Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

CD  Released On: May 17, 2011
Released By: Walt Disney Records

release description

Walt Disney Records casts loose the original motion picture soundtrack for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Oscar® winner Hans Zimmer ("Inception," "The Lion King"), composer for the three previous "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, once again captains the musical ship, in collaboration with acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, with featured performances by legendary trumpet-player Arturo Sandoval. The soundtrack album also showcases songs re-mixed by top DJs, including Adam Freeland, Photek, and Static Revenger.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" has a distinctive Latin flavor. Zimmer said, "We have Penélope Cruz playing Angelica, who's Spanish, so I felt that there could be some Latin influences in the score for 'On Stranger Tides'." To achieve this, Zimmer reached out to Rodrigo y Gabriela. "I've been a big fan of Mexican guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela for years now," said Zimmer, "and I asked them if they wanted to come and play with us. We've been having a really great time with them being part of the musical world this film gets to inhabit."

For a key scene in the film, featuring a highly choreographed Tango between Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, Hans Zimmer collaborated not only with Rodrigo y Gabriela but also Eduardo Cruz - Penélope's brother, an up-and-coming composer/songwriter. Also imparting a Latin flavor to the music is legendary jazz great Arturo Sandoval. The Cuban born, four-time Grammy® Award-winner is the featured trumpet player for the score.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" opens in theaters on May 20 in Disney Digital 3Dâ„¢, with screen story and screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert, and suggested by the novel by Tim Powers.

Remix Contest:

Enter the Indaba Music and Walt Disney Records contest by using the Hans Zimmer and Rodrigo y Gabriela stems to remix "On Stranger Tides" and "Angelica" to win $1,000 and a feature on Spinner.com.

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