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Dark Was The Night is a compilation released on February 17th, 2009. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer. A total of 31 exclusive tracks have been recorded for the compilation. It will be available as a double cd/triple vinyl/download and will benefit the Red Hot Organization - an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease – and music is a great vehicle to raise money and awareness for it. This is the 20th year of Red Hot, and this is the 20th release!

1 Knotty Pine - Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
2 Cello Song (Nick Drake) - The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
3 Train Song (Vashti Bunyan recorded, written by Alasdair Clayre) - Feist + Ben Gibbard
4 Brackett, WI - Bon Iver
5 Deep Blue Sea - Grizzly Bear
6 So Far Around the Bend - The National (arrangement by Nico Muhly)
7 Tightrope - Yeasayer
8 Feeling Good (popularized by Nina Simone) - My Brightest Diamond
9 Dark Was the Night (Blind Willie Johnson) - Kronos Quartet
10 I Was Young When I Left Home (Bob Dylan) - Antony + Bryce Dessner
11 Big Red Machine - Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
12 Sleepless - The Decemberists
13 Stolen Houses (Die) - Iron and Wine
14 Service Bell - Grizzly Bear + Feist
15 You Are The Blood - Sufjan Stevens

1 Well-Alright - Spoon
2 Lenin - Arcade Fire
3 Mimizan - Beirut
4 El Caporal - My Morning Jacket

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  • chronicplutonic

    all stars

    1 Jan 2013 Reply

    Hmmm, this is an album, not an artist.... sigh, so much for trying to match my id3 tags to Last.FM! (fantastic ALBUM, however....!)

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Mignonnet

    at first I didn`t like it but after giving some time to this album I found it brilliant and now I think it`s one of my favourites.

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • LightsOfBohemia

    This compilation feels a bit watered down to me (so many great artists who could have done better if they had just put a little more effort) but still has enough worthwhile songs. As its own name suggest, it's perfect to listen to in the solitude of a dark night. Plus, it's for a good cause. So use a condom, don't follow a self-destructive lifestyle, be understanding with people around you and have common sense.

    9 Mar 2011 Reply
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  • emilyremmelts

    looove this album

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • jess_mcgrath

    great album

    4 Sep 2010 Reply
  • jussslic

    This album was seriously underrated, there are a few tracks I absolutely adore.

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
  • lishnetzy

    Easily my favorite and most played album of last year.

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • absalomie

    likeafeathure: iTunes WILL list the songs together, you just have to mark them as 'part of a compilation' in the options tab.

    4 Jul 2010 Reply
  • NewBornFml

    this entire album is beyond amazing, i can't believe im just listening to it.

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • psychedelicliv

    LOVE IT!

    28 May 2010 Reply
  • tiffanysara

    Every song on this album is surprisingly spectacular. :o (Why is it labeled as an artist?)

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Simon_FM

    One of greatest albums I've ever had the priviledge of listening to, and for such a good cause.

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • smkn

    Really great. Check the lyrics at:

    13 Feb 2010 Reply
  • HelterSkelterer

    So many miles and so long since I left you, don't even know what I'll say when I get to you but suddenly now, I know where I belong :)

    11 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Pennylane92

    this album is amazing!

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • maxwax99

    I haven't heard an album with this much talent in a long time. Really blown away by Sufjan Stevens "You Are The Blood". Whole album is worth buying for the music and the cause is a bonus.

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Jonjamo

    Easily one of the best albums of the year.

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Glitter-Fetish

    Absolutely Brilliant. <3

    4 Jan 2010 Reply
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