The Lone Ranger (soundtrack)

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The Lone Ranger (Original Motion Picture Score) is the film score for the Walt Disney Pictures film, The Lone Ranger by Hans Zimmer, released on CD and digital download on July 2, 2013 by Walt Disney Records.[1] The physical release was in association with Intrada Records.[2]

Walt Disney Records also released a separate soundtrack and concept album titled, The Lone Ranger: Wanted (Music Inspired by the Film) by various artists on July 2.[3][4][5]

The Lone Ranger (Original Motion Picture Score)

The Lone Ranger (Original Motion Picture Score)
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Film score by
ReleasedJuly 2, 2013
LabelWalt Disney

Originally, Jack White was hired to compose the score for the film.[6] White however, declined, and was replaced with Hans Zimmer.[7]

All music is composed by Hans Zimmer excluding "Red's Theater of the Absurd", which was written by Jack White and "Finale", which is an extended arrangement of Gioachino Rossini's "William Tell Overture", with additional material arranged by Geoff Zanelli and Zimmer.

1."Never Take Off the Mask"1:08
5."You've Looked Better"3:09
6."Red's Theater of the Absurd" (performed by Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three)3:02
7."The Railroad Waits for No One"3:09
8."You're Just a Man in a Mask (Lone Ranger Theme)"4:14
9."For God & Country"4:53
Total length:49:36

The Lone Ranger: Wanted (Music Inspired by the Film)

The Lone Ranger: Wanted (Music Inspired by the Film)
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Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedJuly 2, 2013
GenreOutlaw country
LabelWalt Disney
Professional ratings
Review scores
San Jose Mercury News
USA Today

Director Gore Verbinski, who also serves as the album's producer, described the compilation and roster as "...the artists we listened to on the way to set each morning and in the evenings with the dust, like bitter chalk, upon our teeth."[8] Tracks by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals and Lucinda Williams were previewed on Rolling Stone and Billboard weeks before their official release.[9][10]

1."Holy Water"Ben KwellerBen Kweller3:33
2."Devil's Train"Mel Foree, Clifford CarlisleGrace Potter and The Nocturnals3:28
3."Poor Paddy on the Railway"TraditionalShane MacGowan3:06
4."So Long Gone"Pete MolinariPete Molinari3:26
5."Central and Union"Sara WatkinsSara Watkins2:58
6."American Dream"Jake SmithThe White Buffalo2:57
7."Lonesome Whistle"Hank Williams, Sr., Jimmie DavisDave Alvin4:12
8."Sweet Betsy from Pike" (Arranged by Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin)TraditionalIggy Pop4:00
9."Rattling Bone"Sam BeamIron & Wine4:47
10."Cowboy"Izaac Margin, Elliott Margin, Samuel Margin, Scott BaldwinThe Rubens2:53
11."Everything but the Truth"Lucinda WilliamsLucinda Williams4:02
12."The Truth Lives On"Jesse Peter Wagner, Jeffrey Paul Roffredo, Roger Thomas RivasThe Aggrolites3:48
13."Butch's Ballad"Benjamin Ottewell, Paul Blackburn, Ian Ball, Thomas Gray, Oliver PeacockGomez5:37
14."Saddle the Wind"Jay Livingston, Ray EvansJohn Grant2:42
Total length:51:29

See also


  1. ^ "Walt Disney Records to Release Soundtracks for 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Monsters University'". Film Music Reporter. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "'The Lone Ranger' Score Album Details". Film Music Reporter. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  3. ^ Cubarrubia, R.J. (29 May 2013). "Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Board the 'Devil's Train' - Song Premiere". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  4. ^ "The Lone Ranger: Wanted From Walt Disney Records Set For Release On July 2". The Wall Street Journal. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  5. ^ Tipton, Janelle. "World Premiere Celebration for Disney's 'The Lone Ranger' to Benefit the American Indian College Fund". The Walt Disney Company. The Disney Post. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Jack White to Compose Score for Johnny Depp's 'The Lone Ranger'". The Hollywood Reporter. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  7. ^ Stutz, Colin (14 December 2012). "Hans Zimmer Replaces Jack White as 'Lone Ranger' Composer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  8. ^ Sargent, Jordan (25 June 2013). "Stream Iron & Wine's Dusty, 'Lone Ranger'-Inspired Whistler 'Rattling Bone'". Spin Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  9. ^ Gallo, Phil (21 June 2013). "Lucinda Williams, 'Everything But the Truth': Exclusive Song Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  10. ^ Triplett, Gene (9 July 2013). "Music review: '"The Lone Ranger" Wanted: Music Inspired by the Film' - Various Artists". News OK. Retrieved 14 December 2013.