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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.


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", and that he decided to add a "Spanish element" to On Stranger Tides.

Many musicians worked with Zimmer in the score. The biggest collaborators were Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, 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". American composer Eric Whitacre helped with choir-based songs, most notably the mermaid theme, and brought with him along his soprano wife, Hila Plitmann. Penélope Cruz's brother Eduardo Cruz wrote a tango song, and Geoff Zanelli contributed to many tracks. Trumpetist Arturo Sandoval is featured throughout the score. The music was recorded at the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver City, California, conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith, with Whitacre's choir being done at Abbey Road Studios.

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". Seven remixes overall are featured. The soundtrack was released on May 17, 2011, three days before the US release of the film.

Track listing

  1. Guilty of Being Innocent of Being Jack Sparrow - Zimmer
  2. Angelica - Zimmer, Cruz, Sánchez, Quintero, Feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela
  3. Mutiny - Zimmer
  4. The Pirate That Should Not Be - Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer (by Rodrigo y Gabriela)
  5. Mermaids - Zimmer, Whitacre
  6. South of Heaven's Chanting Mermaids - Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer, feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela
  7. Palm Tree Escape - Zimmer (by Rodrigo y Gabriela)
  8. Blackbeard - Zimmer
  9. Angry and Dead Again - Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer (by Rodrigo y Gabriela)
  10. On Stranger Tides - Zimmer, Zanelli, Whitacre
  11. End Credits - Zimmer
  12. Guilty of Being Innocent of Being Jack Sparrow - Zimmer (Remixed by DJ Earworm)
  13. Angelica (Grant Us Peace Remix) - Zimmer, Cruz, Sánchez, Quintero (Remixed by Ki: Theory)
  14. The Pirate That Should Not Be (Remixed by Photek) - Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer
  15. Blackbeard (Remixed by Super Mash Bros & Thieves) - Zimmer
  16. South of Heaven's Chanting Mermaids (Remixed by Paper Diamond) - Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer
  17. Palm Tree Escape (Remixed by Adam Freeland) - Zimmer
  18. Angry and Dead Again (Remixed by Static Revenger) - Sánchez, Quintero, Zimmer

Soundtrack charts

Chart (2011) Peak
Austrian Albums Chart 14
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl) 43
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa) 62
Dutch Albums Chart 76
French Albums Chart 70
German Albums Chart 31
Poland (OLiS) 26
Spanish Albums Chart 55
Swiss Albums Chart 20
US Billboard 200 45
US Digital Albums 18
US Top Soundtracks 3

External links

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