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Check Out: Rodrigo y Gabriela – “The Pirate That Should Not Be”

on May 10, 2011, 12:55pm

There’s absolutely no reason a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie should exist (even if Johnny Depp does want another vacation home somewhere). With Orlando Bloom gone and Penelope Cruz standing in as eye candy for Keira Knightley (in what Universe is that equal?!), there’s very little to gives us evidence that the film will be worth the material it’s shot on. But if there is one ray of goodness to come out of Jerry Bruckheimer’s fiendish love of over-wrought action scenes, it’s a musical offering from Rodrigo y Gabriela that appears on the film’s official soundtrack.

“The Pirate That Should Not Be”, which you can stream right now at KCRW, is one of five songs (three of which are originals) by the duo that appear on the OST. While the pair have no prior soundtrack appearance, their first outing saw them write the three new cuts with legendary composer Hans Zimmer, who helmed the rest of the movie’s score. The trio’s collaboration has merited at least one creation that is more interesting than the film itself, a dark, folkorico-inspired number that sounds like a jungle cat running through the woods before taking flight on the sounds of an orchestral upswing.

Check out the entire tracklist below. The soundtrack drops May 17th, while the film hits theaters on May 20th.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides OST Tracklist:
01. Guilty of Being Innocent of Being Jack Sparrow – Written by Hans Zimmer
02. Angelica – Featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela – Written by Hans Zimmer, Eduardo Cruz, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero
03. Mutiny – Written by Hans Zimmer
04. The Pirate That Should Not Be – Rodrigo y Gabriela (Written by Rodrigo Sanchez, Gabriela Quintero and Hans Zimmer)
05. Mermaids – Written by Hans Zimmer and Eric Whitacre
06. South of Heaven’s Chanting Mermaids – Rodrigo y Gabriela (Written by Rodrigo Sanchez, Gabriela Quintero and Hans Zimmer)
07. Palm Tree Escape – Featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela
08. Blackbeard – Written by Hans Zimmer
09. Angry and Dead Again – Rodrigo y Gabriela (Written by Rodrigo Sanchez, Gabriela Quintero and Hans Zimmer)
10. On Stranger Tides – Written by Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, and Eric Whitacre
11. End Credits – Written by Hans Zimmer
12. Guilty of Being Innocent of Being Jack Sparrow – Remixed by DJ Earworm
13. Angelica (Grant Us Peace Remix) – Remixed by Ki:Theory
14. The Pirate That Should Not Be – Remixed by Photek
15. Blackbeard – Remixed by Super Mash Bros & Thieves
16. South of Heaven’s Chanting Mermaids – Remixed by Paper Diamond
16. Palm Tree Escape – Remixed by Adam Freeland
17. Angry and Dead Again – Remixed by Static Revenger

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