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by Grace Carroll | Photos by WENN

Johnny Depp signs up Keith Richards, Tom Waits for pirate album

Actor has an album of sea shanties planned

 

Johnny Depp signs up Keith Richards, Tom Waits for pirate album

Photo: WENN

Johnny Depp is planning a pirate themed compilation album, and is getting some of his rock star friends to help.

The album, titled Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys, is to be released through Tom Waits' record label and is the second pirate themed album from Johnny Depp.

Son of Rogue's Gallery features Depp himself on some of the tracks, as well as fellow Hollywood star Anjelica Huston.

Keith Richards performs 'Shenandoah' with Tom Waits, while Sean Lennon stars on 'Row Bullies Row'. Iggy Pop has two songs, while Patti Smith joins Depp for 'The Mermaid'.

Other stars include Courtney Love with Michael Stipe on 'Rio Grande', Broken Social Scene in both 'Jack Tar on Shore' and 'Wild Goose', and even Macy Gray makes an appearance.

Frank Zappa, Nick Cave, Akron and Marianne Faithfull are also among the artists included.

Richards is no stranger to working with Depp. The Rolling Stones guitarist previously starred in the 2007 film, Pirates of the Caribbean: At the World's End, and even said he'd reprise his role if he could.


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He told Absolute Radio, "So they say, you know, I've got the costume, and I'm waiting for the heads up, but apparently there is.

"I don't know if it'll be next year that we shoot it or whatever, but as I say, you know, I got the costume and the beard and the shirt.

"Have I heard anything? No, I haven't. I haven't read a script. I haven't heard anything. With Johnny and the director Rob Marshall, it's like anything. But I don't mean movies. I consider them my friends. And I really love them and respect them."

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Full tracklist of Son of Rogue's Gallery below:

 Disc 1:

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