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Tom Waits Collaborates With Keith Richards On “Shenandoah”

January 9, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

NME reports that the song Tom Waits recorded with Keith Richards for Johnny Depp’s compilation album has been revealed. They performed a cover of the ballad “Shenandoah” as part of a pirate-themed album called Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys.

The album was put together by Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski and producer Hal Willner. It follows their previous 2006 album Rogue’s Gallery. The new double album contains 36 songs and will be released on February 19 through the Anti- label.

Here’s the track list:

CD 1
Shane MacGowan – “Leaving of Liverpool” [ft. Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski]
Robyn Hitchcock – “Sam’s Gone Away”
Beth Orton – “River Come Down”
Sean Lennon – “Row Bullies Row” [ft. Jack Shit]
Tom Waits – “Shenandoah” [ft.Keith Richards]
Ivan Neville – “Mr Stormalong”
Iggy Pop – “Asshole Rules the Navy” [ft. A Hawk and a Hacksaw]
Macy Gray – “Off to Sea Once More”
Ed Harcourt – “The Ol’ OG”
Shilpa Ray – “Pirate Jenny” [ft. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis]
Patti Smith and Johnny Depp – “The Mermaid”
Chuck E Weiss – “Anthem for Old Souls”
Ed Pastorini – “Orange Claw Hammer”
The Americans – “Sweet and Low”
Robin Holcomb and Jessica Kenny – “Ye Mariners All”
Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally – “Tom’s Gone to Hilo”
Kenny Wollesen and The Himalayas Marching Band – “Bear Away”

CD 2
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – “Handsome Cabin Boy”
Michael Stipe and Courtney Love – “Rio Grande”
Marc Almond – “Ship in Distress”
Dr John – “In Lure of the Tropics”
Todd Rundgren – “Rolling Down to Old Maui”
Dan Zanes – “Jack Tar on Shore” [ft. Broken Social Scene]
Sissy Bounce (Katey Red and Big Freedia) – “Sally Racket” [ft. Akron/Family]
Broken Social Scene – “Wild Goose”
Marianne Faithfull – “Flandyke Shore” [ft. Kate and Anna McGarrigle]
Ricky Jay – “The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song)”
Michael Gira – “Whiskey Johnny”
Petra Haden – “Sunshine Life for Me” [ft. Lenny Pickett]
Jenni Muldaur – “Row the Boat Child”
Richard Thompson – “General Taylor” [ft. Jack Shit]
Tim Robbins – “Marianne” [ft. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs]
Kembra Phaler – “Barnacle Bill the Sailor [ft. Antony, Joseph Arthur, and Foetus]
Angelica Huston – “Missus McGraw” [ft. The Weisberg Strings]
Iggy Pop and Elegant Too – “The Dreadnought”
Mary Margaret O’Hara – “Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea)”

You can listen to the song for yourself at NPR.

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