While technically covers, I wouldn’t call what East Village Opera Company produce that. Their tracks are highly accomplished compositions, and such a departure from the original work that you’d need another type of description for them. This track is one of their absolute best, and an improved version of one of the tracks from their debut album. It’s energetic, rhythmic and simply put just a great track.
Hans Zimmer is one of the best contemporary composers, and his work in movies is impressive. I knew pretty early on that I wanted to include his work from the Pirates of the Caribbean as track of the week, and picking which one was fairly easy for once. It’s a very energetic track with amazing orchestration and great use of both brass and woodwind instruments.
Apart from music, another big interest of mine is movies. Naturally, music in movies is also something I’m very much into. I have a few favorite composers, one being Danny Elfman (I know, shocking, right!?). Of all the music mr. Elfman has composed, Alice’s Theme from Alice in Wonderland is one of the tracks I consider to be absolutely amazing.