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Listen: Tom Waits and Keith Richards - “Shenandoah”

A Pirate Ballad by Two Pirates

Jan 08, 2013 The Rolling Stones Bookmark and Share

Leave it to Johnny Depp to assemble an all-star line-up of musical artists for the purpose of putting together a compilation of sea shanties.

Executive produced by Depp and Gore Verbinski Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys features original songs by the likes of Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Johnny Depp, Michael Stipe and Courtney Love, Broken Social Scene, Beth Orton, Dr. John, Sean Lennon, and many others. Perhaps the biggest and most appropriate inclusions comes at the hands of Tom Waits and The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards with their song “Shenandoah.” In a statement by producer Hal Willner, “Each time I have managed to maneuver Waits and Richards into a studio over the last 25 years or so, it always results in one for the history books. With ‘Shenandoah’ they collaborate and there is no word in the English language to describe it … as good as music gets.”

Currently streaming over at NPR, you can click here to listen to unique collaboration. Down below you can find the full tracklist of the compilation. Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys is out Feb. 19 on Anti-.

Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys:
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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