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Day of the Dead: A Celebration of the Grateful Dead Various Artists

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Day Of The Dead: A Celebration Of The Grateful Dead's Music - Various Artists on Limited Edition Tie Die Colored 10LP Box Set

Epic New 59-Track, 5 Hour Tribute to the Grateful Dead Curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National!

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 favorite 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. The diversity in both material and performance on the tribute is astounding.

Special collaborations include Grateful Dead touring member Bruce Hornsby with DeYarmond Edison (featuring Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the band Megafaun) on "Black Muddy River," Perfume Genius and Sharon Van Etten on "To Lay Me Down," Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, the Band's Garth Hudson, Little Scream, and composer Caroline Adelaide Shaw's take on "Brokedown Palace," Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste and Little Joy's Binki Shapiro on "Loser," Lee Ranaldo and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe's "Playing in the Band," Jenny Lewis and Moses Sumney's "Cassidy," Charles Bradley's "Cumberland Blues," and perhaps most expansively, Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen and Chris Bear teaming up with members of the National, So Percussion, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus to recreate 1977's entire Terrapin Station medley.

There are fresh interpretations of classics, like The War On Drugs' "Touch of Grey," Jim James' "Candyman," Mumford and Sons' take on "Friend of the Devil," Phosphorescent / Matthew Houck's "Sugaree" and "Standing on the Moon," "Shakedown Street" recorded by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the Walkmen's "Ripple," and Lucius' version of "Uncle John's Band," as well as a perfectly cast Kurt Vile and J Mascis on "Box of Rain."

But the compilation also explores lesser known Dead material such as the psychedelic folk gem "Mountains of the Moon" (Lee Ranaldo), and "Rubin and Cherise," originally a Jerry Garcia song, later adopted by the Grateful Dead and recorded here by Will Oldham. Day of the Dead also features lively recordings from Senegalese collective Orchestra Baobob ("Clementine Jam"), composer Terry Riley and his son Gyan Riley ("Estimated Prophet"), electronic artist Tim Hecker (channeling John Oswald's classic "Dark Star" exploration "Grayfolded"), jazz pianist Vijay Iyer ("King Solomon's Marbles"), and Bela Fleck with Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain, and Chris Wood ("Help on the Way / Slipknot"). Wilco also contributes here on a live version of "St. Stephen" with Bob Weir in tow!

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LP1
  1. Touch of Grey • The War on Drugs
  2. Shakedown Street • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  3. Loser • Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends
  4. Jack-A-Roe • This Is The Kit
  5. Peggy-O • The National
  6. Bird Song • Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy & Friends
  7. Brown-Eyed Women • Hiss Golden Messenger
  8. Sugaree • Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends
LP2
  1. Help On The Way • Béla Fleck
  2. Franklin's Tower • Orchestra Baobab
  3. King Solomon's Marbles • Vijay Iyer
  4. Box of Rain • Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)
  5. Friend of the Devil • Mumford and Sons
  6. Wharf Rat • Ira Kaplan & Friends
LP3
  1. Cassidy • Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends
  2. Candyman • Jim James & Friends
  3. Clementine Jam • Orchestra Baobab
  4. Playing in the Band • Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends
  5. Eyes of the World • Tal National
LP4
  1. Terrapin Station (Suite) • Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear & The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, Sō Percussion & Brooklyn Youth Chorus)
  2. Ship of Fools • The Tallest Man On Earth & Friends
  3. Estimated Prophet • The Rileys
  4. Morning Dew • The National
LP5
  1. Me and My Uncle • The Lone Bellow & Friends
  2. China Cat Sunflower · I Know You Rider • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
  3. If I Had the World to Give • Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy
  4. Dark Star • Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends
  5. Nightfall of Diamonds • Nightfall of Diamonds
  6. Dark Star • The Flaming Lips
LP6
  1. Rubin & Cherise • Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy & Friends
  2. Althea • Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura
  3. Mountains of the Moon • Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends
  4. Stella Blue • Local Natives
  5. Standing on the Moon • Phosphorescent & Friends
  6. To Lay Me Down • Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends
LP7
  1. Uncle John's Band • Lucius
  2. High Time • Daniel Rosen and Christopher Bear
  3. Dire Wolf • The Lone Bellow & Friends
  4. New Speedway Boogie • Courtney Barnett
  5. Cumberland Blues • Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band
  6. Black Peter • Anohni and yMusic
  7. Easy Wind • Bill Callahan
LP8
  1. Here Comes Sunshine • Real Estate
  2. Rosemary • Mina Tindle & Friends
  3. Drums · Space • Man Forever / Sō Percussion / Onieda
  4. Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald • Tim Hecker
  5. What's Become of the Baby • s t a r g a z e
  6. Garcia Counterpoint • Bryce Dessner
LP9
  1. Brokedown Palace • Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson)
  2. Til the Morning Comes • Luluc with Xylouris White
  3. Attics of My Life • Angel Olsen
  4. Cream Puff War • Fucked Up
  5. Truckin' • Marijuana Death Squads
LP10
  1. Going Down The Road Feeling Bad • Lucinda Williams & Friends
  2. Black Muddy River • Bruce Hornsby & De Yarmond Edison
  3. Ripple • The Walkmen
  4. And We Bid You Goodnight • Sam Amidon
  5. St. Stephen • Wilco with Bob Weir (live)
  6. I Know You Rider • The National with Bob Weir (live)

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