Enigma was an international endeavor that originally gained its momentum in the film festival scene of 2001 because of its inability to find a major distributor. After debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2001 and making a showing at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October of 2001, the film finally opened in a regular, though still limited distribution in theatres across America in April of 2002. The film had been seen in theatres in the U.K. since September of 2001, gaining respect for Michael Apted's direction and Seamus McGarvey's cinematography, both of which accurately depicting the environment of the era. Also considered a throwback of sorts was declining composer John Barry's music for the film. He had been Apted's first and only choice for Enigma, perhaps an irony because of the director's entry in the David Arnold era of the James Bond franchise. The staggered release date of the film in nearly every nation has caused the album of Barry's music for Enigma to be a frustratingly delayed product for the six months prior to its final street date. The composer himself had been suffering private and professional setbacks since the middle of the 1990's as well. Somewhat failing health, bitter court battles over the ownership of the James Bond theme, needless allegations thrown in about young Danish women, and a series of scores rejected (including an effort for the 1999 film Goodbye Lover late in the game) all contributed to a forced, semi-retired state of settlement in Barry's career. His rejected works had been released in the form of concert albums in the late 1990's and early 2000's, though his actual production of new feature film scores had ground to a halt by 2002.



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Somewhat simple but still quite beautiful
SolarisLem - June 6, 2007, at 1:45 p.m.
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Release Date???
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 56:57
• 1. Main Title (3:41)
• 2. Where Does One Pee? (1:21)
• 3. Police Chase (1:16)
• 4. The Quarry (2:50)
• 5. Tom Explains Enigma (1:23)
• 6. Is That What Happened? (4:25)
• 7. Wigram Arrives (1:39)
• 8. The Convoy (5:36)
• 9. Waiting For Signals (2:46)
• 10. Tom Goes to Cottage (1:26)
• 11. She Moved On (2:06)
• 12. Simply Wonderful/Finding Crib (1:53)
• 13. Trip to Beaumanor (0:59)
• 14. At Beaumanor (0:59)
• 15. The Train (2:40)
• 16. Goodbye to Hester (3:00)
• 17. Puck Dies (1:17)
• 18. London 1946 (2:26)
• 19. End Credits (4:58)
• 20. The Black Bottom (2:54)
   Performed by Bunny Bergin Orchestra

• 21. You'll Never Know (3:23)
   Performed by Anne Shelton w/ Ambrose Orchestra

• 22. Dives & Lazarus (2:49)
   Composed by Vaughn Williams
   Performed by The New Queen's Hall Orchestra,
   Conducted by Barry Wordsworth


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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a note from director Michael Apted about John Barry and the scoring process for the film.
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