Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack
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Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
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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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!
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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Most recent customer reviews
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 morePublished on Nov. 21 2013 by Gladwoman
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
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 morePublished on June 20 2004 by Ben Filippini
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 morePublished on June 7 2004 by M. Casner
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 morePublished on May 26 2004 by Stephanie Kiefer
Klaus Badelt's soundtrack is good but some themes seem to be almost copied from Hans Zimmer's score to "Gladiator. Read morePublished on May 19 2004