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Worth its weight in Aztec Gold
on 22 September 2003
After seeing a film, I do not usually feel compelled to rush out and buy the soundtrack. When heard without any visual accompaniment the effect of the music is often found to be greatly diminished. That was certainly not the case with Pirates of the Caribbean.
Listening to the soundtrack after already seeing the film (Twice and wanting to go again!), resulted in the action being replayed clearly in my minds's eye. Every clash of pirate steel and every cannon fired is brilliantly brought to life in a musical feast that Captain Barbossa himself would have no problem devouring. Klaus Badelt's musical score builds up into a crashing, crescendo of a wave that leaves you feeling both exhilarated and exhausted. Hear this music and you can feel the sea breeze in your hair and taste the salt in the wind.
This is certainly the most dynamic orchestral arrangement that I have heard in a very long time. Buy the CD and relive the adventures on the high seas.