Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (soundtrack)

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Pirates of the Caribbean:
On Stranger Tides
Soundtrack album by Hans Zimmer featuring Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Released May 17, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Soundtrack
Label Walt Disney
Pirates of the Caribbean chronology
Soundtrack Treasures Collection On Stranger Tides
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars
Empire 4/5 stars
Filmtracks 1/5 stars
Movie Music UK 3/5 stars
Movie Wave 2/5 stars
Tracksounds 5/10 stars

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a soundtrack to the homonymous film. Hans Zimmer, who produced Klaus Badelt's score for The Curse of the Black Pearl and composed the music for Dead Man's Chest and At World's End, returned to score the fourth installment of the Pirates franchise. Collaborators included Rodrigo y Gabriela, which are listed as featured artists, and composers Eric Whitacre, Eduardo Cruz and Geoff Zanelli.

Composition[edit]

Zimmer said that his music for the series is "making orchestras play rock 'n' roll" as he felt that "pirates were the rock 'n' rollers of many many years ago",[1] and that he decided to add a "Spanish element" to On Stranger Tides.[2]

Many musicians worked with Zimmer in the score. The biggest collaborators were Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela,[3] whose music Zimmer met after being given their album by a friend. Zimmer said they were picked for the soundtrack because the duo "play rock n' roll with flamenco guitars".[2] American composer Eric Whitacre helped with choir-based songs, most notably the mermaid theme, and brought with him along his soprano wife, Hila Plitmann.[2][4] Penélope Cruz's brother Eduardo Cruz wrote a tango song,[5] and Geoff Zanelli contributed to many tracks. Trumpetist Arturo Sandoval is featured throughout the score.[6] The music was recorded at the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver City, California, conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith,[7] with Whitacre's choir being done at Abbey Road Studios.[8]

To make the soundtrack album stand out, Zimmer tried to focus on the Rodrigo y Gabriela tracks, as well as providing remixes that "fit the themes".[2] Seven remixes overall are featured. The soundtrack was released on May 17, 2011, three days before the US release of the film.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Guilty of Being Innocent of Being Jack Sparrow"   Zimmer 1:42
2. "Angelica" (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela) Zimmer, Cruz, Sánchez, Quintero 4:17
3. "Mutiny"   Zimmer 2:48
4. "The Pirate That Should Not Be" (by Rodrigo y Gabriela) Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer 3:55
5. "Mermaids"   Zimmer, Whitacre 8:05
6. "South of Heaven's Chanting Mermaids" (by Rodrigo y Gabriela) Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer 5:48
7. "Palm Tree Escape" (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela) Zimmer 3:06
8. "Blackbeard"   Zimmer 5:05
9. "Angry and Dead Again" (by Rodrigo y Gabriela) Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer 5:33
10. "On Stranger Tides"   Zimmer, Zanelli, Whitacre 2:44
11. "End Credits"   Zimmer 1:59
12. "Guilty of Being Innocent of Being Jack Sparrow" (Remixed by DJ Earworm) Zimmer 2:45
13. "Angelica (Grant Us Peace Remix)" (Remixed by Ki:Theory) Zimmer, Cruz, Sánchez, Quintero 3:08
14. "The Pirate That Should Not Be" (Remixed by Photek) Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer 6:26
15. "Blackbeard" (Remixed by Super Mash Bros & Thieves) Zimmer 5:26
16. "South of Heaven's Chanting Mermaids" (Remixed by Paper Diamond) Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer 3:32
17. "Palm Tree Escape" (Remixed by Adam Freeland) Zimmer 5:28
18. "Angry and Dead Again" (Remixed by Static Revenger) Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer 5:49

Soundtrack charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[9] 14
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[10] 43
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[11] 62
Dutch Albums Chart[12] 76
French Albums Chart[13] 70
German Albums Chart[14] 31
Poland (OLiS)[15] 26
Spanish Albums Chart[16] 55
Swiss Albums Chart[17] 20
US Billboard 200[18] 45
US Digital Albums[18] 18
US Top Soundtracks[18] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Hans Zimmer Interview". MovieWeb. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d Schweiger, Daniel (May 16, 2011). "Audio: On The Score With Hans Zimmer". Film Music Magazine. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Soundtrack for "POTC: On Stranger Tides" To Feature Hans Zimmer & Rodrigo y Gabriela". MouseInfo.com. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  4. ^ "Pirates IV! - Blog - Eric Whitacre". Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  5. ^ "Cruz Signed Brother And Sister Up For Pirate Fun". WENN. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  6. ^ a b "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Soundtrack to Feature First-Time Collaboration With Oscar®-Winning Composer Hans Zimmer and Acclaimed Guitar Duo Rodrigo y Gabriela". PR News Wire. 2February 22, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ Goldwasser, Dan (July 23, 2011). "Hans Zimmer scores Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". ScoringSessions.com. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Pirates IV is in Theaters This Weekend". Eric Whitacre. May 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  9. ^ "Soundtrack – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – austriancharts.at". IFPI. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  10. ^ "Soundtrack – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  11. ^ "Soundtrack – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  12. ^ "Dutch Single/Album Chart / Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides / Longplay". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  13. ^ "lescharts.com – Soundtrack –Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". SNEP. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  14. ^ "Album – Soundtrack, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". Media Control. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  15. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLIS. 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  16. ^ "mexicancharts.com – Soundtrack – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". Productores de Música de España. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  17. ^ "Soundtrack – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – hitparade.ch". Media Control Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  18. ^ a b c http://www.billboard.com/#/album/original-soundtrack/pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tides/1481312

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