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Than it's okay :)Nope, I can't...@Hybrid: haha you know I can't wait to listen to Lorne's new :)<br><br>Hybrid can you add some Lorne Balfe Complete Scores??? Would like to see some complete list from himIt is my dream come true to hear you live, Hans. Unfortunately, I'm from Serbia, and you bypassed my country, but today I finally received a ticket for your show in Sofia, Bulgaria. My happiness can not be described. Right now I'm looking at your list for the show, and as much as I know I'll be mesmerized by hearing “160BPM” or Sherlock Holmes Theme “Discombobulate” right there, in front of me, I'm sorry to see that some of your most wondrous work have been bypassed as well. It seems to me that you're holding on to your theme pieces, while there are more emotional and stunning numbers, even in those movies from which you've already made your selection. If I must mention something, that will be “The Da Vinci Code”, “The Lion King” and “Pirates” from the works included, and what saddens me the most is that “The Prince of Egypt” and “The Last Samurai” are not in there in any way. I think, and I'll be bold enough to say that many will agree, that they deserve to be in your show, and will affect more people, rather than “Miss Daisy”, “The Thin Red Line”, or “True Romance”. Not to mention how they surpass some of the new ones with credit. I'm not by all means trying to degrade their value, I just think they're more deserving. I know that you can't please everyone, and I know that some of your work I will never hear in person, and as much as that saddens me, I must try and grasp for a straw that is the possibility that you'll hear me, and take what I have to say at least in consideration. That would be enough. I would be happy if my musical idol, which you really are, Hans, I admire you enormously, just saw what I've referred to him. To you. That would really be enough.<br><br>Now I'll state my mind, and mention what I will miss greatly in your show, even though my heart will be on the verge of collapsing from adrenalin when I see and hear you.<br><br>The Da Vinci Code; I adore “Chevalier De Sangreal”, but I would like to remind you of “The Citrine Cross”. Those flickering sonorous sounds are something most beautiful, and the Goddesses Choir (Isis, Asterteque, Venus, Sybillique; Deae Sanctissime perdite ubique) is something I never tire of listening. It's outstanding in every way. I especially liked that alternate version when Silas dies. And when I'm already mentioning Silas, “The Pascal Spiral”, when he's self injuring is something most dramatic and intense I've heard. Besides those two I will only mention “Maleus Maleficarum”. That female choir is breathtaking. So breathtaking. I hope you don't mind but I even managed to feature it in a production of “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, in my acting school, and that scene had everyone captivated, just because of the music. I cherish that memory greatly.<br><br>The Lion King; Here I'll be short. “Under the Stars” and “King of the Past”. Those tracks are stupendous! The end in King of the Past almost always leaves me in tears. And in almost every concert album of yours I was a bit disappointed because every time there was an arrangement of “This Land”, and never any of these.<br><br>As for the Pirates: “Mermaids”! The City of Prague Philharmonics did just in their album of your music! Those haunting voices and string instruments are impeccable. And I think it will be masterful for the audience to experience them, too. One more I have to mention here, but I suppose that organ pieces are out of the question, giving the fact that "No Time for Caution", or any of the “Interstellar” (I'm sorry about that, too), is not featured in the show's list of arrangements. That one is “The Organ of Davy Jones”. That track is a favorite of my father's, and of mine. Especially the organ part, and the music box. That theme is to me one of your greatest achievements. And I thank you for it.<br><br>I also forgot to say (or ask), why is the “Am I Not Merciful” track not included? Because that one was in almost all of your previous concerts. That track, too, was in my play. :)<br>And I always thought it was more suitable for an execution scene, or something, especially that part that plays somewhere around 2 minutes. But the whole scene in the film is absolutely phenomenal.<br><br>I know I'm long, if you're reading this you're probably getting tired, but, hey, it is a straw, remember. And it is a long shot. Literally.<br><br>For last I'm getting back to “The Last Samurai” and “The Prince of Egypt”. “A Way of Life”, or that Suite that The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra did are gorgeously powerful. As are “Deliver Us” and “The Burning Bush” from the Prince. I suppose that “Deliver Us” isn't used in regards to Ofra Haza's untimely death, but I think that it in fact could be a beautiful homage to her. Think about that.<br><br>At the end I would like to congratulate you for what you have done. You've brought me such joy, and I know you will still. Your music was there for me in some crucial points in my life, and I can't express how grateful and happy I am that you've decided to make a tour and grace us with hearing you in person. I don't know if you're reading this. Maybe you won't. Maybe all I’ve said is in vain. But the thought of you just seeing how much your music means to me, means the world to me. If you change your mind and take into consideration just one of these masterpieces of yours, I would be blessed beyond words, but even if you don't, I know that my dream of hearing you live will certainly come true on the 16. of May next year. And that is more than enough for me. I wish you all the best in life, and I'll be seeing you. Right there, in Sofia. :)<br><br>Igor<br>suite is awesome <CRY>
Put some IS tracks into the show.. a MUST HAVE ! ;)<br>How about INTERSTELLAR ??? Pleaaaasseee !!!Hybrid: How about a Poll for the Fans? Hans loved involving his fans, just like in TDKR, and here he can listen to the fans what should be played. As its hard to choose which cue it should be played, the option would be instead which movie should be played. Let's say the 10 movies with the most votings, should be played then live. <br><br>It would be seriously a shame, if Last Samurai and King Arthur would not have a chance to be presented. <br><br>And time should be enough to prepare something new...I'm still hoping that Hans will play the complete score of The Thin red Line (including bootlegs, especially bootlegs !). I know I'm dreaming... :D<br><br>Seriously, Hans, forget TASM2 or Driving Miss Daisy. Remember the violin in Daniel's 9th Cipher, the choral in On the Road !<br><br><br><br>Any way to make some tour date in the United States? Preferably the Northern Virginia and Washington D. C. area.<br><br>I absolutely love your scores for movies. I could listen to your beautiful music over and over again. <br><br>Please consider coming to the United States!!!!<br><br>Sincerely, a big fan!
Are you from a country that Hans Zimmer isn't coming to then?Also, along side Rush I think the King Arthur soundtrack is too good not to be played live! Anything from the score would be amazing.Also, along side Rush I think the King Arthur soundtrack is too good not to be played live! Anything from the score would be amazing.I so agree, Rush live would be amazing! "Lost But Won" and "1976"especially.I would love to hear some of his compositions for big orchestra, e.g. Marry Me Suite, Prince of Egypt, King Arthur. Those would make great in a show like this. HZ Revealed was more of a Rock/Pop compilation.
Rush would sound amazing, and i dont think it would be too difficult to plan as only a rock section is needed.... i dont see why Hans would disagree :-pWell I've been inceptioning him with Rush for over a year, but that's probably not gonna happen either... lol"The End" was actually "Aurora", I think. It was playing in the background while Hans gave a speech about the events of Aurora.<br><br>I agree that you can't put everything, but I'm pretty sure much more people know The Last Samurai than Green Card for instance.<br><br>Anyway it's pointless to argue as it's not going to change anything... unless Hans is reading it, in that case I'll continue to speak about King Arthur/Last Samurai all day long :-pSurprised The End was performed in Dark Knight medley, thought Rise would have been that's the best from TDKR soundtrack, imo<br><br>agree that Interstellar should be added- Opening Medley (Driving Miss Daisy (Theme) / Sherlock Holmes (Discombobulate) / Madagascar 2 (Rescue))<br>- Crimson Angel (Medley Crimson Tide (Roll Tide) / Angels & Demons (160 BPM))<br>- Gladiator (Progeny / The Wheat / The Battle / Honor Him / Now We Are Free)<br>- The Da Vinci Code (Chevalier de Sangreal/503)<br>- The Lion King (Circle Of Life opening / Lea Halalela / King Of The Pride Rock)<br>- POTC Medley (Jack Sparrow / Love Suite / Up is Down / He’s A Pirate)<br>- True Romance (Theme)<br>- Medley Rain Man (End Titles) / Green Card (Instinct)<br>- Man Of Steel (What Are You Going To Do)<br>- The Thin Red Line (Journey to the Line)<br>- Spider Man 2 (Elektro)<br>- The Dark Knight Medley (Joker / Like A Dog Chasing Cars / Moody Bruce / The End)<br>- Inception Medley (Dream Is Collapsing / Mombasa / Time)<br><br>That was it... :)<br><br>You know, as I was there I discussed with the musical director Peter Asher and as he said and everyone can understand it, you can't put everything or please everyone !<br><br>But really, even if it could be difficult (Organ...), adding Interstellar MUST be done !! lol

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Pirates Of The Caribbean - The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Label: Walt Disney Records
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  1. Fog Bound (2:17)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt
  2. The Medallion Calls (1:53)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Ramin Djawadi
  3. The Black Pearl (2:17)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Steve Jablonsky
  4. Will And Elizabeth (2:08)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky, Ramin Djawadi
  5. Swords Crossed (3:16)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Steve Jablonsky, Geoff Zanelli
  6. Walk The Plank (1:59)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Ramin Djawadi
  7. Barbossa Is Hungry (4:06)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Geoff Zanelli
  8. Blood Ritual (3:33)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, James Dooley
  9. Moonlight Serenade (2:09)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, James Dooley, Ramin Djawadi
  10. To The Pirates' Cave! (3:31)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, James Dooley, Ramin Djawadi
  11. Skull And Crossbones (3:24)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Nick Glennie-Smith, Geoff Zanelli, Ramin Djawadi
  12. Bootstrap's Bootstrap (2:39)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Geoff Zanelli, James McKee Smith
  13. Underwater March (4:13)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Nick Glennie-Smith, Blake Neely
  14. One Last Shot (4:46)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt
  15. He's A Pirate (1:31)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Geoff Zanelli
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... reply Replies: 14 || 2014-06-12 17:32:50
Hybrid, I was wondering if you know why Klaus and Hans are no longer friends... I guess they had a row of some sort, but what was it about? him taking over POTC?

Hybrid Soldier2014-06-12 18:40:48
Nope I think it was a 2005/06 issue, so long after POTC...

Scorefan2014-06-12 18:52:51
But what happen hybrid? which was the problema?

Hybrid Soldier2014-06-12 18:55:09
Don't know, but it wasn't just "HZ/KB", more like "KB/RCP"... lol

...2014-06-12 20:55:41
Oh I see.
It's unfortunate as Klaus was a great RCP guy!

Hybrid Soldier2014-06-12 21:08:33

His career after went terribly wrong (this is what happen when your first market is French cinema), but I still have hope... lol

...2014-06-12 21:15:39
Yes, let's hope he'll get to score some good movies in the future!

Ds2014-06-13 08:29:00
But now he's really one of the best and most-wanted composers in France, while in Hollywood he was just one among a lot of good composers...

RealFfingMusic2014-06-13 19:30:17
@Ds, No offence, but it seems like you're saying it's better to be king of jackals than being a lion of a big pride.

(Not insulting the french, BTW!)

Hybrid Soldier2014-06-13 19:31:19
I'm French... Trust me, it sucks... Big time...

Zimson2014-06-13 23:18:42
Arte sometimes shows really good french films. Aside from that I don't know anything the french film industry produces, except for Asterix and Obelix maybe. However, if it sucks as hard as the German film industry I'm on your side.

Dudu2014-06-14 00:48:46
Wow...Hybrid. As a fellow Frenchman, you're a bit harsh don't you think??Movies like l'immortel, pour elle or a bout portant are far from sucking "big time" lol! okay, his career took a big shot after he left RCP, but the french movies are far from being the worst he has done!!

PS:I'll give you that, Asterix was a BIG mistake lol

Hybrid Soldier2014-06-14 00:53:03
Sorry Dudu I go to cinema around a hundred times a year, and I only see like 5 French films... lol

Ds2014-06-14 11:24:07
Hahaha Hybrid, and I'm sure these 5 aren't even good :p

Hybrid Soldier2014-06-14 13:00:56
We do good comedies in France... We really do, very funny... The problem is we ONLY do that... -_-

DanielW reply Replies: 0 || 2014-05-02 23:34:38
Is there actually any sheet music (e.g. a piano roll) available for "Swords Crossed"?
Haven't found it so far...

Zimson reply Replies: 0 || 2014-03-15 20:51:51
Lol, the part around the middle in "Swords Crossed" sounds almost exactly as "Tribal Wars" from Black Hawk Down. Now I know who wrote it. :P

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 5 || 2013-08-02 04:53:21
Well listening to that, one thought comes in my mind: Zimmer's rescue mission failed, because thats sucks...

Mike2013-08-03 22:04:49
Listening to what, exactly?

MacArthur2013-09-12 20:07:39
So basically this score is Zimmer with arrangements by Badelt

Mike2013-09-12 21:00:36
Basically, yeah. In order of importance, it seems to be:

--Hans Zimmer (who wrote most of the music properly speaking, even though others were responsible for most of its arrangements within the film)
--Klaus Badelt (who arranged the music Hans wrote and was credited as the composer due to Hans' promise to do The Last Samurai.
--Geoff Zanelli (who did a considerable number of arrangements, including the well known "He's a Pirate", based off Hans' demo theme)
--Ramin Djawadi (who also did a considerable amount of arrangements)
--All the other guys, like Nick Glennie-Smith and James Dooley, who had a few cues

Mike2013-09-12 21:05:49
Although I'm sure that Hybrid, knower of all things Pirates, can amend my list if necessary.

MacArthur2013-09-12 21:32:08
hey you posted too many times.....XD

MacArthur reply Replies: 11 || 2013-07-31 00:48:56
I Just Know that Zimmer Wrote He's A Pirate and Swords Crossed. maybe some on track 1 but not any of the other ones.

Mike2013-07-31 01:50:33
He might not have actively been involved with each track, but almost the entire Curse of the Black Pearl score is based off his themes he wrote (such as the "Day One, 4:56 AM" demo and his Jack Sparrow theme). Hence, his name is attached to everything, because every track here has Zimmer's music in some way. :)

Hybrid Soldier2013-07-31 10:21:28
No, HZ worked on many cues...

It's not exactly a "classic HZ process" here, like every of his "rescue missions"... (and by rescue I don't mean replacing Silvestri, I mean rescueing Klaus........)

For instance the famous Moonlight Serenade scene (the big Black Hawk Down rip :D) is directly a HZ cue with arrangements by Geoff.

NM2013-07-31 16:09:25
Did Hans come up with the "Jack Sparrow" theme from this score?

Hybrid Soldier2013-07-31 17:14:21
Yep, and he doesn't even consider it a "theme", more like a "riff".

He wrote a proper theme for POTC 2... :)

Jimmy Smits2013-07-31 22:01:55
I always found it interesting that Klaus Badelt got 'top credits' for this score, and NOT Hans. Do you know why?

Hybrid Soldier2013-07-31 22:08:02
2 reasons :

- He was on The Last Samurai, so not supposed to do anything else.

- When he saves the ass of an RCP colleague, he doesn't get credit (The Rock being an exception).


Mike2013-07-31 23:34:35
I wonder if a special edition of the film will be released one day, a special edition in which Hans gets composer credit.

Hybrid Soldier2013-07-31 23:35:59
No way... :P

But actually who cares what's written on a cover or an End Credits ?

As long as you know the truth... ;)

Mike2013-07-31 23:42:42
Indeed. I've always credited Curse of the Black Pearl to "Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt" on iTunes anyway. I also credited Inception and Sherlock Holmes to "Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe"... :P

Anonymous2013-08-01 02:20:26
Virtually everyone knows this score is really Zimmer material, despite the official crediting otherwise. :P

MacArthur2013-08-02 00:00:38
Agreed mike Zimmer did write all of the themes Badelt put them together

Ds reply Replies: 12 || 2013-02-01 21:20:04
I just re-watch this movie and i thought: what if the studio hadn't rejected Alan Silvestri's score?? We were really lucky on this :p

Mike2013-02-01 21:32:31
lol, Good point. Did Alan Silvestri actually write any music or was he chosen then left/was fired before doing anything?

Hybrid Soldier2013-02-01 22:52:11
Apparently Silvestri recorded a cue for the Moonlight Serenade sequence. Rest was all mock-ups and anyway, whatever he did write, good or bad, there was no doubt Bruckheimer would find any lousy excuse just to get Hans on board.

Edmund Meinerts2013-02-02 14:48:05
If The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing from around the same time are anything to go by, Silvestri's score would have been fantastic! Very different, of course, but probably really entertaining.

Trent Easton Navarro2013-02-02 16:41:57
As enjoyable as Badelt?Zimmer's score is, I think Silvestri would have written a great score for this one. Like Edmund said, The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing were pretty awesome, as were his previous scores for Verbinski.

Ds2013-02-03 18:53:34
Of course Silvestri's not a bad composer, but i'm pretty sure he would never have reached the level of epicness of the 2d and 3rd movies scores!

Mike2013-02-04 01:42:52
Not that this is related to Silvestri, but Dead Man's Chest didn't really feel "epic" to me. There were new themes for Davy Jones and the Kraken, and some new motifs for Jack Sparrow, but overall the score felt like a continuation of the score for the first movie.

But yeah...At World's End was really epic. :P

Mike2013-02-04 01:51:26
Of course, you're entitled to your opinion. You didn't ask what mine was, I just gave it. Sorry about that.

billy2013-02-05 15:46:52
Is the trailer music composed by HZ or Alan Silvestri? According to the trailer credits: "Music by Alan Silvestri", but the theme in the end is used by HZ for his Pirate's scores.

Hybrid Soldier2013-02-05 16:38:54
The trailer music is a Drop Zone cue by HZ. And Silvestri's credited cause the trailer is from before he was fired !

billy2013-02-05 17:06:43

Rate2013-02-07 10:32:39
Am I the only one that finds it ironic the trailer cue is by zimmer and before silvestri got fired? :P

billy2013-02-07 13:16:21
Maybe after the trailer they realized that Zimmer's music is more suitable for the Pirates' universe. Better late than never!:-)

Mike reply Replies: 8 || 2013-02-01 21:58:17
Ignoring the question of whether there SHOULD be a Pirates 5, does anyone think there will be one? If so, is it likely that Hans will score it?

Macejko2013-02-01 22:16:30
I think it's almost certain that Hans will score fifth Pirates. And no, there should not be any more Pirates ;)

Cloud2013-02-02 02:20:59
There's definitely gonna be another one, although there really shouldn't. And honestly, I don't even want Hans to do another one. I think he said everything he wanted to say with the trilogy, especially in At World's End, which was a great confluence of all the themes ideas from all the movies. The fourth movie was redundant in every possible way and so was the score.

Mike2013-02-02 03:17:34
I don't think there should be a Pirates 5, either, and that is partially because I doubt Hans would want to do it. I know Hybrid said all the temp music in On Stranger Tides was the director's fault, and I'm sure that's true, but it's a safe bet, I think, that Hans is ready to be done with these movies. In fact, he even said in an interview for POTC4 how you can only do so much with a given set of themes, and that he thought they were done after the third movie, and that he didn't even think there would be a second and third film--as in, he never really planned on doing any sequels.

However, that's not to say that I'd mind a score to Pirates 5 if Hans is able to come up with a good amount of new material, rather than being forced to temp the majority of the thing.

Racket2013-02-02 03:30:00
I don`t think so.

Mike2013-02-02 03:33:21
Racket, which part were you replying to, the question of whether there will be another movie, or the question of whether Hans will compose it?

Ds2013-02-02 12:58:08
There will be a new one, Disney announced it 2 weeks ago. It's planned for 2015 if i'm right. I want Geoff Zanelli or Lorne Balfe to score it, not Zimmer anymore. I like him a lot but we need some fresh air and a composer who really WANTS to do that!

Trent Easton Navarro2013-02-02 16:37:58
"I want Geoff Zanelli or Lorne Balfe to score it, not Zimmer anymore. I like him a lot but we need some fresh air and a composer who really WANTS to do that!"

As if Zimmer really would write all of the score himself :P He'll probably get the main credit, but his minions will do all the work ;)

Mike2013-02-04 01:54:52
I want Zimmer to score it if he makes new stuff. If not Zimmer, I think Geoff Zanelli, Lorne Balfe, and whoever else has worked on these movies should collaborate using Hans' themes.

cheesy reply Replies: 9 || 2011-09-22 01:23:10
This is the most random of questions, but is the "Black Pearl" theme (Swords Crossed, To The Pirates' Cave, ect) by HZ or Klaus Badelt?

Dimensioner2011-09-22 03:49:51
I'm not sure anyone knows that--but I could be wrong. This whole score sounds uniformly the same (redundancy, anyone?). I mean, yeah, I can recognize the different themes, but I couldn't say which themes according to their styles were written by which composers.

I do know that Geoff Zanelli likes to write tribal-type music like all the cannibal stuff for Dead Man's Chest, or the Morlock Attack from Klaus Badelt's "The Time Machine". Knowing this, I suppose I could pick out the pieces written by him for this score--now that I see what they are...alas, this is no help to you, cheesy.

Hybrid Soldier2011-09-22 13:34:41
Questions for me, Pirates specialist summoned !

You must know that most of the POTC themes come from... other films !

Anyway, HZ wrote most of the themes (all the Jack Sparrow themes, the main theme etc...)

I know for sure that Klaus wrote the "Underwater March" theme (which is basically from The Road To El Dorado) and the "dark" theme of the film (heard in Fog Bound, with the pan flute "tut, tut, tiiii tut" (lol).

Blake Neely wrote the theme in the "Liz on the Pearl / Parlay" sequence. It's not on OST but was on POTC 2's (and 3's) OST.

Jim Dooley wrote (with no credit... don't ask lol) the "Tortuga" theme which came back regularly in POTC 2 (he actually ripped it from a short film he had scored a couple of years earlier, Embryo).

Dimensioner2011-09-22 14:43:19
About the Parlay track, where did you get the name for it? (Elizabeth was never referred to as Liz in the movie.) On most if not all of the bootleg scores, it is named "Parlay" and I'm fairly certain that it originated from one of the DVD menus.

For the longest time, I thought it was a theme written for Tia Dalma, as that is the track it appears in on the PotC2 OST. But then I started looking at the first one's score, and found that theme there as well.

I'm pretty sure it is not on PotC3's OST. If anywhere, it would be in "Davy Jones, the Man" found on the 2CD bootleg that recently surfaced. Perhaps, you could tell me where I might have overlooked it--or if I am even discussing the same thing you are, Hybrid.

Hybrid Soldier2011-09-25 12:45:07
Listen closely people...

The very beginning (kinda military drum) of Medallion Calls is from Black Hawk Down.

The "Bill Turner" theme (sort of), in the same track, when Sparrow is watching the hanged skeletons, is a segment from Pearl Harbor's Air Battle.

The film's main theme (He's A Pirates) shares many notes with The Rock's main theme.

The "Underwater March" theme is from Road To El Dorado.

The segment at 0:37 of "The Black Pearl" is basically an arrangement of the guitar section in "The Battle" from Gladiator, and the rest of the cue have strong similarities with The Battle as well.

HZ's dark theme starting Swords Crossed is from Crimson Tide (Mutiny, the very slow background theme). And in the same track, the Moonlight Serenade section with Liz "touring" on the skeleton Pearl is just from Black Hawk Down (Tribal War).

The theme in Skulls & Crossbones is from Drop Zone (Too Many Notes...), and the basic rythm starting "To The Pirates' Cave" is from Drop Zone as well (listen the beginning of Miami Jump).

The segment starting at 1:08 of Bootstrap's Boostraps is from Broken Arrow, reprised in El Dorado (the Pirates one is really identical to the El Dorado variation).

And about unreleased parts, the short "Tortuga" segment by Dooley is as I said from a 2001 short film he scored, Embryo (check samples on Jim's website).

The beginning of the Pirates Attack at the end of the film, kinda suspence sequence, is just identical to a Peacemaker cue (Nuclear Foult...).

And I'm probably missing some...

Savvy ? :P

Dakota2011-09-25 14:37:21
Hybrid, thanks for all the informative information!!!

Anonymous2011-09-25 19:17:51
Suddenly my appreciation of this score is somewhat diminished!

Hybrid Soldier2011-09-25 20:28:16
Don't get me wrong, POTC is one of my favorite score of all time, I know almost every bit by heart. ;)

But this score was such a mess, done in 3 weeks (from the very first second of score to final mixing). No real options left... The result is surprisingly great ! xD

Phil2011-11-29 15:24:03
@ Hybrid

who are you, that you know so many things about Hans Zimmer and all the composers?
that's amazing!! :)

Mike2012-10-14 03:28:32
Actually, the LEGO Pirates game has credits for several of the Curse of the Black Pearl tracks in the credits, and Zimmer worked on all but tracks 1, 3, 8, 9, and 10 according to it. :)

Phil reply Replies: 3 || 2011-11-28 13:45:35
i don't understand why on the cover stands: Original Music Composed and Conducted by Klaus Badelt
Why isn't Hans Zimmer there mentioned?
i really don't understand, so please tell me!

Areozz2011-11-28 14:36:46
This looks like a job for Hybrid Soldier! I could try to come up with an answer but it would largely be BS, or my own opinion as to why that happened. I'll bet Hybrid could help you out.

tomPoland2011-11-29 10:07:55
Zimmer worked unofficially, had contract with Zwick and Last Samurai

Phil2011-11-29 15:20:57
Tank you guys...
you helped me a lot !!! :)

Kelly reply Replies: 1 || 2011-09-19 21:19:23
Here it is!
Disc 1
01. Fog Bound
02. Jack Sparrow
03. The Medallion Calls
04. Sparrow Escapes
05. Donkey
06. Swords Crossed
07. Nice Juicy Bone
08. The Pearl Arrives
09. The Gold Calls Us
10. No Luck At All
11. Skulls
12. Parlay
13. Jack's Plan
14. Commandeering The Ship
15. Tortuga
16. The Dark Ship
17. Barbossa Is Hungry
18. Moonlight Serenade
19. Ghost Stories
20. To The Pirates' Cave
21. Sea Turtles
22. Blood Ritual
23. Will & Elizabeth
24. Broadside
25. She Goes Free

Disc 2
01. Walk The Plank
02. Jack & Elizabeth
03. Bootstrap's Bootstraps
04. Jack's Proposition
05. Underwater March
06. Something Incredibly Stupid
07. Epic Battle (Part 1)
08. Epic Battle (Part 2)
09. One Last Shot
10. Ambush At The Gallows
11. He's A Pirate
12. Drink Up Me Hearties
13. Credits Suite
14. Pirates, Day One, 4:56AM (Demo) Hans Zimmer
15. Donkey (Alternate)
16. He's A Pirate (Alternate)
17. Pirates, Day One, 4:56AM (Album Version) Hans Zimmer

Anonymous2011-10-02 06:01:03
Yeah it's true

HZLeaks reply Replies: 3 || 2011-05-01 02:37:40
There is an expanded version out, seems legit, no SFX or dialog and good sound quality.

zach2011-05-23 19:42:22

Dingmaster2011-09-11 04:03:26
Is there a tracklist you can provide?

Mr. Fate2011-09-11 04:15:35
No track list necessary. All you have to do is search "Curse of the Black Pearl Expanded Score" and you'll get literally like ten different variations of the score which all have been expanded by adding in music that plays on the DVD menus...Granted, you'll have to search around if you want them all, but they all contain more or less the same amount of music.

FS reply Replies: 1 || 2011-05-07 15:23:38
There is now a Lego game out for the Pirates Movies. The previous star wars lego games had some unreleased score tracks from the there can be hope that it is the same for lego pirates. Someone with a console should check that out :)

Music2011-05-23 17:58:13
Sadly, there's no new music.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-22 01:03:42
Anyone know if the cue where Elizabeth is captured and the raid on her town is available? I don't think it is on the "expanded" or soundtrack...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-13 00:00:00
Does anyone know if there are any commercially unreleased tracks on composers' websites or promos that I can listen to from this? The commercial CD just is not enough :(

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-03 00:00:00
Well The Rock is complicated in its own way as almost all the themes Nick had originally written got rejected and replaced by HZ's ! And then it was a mess with the help of many guys on the score (HGW, Don Harper, Steven Stern, Russ Landau...) !

As for the end of KB at (ex) MV... There's not much I know... It didn't end very well between KB and some of the other MV members... Let's say it was good for everybody that he left... Especially for KB, who ended up doing very well these days... ;)

yondaime reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-03 00:00:00
@ Hybrid soldier

this is similar to The Rock, which in my understand is Nick glennie smiths score, with help from zimmer and harry, but poor nick didnt get the recognition he deserves.

While we are at this topic, could you please tell us what happened that led to the kicking out of badelt from rcp, there are allot of speculations, has it something to do with that badelt didnt credit other composers such as zimmer and others for their involvement in the pirates score. Please i have been wondering about that for ages. please an answer would be great,

Mr Tweedy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
I'm really wondering if Badelt was so "off" with this project.
I think POTC is definitely a teamwork project. This is why it sometimes sounds as if each cue was from a different guy.
Zimmer had an involvement in the early stages of the writing process (themes and some arrangements), and you have Badelt trying to make nearly 2 hours of music sound as a whole, running from studio to studio, arranging some bits by himself.

Of course it sounds "zimmerish" because it's MV / RCP style of samples and arrangements, but it also has some typical "Badelt" manierisms. Honestly, the real credits in the cover should be :
Main themes : Hans Zimmer
Score supervisor : Klaus Badelt
Arrangements : The MV/RCP team

Oh and, Happy New Year ! ;)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
Yeah, I'm not saying KB didn't anything in there, and as I said, it clearly has a lot of him... But he acted more like a supervising composer with HZ...

He went from studio to studio to explain what was needed to Ramin Djawadi, Geoff Zanelli etc... Helped them choosing a direction, correcting what was wrong... And of course, he did several cues on his own, like the Fog Bound opening... Zimmer helped in the same way, for instance he reworked himself Jim Dooley's Commandeering The Interceptor (second part of OST's Blood Ritual).

But there was such a short amount of time, only 2 weeks to write, that it was nearly impossible for the guys in charge (meaning HZ & KB) to do a lot themselves and make sure everybody was doing good... A bit more than 100 min to write is a lot... And I'm not talking about the last minutes reworks, with stuff edited, overdub production and all... Such a mess !!!

So, to be fair, the cover would have needed Music by Hans Zimmer & Klaus Badelt... ;)

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-01 00:00:00
Alright, I'm not one for stirring up controversy, but I just thought I'd ask while I was thinking about it. This is a question for you Hybrid: How much of this score is Hans Zimmer? And why is Hans Zimmer listed as the official "composer" above and Klaus Badelt as "additional music" when Badelt gets the official title in the film and on the soundtrack? Is this score really Zimmer's or did Klaus Badelt have more influence on the other two films than is listed? Thanks so much for the help and I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-01 00:00:00
Brad, Hans wrote almost all the main themes... He's A Pirate, Medallion Calls, The Black Pearl, One Last Shot...

I can only think of the dark theme for the Black Pearl being Klaus...

HZ did all the tunes there, chose what should be used as samples an general orchestrations... So it's basically his score...

All the additional music guys helped a lot arranging it, and let's KB was more in charge than them... His influence remains important in this score... But ironically, scores he didn't get a lot of credit for, like Mission Impossible 2 or Gladiator, were actually more his than POTC... :P

HZ didn't get credit for legal reason (The Last Samurai) so didn't put his name on it, but it's his score anyway...

And for the sequels, KB just didn't work on them at all, but got some official credits on several stuff reused from the first film...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-01 00:00:00
Hybrid, I would like to get in contact with you. Can you drop me an email at

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-01 00:00:00
Hybrid, thanks for the information. But if you don't mind my asking, what were the legal reasons for keeping Zimmer's name off the score? I always was wondering about these soundtracks. So basically all of the Pirates scores are Zimmer's? I would be interested to know what kind of influence Badelt really had on the Gladiator score. Maybe you could put that in your next post in that epic Tracklist thread in the forums, Hybrid. Well, nonetheless, thanks for the info and I'll be interested to hear your further responses. Thanks.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-01 00:00:00
Well it's just he had a contract to score The Last Samurai, and promised Ed Zwick & Tom Cruise he would completely focuse on their score, not moonlighting on another score... So he did Pirates "secretly"...

Of course, the joke didn't last long, and when POTC came out, Cruise came to HZ to say "Good work on POTC ;)" ! Busted !!! :)

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-01 00:00:00
@Hybrid Soldier
Interesting. Well thanks for the info. I always find it interesting to learn all i can about the soundtracks I own.

Dimitris reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-13 00:00:00
One Word!!!! EPIC!!!!

mokhtar reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-03 00:00:00

mahmoud_oran reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-24 00:00:00
Very nice site! good luck in the future

Pharmg784 reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-23 00:00:00
Very nice site!

jake reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-22 00:00:00
hey hans,
a bit german for you:
geilste filmmusik aller zeiten!!!
viele grüße aus bayern

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