Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dark Was the Night (whoa)

This looks amazing. Most of the songs, at least the Bon Iver & Andrew Bird ones (the ones I'm most looking forward to) are new compositions, it looks like:

DARK WAS THE NIGHT - (A Red Hot compilation)

On the occasion of WORLD AIDS DAY today, December 1st, we are very pleased to announce the official release date, complete list of participating artists and cover art for the upcoming 4AD release DARK WAS THE NIGHT.

Dark Was The Night will be released on February 17th, 2009. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer. A total of 32 exclusive tracks have been recorded for the compilation. It will be available as a double cd/triple vinyl/download and will benefit the Red Hot Organization - an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease - and music is a great vehicle to raise money and awareness for it. This is the 20th year of Red Hot, and this is the 20th release!

The Tracklisting in Full:

Disc One:
1. “Knotty Pine” by Dirty Projectors & David Byrne
2. “Cello Song” by The Books feat. Jose Gonzales
3. “Train Song” by Feist & Ben Gibbard
4. “Brackett, WI” by Bon Iver
5. “Deep Blue Sea” by Grizzly Bear
6. “So Far Around the Bend” by The National
7. “Tightrope” by Yeasayer
8. “Feeling Good” by My Brightest Diamond
9. “Dark Was the Night” by Kronos Quartet
10. “I Was Young When I Left Home” by Antony & Bryce Dessner
11. “Big Red Machine” by Bon Iver & Aaron Dessner
12. “Sleepless” by The Decemberists
13. “Die” by Iron and Wine
14. “Service Bell” by Grizzly Bear & Feist
15. “Blood” by Sufjan Stevens

Disc Two:
16. “Well-Alright” by Spoon
17. “Lenin” by Arcade Fire
18. “Mimizan” by Beirut
19. “El Caporal” by My Morning Jacket
20. “Inspiration Information” by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
21. “With A Girl Like You” by Dave Sitek
22. “Blood Pt. 2″ by Buck 65 Remix (feat. Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
23. “Hey, Snow White” by The New Pornographers
24. “Gentle Hour” by Yo La Tengo
25. “Another Saturday Night” by Stuart Murdoch
26. “Happiness” by Riceboy Sleeps
27. “Amazing Grace” by Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues
28. “The Giant of Illinois” by Andrew Bird
29. “Lua” by Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch
30. “When The Road Runs Out” by Blonde Redhead & Devastations
31. “Love vs. Porn” by Kevin Drew

Check out the myspace (today it's streaming the Ben Gibbard/Feist song)

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