Day of the Dead (5CD)


4AD are pleased to announce the release of Day of the Dead, a celebration of the Grateful Dead's music. Day of the Dead was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation is a wideranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long. All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization, a 501(c)3. This is the 20th album of original music produced by Red Hot to further its mission. Day of the Dead is the follow up to 2009's Dark Was The Night (4AD), a 32track, multiartist compilation also produced by Aaron and Bryce for Red Hot. Dark Was The Night has raised over 1.5 million dollars for the organizations fighting AIDS to date.

Featuring tracks by The National, The War on Drugs, Bruce Hornsby, Mumford & Sons, Lucius, Jim James, Wilco, Bob Weir, Charles Bradley, Lucinda Williams, Bela Fleck, Hiss Golden Messenger, Flaming Lips,  & many many more.

Disc 1 

  1. Touch of Grey
  2. Sugaree
  3. Candyman
  4. Dire Wolf
  5. New Speedway Boogie
  6. Friend of the Devil
  7. Black Muddy River
  8. Morning Dew
  9. Black Peter
  10. Loser
  11. To Lay Me Down

Disc 2 

  1. Box of Rain
  2. Rubin & Cherise
  3. Me and My Uncle
  4. Cassidy
  5. Uncle John's Band
  6. Mountains of the Moon
  7. Dark Star
  8. Nightfall of Diamonds
  9. Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald
  10. Paying in the Band
  11. Brokedown Palace

Disc 3 

  1. Peggy O
  2. Garcia Counterpoint
  3. Terrapin Station
  4. Clementine Jam
  5. China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider
  6. Jack A Roe
  7. Easy Wind
  8. Whaft Rat
  9. Going Down The Road
  10. And We Bid You Goodnight

Disc 4 

  1. Ripple
  2. Truckin'
  3. Dark Star
  4. Stella Blue
  5. Shakedown Street
  6. Franklin's Tower
  7. Eyes of the World
  8. Help On The Way
  9. Estimated Prophet
  10. What's Become of the Baby
  11. King Soloman's Marbles
  12. If I Had the World to Give

Disc 5 

  1. Standing on the Moon
  2. Ship of Fools
  3. Bird Song 
  4. Brown Eyed Woman 
  5. Here Comes Sunshine 
  6. Cumberland Blues
  7. Drums > Space
  8. Cream Puff War
  9. Rosemary
  10. High Time
  11. Till the Morning Comes
  12. Althea
  13. Attics of My Life
  14. St. Stephen (live)
  15. I Know You Rider (live)