Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

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Captain Jack Sparrow is back and ready for more rabble-rousing in the highly anticipated sequel to the Disney hit Pirates of the Caribbean. The sountrack to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest features an original score by Hans Zimmer and a bonus remix track by the world-renowned DJ Tiesto.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The always dependable Hans Zimmer took the wheel from Klaus Badelt on 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the sequel to Disney's surprise blockbuster smash Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The Curse of the Black Pearl score was a mishmash of several composers, and its ...
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Editorial Reviews

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Captain Jack Sparrow is back and ready for more rabble-rousing in the highly anticipated sequel to the Disney hit Pirates of the Caribbean. The sountrack to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest features an original score by Hans Zimmer and a bonus remix track by the world-renowned DJ Tiesto.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The always dependable Hans Zimmer took the wheel from Klaus Badelt on 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the sequel to Disney's surprise blockbuster smash Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The Curse of the Black Pearl score was a mishmash of several composers, and its weaknesses were derived from the resulting lack of focus. While there is little that positions the Dead Man's Chest score anywhere near the esteemed Spielberg-esque mantle that it strives for, Zimmer adds much-needed zest and characterization to the franchise. "Jack Sparrow," a cello-led waltz that perfectly encapsulates Johnny Depp's cartoonish antihero, finally gives the character the musicality it needs, and the occasional burst of Celtic folk brings a warmth and whimsicality to the series that was sorely needed the first time around. Zimmer, who brings his usual blend of percussion-heavy keyboard orchestration to the action sequences, could do this in his sleep, but it's the kind of mediocrity that dispels negativity. Lastly, the embarrassing "He's a Pirate [Tiësto Remix]" sounds like an outtake from a Project Runway/Zoolander "pirate week."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/4/2006
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050086144778
  • Catalog Number: 861447
  • Sales rank: 34,253

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hans Zimmer Primary Artist
Mel Wesson Ambience
Pete Anthony Conductor
Delores Clay Vocals
Alastair King Choir Conductor
Jenny O'Grady Choir Master
Technical Credits
Al Clay Engineer
Mark Eshelman Stage Crew
Nick Glennie-Smith Composer
Isobel Griffiths Choir Contractor
Alan Meyerson Engineer
Louie Teran Mastering
Martin Tillman Engineer
Gore Verbinski Executive Soundtrack Producer
Hans Zimmer Score Producer, Audio Production
Geoff Foster Engineer
Steve Gerdes Creative Design
Greg Loskorn Stage Crew
Bob Badami Score Producer, Audio Production
Tom Hardisty Stage Crew
Slamm Andrews Engineer
Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Soundtrack Producer
Marc Gebauer Stage Crew
Jay Selvester Stage Crew
Geoff Zanelli Composer
Henry Jackman Composer
Desirée Craig-Ramos Director
Glen Lajeski Marketing
Adam Michalak Stage Crew
Klaus Badelt Composer
Trevor Morris Composer
Jeff "Bucko" Biggers Engineer
Bryan Clements Stage Crew
Lorne Balfe Composer
Tom Gire Composer
John Sponsler Composer
Czarina Russell Studio Coordinator
Big Al Clay Engineer
Jeff Biggers Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Soundtrack Sequel

    I absolutely loved the first Pirates soundtrack and I got this after the I saw the second film because I was skeptical about this one. I didn't think it would be able to live up to the first. I must say that the first eleven songs were pure genius, especially "The Kraken". The twelfth song however was a disappointment at best. In my opinion remixes hurt good music. That remix is eveidence to that.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    amazing from begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    awesome movie soundtrack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Deads man chest with a beating heart in side By:Hans Zimmer

    One of the main characters is Elizabeth Swan ,the lover of Will Turner a very brave man . Another brave man is Captin Jack Sparrow, a very interesting man and he always has his non working compass that never faces north. Last is Davy Jones he is a sea monster whose face
    is a squid and his body is a crab.The plot is that Elizabeth and Will are getting mairred but Will all of a sudden is arrested and the wedding is ruined and Will promises he will be back for her. Will has a talk with the head master of the group Lord Beckett and he says he must get Jacks compass to keep him and Elizabeth alive. So he sails to sea hopeing to find Jack and the compass. So he goes to this island beacause he sees a ship and it looks like Jacks so there he goes on the island and finds a string and follows it then boom hes in a trap then he falls deep asleep. And the next time he wakes up hes sees on a pole hanging up side down going to the master. There he is sitting on the royal chair and the master is Jack Sparrow. Will is shocked. Then uses there language. Why they are dealing with Will ,Jack trys to escape then ,there is two little boys and Jack just runs. Now lets see what happened to Will . There he is hanging over a hot burning fire then a guy comes and says the master is escapeing then ,they run for him.Safely they escape with only a couple breaths left. Now they have two other crey members Pintel and Ragetti . Well they are not very good pirates. Later at the end of the book Will and Wynern battel on a big wheel on Will whats to save the heart and Wynern wan'ts to stap the heart wan't to figure out who it is you have to raed the book.The time and place is a long time ago and the place is on island and on the seas.The theme is that Will must have the compass to save his lover and his father.I persoly like the book beacuse I fighting and danger.And how I connected to the story is I love advendre and I like not to now what is going to happen next.And another way I can conneced to the story is to the world ,life is a scary place and in the end it is not always a happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    I did not buy this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hans...Zimmer...Rocks!!!

    I fell in love with Hans Zimmer's scores after Black Hawk Down and I must say that any film I watch, he has the emotions down to just about a T. I'm so thrilled that it appears he will finally receive justice with a making of the music of Pirates when the third film comes out on DVD as well as the collector's set. My two favorite songs are definitely the Davy Jones theme. I just love the "heart beat" that plays throughout the song, that is essentially also the beat of the song. Second favorite is the Kraken. I know it kinda takes place during a dramatic point in the film, but the music even pumps you up in some ways. Excellent score!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!

    Actually, I would give it 4 3/4 stars, but sadly the Teisto Remix is just 7 minutes of very boring rhythmic beats and you can only vaguely make out the "He's A Pirate" theme. But holy cow, The music is so awesome! I play the trumpet in a high school band and I sure would enjoy playing the music, esp. "The Kraken," that is the best!! Buy it, buy it, BUY IT! Or at least listen to it - then buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    musican

    I liked the whole CD from beginning to end although I wish there was more of it like the first one. Anywho my favorite one is "Davy Jones" which it seems like time stops and even for those haters I liked "He's a pirate" remixed by Tiesto It was something new and thrilling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved it all except for the remix!

    The cello was haunting and composition is exciting as was the movie. The remix at the end was such a let down. The Tiesto Remix took over 6 minutes and was a waste of time and money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best of the soundtracks!!!

    I just got this CD yesturday. And I already listened to every song. And I love it! My favorite song is the Kraken. I love how the song starts with the cello. I recommened this CD to all Pirates fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Man's Best

    Wow. I was honestly amazed - the music here was just as well-designed as in the Black Pearl, but better. With new twirls introduced in an otherwise known and loved soundtrack, this is a must-have for any and all Pirates fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow!

    I have to say that, even though I didn't really think it possible, Hans Zimmer improved unbelievably on the Black Pearl soundtrack. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was my all-time favorite soundtrack, and this was ten times better! There are many clips of the original themes in this score, but they are very strategically placed and very short, perfect to satisfy fans who wanted more of the first album and perfect for many new themes to form. The Jack Sparrow theme is new but in the same style as many of the well-known themes. The 3/4 meter gives it a swaggering, piraty feel, perfect for its namesake. Davy Jones is another new melody (obviously) and it is introduced very well by the playing of a music box at the beginning of the song. I've Got My Eye On You introduces a known theme, and adds to it, creating an interesting (and pleasing) effect. I love the effect at the end of Dinner Is Served the jaunty melody adds a comical air to the otherwise serious soundtrack. I also enjoy the addition of Two Hornpipes it adds a different feel to the soundtrack and prevents monotony. Wheel of Fortune brings in many well-known themes from the first album into the second, which fits as the album is to a sequel. It is a great tie from the first soundtrack to the second. Hello Beastie is a very serious, and brilliant, ending to the album. It ties in familiar themes from both albums in a very serious note, but leaves you with a sense of completeness after finishing the album. Though I do have to say, I hated, HATED the Tiesto remix to He's a Pirate. It was poorly done (you can hear about 4 seconds of something that sort of sounds like the melody) and couldn't have been more inapropriate for the album. Overall, I absolutely love the album and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of orchestral soundtracks (though it does have organ and guitar effects throughout the album). A must-buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh My God, this was so good!

    I totally didn't think this was going to be as good as the first movie, but it was! It had the old score mixed in with great new music. I absolutley have fallen in love with this cd!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not even close to the first

    I got this CD before the movie came out and it was kind of disapointing. Don't get me wrong, it is still one of my favorites but if you are looking for a breath-taking, action pact sountract, try the first movie score

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    Posted October 27, 2010

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