Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (soundtrack)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is the soundtrack for the Disney movie of the same title, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. The score was composed by Hans Zimmer. The soundtrack is much more experimental than the first, utilizing pipe organ, orgel and electronic beats. Although the soundtrack seems to also utilize electric guitars, Zimmer protests that no guitars were used in the score:

Actually, it's not an electric guitar. You know what it is? It's the orchestra put through a guitar amp and piped back into the room. As soon as they finished playing, we plugged them into a guitar amp!|20px|20px|Hans Zimmer at SoundtrackNet

Track listing

  1. Jack Sparrow (6:06)
  2. The Kraken (6:55)
  3. Davy Jones (3:15)
  4. I've Got My Eye On You (2:25)
  5. Dinner Is Served (1:30)
  6. Tia Dalma (3:57)
  7. Two Hornpipes (Tortuga) (1:14)
  8. A Family Affair (3:34)
  9. Wheel of Fortune (6:45)
  10. You Look Good Jack (5:34)
  11. Hello Beastie (10:15)
  12. He's a Pirate [Tiësto Remix] (7:02)

Bonus Tracks

  1. He's A Pirate (Tiësto Remix) – 7:02
  2. He's A Pirate (Pete n Red's Jolly Roger Radio Edit)* - 3:44
  3. He's A Pirate (Chris Joss Ship Ahoy Tribal Mix)* - 4:46
  4. He's A Pirate (Tiësto Radio Edit)** - 4:10
  5. He's A Pirate (Tiësto Orchestral Mix)** - 7:04

* Only on the Best Buy Exclusive (Walt Disney Records 61593-7)
** Only on the second disc of the Japanese Exclusive (Avex Group AVCW 12505-6/B)


  • Music Composed by Hans "Long John" Zimmer
  • Score Overproduced by Hans "Long John" Zimmer and Bob "Cut 'Em Up" Badami
  • Executive Soundtrack Album Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski
  • Executive in Charge of Music and Soundtrack for Walt Disney Pictures and the Buena Vista Music Group: Mitchell "Swabby" Leib
  • Music Supervisor: Bob "Cut 'Em Up" Badami
  • Music Creative/Marketing for the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group: Glen Lajeski
  • Executive in Charge of Music Production for the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group: Monica "Blackheart" Zierhut
  • Director of Soundtracks for the Buena Vista Music Group: Desirée "Pillage" Craig-Ramos
  • Additional Music by
    • Lorne "Shiver Me Timbers" Balfe
    • Tom "Chum Bucket" Gire
    • Nick "The Admiral" Glennie-Smith
    • Henry "Jolly Swordfish" Jackman
    • Trevor "Scurvy Dog" Morris
    • John "Red Beard" Sponsler
    • Geoff "Broadside" Zanelli


  • Jack Sparrow: A track arranged in a concert suite style, the opening melody is generally used as Jack's initial theme during his earlier scenes while on the Black Pearl which includes his drunken theme and action theme. The action cue is heavily borrowed for his escape from the Pelegostos.
  • The Kraken: Another track arranged in concert suite fashion, this track consists of various cues for when the Kraken attacks and destroys the Edinburgh Trader ship, as well as when it attacks the Black Pearl toward the end. It is composed of three primary themes, two of which also represent the Flying Dutchman and it's crew. It bears a strong remiscent similarity to Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor", although it could be seen as a tribute.
  • Davy Jones: Yet another track arranged as a concert suite, this track is the primary theme used for the character Davy Jones. Elements of his character are musically personified from the use of music box and organ. It is slightly different from the version heard in the film.
  • I've Got My Eye On You: The opening sequences of the film which showcases the Turkish Prison, the title refers to the crows who attack and eat a prisoner's eye. It also contains the heroic Jack's Arrival cue, for when he bursts out of his coffin. At the end, Jack's new theme is played (as heard in his earlier titular track).
  • Dinner Is Served: This track starts with the tribal music played when the Island of the Pelegostos is seen from an aerial view and when Jack is first seen with his tribal makeup. The second part of the song is the waltz piece played while Will and the Black Pearl crew are swinging from the Bone Cage in an attempt to escape.
  • Tia Dalma: This is the music played while the main characters are riding up river to Tia Dalma's home. It contains elements of Barbossa's theme, foreshadowing the ending of the film, as well as the "last shot" cue when Jack killed Barbossa from the first film.
  • Two Hornpipes: This music is heard when Sparrow, Gibbs, and Elizabeth arrive in Tortuga and engage in a bar brawl between Norrington and the pirates.
  • A Family Affair: After Will becomes gang-pressed into Davy Jones' services, he is forced to work alongside the rest of the Dutchman crew. Meeting with his long-lost father Bootstrap Bill leads to an incident where Will must be punished by five lashes of the whip. Here, Bootstrap attempts to sacrifice himself for the punishment, only to be handed the whip himself.
  • Wheel of Fortune: The three-way duel between Jack, Norrington, and Will for the Dead Man's Chest key on the Isla Cruces. This lengthy cue also covers Elizabeth, Pintel, and Ragetti's battle against the Dutchman crew for the Dead Man's Chest itself. Does not include the beginning of the duel, and actually begins when Pintel and Ragetti confront Elizabeth.
  • You Look Good, Jack: A track that's conspicuously out of order from the rest of the score, this cue is when we're introduced to Bootstrap Bill for the very first time. Here, he meets with Sparrow in the dark recesses of the Pearl's rum cellar. Delivering the Black Spot to Sparrow, Bootstrap leaves him with the ominous warning that his time is up.... Jones is coming for him. At this point, Sparrow enters panic mode, ordering the crew to head for land -- any land -- to avoid the clutches of the Kraken. Jack the monkey swoops down and steals Sparrow's hat, tossing it into the water. The cue finishes with the scene of the hapless Turkish sailors finding the hat, and inevitably getting sucked into the ocean's depths by the Kraken. This track is put here perhaps because it foretells that Jack is going to face the Kraken, his upcoming doom, in the next track.
  • Hello Beastie: The final track of the score, this lengthy cue follows the ending sequences of Dead Man's Chest. The song follows Elizabeth's betrayal to Jack, trapping him on the Pearl to await the Kraken. Jack struggles to unmanacle himself successfully, but finds out the Kraken is already behind him. Knowing that he is about to die, Jack picks up his Captain hat(spat out by the Kraken), puts it on his head, and smiles rakishly while saying, "Hello, Beastie" to the Kraken, which then takes down both him and his beloved Black Pearl, while Jones confirms his nagging feeling that the Dead Man's Chest is indeed empty, and that Norrington has delivered the heart to Beckett. The scene switches to Tia Dalma's home, where a funeral dirge is underway for the late Jack Sparrow. The piece finishes with the unanimous vote to go to World's End to fetch back Jack and the Pearl -- and the return of Captain Barbossa.
  • He's a Pirate [Tiësto remix]: An extended version of the original "He's a Pirate" theme by Klaus Badelt. It is not considered much of a remix since it doesn't include much of the original music. With 7 minutes in length, it has only few renditions to cues from the small suite, that after a 3 minute intro and before a 1 minute conclusion containing original Tiësto material. This track seems to break the more symphonic tone from the rest of the score.

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