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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy has unfolded, the films' quirky characters have become even more of a draw than the action and special effects. The music for the films has followed suit, although not at the same pace: Hans Zimmer's score for the final film, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End has a few moments of whimsy, spooky drama and exotic flavor mixed with more typical, churning musical backdrops for the action set pieces. With sawing strings and huge brass and choral sections, tracks such as "At Wit's End," "I Don't Think Now Is the Best Time," and "I See Dead People in Boats" are no doubt serviceable in the film's context, but separated from it, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy has unfolded, the films' quirky characters have become even more of a draw than the action and special effects. The music for the films has followed suit, although not at the same pace: Hans Zimmer's score for the final film, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End has a few moments of whimsy, spooky drama and exotic flavor mixed with more typical, churning musical backdrops for the action set pieces. With sawing strings and huge brass and choral sections, tracks such as "At Wit's End," "I Don't Think Now Is the Best Time," and "I See Dead People in Boats" are no doubt serviceable in the film's context, but separated from it, they're too repetitive and overwhelming to be enjoyable. However, "Up Is Down"'s Celtic flair makes it more interesting than many of the other amped-up tracks, while the chanted shanty "Hoist the Colours" and mischievous, sinister "Multiple Jacks" prove that the score's quieter moments are the most entertaining. It's also too bad that Keith Richards, who plays Captain Jack Sparrow's pirate dad, isn't featured somehow in the music -- it's a missed opportunity that makes this send-off for Captain Jack and his maties just a little less satisfying.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087104368
  • Catalog Number: 000037102
  • Sales rank: 16,373

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hoist the Colours - Hans Zimmer (1:31)
  2. 2 Singapore - Hans Zimmer (3:40)
  3. 3 At Wit's End - Hans Zimmer (8:05)
  4. 4 Multiple Jacks - Hans Zimmer (3:51)
  5. 5 Up Is Down - Hans Zimmer (2:42)
  6. 6 I See Dead People in Boats - Hans Zimmer (7:09)
  7. 7 The Brethren Court - Hans Zimmer (2:21)
  8. 8 Parlay - Hans Zimmer (2:10)
  9. 9 Calypso - Hans Zimmer (3:02)
  10. 10 What Shall We Die For - Hans Zimmer (2:02)
  11. 11 I Don't Think Now Is the Best Time - Hans Zimmer (10:45)
  12. 12 One Day - Hans Zimmer (4:01)
  13. 13 Drink Up Me Hearties - Hans Zimmer (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Marocco Accordion
Jim Walker Flute
Simon Phillips Percussion
Phil Ayling Oboe
Brian Dembow Viola
Stephen Erdody Cello
Pedro Eustache Wind Instruments
Julie Gigante Violin
Nick Glennie-Smith Conductor
Endre Granat Concert Master
Lili Haydn Fiddle
James Kanter Clarinet
Michael Levine Fiddle
Charles Loper Trombone
Geri Rotella Flute
Martin Tillman Cello
Doug Tornquist Tuba
Gore Verbinski Guitar
Nico Abondolo Bass
Chris Bleth Duduk
Metro Voices Choir, Chorus
Samela Beasom Vocals
Blake Neely Conductor
Delores Clay Vocals
Hila Plitmann Soprano (Vocal)
Geoffrey Alch Vocals
Chris Allport Vocals
Lawrence Cummings Vocals
Matthew Dunkel Choir Conductor
Robert Hovencamp Vocals
Jessica Elisabeth Vocals
Jim Raycroft Vocals
Ned Wertimer Vocals
Michael Levine Fiddle
Jessica-Elisabeth Vocals
Heitor Teixeira Pereira Banjo
Tomas Raney Percussion
James Thatcher Horn
Brendyn Bell Vocals
Jenny O'Grady Choir Master
Michael O'Donovan Bassoon
Technical Credits
Steve Bartek Orchestration
Al Clay Engineering
Walt Fowler Orchestration
Nick Glennie-Smith Additional Music
Isobel Griffiths Choir Contractor
Karen Hua-Qi Han Contributor
Scott Holtzman Music Business Affairs, Legal Advisor
Alan Meyerson Engineering
Suzette Moriarty Orchestration
Gore Verbinski Executive Soundtrack Producer
Hans Zimmer Composer, Score Producer
Geoff Foster Engineering
Bob Badami Score Producer
Slamm Andrews Engineering
Mitchell Leib Executive of Soundtracks
Pat Sullivan Mastering
Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Soundtrack Producer
Elizabeth Finch Orchestration
Geoff Zanelli Additional Music
Henry Jackman Additional Music
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Desirée Craig-Ramos Soundtrack Director
Glen Lajeski Marketing
Sean Tejaratchi Graphic Design
Mark Wherry Liner Notes, Instrument Design
Jeff "Bucko" Biggers Engineering
Melissa "Tortuga Wench" Muik Score Producer
Greg Vines Engineering
Lorne Balfe Additional Music
John Sponsler Additional Music
Steven Kofsky Production Service
Lorne Gire Additional Music
Sylvia Krask Music Business Affairs, Legal Advisor
Atli Örvarsson Additional Music
Terry Rossio Text
Czarina Russell Studio Coordinator
Karen Han Contributor
Big Al Clay Engineering
Matt Ward Engineering
Melissa Muik Score Producer
Jeff Biggers Engineering
Kenneth Kugler Orchestration
Ted Elliott Text
Monica Zierhut Executive Producer
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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    awesome from begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    amazing music to a amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Grand Finale to "Pirates" IS Grand

    Hans Zimmer is one of the greats, that just can't be argued. And after you listen to this, you will cry "Aye!" with me on that. Zimmer does his magic again in PC3, World's End. If this was the end of the world, it couldn't happen to better music- ironically said of course! Anyways, things are looking bleak for the pirates in #3 and Zimmer opens us up the that dispair with track 1, where the pirates sing a song of courage and strength even in the face of imminent extinction. #2 and 3 are more powerful, and daring, creating visions of the endless freedom of the sea. 4 is more though moderate, before launching us into the celtic sounding #5, which is vibrant, energetic and spirited. #6-9 are also wonderful, with climaxes and more soothing parts, a nice mix to keep the attention. #10 -13 are much more dynamic and potent, driving us to the conclusion. The tracks are all actual pieces, no mish mash of sounds, the songs are all melodic, balanced and have wondrous variety. Through the music, you share the adventure and sample the emotions, tensions and so forth like gifts from the sea. It would be a great pity to miss out on this...so please don't miss out! Get this CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Best!

    This music can be listened to again and again and you never get tired of it! You hear something different in it everytime! Pirates of the Carribean(C) is an awesome movie and soundtrack alike! "Up Is Down" and "Multiple Jacks" is fun and adventerous!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PotC 1 was good, 2 was okay, 3 is the best

    I thought the first soundtrack was good, but this one is exceptional. The brief clips don't do it justice. "Singapore" starts with pretty Asian-sounding themes and then goes on to more-interesting-than-usual battle music. "At Wit's End" covers the whole voyage, so it's long, but worth listening to, especially for the epic bits in the middle. "Up is Down" is absolutely the best, very fun. I can play it on repeat for hours. "What Shall We Die For" has an inspiring air, and "I Don't Think Now is the Best Time" covers the whole Pearl/Dutchman battle, including Will and Elizabeth's...kiss (don't want to spoil the story). "One Day" is the love theme, free of all its previous guises, and I find it heartbreakingly beautiful. "Drink Up Me Hearties" covers Jack's last scene in the movie and the credits, which begins with the main PotC theme and then goes on to the love theme interwoven with "Up is Down." Those are my favorite tracks, and this is, overall, the best Pirates soundtrack by far. If you are interested in movie soundtracks, don't miss this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awsome CD!

    Wow, the music is outstanding! It has both old and new themes they're all really good. My favorite is track #1 ("Hoist the Colours.")It has very creative lyrics and I can't help but sing too. The other songs are good too. Listening to this CD makes me want to become a pirate!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Much better than anticipated

    I heard samples of this cd on the internet and thought that it was really bad until I heard it in the theaters. I absolutely fell in love with the track 'One day' and 'drink up me hearties' was still one of my favorites. I can't wait to get paid so that I can buy this! I would rather give this cd 4.8 for my rating but 5 is the closest to that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!

    I love this music! I am a huge Pirates fan and I think the theme is the catchiest of them all! The cello player is outstanding! The first track was my wonderful. But "Drink Up Me Hearties" will always be my favorite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Johnny fan

    This soundtrack is amazing. It takes the first two soundtracks and snazzes them up. I truely recommend you buy this. =D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Take the memorable, magical, rip-roaring music of the first two movies and now add an epic choir and a grand feel. That's POTC: At World's End: The Soundtrack for you. Especially A.W.E.some was track 2, "Singapore", which mixes eerie Chinese music with fun battle music and Jack's opening theme. "I Don't Think Now's The Best Time" blew the rest of the tracks out of the water, though. So enjoyable to listen to, with its reprise of themes from "Wheel Of Fortune" from the DMC CD and the new epic themes. A must-buy for any Pirates fan. If you're not going to buy the toys and othe rmerchandise, at least get this-it's worth your while!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is great. : ]

    This Cd is awesome. I also got the first to CDs. I highly recommend to buy this idem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    At the time of this review, neither the cd nor the movie has come out. I have listened to samples of this third and last score by Hans Zimmer for the Pirates Trilogy, and all I can say is WOW! There are many new themes here and some old ones as well, but this score is by far the best of the three, culminating in an epic and heroic composition that makes me want to become a pirate and sail to world's end myself. This score is definitely one of Zimmer's best work!

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