Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Another cinematic episode in the continuing Pirates of the Caribbean franchise means another Hans Zimmer soundtrack...right? Well, yes and no. It's true that Zimmer, with his trademarked European sense of flair, has scored Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides with his usual orchestra and choir, but there are a couple of twists to make things even more interesting. Zimmer, a longtime fan of virtuoso acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela from Mexico, decided to incorporate them into his score, which is rich in Latin and flamenco themes. They are prominently featured on no less than five cues here. In fact, it's more like the selections that include Rodrigo y Gabriela...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Another cinematic episode in the continuing Pirates of the Caribbean franchise means another Hans Zimmer soundtrack...right? Well, yes and no. It's true that Zimmer, with his trademarked European sense of flair, has scored Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides with his usual orchestra and choir, but there are a couple of twists to make things even more interesting. Zimmer, a longtime fan of virtuoso acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela from Mexico, decided to incorporate them into his score, which is rich in Latin and flamenco themes. They are prominently featured on no less than five cues here. In fact, it's more like the selections that include Rodrigo y Gabriela -- "Angelica," "The Pirate That Should Not Be," "South of Heaven's Chanting Mermaids," "Palm Tree Escape," and "Angry and Dead Again" -- feature them in the foreground throughout; their flashy, soulful guitar work is adorned by Zimmer's strings, voices, brass, and woodwind sections in an understated manner, and they add dimension and texture, not bombast. And it works fantastically. In addition to the 11 selections in the score are six of the film's cues remixed by various DJs and producers. Interestingly, four of the Rodrigo y Gabriela tracks were chosen. Of these, "South of Heaven's Chanting Mermaids" (remixed by Paper Diamond), Photek's (good to hear him working again) revision of "The Pirate That Should Not Be," and Static Revenger's techno meets Tangerine Dream remix of "Angry and Dead Again" are the most successful. In all, this soundtrack is a wild ride, moving as it does from brooding orchestral and choral music to exotic flamenco and rumba-flavored tunes to careening electronica. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but for those adventurous enough, it's quite satisfying. Also, look for even more of the cuts from this set -- including the remixes -- to be remixed again.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087169169
  • Catalog Number: 000651192
  • Sales rank: 13,840

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hans Zimmer Primary Artist
Nick Glennie-Smith Conductor
Endre Granat Concert Master
Martin Tillman Cello
Matt Dunkley Choir Conductor
Gavin Greenaway Choir Conductor
Metro Voices Choir, Chorus
Eric Whitacre Choir Conductor
Rodrigo y Gabriela Ensemble
Hila Plitmann Vocals
Grace Davidson Vocals
Michael Hobe Sampling
Ben Foster Choir Conductor
Jenny O'Grady Choir Master
Dee Lewis Clay Vocals
Technical Credits
Peter Asher Producer
Walt Fowler Orchestration
Isobel Griffiths Choir Contractor
Scott Holtzman Music Business Affairs, Legal Advisor
Rob Marshall Executive Producer
Alan Meyerson Engineering
Suzette Moriarty Orchestration
Ed Neumeister Orchestration
Hans Zimmer Composer, Producer, Score Producer
Geoff Foster Engineering
Patricia Sullivan Mastering
Bob Badami Score Producer
Slamm Andrews Engineering
Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Producer
Elizabeth Finch Orchestration
David Marchant Sound Consultant
Jill Streater Choir Preparation
Kevin Globerman Engineering
Daniel Kresco Engineering
Geoff Zanelli Composer, Additional Music
Eduardo Cruz Composer
Glen Lajeski Marketing
Chris Tetzeli Management
Mark Wherry Instrument Design
Eric Whitacre Composer, Additional Music
Enrique Cruz DeAlba Guitar Techician
Robin Easton Guitar Techician
Rodrigo y Gabriela Producer
Matthew Margeson Additional Music
Tom Gire Additional Music
John Sponsler Additional Music
Kevin Kaska Orchestration
Steven Kofsky Production Service
Gabriela Quintero Composer
Rodrigo Sanchez Composer
Sylvia Krask Music Business Affairs, Legal Advisor
Czarina Russell Studio Manager
Jacob Shea Arranger
Anders Hester Assistant Management
Nick Phoenix Arranger
Sam Estes Sampling Assistant
Melissa Muik Score Producer
Claudius Brüse Sampling Assistant
Charlotte Matthews Contracting
Satoshi Noguchi Engineering
Guillaume Roussel Additional Music
Adriana Sanchez Zoletto Personal Assistant
Rick Gioninazzo Orchestration
Thomas Bergerson Arranger
Fermin Vazquez Llera Engineering
Niall Muckian Management
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2011

    High Expectations

    I am a huge fan of film scores, Hans Zimmer, and especially Pirates of the Caribbean. When I heard of the release of a fourth film the first thing I could not wait for was the music! I had extremely high expectations and I am disheartened to admit that this album did not meet them. I love the new themes: Angelica, Blackbeard. The use of flamenco guitar is brilliant in representing the Spaniards and Angelica. Another positive and absolute must is the use of some familiar character themes to tie the 4 films together such as the favorite, Jack's theme, and Barbossa's theme. What disappointed me is the repetitive use of themes from the past films that are not relevant to this new film. I would have enjoyed a nod to the trilogy but a mostly new set of themes to represent this new adventure. Hearing so many pieces from the trilogy takes me back to Davy Jones, Will & Elizabeth, and Lord Becket rather than luring me onto "stranger tides." It also seems somewhat complacent to throw in music that's already written and has worked in the past rather than taking new risks. That said, I do enjoy the revamped At World's End theme for the Mermaids track. Final disappointment is that this album has 5-10 min less film score music than the last two albums and I could do with slightly less remixed music though a couple is great. In all, a good album but not 5 stars.

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  • Posted May 21, 2011

    EPIC! All pirate fans should own this!

    I got this cd for my birthday with a gift card. The hardest thing was waiting for the release date. I swear, this is the BEST Pirates soundtrack out of all the movies. I was trepiditious because I wasn't sure if the music would totally change -despite the fact that Hans Zimmer was doing the music - because it's the 4th movie and stuff. I thought that with their fresh new plot that the musice would be changed totally.

    Thank God it wans't - they added a great, great flamenca sound guitar sound done by the awesome Rodrigo y Gabriela. It is so cool. We have all the themes from the previous three movies, plus some new music. Even some of the remixes are done very well.

    If you loved the movie, or even if it's just because of CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow. This soundtrack will fullfill all your fantasy's. Unless you absolutly know you'll hate it. Whcih would be a shame and you have to walk the plank.

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    Posted May 6, 2011

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