Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl Artwork for our Film Soundtrack Podcast

Score Guide – Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Join Captain Wend and quartermaster Will on the fastest ship in the Caribbean, the nigh-uncatchable SS Scourge of the Sea, for the first episode in their new series of special Pirates of the Caribbean Score Guides! In celebration of the latest instalment in the series Dead Men Tell No Tales, they guide you through the memorable score to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, composed by Klaus Badelt and producer Hans Zimmer.

Your hosts steer you through the soundtrack seas, exploring themes, leitmotifs, gushing over their favourite musical moments in each cue and taking you their passenger, their attentive listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their beloved Cursed Crew*, every one of them worth their salt!

*We want to give a hearty thank you and a piratey arrr to our Cursed Crew for sailing under our colours, having the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death, and giving us a plunder of musical insights more valuable than the entire Spanish Main: Chad Hopkins, Tiffany Jordan, Rob Rawdon, Benson Farris, Megan Culley and Jennifer Wolff.

Sea legs at the ready landlubbers…it’s time we talk Pirates!


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Walt Disney Records (2003)


0:00 – Intro Tag: Megan Culley

4:26 – Hans Zimmer on the Sound of Pirates

8:10 – 1. Fog Bound

Crewmates: Chad Hopkins, Tiffany Jordan

13:40 – 2. The Medallion Calls

Crewmate: Benson Farris

19:42 – 3. The Black Pearl

21:37 – 4. Will & Elizabeth

Crewmate: Megan Culley

25:20 – 5. Swords Crossed

Crewmate: Rob Rawdon

31:05 – 6. Walk the Plank

Crewmate: Tiffany Jordan

34:35 – Jennifer Wolff on Isla de Muerta

37:03 – 7. Barbossa is Hungry

Crewmate: Chad Hopkins

40:09 – Geoff Zanelli

43:09 – 8. Blood Ritual

46:20 – 9. Moonlight Serenade

48:24 – 10. To the Pirates’ Cave!

Crewmate: Benson Farris

54:15 – 11. Skull and Crossbones

Crewmate: Benson Farris

57:43 – 12. Bootstrap’s Bootstraps

Crewmate: Jennifer Wolff

1:01:58 – 13. Underwater March

Crewmates: Chad Hopkins, Megan Culley

1:10:54 – 14. One Last Shot

Crewmate: Chad Hopkins

1:16:59 – 15. He’s a Pirate

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