Merch: Dark Was The Night by Various Artists (2x CD Version)

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Dark Was The Night was released on February 17th, 2009. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album. A total of 32 exclusive tracks were recorded — two hours of the best 21st century rock music including exclusive tracks by Arcade Fire, Beirut, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Feist, Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Sufjan Steven and of course The National. The title came from a classic Blind Willie Johnson song covered by The Kronos Quartet.

The album went on to be successful around the world, raising over a million and a half dollars for AIDS relief, including money dedicated to the people of Haiti through Partners in Health immediately after the Earthquake in 2010. There was also a live event celebrating the album at Radio City Music Hall, featuring performances and collaboration from many of the artists including Feist, Bon Iver, The National, David Byrne and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.


Disc One: "This Disc"

  1. "Knotty Pine" – Dirty Projectors and David Byrne
  2. "Cello Song" – The Books and José González
  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 + Bryce Dessner
  11. "Big Red Machine" – Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner
  12. "Sleepless" – The Decemberists
  13. "Die" – Iron and Wine
  14. "Service Bell" – Grizzly Bear and Feist
  15. "You Are the Blood" – Sufjan Stevens

Disc Two: "That Disc"

  1. "Well-Alright" – Spoon
  2. "Lenin" – Arcade Fire
  3. "Mimizan" – Beirut
  4. "El Caporal" – My Morning Jacket
  5. "Inspiration Information" – Sharon Jones and 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. "Another Saturday" – Stuart Murdoch
  11. "Happiness" – Riceboy Sleeps
  12. "Amazing Grace" – Cat Power and Dirt Delta Blues
  13. "The Giant of Illinois" – Andrew Bird
  14. "Lua" – Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch
  15. "When the Road Runs Out" – Blonde Redhead and Devastations
  16. "Love vs. Porn" – Kevin Drew


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