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Rogue's Gallery (2CD)




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Bono, Sting, Lou Reed, Bryan Ferry, Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Lucinda Williams, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave and Jolie Holland are just some of the massive list of artists that have contributed to this truly extraordinary collection of songs; contemporary reinterpretations of songs from a genre of music that has all but disappeared.

Acclaimed movie director Gore Verbinski (The Mexican, The Ring, Pirates Of The Carribean), actor Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands, Donnie Brasco, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and music producer Hal Willner (Marianne Faithfull, Lou Reed) have joined forces with Epitaph imprint Anti for the landmark release of this truly extraordinary 2CD collection, ‘Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys’.

The idea for ‘Rogue's Gallery’ came about when Verbinski and Depp were working on their second film together, ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’. Verbinski became fascinated by the idea of a contemporary reinterpretation of the sea chantey. “I imagined the artists that I listen to and respect, doing their take on this age-old music: the song of the sea.” explains Verbinski “The ocean. It’s all about the vast blue that engulfs two thirds of the planet. The human being cast against that abyss creates an interesting bit of perspective. I think the sailors of the time were dancing with death, and these were their tunes.”

‘Rogue's Gallery’ has a perfect home on Anti, the Epitaph Records affiliated label known for releasing albums by classic renegade artists like Merle Haggard and Tom Waits. Says Willner: “I think this was the original punk music in an odd way. You can hear it in songs like “Bully in the Alley” and “A Drop of Nelson’s Blood.” It’s there.”

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Cape Cod Girls - Baby Gramps
  2. Mingulay Boat Song - Richard Thompson
  3. My Son John - John C. Reilly
  4. Fire Down Below - Nick Cave
  5. Turkish Revelry - Loudon Wainwright III
  6. Bully In The Alley - Three Pruned Men
  7. The Cruel Ship’s Captain - Bryan Ferry
  8. Dead Horse - Robin Holcomb
  9. Spanish Ladies - Bill Frisell
  10. Coast Of High Barbary - Joseph Arthur
  11. Haul Away Joe - Mark Anthony Thompson
  12. Dan Dan - David Thomas
  13. Blood Red Roses - Sting
  14. Sally Brown - Teddy Thompson
  15. Lowlands Away - Rufus Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle
  16. Baltimore Whores - Gavin Friday
  17. Rolling Sea - Eliza Carthy
  18. The Mermaid - Martin Carthy and The UK Group
  19. Haul On The Bowline - Bob Neuwirth
  20. A Dying Sailor to His Shipmates - Bono
  21. Bonnie Portmore - Lucinda Williams
  22. Shenandoah - Richard Greene and Jack Shit
  23. The Cry Of Man - Mary Margaret O'Hara
Disc 2:
  1. Boney Was A Warrior - Jack Shit
  2. Good Ship Venus - Loudon Wainwright III
  3. Long Time Ago - White Magic
  4. Pinery Boy - Nick Cave
  5. Lowlands Low - Bryan Ferry w/ Antony
  6. One Spring Morning - Akron / Family
  7. Hog-Eye Man - Martin Carthy and family
  8. The Fiddler (Alt) - Ricky Jay and Richard Greene
  9. Caroline And Her Young Sailor Bold - Andrea Corr
  10. Fathom The Bowl - John C. Reilly
  11. What Do We Do With A Drunken Sailor - David Thomas
  12. Farewell Nancy - Ed Harcourt
  13. Hanging Johnny - Stan Ridgway
  14. Old Man Of The Sea - Baby Gramps
  15. Greenland Whale Fisheries - Van Dyke Parks
  16. Shallow Brown - Sting
  17. The Grey Funnel Line - Jolie Holland
  18. A Drop Of Nelson's Blood - Jarvis Cocker
  19. Leave Her Johnny - Lou Reed
  20. Little Boy Billee - Ralph Steadman
Release date Australia
August 16th, 2006
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