'Pirate' CD: this one's legit
By Ken Barnes
June 20, 2006
http://blogs.usatoday.com/listenup/2..._cd_this_.htmlThis just in: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest's star and director, Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski, have teamed with Hal Willner, the distinguished producer of many unusual compilations (featuring artists performing anything from Disney music to Brecht/Weill compositions), to produced a double CD's worth of, well, pirate music.
Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys is set for Aug. 22 release and features contributions by Bono; Bryan Ferry; Sting; Nick Cave; both Richard Thompson and his singer/songwriter son, Teddy; Loudon Wainwright III and his singer/songwriter son, Rufus; and Andrea Corr of The Corrs. Other performers range from actor John C. Reilly to '60s cult artist Van Dyke Parks to jazz guitar whiz Bill Frisell to British folk legend Martin Carthy and his folk-singing daughter, Eliza. Pirates -- bringing families everywhere together.