The National curate Grateful Dead tribute for limited edition vinyl box set




59-track Day of the Dead compilation features 60 artists.

The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dressner has curated a sprawling tribute to the Grateful Dead across almost six hours of music. Released as a 5xCD set and as a limited edition vinyl box set, all profits will go towards AIDS/HIV charity Red Hot Organisation.

The 20th compilation in the series, Day of the Dead features a house band of Aaron and Bryce Dressner alongside fellow National bandmates Scott and Bryan Devendorf and vast cast of contributors, that includes The War on Drugs, The Flaming Lips, Angel Olsen, Tim Hecker, Courtney Barnett and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Released on 20th May via 4AD, there’s no pre-order up yet, but you can register here to keep informed. Browse the mammoth tracklist below:

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, So 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 / So 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)