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Listen: Tom Waits & Keith Richards Collaborate on ‘Shenandoah’

Two modern legends combine forces for a special compilation release. 

A special new collaboration between two living legends, Tom Waits and Keith Richards, has been made available for your listning pleasure.

Check out “Shenandoah,” off of the highly anticipated Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys now at NPR

The two-disc compilation, produced by Hal Willner, will be released February 19 on Anti- Records. See our press release below for more information. The two-disc set will feature contributions from Waits, Richards, Johnny Depp, Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Courtney Love, Michael Stipe and Iggy Pop, among others. Executive produced by Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski, the album is a follow up to Willner’s 2006 production, Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys (Anti-), which The New York Times praised as “a strong album with heart as well as ideas” and Entertainment Weekly hailed “a revelatory folk-song collection with the sea in the leading role.”

 

Willner notes, “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.”

Best known for his tribute records, covering the music of Thelonious Monk, Kurt Weill and Harold Arlen among others, Willner came up with the idea for Rogues Gallery compilations with actor Depp and director Verbinski while on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (second installment in the movie saga).

Track Listing

Disc 1:

1. Leaving of Liverpool (Shane MacGowan w/Johnny Depp & Gore Verbinski)

2. Sam's Gone Away (Robyn Hitchcock)

3. River Come Down (Beth Orton)

4. Row Bullies Row (Sean Lennon w/Jack Shit)

5. Shenandoah (Tom Waits w/Keith Richards)

6. Mr. Stormalong (Ivan Neville)

7. Asshole Rules the Navy (Iggy Pop w/A Hawk and a Hacksaw)

8. Off to Sea Once More (Macy Gray)

9. The Ol’ OG (Ed Harcourt)

10. Pirate Jenny (Shilpa Ray w/Nick Cave & Warren Ellis)

11. The Mermaid (Patti Smith & Johnny Depp)

12. Anthem for Old Souls (Chuck E. Weiss)

13. Orange Claw Hammer (Ed Pastorini)

14. Sweet and Low (The Americans)

15. Ye Mariners All (Robin Holcomb & Jessica Kenny)

16. Tom's Gone to Hilo (Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally)

17. Bear Away (Kenny Wollesen & The Himalayas Marching Band)

 

Disc 2:

1. Handsome Cabin Boy (Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention)

2. Rio Grande (Michael Stipe & Courtney Love)

3. Ship in Distress (Marc Almond)

4. In Lure of the Tropics (Dr. John)

5. Rolling Down to Old Maui (Todd Rundgren)

6. Jack Tar on Shore (Dan Zanes w/Broken Social Scene)

7. Sally Racket (Sissy Bounce (Katey Red & Big Freedia) with Akron/Family)

8. Wild Goose (Broken Social Scene)

9. Flandyke Shore (Marianne Faithfull w/Kate & Anna McGarrigle)

10. The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song) (Ricky Jay)

11. Whiskey Johnny (Michael Gira)

12. Sunshine Life for Me (Petra Haden w/Lenny Pickett)

13. Row the Boat Child (Jenni Muldaur)

14. General Taylor (Richard Thompson w/Jack Shit)

15. Marianne (Tim Robbins w/Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs)

16. Barnacle Bill the Sailor (Kembra Phaler w/Antony/Joseph Arthur/Foetus)

17. Missus McGraw (Angelica Huston w/The Weisberg Strings)

18. The Dreadnought (Iggy Pop & Elegant Too)

19. Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea) (Mary Margaret O'Hara)