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Friday, December 7, 2012

Not a Joke: "Johnny Depp Curates Pirate-Themed Compilation Featuring Broken Social Scene, Tom Waits & Keith Richards, Courtney Love & Michael Stipe"

Posted by on Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Somehow I missed Johnny Depp's 2006 release of "pirate ballads, sea songs, and chanteys." And now he's doing it again.

Via Pitchfork:

Remember when Johnny Depp, his Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, and producer Hal Willner corralled a group of artists— among them Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Bono, Van Dyke Parks, and Bryan Ferry— to record new versions of old "pirate ballads, sea songs, and chanteys"? That 2006 compilation, Rogue's Gallery, is getting a second installment.

Willner, Depp, and Verbinski have spearheaded the sequel, which is out on Anti- on February 19, and called Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys. The two-disc comp features Tom Waits teaming up with Keith Richards, Patti Smith teaming up with Johnny Depp, Courtney Love teaming up with Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop teaming up with A Hawk and a Hacksaw, plus Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Michael Gira of Swans, Broken Social Scene, Antony, and many more.

If you're curious, Rolling Stone has Shane MacGowan's version of "Leaving Liverpool" (featuring Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinksi).

Life is weird.


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Fnarf 1
IT'S NOT CURATING. He collected 'em, or chose 'em, or maybe even commissioned 'em, but he didn't curate anything. This is my newest language peeve.

Hmm, I wonder what I'm going to curate for dinner tonight....
Posted by Fnarf on December 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM · Report this
the first one is really good. lou reed and antony hagerty's version of leave her johnny is beautiful, and jarvis cocker's version of a drop of nelson's blood is amazing
Posted by buyititsonanti on December 9, 2012 at 4:57 PM · Report this

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