iTunes (U.S.)
eBay (U.S.)
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings

       1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
      2. Wolf Totem
     3. Mission: Imp. - Rogue Nation
    4. Jurassic Park
   5. The Martian
  6. Journey 2: Mysterious Island
 7. Jupiter Ascending
8. Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
   BEST OF JAMES HORNER (1953-2015):
         1. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
        2. Willow
       3. The Land Before Time
      4. Glory
     5. Legends of the Fall
    6. Apollo 13
   7. Titanic
  8. The Legend of Zorro
 9. Avatar
10. The Amazing Spider-Man
Home Page
The Lone Ranger
Album Cover Art
Composed and Produced by:

Additional Music and Arrangements by:
Geoff Zanelli
Rupert Gregson-Williams
Steve Mazzaro
Andrew Kawczynski
Jasha Klebe
Lorne Balfe
Jack White

Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith

Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Walter Fowler
Kevin Kaska
Suzette Moriarty
Carl Rydlund
Labels Icon
Availability Icon
The download (Disney) and CD (Disney/Intrada Records) contents are identical, the latter initially selling for $20. The download option was available three weeks prior to the CD.
Also See Icon

Decorative Nonsense
(inverts site colors)

   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... for Geoff Zanelli's long, intellectually superb adaptation of the "William Tell Overture" alone, one of the most spirited and interesting pieces of film music in years.

Avoid it... if you expect Hans Zimmer and his other ghostwriters to supply any satisfyingly new ideas or provide more than a senseless, ethnically insulting misstep for Tonto and the Comanche in the story.
Review Icon
WRITTEN 7/27/13
Shopping Icon

iTunes (9.99)

The Lone Ranger: (Hans Zimmer/Geoff Zanelli/Various) Is the Western action genre truly dead? The disastrous 2013 resurrection of The Lone Ranger sits alongside Wild Wild West and Cowboys & Aliens atop the list of spectacular fiscal mishaps in the genre, The Hollywood Reporter projecting that Walt Disney Studios was looking at a forecasted loss of $150 million on The Lone Ranger alone. Long before critics pounded the film and a frighteningly high proportion of the moviegoers attending it in theatres were old enough to remember the concept's heyday on the small screen, the production suffered from a series of setbacks that forced all the principal crew and executives involved to take a 20% pay cut just to keep The Lone Ranger from being cancelled. It's difficult to say exactly where the movie went wrong, though the casting and costuming of Johnny Depp as Tonto was disturbing enough to have possibly sunk the film in the early marketing phase. That, and the fact that young people simply don't care about the Lone Ranger and Tonto anymore; these are concepts effectively tied to a grandpa's generation. In Disney's flailing attempts to revise the characters, however, they brought in much of the team that translated Pirates of the Caribbean to the big screen, retelling a creation story about how attorney John Reid becomes the titular character in 1869 and battles outlaws in Texas in official and masked form with the help of his horse, Silver, and Comanche Native American Tonto. A somewhat sterile story (though with some cutting out and eating of a hero's heart) was partly the downfall of the production, but along with Depp came a few other oddities that did not function quite as well as they could have. One of the issues Disney faced during the making of The Lone Ranger was a problem with the identity of its soundtrack. For whatever reason, rock guitarist Jack White was originally hired to compose the score for the film, but after writing several songs, three of which credited for use within the film but only one appearing on the album releases, White reportedly stepped aside, citing conflicts of schedule. With Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski at the helm, it's no surprise that Hans Zimmer and his army of Remote Control minions was brought in to save the day. Zimmer and his cohorts were extremely busy in 2013, and it should come as no surprise that the duties on The Lone Ranger were spread between Zimmer and six of his ghostwriting clan.

Ratings Icon
Average: 3.02 Stars
***** 94 5 Stars
**** 132 4 Stars
*** 156 3 Stars
** 118 2 Stars
* 94 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments
the Finale   Expand >>
whez08 - July 27, 2013, at 10:52 p.m.
8 comments  (2203 views)
Newest: October 9, 2013, at 11:50 a.m. by
Victor L.
Alternative review at
Southall - July 27, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.
1 comment  (480 views)
John Cunha - July 27, 2013, at 4:44 p.m.
1 comment  (482 views)
Message to Hans Zimmer
Hello - July 27, 2013, at 3:13 p.m.
1 comment  (556 views)
whats wrong with this reviewer?
bam - July 27, 2013, at 2:28 p.m.
1 comment  (601 views)
that's right, ram your head into walls!   Expand >>
rezs - July 27, 2013, at 1:23 p.m.
2 comments  (793 views)
Newest: July 28, 2013, at 4:40 p.m. by

Track Listings Icon
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 49:35
• 1. Never Take Off the Mask (1:08)
• 2. Absurdity (4:58)
• 3. Silver (4:01)
• 4. Ride (4:18)
• 5. You've Looked Better (3:10)
• 6. Red's Theater of the Absurd* (3:03)
• 7. The Railroad Waits For No One (3:09)
• 8. You're Just a Man in a Mask (4:14)
• 9. For God and Country (4:54)
• 10. Finale** (9:52)
• 11. Home (6:55)
* composed by Jack White, performed by Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three
** "William Tell Overture" composed by Gioachino Rossini, arranged by Geoff Zanelli

Notes Icon
The insert includes a list of performers but no extra information about the score or film.
Copyright © 2013-2016, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from The Lone Ranger are Copyright © 2013, Walt Disney Records/Intrada Records and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 7/27/13 (and not updated significantly since).
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload