Day of the Dead (2016 album)

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Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead (Red Hot Organization) (Front Cover).png
Compilation album for charity by Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series
Released May 20, 2016
Recorded 2011–2015
Length 325:53
Label 4AD (RAD 3624)
Producer Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, Josh Kaufman
Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series chronology
Red Hot + Bach
(2014)
Day of the Dead
(2016)
Singles from Day of the Dead
  1. "Touch of Grey"
    Released: March 24, 2016
  2. "Sugaree"
    Released: March 24, 2016
  3. "Black Muddy River"
    Released: March 24, 2016
  4. "New Speedway Boogie"
    Released: March 24, 2016
  5. "Morning Dew"
    Released: March 24, 2016
  6. "Terrapin Station (Suite)"
    Released: April 11, 2016
  7. "Candyman"
    Released: April 27, 2016
  8. "Rubin and Cherise"
    Released: April 27, 2016
  9. "To Lay Me Down"
    Released: April 27, 2016
  10. "Cumberland Blues"
    Released: April 27, 2016
  11. "Shakedown Street"
    Released: April 27, 2016

Day of the Dead is the twenty-fifth compilation release benefiting the Red Hot Organization, an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Featuring fifty-nine exclusive recordings of covers of Grateful Dead songs by a number of independent artists as a tribute to the band, the compilation was released on May 20, 2016 as five CDs, a limited edition vinyl LP box set, and as a digital download.[1][2][3] John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization, was the executive producer for the album.[4]

It is the second compilation album produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National for Red Hot Organization, following 2009's Dark Was the Night, which has raised over $1.5 million for the organizations fighting AIDS to date.[1][5]

A Day of the Dead live performance took place at the second annual Eaux Claires Festival on August 12–13, 2016. The performers, who all appear on the record, included Jenny Lewis, Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent), Lucius, Will Oldham, Moses Sumney, Sam Amidon, Richard Reed Parry, Matt Berninger, Justin Vernon, Josh Kaufman, Bruce Hornsby, Ruban Nielson, Aaron and Bryce Dessner and The National.[6][7][8]

Track listing[edit]

Digital sequence[edit]

"Thunder" (Vol.1)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed byLength
1."Touch of Grey"The War on Drugs5:16
2."Sugaree"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends4:59
3."Candyman"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Jim James & Friends5:34
4."Cassidy"Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends3:13
5."Black Muddy River"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison7:38
6."Loser"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends5:15
7."Peggy-O"traditionalThe National5:35
8."Box of Rain"
Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)5:30
9."Rubin and Cherise"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends5:46
10."To Lay Me Down"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends6:20
11."New Speedway Boogie"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Courtney Barnett5:20
12."Friend of the Devil"
Mumford & Sons4:31
13."Uncle John's Band"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Lucius4:27
14."Me and My Uncle"John PhillipsThe Lone Bellow & Friends3:04
15."Mountains of the Moon"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends3:53
16."Black Peter"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Anohni and yMusic2:25
17."Garcia Counterpoint" Bryce Dessner7:12
18."Terrapin Station (Suite)"Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion and Brooklyn Youth Chorus)16:50
19."Attics of My Life"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Angel Olsen4:15
20."St. Stephen (live)"
  • Garcia
  • Lesh
  • Hunter
Wilco with Bob Weir6:39
Total length:113:42
"Lightning" (Vol. 2)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed byLength
1."If I Had the World to Give"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy2:36
2."Standing on the Moon"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Phosphorescent & Friends5:33
3."Cumberland Blues"
  • Garcia
  • Lesh
  • Hunter
Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band3:16
4."Ship of Fools"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
The Tallest Man on Earth & Friends5:12
5."Bird Song"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends6:09
6."Morning Dew"The National5:34
7."Truckin'"
  • Garcia
  • Lesh
  • Weir
  • Hunter
Marijuana Deathsquads4:55
8."Dark Star"
Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends3:57
9."Nightfall of Diamonds" Nightfall of Diamonds8:27
10."Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald" Tim Hecker3:59
11."Going Down The Road Feelin' Bad"traditionalLucinda Williams & Friends4:04
12."Playing in the Band"
  • Weir
  • Hunter
Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends9:46
13."Stella Blue"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Local Natives4:39
14."Eyes of the World"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Tal National5:09
15."Help on the Way"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Béla Fleck with Oliver Wood, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Abigail Washburn7:38
16."Franklin's Tower"
  • Garcia
  • Kreutzmann
  • Hunter
Orchestra Baobab6:29
17."Till the Morning Comes"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Luluc with Xylouris White5:02
18."Ripple"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
The Walkmen4:25
19."Brokedown Palace"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson)4:51
Total length:101:41
"Sunshine" (Vol. 3)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performed byLength
1."Here Comes Sunshine"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Real Estate6:00
2."Shakedown Street"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Unknown Mortal Orchestra3:28
3."Brown-Eyed Women"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Hiss Golden Messenger4:48
4."Jack-A-Roe"traditionalThis Is the Kit4:30
5."High Time"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear4:16
6."Dire Wolf"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
The Lone Bellow & Friends3:03
7."Althea"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura5:02
8."Clementine Jam"
  • Garcia
  • Hart
  • Kreutzmann
  • Lesh
  • McKernan
  • Weir
Orchestra Baobab5:00
9."China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
  • -> traditional
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks11:24
10."Easy Wind"HunterBill Callahan5:38
11."Wharf Rat"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Ira Kaplan & Friends10:08
12."Estimated Prophet"
  • Weir
  • Barlow
The Rileys5:17
13."Drums -> Space" Man Forever, So Percussion and Oneida4:51
14."Cream Puff War"GarciaFucked Up6:17
15."Dark Star"
  • Garcia
  • Hart
  • Kreutzmann
  • Lesh
  • McKernan
  • Weir
  • Hunter
The Flaming Lips6:13
16."What's Become of the Baby"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
s t a r g a z e6:35
17."King Solomon's Marbles"LeshVijay Iyer4:34
18."Rosemary"
  • Garcia
  • Hunter
Mina Tindle & Friends2:05
19."And We Bid You Goodnight"traditionalSam Amidon2:43
20."I Know You Rider (live)"traditionalThe National with Bob Weir8:38
Total length:110:30
CD sequence

CD sequence[edit]

LP sequence

LP sequence[edit]

  1. Touch of Grey
  2. Shakedown Street
  3. Loser
  4. Jack-A-Roe
  5. Peggy-O
  6. Bird Song
  7. Brown-Eyed Women
  8. Sugaree
  9. Help on the Way
  10. Franklin's Tower
  11. King Solomon's Marbles
  12. Box of Rain
  13. Friend of the Devil
  14. Wharf Rat
  15. Cassidy
  16. Candyman
  17. Clementine Jam
  18. Playing in the Band
  19. Eyes of the World
  20. Terrapin Station (Suite)
  21. Ship of Fools
  22. Estimated Prophet
  23. Morning Dew
  24. Me and My Uncle
  25. China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
  26. If I Had the World to Give
  27. Dark Star - (Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends)
  28. Nightfall of Diamonds
  29. Dark Star - (The Flaming Lips)
  30. Rubin and Cherise
  31. Althea
  32. Mountains of the Moon
  33. Stella Blue
  34. Standing on the Moon
  35. To Lay Me Down
  36. Uncle John's Band
  37. High Time
  38. Dire Wolf
  39. New Speedway Boogie
  40. Cumberland Blues
  41. Black Peter
  42. Easy Wind
  43. Here Comes Sunshine
  44. Rosemary
  45. Drums -> Space
  46. Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald
  47. What's Become of the Baby
  48. Garcia Counterpoint
  49. Brokedown Palace
  50. Till the Morning Comes
  51. Attics of My Life
  52. Cream Puff War
  53. Truckin'
  54. Going Down The Road Feelin' Bad
  55. Black Muddy River
  56. Ripple
  57. And We Bid You Goodnight
  58. St. Stephen (live)
  59. I Know You Rider (live)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 76
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 196
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 54
US Billboard 200[11] 49

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