Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has drafted Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Courtney Love, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and more for an upcoming compilation album featuring covers of traditional pirate songs. The two-disc collection, Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, is a sequel to 2006's Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, which Depp put together with record producer Hal Willner and Pirates director Gore Verbinski. That first foray into sea fare included salty cuts from Lou Reed, Sting, Lucinda Williams, actor John C. Reilly, and more. Next year's entry will wash ashore on February 19 via ANTI-, which also released the original Rogue's Gallery.
The 36-song LP includes some spirited pairings: Depp with Patti Smith; a duet from Michael Stipe and Courtney Love; Tom Waits teaming with Keith Richards; and Iggy Pop backed by A Hawk and a Hacksaw.
"It is a very different record than volume 1," Willner said in a press release. "This one seems... happier? Not as much about torture, sodomy, and death, which will disappoint some but, we don't need to repeat ourselves do we?" The producer added that he found inspiration to lay down the sea dog songs while on the set of 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, with Depp and Verbinski, both of whom executive produced the two Rogue's Gallery albums. Depp also recently banked some studio time for his contribution to West of Memphis: Voices for Justice, the soundtrack to the upcoming documentary West of Memphis, inspired by the West Memphis Three.
Rolling Stone is now streaming a rendition of the 1885 sing-along "Leaving of Liverpool," by Depp, Verbinski, and the Pogues' Shane MacGowan. See the full track list for Son of Rogue's Gallery below.
Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys track list:
1. Shane MacGowan: "Leaving of Liverpool" (ft. Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski)
2. Robyn Hitchcock: "Sam's Gone Away"
3. Beth Orton: "River Come Down"
4. Sean Lennon: "Row Bullies Row" (ft. Jack Shit)
5. Tom Waits: "Shenandoah" (ft. Keith Richards)
6. Ivan Neville: "Mr Stormalong"
7. Iggy Pop: "Asshole Rules the Navy" (ft. A Hawk and a Hacksaw)
8. Macy Gray: "Off to Sea Once More"
9. Ed Harcourt: "The Ol' OG"
10. Shilpa Ray: "Pirate Jenny" (ft. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis)
11. Patti Smith and Johnny Depp: "The Mermaid"
12. Chuck E Weiss: "Anthem for Old Souls"
13. Ed Pastorini: "Orange Claw Hammer"
14. The Americans: "Sweet and Low"
15. Robin Holcomb and Jessica Kenny: "Ye Mariners All"
16. Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally: "Tom's Gone to Hilo"
17. Kenny Wollesen and The Himalayas Marching Band: "Bear Away"
1. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: "Handsome Cabin Boy"
2. Michael Stipe and Courtney Love: "Rio Grande"
3. Marc Almond: "Ship in Distress"
4. Dr. John: "In Lure of the Tropics"
5. Todd Rundgren: "Rolling Down to Old Maui"
6. Dan Zanes: "Jack Tar on Shore" (ft. Broken Social Scene)
7. Sissy Bounce (Katey Red and Big Freedia): "Sally Racket" (ft. Akron/Family)
8. Broken Social Scene: "Wild Goose"
9. Marianne Faithfull: "Flandyke Shore" (ft. Kate and Anna McGarrigle)
10. Ricky Jay: "The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song)"
11. Michael Gira: "Whiskey Johnny"
12. Petra Haden: "Sunshine Life for Me" (ft. Lenny Pickett)
13. Jenni Muldaur: "Row the Boat Child"
14. Richard Thompson: "General Taylor" (ft. Jack Shit)
15. Tim Robbins: "Marianne" (ft. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs)
16. Kembra Phaler: "Barnacle Bill the Sailor (ft. Antony, Joseph Arthur, and Foetus)
17. Anjelica Huston: "Missus McGraw" (ft. The Weisberg Strings)
18. Iggy Pop and Elegant Too: "The Dreadnought"
19. Mary Margaret O'Hara: "Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea)"