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Swept from the Sea
(1997)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Performed by:
The English Chamber Orchestra
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Decca Records
(October 14th, 1997)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you simply can't get enough of John Barry's repetitive, predictable, and elongated romance writing from the 80's and 90's.

Avoid it... if you're the type to celebrate the fact that this would be Barry's final venture into full-scale romance writing.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #717
WRITTEN 11/1/97, REVISED 12/16/06
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Swept from the Sea: (John Barry) One of the more complete failures of 1997 was Beeban Kidron's adaptation of Joseph Conrad short story of "Amy Foster." While there was never anything inherently wrong with the original story, the poor screenplay by Tim Willocks and uninspired acting by a lesser-known ensemble (at the time) doomed the film to immediate and thorough lashings by critics. An overly long and boring portrayal moved awkwardly through time shifts and unnecessary narration, squeezing the story for every last drop of tragedy possible. Also dissatisfying is the mishandling of the homosexual tones present in the story, badly addressed by the doctor's character in the film. That doctor narrates as a Russian peasant washes up on Cornish Coast of England and, without any assistance of language, strikes up a loving relationship with a local young woman who has been considered an outcast and/or retarded by her community. The man's inevitable death and the doctor's admiration for the man's physique (thus causing the unresolved issues of homosexuality in the story) seem to drag on forever... a trait also common with many of the film scores of John Barry in the late 1990's. At the time, Barry was having greater difficulty finding work, and between his own inability to write diverse music, his legal battles over James Bond music, and the usual trials of failing health, the composer found himself with few projects for which to write. In fact, after writing two heavily dramatic efforts in 1995 and being inactive in 1996, Barry's work for Swept from the Sea in 1997 would mark an end to his lush romance writing and largely signal the coda of his career. Barry never seemed to be able to muster one or two great final scores to announce his retirement; Elmer Bernstein, who was slowing down at precisely the same time, would take a graceful bow after Hoodlum and, with certainty, Far From Heaven. Unfortunately, Barry wasn't able to secure the kind of flourishing, mainstream assignment to go out with a flash (unless you considered The Scarlet Letter that opportunity in 1995), and the redundancy of his own output forced him into retirement.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 62:00
• 1. Swept from the Sea (3:07)
• 2. To America (3:00)
• 3. The Storm Came (2:05)
• 4. Sea of Death (4:12)
• 5. Search for Yanko and Night Meeting (5:40)
• 6. Yanko Asks Amy Out (2:07)
• 7. The Sea, The Memorial, The Cave (6:24)
• 8. Try to Kill Yanko and Kennedy Speaks of Thinks (2:50)
• 9. Yanko's Dance (1:55)
• 10. Love in the Pool (2:28)
• 11. He's Your Half Brother (3:32)
• 12. Jump on Board to the Cottage (1:58)
• 13. The Wedding (3:50)
• 14. Yanko and Son Dance (1:32)
• 15. Yanko's Delirium (2:50)
• 16. Yanko About to Die (I Would Change Nothing/Did Your Own Love Blind You to Hers) (4:20)
• 17. You Came from the Sea (4:50)
• 18. To Love and Be Loved - performed by Corina Brouder (4:21)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a lengthy note from the director and the following words from John Barry:

    "Joseph Conrad wrote a beautiful story depicting the love, trials, and tibulations of an alienated couple living on the coast of Cornwall in the late nineteenth century. Beeban Kidron tells this tale with a magnificent film. For my part, I have the good fortune to live by the sea and feel blessed with the inspiration that it brings. I hope that the score transports you to a place where time, like the sea, is forever."
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