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Dark Was the Night


Download links and information about Dark Was the Night. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Alternative genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 02:14:31 minutes.

Release date: 2009
Genre: Alternative
Tracks: 32
Duration: 02:14:31
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No. Title Length
1. Knotty Pine (Dirty Projectors, David Byrne) 2:22
2. Cello Song (feat. Jose Gonzalez) (The Books) 3:53
3. Train Song (Feist, Ben Gibbard) 3:02
4. Brackett, WI (Bon Iver) 4:02
5. Deep Blue Sea (Grizzly Bear) 3:46
6. So Far Around the Bend (The National) 3:42
7. Tightrope (Yeasayer) 3:18
8. Feeling Good (My Brightest Diamond) 3:53
9. Dark Was the Night (Kronos Quartet) 3:51
10. I Was Young When I Left Home (Antony, Bryce Dessner) 4:55
11. Big Red Machine (Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner) 4:38
12. Sleepless (The Decemberists) 7:53
13. Die (Iron And Wine) 1:06
14. Service Bell (Feist, Grizzly Bear) 2:23
15. You Are the Blood (Sufjan Stevens) 10:14
16. Well-Alright (Spoon) 2:45
17. Lenin (Arcade Fire) 4:06
18. Mimizan (Beirut) 2:42
19. El Caporal (My Morning Jacket) 3:33
20. Inspiration Information (Sharon Jones & The Dap - Kings) 4:05
21. With a Girl Like You (David Andrew Sitek) 3:26
22. Blood, Pt. 2 (feat. Sufjan Stevens & Serengeti) (Buck 65) 3:35
23. Hey, Snow White (The New Pornographers) 4:25
24. Gentle Hour (Yo La Tengo) 5:31
25. Another Saturday (Stuart Murdoch) 2:55
26. Happiness (Riceboy Sleeps) 8:37
27. Amazing Grace (Cat Power) 3:34
28. The Giant of Illinois (Andrew Bird) 4:44
29. Lua (Gillian Welch, Conor Oberst) 5:53
30. Play the Game (Beach House) 4:18
31. When the Road Runs Out (Blonde Redhead, The Devastations) 3:28
32. Love vs. Porn (Kevin Drew) 3:56



The Red Hot Organization has been raising money and awareness for AIDS/HIV relief since 1989 with compilations like 1990's Red Hot and Blue and 1993's No Alternative; Dark Was the Night marks its 20th release. Following an alchemic collaboration by Dirty Projectors and David Byrne, the Books and Jose Gonzales unveil a gorgeous version of Nick Drake's "Cello Song" that blends big wooden cello tones with soft, sequenced beats. Feist's angelic voice raises the bar high as she and Ben Gibbard give Vashti Bunyan's "Train Song" some otherworldly harmonies. Kronos Quartet's antiquated-sounding title track utilizes old-timey production in an earnest homage to Blind Willie Johnson. Likewise, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings don't stray too far from Shuggie Otis' original recipe on the soulfully mellow "Inspiration Information." Even Cat Power gets rootsy with Dirty Delta Blues on a southern steeped take of "Amazing Grace." But not all that glitters is old. Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch bequeath a beautiful rendition of Bright Eyes' "Lua" from 2004's I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.