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Day of the Dead is an epic tribute to the music and artistry of the Grateful Dead, curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. They have brought together some of their favourite musicians to reinterpret the songs and sounds of the Dead for a new generation. 59 tracks and over 5 hours of music makes the album a landmark to get lost in, to discover hidden treasures and to make your own playlists for whatever mood you’re in.

Touch of Grey The War on Drugs
Sugaree Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends
Candyman Jim James & Friends
Cassidy Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends
Black Muddy River Bruce Hornsby & De Yarmond Edison
Loser Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends
Peggy-O The National
Box of Rain Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)
Rubin & Cherise Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
To Lay Me Down Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends
New Speedway Boogie Courtney Barnett
Friend of the Devil Mumford and Sons
Uncle John’s Band Lucius
Me and My Uncle The Lone Bellow & Friends
Mountains of the Moon Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends
Black Peter Anohni and yMusic
Garcia Counterpoint Bryce Dessner
Terrapin Station (Suite) Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear & The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, Sō Percussion & Brooklyn Youth Chorus)
Attics of My Life Angel Olsen
St. Stephen Wilco with Bob Weir (live)
If I Had the World to Give Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
Standing on the Moon Phosphorescent & Friends
Cumberland Blues Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band
Ship of Fools The Tallest Man On Earth & Friends
Bird Song Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
Morning Dew The National
Truckin’ Marijuana Death Squads
Dark Star Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends
Nightfall of Diamonds Nightfall of Diamonds
Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald Tim Hecker
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad Lucinda Williams & Friends
Playing in the Band Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends
Stella Blue Local Natives
Eyes of the World Tal National
Help On The Way Béla Fleck
Franklin’s Tower Orchestra Baobab
Til the Morning Comes Luluc with Xylouris White
Ripple The Walkmen
Brokedown Palace Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson)
Here Comes Sunshine Real Estate
Shakedown Street Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Brown-Eyed Women Hiss Golden Messenger
Jack-A-Roe This Is The Kit
High Time Daniel Rosen and Christopher Bear
Dire Wolf The Lone Bellow & Friends
Althea Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura
Clementine Jam Orchestra Baobab
China Cat Sunflower · I Know You Rider Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Easy Wind Bill Callahan
Wharf Rat Ira Kaplan & Friends
Estimated Prophet The Rileys
Drums · Space Man Forever / Sō Percussion / Onieda
Cream Puff War Fucked Up
Dark Star The Flaming Lips
What’s Become of the Baby s t a r g a z e
King Solomon’s Marbles Vijay Iyer
Rosemary Mina Tindle & Friends
And We Bid You Goodnight Sam Amidon
I Know You Rider The National with Bob Weir (live)

Created and Curated by: Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner ∙ Produced by: Aaron Dessner ∙ Co-Produced by: Bryce Dessner and Josh Kaufman ∙ Music Direction by: Josh Kaufman and Aaron Dessner ∙ Co-Curated by: Scott Devendorf, Bryan Devendorf, Conrad Doucette ∙ Project Manager: Tom Wironen ∙ Co-Executive Producer: Dawn Barger ∙ Executive Producer: John Carlin


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This is the 20th album of original music Red Hot has produced over the past 25 years to help raise awareness and money to fight HIV/AIDS and related health issues.