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Published: 2012/12/12

Keith Richards, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits and More Contribute to Compilation of Traditional Seafaring Songs

The Hal Wilner-produced compilation Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys will be released on February 19. The album, which is executive produced by Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski, features two discs worth of sea shanties recorded by a variety of musicians such as Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Dr. John, Michael Stipe, Broken Social Scene and more. Depp and Verbinski—who starred in and directed the Pirates of the Carribean films, respectively—joined Pogues singer Shane McGowan for a rendition of “Leaving of Liverpool,” the album’s first single. The song, which has also been covered by Bob Dylan, Anita Carter, the Dubliners and more, can be heard above. You can view the tracklist for the compilation below.

Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys is the follow up to Willer’s 2006 compilation of seafaring songs, Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys. That album featured tracks by Nick Cave, John C. Reily, Bill Frisell, Robin Holcomb and more. Willner came up with the idea for the Rogue’s Gallery series while on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys tracklist:

Disc 1:

-Leaving of Liverpool (Shane MacGowan w/Johnny Depp & Gore Verbinski)
-Sam’s Gone Away (Robyn Hitchcock)
-River Come Down (Beth Orton)
-Row Bullies Row (Sean Lennon w/Jack Shit)
-Shenandoah (Tom Waits w/Keith Richards)
-Mr. Stormalong (Ivan Neville)
-Asshole Rules the Navy (Iggy Pop w/A Hawk and a Hacksaw)
-Off to Sea Once More (Macy Gray)
-The Ol’ OG (Ed Harcourt)
-Pirate Jenny (Shilpa Ray w/Nick Cave & Warren Ellis)
-The Mermaid (Patti Smith & Johnny Depp)
-Anthem for Old Souls (Chuck E. Weiss)
-Orange Claw Hammer (Ed Pastorini)
-Sweet and Low (The Americans)
-Ye Mariners All (Robin Holcomb & Jessica Kenny)
-Tom’s Gone to Hilo (Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally)
-Bear Away (Kenny Wollesen & The Himalayas Marching Band)

Disc 2:

-Handsome Cabin Boy (Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention)
-Rio Grande (Michael Stipe & Courtney Love)
-Ship in Distress (Marc Almond)
-In Lure of the Tropics (Dr. John)
-Rolling Down to Old Maui (Todd Rundgren)
-Jack Tar on Shore (Dan Zanes w/Broken Social Scene)
-Sally Racket (Sissy Bounce (Katey Red & Big Freedia) with Akron/Family)
-Wild Goose (Broken Social Scene)
-Flandyke Shore (Marianne Faithfull w/Kate & Anna McGarrigle)
-The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song) (Ricky Jay)
-Whiskey Johnny (Michael Gira)
-Sunshine Life for Me (Petra Haden w/Lenny Pickett)
-Row the Boat Child (Jenni Muldaur)
-General Taylor (Richard Thompson w/Jack Shit)
-Marianne (Tim Robbins w/Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs)
-Barnacle Bill the Sailor (Kembra Phaler w/Antony/Joseph Arthur/Foetus)
-Missus McGraw (Angelica Huston w/The Weisberg Strings)
-The Dreadnought (Iggy Pop & Elegant Too)
-Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea) (Mary Margaret O’Hara)

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