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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible music, but Disney shortchanged it., July 26, 2003
This review is from: Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (Audio CD)
For starters: I don't know if Klaus Badelt or Hans Zimmer was responsible for the rousing main theme of the movie (aka Jack Sparrow's theme) but whoever it was, THANK YOU. Brilliant job.
This is a wonderful, wonderful soundtrack. As others have noted, when I first heard that epic theme blasting out as Jack approached the harbor, I wanted nothing more than to commandeer a ship and devote my life to piracy (ahoy!). I went out and bought the CD... and... well...
Disney did a very poor job in organizing it, IMO. There's only about forty minutes of music on this CD - I haven't had the luxury of seeing the movie as often as I want to analyze missing music, but I'm fairly certain several key scenes with good music don't have a place on the soundtrack. Further, the exciting and wonderful end credits... which I stayed in the theater for... aren't here. The beginning of the end credits - "He's a Pirate" - is there, but it cuts off after only minute and thirty seconds. Arg!
I'm giving this CD five stars anyway because the music really IS good enough to forgive the abridged version. For those that would like to see a full-length CD released, I recommend writing Disney and asking about it. This is a marvelous, marvelous soundtrack and it belongs on the shelf of anyone who loves a rousing score.
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Initial post: Aug 6, 2012 2:07:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2012 2:08:04 AM PDT
Old Warhorse says:
I wouldn't bet my life on it, but I'm pretty confident that Jack Sparrow's theme was written by Hans Zimmer. A VERY similar theme is heard in parts of "Gladiator", which Zimmer also scored.
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