PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Dead Man’s Chest - Soundtrack

From the very first entry of the strings, the humourous slant of the film is exposed, but then slides into a more foreboding lull of pomp, romp and an Irish flavoured folk groove, summing the movie up in a single track with this interesting, innovative and highly listenable ensemble of orchestral flavours. The opening track is called Jack Sparrow, hence its quirkiness. Victorious, adventurous and epic clash together by the second track (The Krakan), and already you feel as if its run the whole gamut, the orchestra even modernized half way through with a male choral layer and Phantom Of The Opera-styled church organ adding more gusto. The quirkiness continues with the percussive drive of Dinner Is Served, which slides into a waltz towards the end. To accomplish something this far-reaching and diverse has to be laid in the hands of a master, and that
Hans Zimmer certainly is. The track dedicated to Davey Jones creeps up like a King Diamond song, with its slow music box tinkering building up into a more dangerous warning. Two Hornpipes (Tortuga) is a brief tavern-style folk ditty. The moods layered into Zimmer’s cues are bold and invigourating. In order to get more than the soundtrack aficionados excited, the youngsters (and clubbers) are also catered for by the addition of a DJ Tiësto remix (He’s A Pirate).

5 / A
- PB

1 2 3 4 5 6
A - B - C

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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