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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Expanded Motion Picture Score) is a soundtrack that features some unreleased music from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. This soundtrack is NOT a full film soundtrack. It is just a little extended. The soundtrack features 42 tracks, including the 15 tracks from the official soundtrack. It is unknown when or if it will be officially released.

The score was composed by Klaus Badelt and overproduced by Hans Zimmer.

Track Listing

This soundtrack is divided in 2 discs, the first one with 25 tracks and the second with 17. It features the demo  version and the album version from Pirates, Day One, 4:56 AM, and an alternate version for "He's a Pirate" and "Donkey".

Disc 1

# Title Length Key Scenes/Notes
1 Fog Bound 3:07

The track is an extended version of the original "Fog Bound". It begins with a plodding, suspenseful theme that incorporates woodwinds later used to denote the Black Pearl and her cursed crew. The theme reaches a suspenseful climax (02:18) before leading into the film's love theme that continues until the end of the track, segueing directly in to "Jack Sparrow". The track accompanies Elizabeth Swann's dream concerning the crossing to Port Royal, and her "present-day" introductory scene.

2 Jack Sparrow 1:55

The track begins as a segue from "Fog Bound", continuing the film's love theme. This gives way to Jack Sparrow's introductory theme (00:16), which is repeated throughout the film series as the character's leitmotif. It dips into a mournful tune (00:57) before rising heroically (01:06) and ending the track with a waltzing melody. This track accompanies Jack Sparrow's arrival at Port Royal.

3

The Medallion Calls 2:35 The track starts with a suspenseful tune and reaches an upbeat climax (00:14), before leading back to a sinister theme (00:22) that continues until the end of the track.

This track is played when Jack rescues Elizabeth from drowning.

4

Sparrow Escapes 2:34 The cue starts with a sinister tune and then transfers into an exciting score with notable horns playing.

The cue underscores Jack's escape from James Norrington's marines in Port Royal. The main theme appears elsewhere in the score, notably during "Swords Crossed".

5

Donkey 0:42 The track begins with a funny tune, and then transfers into an amusing and exciting climax (00:27), leading to the end of the track.

This track is played when Jack, running away from James Norrington's marines, enters J. Brown's blacksmith shop, and tries to break the chains. That's when he burns the donkey's butt, which explains the track's title.

6 Swords Crossed 2:14 The track begins with a dramatic note, before rising into the film's main "swashbuckling" theme (00:05). This continues at a fast pace, building until the climax (02:04), where it transfers to the end of the track.

This track underscores the duel between Jack Sparrow and William Turner in the Blacksmith shop.

7

Nice Juicy Bone

0:25 This track starts with a creepy suspenseful tune, that continues until the end of the track.

The track plays during the scene where the prisoners are trying to get the keys from the dog, by offering him a "nice juicy bone."

8 The Pearl Arrives 0:40 The cue begins with a suspenseful theme, that builds into a sinister climax (00:20) and continues 'til the end of the track. It features woodwinds like used in "Fog Bound".

The track plays when the Black Pearl is arriving at Port Royal.

9

The Gold Calls Us

0:55 The track features a creepy theme that continues until the end of the track, where builds to a suspenseful climax (0:41).
10 No Luck At All 0:35 The track begins with a creepy climax that drops into a suspenseful theme (00:07) that continues until the end of the track.

The cue underscores the Black Pearl exploding the prison walls, releasing all the prisoners but Jack.

11 Skulls 0:18 The track starts with a building climax, leading to the end of the track.
12 Parlay 2:29 The track plays when Elizabeth is negotiating with Barbossa aboard the Black Pearl after demanding "Parlay".

The cue features a suspenseful tune, that drops into a calm and slightly creepy theme (00:18) that continues until the end of the track.

13 Jack's Plan 1:38 The cue starts with a mysterious theme that leads to a light cello jig (00:34) before building into a climax (01:20) that continues until the end of the track.

This track is played when Jack and Will are making a plan to commandeer the HMS Interceptor.

14 Commandeering The Ship 2:27 The track starts a little calm, before building into an exciting climax (00:33) that features a lot of "Sparrow Escapes".

This track plays during the scene that Jack and Will are commandeering the HMS Interceptor.

15 Tortuga 0:27 The cue features a suspenseful climax that continues until the end of the track.

The track underscores Jack and Will going to Tortuga. This track is also featured in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

16 The Dark Ship 0:37 The track begins calmly, leading into a creepy climax (00:13) that continues until the end of the track.

The fist part (00:00–00:13) underscores Jack's conversation with Gibbs in Tortuga, and the second part (00:13–0:37) is played during Elizabeth's conversation with Pintel and Ragetti at the Black Pearl.

17 Barbossa Is Hungry 0:46 The track starts with a beautiful and calming theme that drops (00:14) into a quiet and creepy tune.

This track underscores Elizabeth's dinner with Barbossa.

18 Moonlight Serenade 3:43 The track begins quietly, building into a creepy climax (00:51) leading to another strong climax (01:28) that continues until the end of the track.

This track plays during Barbossa's story, when Elizabeth discovers the cursed pirates for the first time.

19 Ghosts Stories 1:16

This track is a segue from "Moonlight Serenade". It begins quietly, but building into a strong climax (00:38) that continues until the end of the track.





The track plays when Barbossa, in his cursed form, "drinks" a bottle of wine in front of Elizabeth.

20 To The Pirates' Cave 1:59 This track is played when the Black Pearl arrives at Isla de Muerta for the ritual.

The track begins calmly and builds (00:33) into a beautiful climax.

21 Sea Turtles 1:35 This track begins with a mysterious theme and remains like this until the end.

The track underscores Gibbs' story about how Jack escaped from the island.

22 Blood Ritual 2:34 The cue starts with a mysterious tune that starts to build (00:56) into a very strong climax (01:41).

This track is played when the pirates are trying to break the curse.

23 Will & Elizabeth 1:53 The track begins and remains as a beautiful theme, and it plays during Will and Elizabeth's conversation at the HMS Interceptor.
24 Broadside 4:12 The track begins (strongly) building into an upbeat climax (00:07) that continues until the end of the track.

This track underscores the battle between the HMS Interceptor and the Black Pearl.

25

She Goes Free

1:31 This track is played at the destruction of the HMS Interceptor, when Will threats Barbossa at the Black Pearl.

Disc 2

# Title Length Key Scenes/Notes
1 Walk The Plank 2:48 The track is played when Jack and Elizabeth are forced to walk the plank at the Black Pearl.
2 Jack & Elizabeth 1:22

The track is a wonderful and beautiful theme that plays when Jack and Elizabeth are marooned and drunk at the island.

3

Bootstrap's Bootstraps 1:16 The track begins as a beautiful tune, but builds into a wonderful climax (00:53)

This track is played during Pintel's story about Bootstraps's bootstraps.

4

Jack's Proposition 1:05 This track underscores Jack's proposition at Isla de Muerta.

5

Underwater March 1:08 The track begins with the cursed crew's theme, which increases in intensity until a dramatic climax (00:55).

This track is played during the cursed crew's "underwater march".

6 Something Incredibly Stupid 2:58 The track begins with a variant of "Swords Crossed ", then transfers to a variant of "Moonlight Serenade" (01:08), before going back to the melody from the begining (02:24) and closing (02:33) with a building climax.

This track is played in the begining of the duel between Jack and Barbossa, when Elizabeth rescues the crew from the Black Pearl.

7 Epic Battle (Part 1) 2:04 The cue is played during the duel between Jack and Barbossa
8 Epic Battle (Part 2) 2:45

The track opens with a menacing version of the cursed crew theme, which leads to the main theme heard in "Drink Up Me Hearties".





This cue is played during the battle between James Norrington's marines and the Cursed crew, and the duel between Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa.

9 One Last Shot 3:19 The track plays when the curse is lifted and the pirates are beaten.
10 Ambush At The Gallows 1:12 This track is played when Will helps Jack escape from the gallows.
11 He's A Pirate 4:55 The track features the film's love theme and it's played when Jack escapes from Fort Charles, and when Will kisses Elizabeth.
12 Drink Up Me Hearties 1:32 The track features the film's "theme song", and it plays at the begining of the ending credits.
13 Credits Suite 7:06 The track is played during the end credits.
14 Pirates, Day One, 4:56 AM (Demo) 5:29
15 Donkey (Alternate) 0:34 The cue features a light cello jig, played in the beginning of the original "Fog Bound".
16 He's A Pirate (Alternate) 5:02 The track is an alternate version for "He's A Pirate".
17

Pirates, Day One, 4:56 AM (Album)

3:46

External links

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Expanded Motion Picture Score) at PyratesAhoy.com

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