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Pirates Of The Caribbean [Soundtrack]

Klaus Badelt Audio CD
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1. Fog Bound
2. The Medallion Calls
3. The Black Pearl
4. Will and Elizabeth
5. Swords Crossed
6. Walk the Plank
7. Barbossa Is Hungry
8. Blood Ritual
9. Moonlight Serenade
10. To the Pirates' Cave!
11. Skull and Crossbones
12. Bootstrap's Bootstraps
13. Underwater March
14. One Last Shot
15. He's a Pirate

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Loosely based on the popular Disney theme park audio-animatronic ride, one might expect a modicum of good-natured "Yo-ho-ho-ing"--or maybe a little rousing Korngold/Errol Flynn/Captain Blood orchestral romanticism--here. Instead composer Klaus Badelt initially entices us with some sparing Celtic folk charm, then unleashes a furious broadside of symphonic and choral thunder to rival his ominous score for K-19. The composer's fellow German mentor is an obvious influence throughout (the album is credited with a wink as "Score overproduced by Hans 'Long John' Zimmer") but Badelt brings his own muscular instincts to bear throughout. Perhaps shrewdly realizing that genre cliches are nothing if not for reinventing, Badelt delivers his rhythmically nervous Eurocentric sensibilities--sort of Holst duels Shostakovich on the Spanish Main--with the subtlety of a scorching cannonball. It's seasoned with a little romantic respite in the final act, if a bit gingerly, and could no doubt profit by some of Korngold's sparkling melodic verve. But it's a loud, unabashed Summer Blockbuster score at heart; alert the neighbors. --Jerry McCulley

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Supurb soundscape unlike any other! July 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
NOTE: For some reason out of my control it appears this review was posted twice... please understand.
Many a time we see soundtracks that sound alike. This lack of diversity leads to a monotony of soundtrack after soundtrack which in my opinion is very boring.
On the contrary, Klaus Badelt nailed the score very well... most refreshing piece of soundtrack I've heard in a very long time. It's very mysterious, yet magical in its own right. Beautifully composed and comprised of many different themes heard throughout the film. The use of more tribal and colonial period-oriented orchestra instead of a standard hollywood symphony or orchestra results in a more organic and natural score, complimenting the film's theme, time period, and overall mood.
This soundtrack is rich enough to make you feel as though you are in the film without having to watch the film... very difficult to pull off in my opinion. I listen to it time and time again any still find it very refreshing.
Very awesome! I highly recommend this as a noteworthy piece of music!
Expect more brilliance from Klaus Badelt in Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 and 3!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Symphonic diversity June 2 2004
By Ryan
Format:Audio CD
This is easily one of my favorite film scores of all time. Not only is it incredibly stylish and themed (accordingly to pirates), but it covers a lot of ground in the symphonic genre. First of all, it's very well balanced, and has the ideal symphonic sound: low brass and strings dominate, high brass and woodwinds create the timber, and there are a lot of beautiful movements and harmonies. The first half is very intense with a lot of familiar Hans Zimmer melodies and syncopations (think Gladiator), and that can only be a good thing. The last four or five tracks are slower and more dramatic, almost to the point of cliche, but I love it nonetheless. The finale in particular is incredibly moving, and then slams you with the faster, more energetic melodies repeated from earlier in the score. It feels perfect at the finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roiling and Sea-faring July 25 2003
By Olga
Format:Audio CD
Having heard the tantalizing music in the movie there was no doubt in my mind that the soundtrack would be much enjoyed. Klaus Badelt deals very well with the whole score and it fits on a grandiose scale with the movie, exploring the rousing feeling the sea can awaken. It is a pity that the whole soundtrack runs a mere 44 minutes. From the first number to the last there is not one piece that does not contain within itself a passage that soars all on its own. It has the feel of the first Lord of the Rings score.
1. Fog Bound - The violin frolics in the beginning then transforms into an entirely foreboding tune and quite jarring, fitting perfectly into the very first scene of the movie with the uncertainty and subtle fear.
2. The Medallion Calls - Perfect introduction for a perfectly eccentric character. The music swells triumphantly and happily turning aside to mourn until rising again to display the whole glory of a very strange but befitting entrance.
3. The Black Pearl - The beginning is shadowy and suspicious rising into the theme of the daring escape from the hands of the Commodore. Uplifting and happily mocking to only turn foreboding once again.
4. Will and Elizabeth - Starts off with the same theme heard in the previous number it tracks our hero through the streets and, I believe, is witness to the extensive swordfight in the smithy. It turns desperate before dissolving.
5. Swords Crossed - Going from jarring to a fearful creep the music accompanies our first look at the cursed crew. The theme is repeated in other pieces where we come across the pirates.
6. Walk The Plank - Soft and deceptive, it makes a surprise turn for the violin and the theme of Jack's strange antics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shout if you love Pirates! May 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is an amazing CD! Pirates is one of my favorite movies and the music is what really makes it great. I am a huge fan of movie music and to me music can make or break a movie. In this case it really made it. I hadn't heard of Klaus Badelt before this movie but he did an amazing job. I wasn't surprised at all the see that it was overscored by Hans Zimmer. He is one of my favorite composers. All of his work is amazing. This music just brings the movie to life. What would the swordfight between Jack and Will be like without the awesome music? I highly recommend this CD if you liked the movie at all. It is wonderful!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One little annoyance July 20 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is great music, though slightly repetitive, and tracks 5 and 10 are almost exactly the same. My favourite tracks are "The Medallion Calls", "Barbossa is Hungry", "Swords Crossed", "One Last Shot", and "He's a Pirate". However, there's a really big problem, not in the music but in the packaging and producing. All the tracks have the wrong names, and there's a rather funny goof that's become its own sort of legacy. They named the tracks for major events in the movie, but the track names are about one ahead of the music for the scene. The only one that has the right name is the first track, "Fog Bound". From then on, the names are just all wrong. The funniest thing is that the last track, "He's a Pirate", is the track that plays immediately after Jack Sparrow says "Drink up me hearties yo ho!" But in my opinion, the track "One Last Shot" should have been called "He's a Pirate" because the name is referring to when Elizabeth says of Will, "No, he's a pirate" and then they kiss and we see Jack swimming towards the Pearl. The track, "He's a Pirate", is pretty much Jack's theme and has been remixed several times on the second disc with that name, and so everyone thinks it's Jack's track and that the title is referring to him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
quick shipment and as advertised
Published 1 month ago by Robert J England
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
It's wonderful to see kids choosing this kind of music over mainstream music. This is a gift for my son who is in band. He loves this kind of rich full music. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Gladwoman
5.0 out of 5 stars Super !
Arrivé en parfait état. La musique est aussi bonne que dans le film, mais je trouve les variations (haut et bas) de cette trame sonore est très intense. Read more
Published on June 6 2012 by Véronique
5.0 out of 5 stars Supurb soundscape unlike any other!
And older version of this appeared to get posted as well as the new, editied version. This originally said the same thing as my review above.
Published on July 11 2004 by S. Papagiannis
4.0 out of 5 stars Hans Zimmer Derivative of Himself
Clearly Hans Zimmer was heavily influenced by the Planet compositions of Gustav Holst, but his Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack was also heavily influenced by another... Read more
Published on June 20 2004 by Ben Filippini
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't be silly, this is awful!
Come on, people--A film can only be carried so far on 'star' power before we eventually have to come to grips with the fact that it really was an AWFUL MOVIE, and the soundtrack... Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by M. Casner
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS CD!
Once again I'm astounded by Pirates of the Caribbean. The music is wonderful to listen to and helps make the movie even more enjoyable. I would recommend this CD to anyone. Read more
Published on May 26 2004 by Stephanie Kiefer
2.0 out of 5 stars Similar to "Gladiator"
Klaus Badelt's soundtrack is good but some themes seem to be almost copied from Hans Zimmer's score to "Gladiator. Read more
Published on May 19 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars Defective recording
While the music is enjoyable. The CD itself is defective. The sound during loud passages is very distorted. It sounds as if the recording level was set too high. Read more
Published on May 19 2004 by Aileron
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