RT included in 'Rogue's Gallery'
8/18/2006 (updated 2/7/2012)

As previously reported, Richard Thompson, and other luminaries have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due Aug. 22 via Anti- .The double-disc, 43-song set was produced by Hal Willner, working from an idea hatched by director Gore Verbinski and actor Johnny Depp in the midst of shooting "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."

RT's contribution to Volume One is Mingulay Boat Song,
which is a song sung by Scottish fishermen as they returned from the Atlantic towards the Isle of Mingaulay.

The Players on the track are:

Richard Thompson - vocals, guitar
Val McCallum - guitar
Davey Farragher - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Debra Dobkin - percussion
Richard Greene - violin
Michael Thompson - accordion
Doug Pettibone - guitar

The Mingulay Boat Song can be heard in its entirety here:

Read a review in The Guardian.

A second song was also recorded by Thompson in April, for probable inclusion on the Volume Two, due out in 2007.

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