For the third in this Jerry Bruckheimer produced big box-office action-comedy pirate saga, one would expect nothing less than a huge, epic soundtrack, and Hans Zimmer delivers. With some of the unavoidable established themes stitched to the fabric of characters like Jack Sparrow making its turn, the new material does add to the excitement and energy as only a huge cinematic orchestra can, under the guidance of a composer like Zimmer. There are solo voices as well as choirs added, and even a rip of Ennio Morricone’s classic Man With The Harmonica from Sergio Leone's
Once Upon A Time In The West.
Some will find it hard to believe that they
only had 5 weeks to sort the music for the original Pirates, but that explosion of creativity lay the foundation for a trilogy of highly character driven soundtrack albums, sweeping from delicate to abrupt and verbosely thunderous.
The 2-dozen page CD sleeve contains several stills from the movie and notes by Mark Wherry.

5 / A
- PB

1 2 3 4 5 6
A - B - C

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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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