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Tom Waits and Keith Richards Perform ‘Shenandoah’

Song comes from sea chanty compilation ‘Son of Rogue’s Gallery’

Who better to team up on an old seafarer’s favorite than Tom Waits and Keith Richards, who recorded a version of “Shenandoah” for the upcoming compilation Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, which Anti- is set to release on February 19th. Waits’ trademark growl anchors the track, which features a chorus of singers and some anachronistic but no less affecting electric guitar noodling from Richards.

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The compilation was curated and created by Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski and Hal Willner – the star, producer and director of Pirates of the Caribbean, respectively – and is the follow-up to the 2006 CD, Rogue’s Gallery. “It is a very different record than Volume 1,” Willner told Rolling Stone in December. “It seems happier – not as much about torture, sodomy and death.” You can also check out ex-Pogue Shane MacGowan belting “Leaving Liverpool” in a gruff sailor’s voice, with some help from Depp and Verbinski.

Son of Rogue’s Gallery also features collaborations from Patti Smith and Depp, Courtney Love and Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop and a Hawk and a Hacksaw, as well as contributions from Sean Lennon, Nick Cave and Broken Social Scene among others. 

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