Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

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Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys
Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2013
Recorded2012
GenreFolk
Sea shanty
LengthDisc 1: 70:54
Disc 2: 73:10
Total length: 144:04
LabelANTI- / Epitaph Records
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
BBCPositive[4]
The Boston GlobeMixed [5]
Consequence of SoundC–[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
The IndependentPositive [8]
NME6/10[9]
PopMatters7/10 stars[10]
Record Collector3 stars[11]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[12]

Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys is a compilation album of sea shanties and the follow-up to Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys. The concept is the same as it was on the first album: artists representing a variety of genres perform cover versions of sea shanties.[3][13] Performers include musicians like Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Big Freedia, Patti Smith, Sean Lennon, Petra Haden, Dr. John, Nick Cave, Shane MacGowan, Katey Red, Courtney Love, Michael Stipe, and Frank Zappa, alongside actors like Johnny Depp, Angelica Huston, and Tim Robbins.

Track listing[edit]

All songs traditional, except where noted.

Disc One
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Leaving of Liverpool" Shane MacGowan4:01
2."Sam's Gone Away" Robyn Hitchcock2:45
3."Bamboo (River Come Down)"Herbert Haufrecht, Dave Van RonkBeth Orton6:17
4."Row Bullies Row" Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl w/ Jack Shit4:07
5."Shenandoah" Tom Waits w/ Keith Richards4:02
6."Mr. Stormalong" Ivan Neville4:06
7."Asshole Rules the Navy" Iggy Pop w/ A Hawk and a Hacksaw2:04
8."Off to Sea Once More" Macy Gray5:01
9."The Ol' OG" Ed Harcourt3:26
10."Pirate Jenny"Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc BlitzsteinShilpa Ray w/ Nick Cave & Warren Ellis7:30
11."The Mermaid"Patti SmithPatti Smith & Johnny Depp2:25
12."Anthem for Old Souls"Chuck E. WeissChuck E. Weiss4:30
13."Orange Claw Hammer"Don Van VlietEd Pastorini3:17
14."Sweet and Low"Patrick FerrisThe Americans3:29
15."Ye Mariners All" Robin Holcomb & Jessika Kenney4:24
16."Tom's Gone to Hilo" Gavin Friday & Shannon McNally4:50
17."Bear Away" Kenny Wollesen & the Himalayas5:35
Disc Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy" Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention2:36
2."Rio Grande" Michael Stipe & Courtney Love w/ Jack Shit2:47
3."Ship in Distress" Marc Almond2:29
4."In Lure of the Tropics"Mac Rebennack, Clarence Leonard HayDr. John5:01
5."Rolling Down to Old Maui" Todd Rundgren3:46
6."Jack Tar on Shore" Dan Zanes w/ Broken Social Scene3:10
7."Sally Racket" Katey Red & Big Freedia w/ Broken Social Scene2:57
8."Wild Goose" Broken Social Scene6:10
9."Flandyke Shore" Marianne Faithfull w/ Kate and Anna McGarrigle3:09
10."The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song)" Ricky Jay6:18
11."Whiskey Johnny" Michael Gira2:16
12."Sunshine Life for Me"George HarrisonPetra Haden w/ Lenny Pickett3:44
13."Row the Boat Child" Jenni Muldaur2:35
14."General Taylor" Richard Thompson w/ Jack Shit3:53
15."Marianne" Tim Robbins w/ Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs4:20
16."Barnacle Bill the Sailor" Kembra Pfahler3:31
17."Missus McGraw" Anjelica Huston5:08
18."The Dreadnought" Iggy Pop & the Elegant Too2:32
19."Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea)"Mary Margaret O'HaraMary Margaret O'Hara1:48

Track information[edit]

There are two songs that have been released previously to this compilation. The instrumental medley "Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy" by Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention was recorded between 1962 and 1972 and first released as part of the 1998 compilation album Mystery Disc.[14] Secondly, Marianne Faithfull's "Flandyke Shore" featuring sisters Anna & Kate McGarrigle was originally released on Faithfull's 2008 cover-album Easy Come, Easy Go.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys by Various Artists". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  2. ^ "Critic Reviews for Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  3. ^ a b Steve Leggett (2013-02-19). "Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-04.
  4. ^ "Music - Review of Various Artists - Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys". BBC. 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  5. ^ "CD REVIEW: Various Artists, 'Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys". The Boston Globe. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  6. ^ Madden, Michael (2013-02-20). "Various Artists – Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys | Album Reviews". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  7. ^ Robin Denselow. "Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys – review | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  8. ^ Andy Gill (2013-02-22). "Album review: Various Artists, Son of Rogue's Gallery (Anti-) | Reviews | Culture". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  9. ^ "NME Reviews - Various Artists - 'Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys'". Nme.com. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  10. ^ "Various Artists: Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys". PopMatters. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  11. ^ "Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs And Chanteys - Record Collector Magazine". Recordcollectormag.com. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  12. ^ Hermes, Will (2013-02-19). "Various Artists Son of Rogue's Gallery Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  13. ^ "Music - Review of Various Artists - Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys". BBC. 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  14. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (1998-09-15). "Mystery Disc - Frank Zappa | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  15. ^ Thom Jurek. "Easy Come Easy Go - Marianne Faithfull | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-05-04.

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