The Lone Ranger (soundtrack)

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Not to be confused with The Lone Ranger (album).

The Lone Ranger (Original Motion Picture Score) is the film score for the Walt Disney Pictures film, The Lone Ranger by Hans Zimmer, released on CD and digital download on July 2, 2013 by Walt Disney Records.[1] The physical release was in association with Intrada Records.[2]

Walt Disney Records also released a separate soundtrack and concept album titled, The Lone Ranger: Wanted (Music Inspired by the Film) by various artists on July 2.[3][4][5]

The Lone Ranger (Original Motion Picture Score)[edit]

The Lone Ranger (Original Motion Picture Score)
The Lone Ranger (Original Motion Picture Score).jpg
Film score by Hans Zimmer
Released July 2, 2013
Length 49:36
Label Walt Disney

Originally, Jack White was hired to compose the score for the film.[6] White however, declined, and was replaced with Hans Zimmer.[7]

All music composed by Hans Zimmer excluding "Red's Theater of the Absurd", which was written by Jack White and "Finale", which is an extended arrangement of Gioachino Rossini's "William Tell Overture", with additional material arranged by Geoff Zanelli and Zimmer.

No. Title Length
1. "Never Take Off the Mask" 1:08
2. "Absurdity" 4:58
3. "Silver" 4:00
4. "Ride" 4:17
5. "You've Looked Better" 3:09
6. "Red's Theater of the Absurd" (performed by Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three) 3:02
7. "The Railroad Waits for No One" 3:09
8. "You're Just a Man in a Mask" 4:14
9. "For God and for Country" 4:53
10. "Finale" 9:51
11. "Home" 6:55
Total length: 49:36

The Lone Ranger: Wanted (Music Inspired by the Film)[edit]

The Lone Ranger: Wanted (Music Inspired by the Film)
The Lone Ranger - Wanted (Music Inspired by the Film).jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released July 2, 2013
Genre Outlaw country
Length 51:29
Label Walt Disney
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
San Jose Mercury News 3/5 stars
USA Today 3.5/4 stars

Director Gore Verbinski, who also serves as the album's producer, described the compilation and roster as "...the artists we listened to on the way to set each morning and in the evenings with the dust, like bitter chalk, upon our teeth."[8] Tracks by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals and Lucinda Williams were previewed on Rolling Stone and Billboard weeks before their official release.[9][10]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Holy Water" Ben Kweller Ben Kweller 3:33
2. "Devil's Train" Mel Foree, Clifford Carlisle Grace Potter and The Nocturnals 3:28
3. "Poor Paddy on the Railway" Traditional Shane MacGowan 3:06
4. "So Long Gone" Pete Molinari Pete Molinari 3:26
5. "Central and Union" Sara Watkins Sara Watkins 2:58
6. "American Dream" Jake Smith The White Buffalo 2:57
7. "Lonesome Whistle" Hank Williams, Sr., Jimmie Davis Dave Alvin 4:12
8. "Sweet Betsy from Pike" (Arranged by Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin) Traditional Iggy Pop 4:00
9. "Rattling Bone" Sam Beam Iron & Wine 4:47
10. "Cowboy" Izaac Margin, Elliott Margin, Samuel Margin, Scott Baldwin The Rubens 2:53
11. "Everything but the Truth" Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams 4:02
12. "The Truth Lives On" Jesse Peter Wagner, Jeffrey Paul Roffredo, Roger Thomas Rivas The Aggrolites 3:48
13. "Butch's Ballad" Benjamin Ottewell, Paul Blackburn, Ian Ball, Thomas Gray, Oliver Peacock Gomez 5:37
14. "Saddle the Wind" Jay Livingston, Ray Evans John Grant 2:42
Total length: 51:29

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Walt Disney Records to Release Soundtracks for 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Monsters University'". Film Music Reporter. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "'The Lone Ranger' Score Album Details". Film Music Reporter. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Cubarrubia, R.J. (29 May 2013). "Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Board the 'Devil's Train' - Song Premiere". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Lone Ranger: Wanted From Walt Disney Records Set For Release On July 2". The Wall Street Journal. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Tipton, Janelle. "World Premiere Celebration for Disney's 'The Lone Ranger' to Benefit the American Indian College Fund". The Walt Disney Company. The Disney Post. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jack White to Compose Score for Johnny Depp's 'The Lone Ranger'". The Hollywood Reporter. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Stutz, Colin (14 December 2012). "Hans Zimmer Replaces Jack White as 'Lone Ranger' Composer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Sargent, Jordan (25 June 2013). "Stream Iron & Wine's Dusty, 'Lone Ranger'-Inspired Whistler 'Rattling Bone'". Spin Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Gallo, Phil (21 June 2013). "Lucinda Williams, 'Everything But the Truth': Exclusive Song Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Triplett, Gene (9 July 2013). "Music review: '"The Lone Ranger" Wanted: Music Inspired by the Film' - Various Artists". News OK. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 

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