The National’s Grateful Dead tribute compilation to be released as limited 10xLP box set




Anohni, War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kurt Vile, Tim Hecker and tons more cover Dead for epic release.

Four years in the making, the National’s enormous Grateful Dead project Day of the Dead is finally out today. You’ll have to wait until September for the vinyl though, which has now been revealed as an extraordinary 10xLP box set.

Created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, the 59-track compilation is a wide-ranging tribute to the experimentalism of the Dead. The release features covers by 60 high profile artists from across the board including Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranald, Terry Riley, members of Grizzly Bear, and many, many more. Find the impressive tracklist below.

All proceeds from this six-hour-long epic goes towards Red Hot, the HIV/AIDS not-for-profit.

Due on September 9 via 4AD, check out photos of the limited edition, coloured vinyl 10xLP box set in the gallery below. Pre-order here.

A1. Touch of Grey – The War On Drugs
A2. Shakedown Street – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
A3. Loser – Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends
A4. Jack-A-Roe – This Is the Kit
B1. Peggy-O – The National
B2. Bird Song – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
B3. Brown-Eyed Women – Hiss Golden Messenger
B4. Sugaree – Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends
C1. Help on the Way – Béla Fleck
C2. Franklin’s Tower – Orchestra Baobab
C3. King Solomon’s Marbles – Vijay Iyer
D1. Box of Rain – Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)
D2. Friend of the Devil – Mumford & Sons
D3. Wharf Rat – Ira Kaplan & Friends
E1. Cassidy – Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends
E2. Candyman – Jim James & Friends
E3. Clementine Jam – Orchestra Baobab
F1. Playing in the Band – Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends
F2. Eyes of the World – Tal National
G1. Terrapin Station (Suite) – Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, Sō Percussion and Brooklyn Youth Chorus)
H1. Ship of Fools – The Tallest Man on Earth & Friends
H2. Estimated Prophet – The Rileys
H3. Morning Dew – The National
I1. Me and My Uncle – The Lone Bellow & Friends
I2. China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider – Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
I3. If I Had the World to Give – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
J1. Dark Star – Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends
J2. Nightfall of Diamonds – Nightfall of Diamonds
J3. Dark Star – The Flaming Lips
K1. Rubin and Cherise – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
K2. Althea – Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura
K3. Mountains of the Moon – Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends
L1. Stella Blue – Local Natives
L2. Standing on the Moon – Phosphorescent & Friends
L3. To Lay Me Down – Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends
M1. Uncle John’s Band – Lucius
M2. High Time – Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear
M3. Dire Wolf – The Lone Bellow & Friends
N1. New Speedway Boogie – Courtney Barnett
N2. Cumberland Blues – Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band
N3. Black Peter – Anohni and yMusic
N4. Easy Wind – Bill Callahan
O1. Here Comes Sunshine – Real Estate
O2. Rosemary – Mina Tindle & Friends
O3. Drums -> Space – Man Forever, So Percussion and Oneida
O4. Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald – Tim Hecker
P1. What’s Become of the Baby – s t a r g a z e
P2. Garcia Counterpoint – Bryce Dessner
Q1. Brokedown Palace – Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson)
Q2. Till the Morning Comes – Luluc with Xylouris White
Q3. Attics of My Life – Angel Olsen
R1. Cream Puff War – Fucked Up
R2. Truckin’ – Marijuana Deathsquads
S1. Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad – Lucinda Williams & Friends
S2. Black Muddy River – Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison
S3. Ripple – The Walkmen
S4. And We Bid You Goodnight – Sam Amidon
T1. St. Stephen – Wilco and Bob Weir (live)
T2. I Know You Rider – The National and Bob Weir (live)