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The National Get International on new Red Hot Compilation


By: Spacelab Research Staff

Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National are curating the new compilation for the Red Hot organization, a benefit CD to raise money for AIDS research. The compilation will be released in February of 2009.


Titled Dark Was the Night, the compilation will feature 32 songs in a two CD or three LP version and will clebrate the 20th anniversary of the Red Hot organization. They've also got a big list of big names on the release, such as Grizzly Bear, the Decemberists, David Byrne and Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver and more (see full list below).


Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver collaborated on "Big Red Machine," a song about Cincinnati. According to Bill board , Aaron sent Bon Iver's Justin Vernon an instrumental piano track to see what he could come up with. While in Finland, Aaron heard back from Justin, and he told Billboard "I was in Finland I got an email from him with a fully written song. It's incredible he could trace the music in the way that he did. Those kinds of happy accidents are all over 'Dark Was the Night.' "


Dark Was the Night Track List
1. "Knotty Pine" - Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
2. "Cello Song" - The Books featuring Joses Gonzalez
3. "Train Song" - Feist and Ben Gibbard
4. "Brackett, WI" - Bon Iver
5. "Deep Blue Sea" - Grizzly Bear
6. "So Far Around The Bend" - The National
7. "Tightrope" - Yeasayer
8. "Feeling Good" - My Brightest Diamond
9. "Dark Was The Night" - Kronos Quartet
10. "I Was Young When I Left Home" - Antony with Bryce Dessner
11. "Big Red Machine" - Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
12. "Sleepless" - The Decemberists
13. "Die" - Iron & 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
5. "Inspiration Information" - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
6. "With A Girl Like You" - Dave Sitek
7. "Blood Pt. 2" - Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
8. "Hey, Snow White" - The New Pornographers
9. "Gentle Hour" - Yo La Tengo
10. "Amazing Grace" - Cat Power
11. "Happiness" - Riceboy Sleeps
12. "Another Saturday" - Stuart Murdoch
13. "The Giant Of Illinois" - Andrew Bird
14. "Lua" - Conor Oberst with Gillian Welch
15. "When The Road Runs Out" - Blonde Redhead & Devastations
16. "Love Vs. Porn" - Kevin Drew


Tags: Dark Was the Night, The National

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