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Day Of The Dead

Various Artists

Initial release : 2016

4AD

A 5 CD / 10 LP / digital collection of covers of Grateful songs and related music. All 59 tracks were recorded for this release which is a benefit to provide help for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization. Bob Weir plays on two of the tracks and Bruce Hornsby plays on one track.

Tracks and performers

CD track list:

  • Touch of Grey - The War on Drugs
  • Sugaree - Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends
  • Candyman - Jim James & Friends
  • Dire Wolf - The Lone Bellow & Friends
  • New Speedway Boogie - Courtney Barnett
  • Friend of the Devil - Mumford & Sons
  • Black Muddy River - Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison
  • Morning Dew - The National
  • Black Peter - Anohni and yMusic
  • Loser - Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends
  • To Lay Me Down - Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends
  • Box of Rain - Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)
  • Rubin and Cherise - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends
  • Me and My Uncle - The Lone Bellow & Friends
  • Cassidy - Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends
  • Uncle John's Band - Lucius
  • Mountains of the Moon - Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends
  • Dark Star - Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends
  • Nightfall of Diamonds - Nightfall of Diamonds
  • Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald - Tim Hecker
  • Playing in the Band - Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends
  • Brokedown Palace - Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson)
  • Peggy-O - The National
  • Garcia Counterpoint - Bryce Dessner
  • Terrapin Station (Suite) - Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion and Brooklyn Youth Chorus)
  • Clementine Jam - Orchestra Baobab
  • China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider - Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
  • Jack-A-Roe - This Is the Kit
  • Easy Wind - Bill Callahan
  • Wharf Rat - Ira Kaplan & Friends
  • Going Down The Road Feelin' Bad - Lucinda Williams & Friends
  • And We Bid You Goodnight - Sam Amidon
  • Ripple - The Walkmen
  • Truckin' - Marijuana Deathsquads
  • Dark Star - The Flaming Lips
  • Stella Blue - Local Natives
  • Shakedown Street - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Franklin's Tower - Orchestra Baobab
  • Eyes of the World - Tal National
  • Help on the Way - Bela Fleck
  • Estimated Prophet - The Rileys
  • What's Become of the Baby - s t a r g a z e
  • King Solomon's Marbles - Vijay Iyer
  • If I Had the World to Give - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
  • Standing on the Moon - Phosphorescent & Friends
  • Ship of Fools - The Tallest Man on Earth & Friends
  • Bird Song - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends
  • Brown-Eyed Women - Hiss Golden Messenger
  • Here Comes Sunshine - Real Estate
  • Cumberland Blues - Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band
  • Drums > Space - Man Forever, So Percussion and Oneida
  • Cream Puff War - Fucked Up
  • Rosemary - Mina Tindle & Friends
  • High Time - Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear
  • Till the Morning Comes - Luluc with Xylouris White
  • Althea - Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura
  • Attics of My Life - Angel Olsen
  • St. Stephen - Wilco with Bob Weir
  • I Know You Rider - The National with Bob Weir
The 10 LP edition comprises the same tracks but sequenced differently for the different media.

Credits

  • Created and curated by - Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner
  • Producer - Aaron Dessner
  • Co-Producer - Bryce Dessner and Josh Kaufman
  • Co-Curated by - Scott Devendorf, Bryan Devendorf, Conrad Doucette
  • Project Manager - Tom Wironen
  • Co-Executive Producer - Dawn Barger
  • Executive Producer - John Carlin
  • Mastering - Joe Lambert
  • Creative Direction - John Carlin and Scott Devendorf
  • Art Direction/Graphic Design - The Collected Works (Justin Colt and Jose Fresneda)
  • Illustrations - Gary Panter
  • Lightshow imagery inspired by Joshua White, imaged by Curtis Godino

  • Dedication: For Alex and the Handler Family
The liner notes also include Extra Special Thanks to:
Robert Hunter, John Perry Barlow and the Grateful Dead - Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Tom Constanten, Keith Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux, Bruce Hornsby, Ned Lagin, Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick - for 50+ years of music and inspiration. And all of the visual artists who contributed to the identity of the Grateful Dead over the years including: Owsley Stanley, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Wes Wilson, RIck Griffin, Victor Moscoso, R. Crumb, Joshua White, and many others.
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