Well, shiver me timbers, says I, being a seasoned mariner of the seven seas, aye. Can ye fathom how popular us pirates and our nautical culture are these here days, what with those beauty movies with that handsome Johnny Depp fella, yarrr (who incidentally is co-producing this, aye)? 'Tis true, 'tis true. So then now, Anti records has gone and done something near remarkable, like plunderin' for musical booty, aye, and released a collection of songs the size of a whale's face, they have. And blimey, look at all them performers involved, like Nick Cave, Bryan Ferry, Van Dyke Parks, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Bono and me personal favourite, the acterrr John C. Reilly, yarrr. All them songs do bring a tear to this salty dog's eye since they're all so traditional like, and after hearin' 'em, I'm tempted to raise the old Jolly Roger one last time, yarrr.