Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (soundtrack)

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Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Men Tell No Tales
—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Dead Men Tell No Tales (album cover).jpg
Film score by Geoff Zanelli
Released May 26, 2017
Genre Film score
Length 1:11:32
Label Walt Disney
Producer Geoff Zanelli
Pirates of the Caribbean chronology
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the film score album for the 2017 film of the same name. The music is arranged, composed and written by Geoff Zanelli. The album was released on May 26, 2017 by Walt Disney Records.[1]

Background[edit]

For the first time in the series since Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) (which he co-wrote with Klaus Badelt), Hans Zimmer is not composing the music for the film. Instead, Geoff Zanelli, who worked on all previous four installments in the franchise, is the main composer for the film.

Zanelli said of taking over from Zimmer as composer for the series, "What Hans did for the Pirates movies redefined the sound of the entire genre, it has been very fulfilling to work alongside him and [producer] Jerry [Bruckheimer] on the past four films. Dead Men Tell No Tales enlarges the Pirates universe with many new, unique elements, and I'm building a distinctive sound for this film that springboards off of many years of collaborating in the Pirates world."

Recording[edit]

The recording locations were Air Studios (London, UK), Henson Recording Studios (Los Angeles, CA), and Sony Scoring Stage (Culver City, CA).[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Geoff Zanelli.

No.TitleLength
1."Dead Men Tell No Tales" (includes elements of "I've Got My Eye On You")1:50
2."Salazar"4:33
3."No Woman Has Ever Handled My Herschel" (includes elements of "The Black Pearl", "Lord Cutler Beckett", "Jack Sparrow", "Guilty Of Being Innocent Of Being Jack Sparrow" "The Medallion Calls" "Wheel of Fortune" and "He's a Pirate")3:58
4."You Speak of the Trident" (includes elements of "Hello Beastie")1:58
5."The Devil's Triangle" (includes elements of "Mermaids")2:45
6."Shansa" (includes elements of "Lord Cutler Beckett")3:12
7."Kill the Filthy Pirate, I'll Wait" (includes elements of "Jack Sparrow", "Up is Down", "Hoist the Colours Suite" and "Will and Elizabeth")4:50
8."The Dying Gull" (includes elements of "Hoist the Colours Suite" and "Singapore")1:00
9."El Matador del Mar" (includes elements of "One Last Shot", "Jack Sparrow", "Palm Tree Escape", "Barbarian Horde (from Gladiator)", "He's a Pirate", and "The Medallion Calls")8:05
10."Kill the Sparrow"6:15
11."She Needs the Sea" (includes elements of "Blackbeard", "Jack Sparrow" "One Last Shot", and "The Medallion Calls")2:32
12."The Brightest Star in the North" (includes elements of "I Don't Think Now Is the Best Time")6:00
13."I've Come with the Butcher's Bill" (includes elements of "Lord Cutler Beckett", "Barbossa Is Hungry" and "Skull and Crossbones")6:40
14."The Power of the Sea" (includes elements of "Hello Beastie")4:07
15."Treasure" (includes elements of "The Black Pearl", "I Don't Think Now Is the Best Time" and "The Medallion Calls")5:43
16."My Name Is Barbossa" (includes elements of "One Day", "One Last Shot", and "Drink Up Me Hearties")5:34
17."Beyond My Beloved Horizon" (Includes an alternate arrangement of "He's a Pirate")2:40
18."He's a Pirate (Hans Zimmer vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) [Bonus Track]"3:30
Total length:01:11:32

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[3] 53
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[4] 181
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[5] 68
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 54

Reception[edit]

The soundtrack for Dead Men Tell No Tales has received critical acclaim, with many critics noting it as a significant improvement over On Stranger Tides while also praising Zanelli's new themes and incorporation of classic music.[7][8] Soundtrack Dreams states "With a spectacular, emotional sound to match the on-screen thrills, the score for Dead Men Tell No Tales is the perfect companion to the movie; it’s like having all that excitement in your pocket. Geoff Zanelli takes the ingredients from previous scores and mixes it up with his own special recipe - the result is a score that has a unique identity and can introduce a whole new horde of fans to this sound and universe."[9]

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