Rogue's Gallery - Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys (2-CD)

by Various Artists
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  ATI 86904

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Label: Anti

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.69
3 stars out of 5 -- "Michael Stipe sounds great with pal Courtney Love on 'Rio Grande'..."
Entertainment Weekly - p.66
"[H]earing Tom Waits bark about rum-fueled heartbreak and Patti Smith coo about mermaids should stave off scurvy." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.39) - "Quirky in concept and exceptional in presentation....[A] compelling start-to-finish listen."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.88
4 stars out of 5 -- "The original ROGUE'S GALLERY appeared seven years ago, but producer Hal Willner has dug deep to improve on it and reckons he has a happier collection as a result."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Leaving of Liverpool - Shane Macgowan
  • 2.Sam's Gone Away - Robyn Hitchcock
  • 3.River Come Down - Beth Orton
  • 4.Row Bullies Row - Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl
  • 5.Shenandoah (with Keith Richards) - Tom Waits
  • 6.Mr. Stormalong - Ivan Neville
  • 7.Asshole Rules the Navy (with A Hawk and a Hacksaw) - Iggy Pop
  • 8.Off to Sea Once More - Macy Gray
  • 9.The Ol' OG - Ed Harcour
  • 10.Pirate Jenny (with Nick Cave & Warren Ellis) - Shilpa Ray
  • 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 & Shannon McNally
  • 17.Bear Away - Kenny Wollesen & The Himalayas Marching Band

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Wedding Dress Song/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 (with Broken Social Scene) - Dan Zanes
  • 7.Sally Racket (with Akron/Family) - Katey Red & Big Freedia
  • 8.Wild Goose - Broken Social Scene
  • 9.Flandyke Shore (with Kate & Anna McGarrigle) - Marianne Faithfull
  • 10.The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song) - Ricky Jay
  • 11.Whiskey Johnny - Michael Gira
  • 12.Sunshine Life for Me (with Lenny Pickett) - Petra Haden
  • 13.Row the Boat Child - Jenni Muldaur
  • 14.General Taylor - Richard Thompson
  • 15.Marianne (with Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs) - Tim Robbins
  • 16.Barnacle Bill the Sailor - Kembra Pfahler
  • 17.Missus McGraw (with The Weisberg Strings) - Anjelica Huston
  • 18.The Dreadnought - Iggy Pop & Elegant Too
  • 19.Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea) - Mary Margaret O'Hara

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Hal Willner.
Recording information: Apostolic Studios, NY (12/1967-02/1968); Avatar Studios, NY (12/1967-02/1968); Bear Creek Studios, Seattle, WA (12/1967-02/1968); Blue Ribbin Sound, NY (12/1967-02/1968); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (12/1967-02/1968); Crescent Moon Studios, Miami, FL (12/1967-02/1968); Denmark Street Studio, London, England (12/1967-02/1968); Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA (12/1967-02/1968); Figaro Plinth, UK (12/1967-02/1968); John Kilgore Sound and Recording (12/1967-02/1968); Nrg (12/1967-02/1968); One East (12/1967-02/1968); Piety Street Recording, New Orleans, LA (12/1967-02/1968); Rabbit Foot Studios (12/1967-02/1968); Saidera Mastering Studio, Tokyo, Japan (12/1967-02/1968); Sanctuary, London (12/1967-02/1968); Sea and Studio 80 (12/1967-02/1968); Sear Sound, NY (12/1967-02/1968); Studio Frisson, Montreal, Canada (12/1967-02/1968); Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA (12/1967-02/1968); The Beach, Venice, CA (12/1967-02/1968); The Village (12/1967-02/1968); Westland Studio, Dublin, Ireland (12/1967-02/1968); Xacca Sound, Venice, CA (12/1967-02/1968).
Not every song sung at sea is a sea shanty. Shanties are work songs designed to be sung to accompany labor on ships at sea, and they are designed to flow and be sung in the rhythm necessary for the task at hand, a task that may well need timed and unison movement. Sea songs, on the other hand, are songs that chronicle life at sea, and they are generally more narrative and personal, while a pirate song is, well, a song about pirates, or a song sung by pirates. All three of these maritime song styles are represented on this two-disc, 36-track collection, which is an expanded sequel to 2006's Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys, and it's clear that these are songs of utility and personal definition and declaration rather than anything designed to court the pop charts in any fashion. Not that there isn't star power here, because there's plenty of that, but like the first installment, the songs themselves are the true stars. Among the highlights on this fascinating set are Shane McGowan's bleary rendition of "Leaving of Liverpool," Beth Orton's hushed, atmospheric "Bamboo (River Come Down)," a pairing of Tom Waits and Keith Richards on a stirring version of "Shenandoah," and Michael Stipe and Courtney Love's "Rio Grande," along with the only two cuts here that weren't recorded specifically for this project, Frank Zappa's "Wedding Dress/Handsome Cabin Boy" and Marianne Faithfull's "Flandyke Shore," but everything on these two discs fits into the theme and flow. ~ Steve Leggett
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