The World Is Not Enough Performed by Garbage. Produced by Garbage and David Arnold. Music by David Arnold. Lyrics by Don Black. Mixed by Garbage at Metropolis Studios, London, UK and Armoury Studios, Vancouver, Canada.
Produced by David Arnold. Orchestrated and Conducted by Nicholas Dodd. Recorded and Mixed by Geoff Foster at Air Lyndhurst, London, UK.
Total playing time : 1:08:13
After the success of Tomorrow Never Dies, David Arnold returns for The World Is Not Enough CD soundtrack. The result is some good tracks, although Arnold's heavy synthesized electronic sound style does start to wear thin after a while. The title theme sung by Garbage flows silkily along ending in a big finish, although is not a showstopper as previous Bond themes. However the CD kicks into high gear with the excellent 'Show Me The Money' and 'Come In 007, Your Time Is Up'. When he does it right, Arnold manages to concoct hip-happening action tracks which get the adrelling pumping, which happily these tracks do. The pace slows down for 'Access Denied' and 'M's Confession' which are ok tracks, if lacking a certain something. There is interesting variation in 'Welcome to Baku' with 'Casino' offering a jazzy casino ambient similar to 'Try' from On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Sadly from here on in the CD goes downhill. The style of the action tracks to follow is too big and brash, and combined with the excess use of electronic wizardry, make it hard going after only a short while. This is especially the case in 'Ice Bandits', 'Going Down/The Bunker' and 'Submarine' that itself is padded filler material. A definite highlight however is 'Pipeline'. Arnold manages to really produce something special here building up not only action but also a great deal of tension. Sadly 'Caviar Factory' suffers from excesses again, although the later half does redeem itself with the use of the James Bond Theme. There are romantic tones in 'Christmas in Turkey' although it is not overly remarkable. Divided opinion on the final 'Only Myself to Blame' which offers a smooth jazzy number on the grounds on 'Casino'. You'll either love it or hate it.
The tracks are mostly arranged in their movie sequence order already on the CD. The only adjustment needs to be moving the title theme after 'Show Me the Money' as shown below.
2. Show Me the Money (1:27)
3. Come in, 007, Your Time Is Up (5:19)
1. The World Is Not Enough (3:57)
4. Access Denied (1:33)
5. M's Confession (1:31)
6. Welcome to Baku (1:42)
7. Casino (2:57)
8. Ice Bandits (3:42)
9. Elektra's Theme (2:06)
10. Body Double (3:00)
11. Going Down - The Bunker (6:27)
12. Pipeline (4:15)
13. Remember Pleasure (2:45)
14. Caviar Factory (6:01)
15. Torture Queen (2:22)
16. I Never Miss (3:32)
17. Submarine (10:20)
18. Christmas in Turkey (1:28)
19. Only Myself to Blame (3:39)