Various Artists - Day Of The Dead

 (10 Colored LPs)


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4AD

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Alternative

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A4AD 73624
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No. of Discs: 10

$188.98

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Day of the Dead: A Celebration of the Grateful Dead - Various Artists (Vinyl 10LP Box Set)

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 more than five 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.

Profits raised through the sale of this special box set will help fight AIDS/HIV around the world for the Red Hot Organization.

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, such as 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!



LP 1
Side 1
Touch of Grey
Shakedown Street
Loser
Jack A Roe
Side 2
Peggy O
Bird Song
Brown Eyed Woman
Sugaree

LP 2
Side 1
Help On The Way
Franklin’s Tower
King Soloman’s Marbles
Side 2
Box of Rain
Friend of the Devil
Wharf Rat

LP 3
Side 1
Cassidy
Candyman
Clementine Jam
Side 2
Playing in the Band
Eyes of the World

LP 4
Side 1
Terrapin Station (Suite)
Side 2
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Morning Dew

LP 5
Side 1
Me and My Uncle
China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider
If I Had the World to Give
Side 2
Dark Star
Nightfall of Diamonds
Dark Star

LP 6
Side 1
Rubin & Cherise
Althea
Mountains of the Moon
Side 2
Stella Blue
Standing on the Moon
To Lay Me Down

LP 7
Side 1
Uncle John’s Band
High Time
Dire Wolf
Side 2
New Speedway Boogie
Cumberland Blues
Black Peter
Easy Wind

LP 8
Side 1
Here Comes Sunshine
Rosemary
Drums > Space
Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald
Side 2
What’s Become of the Baby
Garcia Counterpoint

LP 9
Side 1
Brokedown Palace
Till the Morning Comes
Attics of My Life
Side 2
Cream Puff War
Truckin’

LP 10
Side 1
Going Down The Road
Black Muddy River
Ripple
And We Bid You Goodnight
Side 2
St. Stephen (live)
I Know You Rider (live)

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