Posted by: Chris <Send E-Mail> Date: Saturday, July 28, 2007, at 9:35 p.m. IP Address: bas7-montrealak-1177574415.dsl.bell.ca
I read reviews of this album at a few places before deciding to finally jot down my thoughts here. I like this album very much. When I was watching the movie, I was thinking: "I have to get the soundtrack right away!". Yes, there are better scores around but I personally like heroic music and, in my opinion, Hans has done some very good work here.
My best track right now is "
Up Is Down". "I See Dead People in Boats" is also a remarkable track, along with "At Wit's End" and its strings coming into play at around 3:30, and the Davey Jones theme at 4:20 or so. I would have loved that "Hoist the Colours" be a little bit longer, as heard in the movie. And what about this nice "salade de fruits" that "I Don't Think Now Is the Best Time" represents... mixing/playing most of the themes of the 3 movies one after another to represent the final battle scene.
There's a lot of diversity on this album. And yes I would like to hear a symphonic version where all the tracks would link together seemlessly and where the shorter ones (like "
Parlay" and "Up Is Down") would get extended. But the music on this album is still very good and very well composed. Whether you feel this music is appropriate or not for a pirate movie, it is still great music.