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Rogue's Gallery is covered by All Things Considered on NPR!

September 19, 2006 Record producer Hal Willner's new collection brings together songs of the sea, songs about drinking, women, death and nasty crimes on the water. Songs of pirates, you say? Hardly. There's nary an "ahoy" or eye patch in sight.

Willner says he intentionally avoided pirate caricatures in selecting the songs for Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys. "A lot of these songs I knew were going to be funny enough. Although a lot are very beautiful and sad..."

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As indicated in "Rogue's Gallery Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys" (v / a) by Shock Records, there would be a Volume 2 out in 2007. Would you please give me a Progress Report on the release date of Volume 2?

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