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

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

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

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050087104368
catalogNumber: 000037102

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
Tomas Raney   Percussion
James Thatcher   Horn
Brendyn Bell   Vocals
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Heitor Pereira   Banjo

Technical Credits

Steve Bartek   Orchestration
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
Jerry Bruckheimer   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Elizabeth Finch   Orchestration
Geoff Zanelli   Additional Music
Henry Jackman   Additional Music
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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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
DarthTyranus More than 1 year ago
amazing music to a amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Cd is awesome. I also got the first to CDs. I highly recommend to buy this idem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is amazing. It takes the first two soundtracks and snazzes them up. I truely recommend you buy this. =D
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
LiadanESM More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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