Bon Iver, Sufjan, Arcade Fire and loads more on ‘Dark Was The Night’

‘Dark Was The Night’, the Red Hot Organization HIV / AIDS charity album produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner from The National that I mentioned last week now has a confirmed tracklist. It looks pretty awesome – a veritable who’s who of North American indoe in 2009 – with a bunch of original tracks and some well chosen cover versions of the likes of Dylan, Shuggie Otis, Blind Willie McTell, The Troggs and Vashti Bunyan.

Confusingly, the Red Hot Organization’s MySpace page says that 32 songs were recorded for the project but their are only 31 tracks listed on the album (could just be a typo). The organization’s MySpace page will be streaming every track one at a time over the 31 days between Jan 15th and the release date on February 16. The site is on US time so if you’re quick you can still hear yesterday’s first track right now – Dirty Projectors and David Byrne’s Knotty Pine – and mighty fine it is too.

This Disc (Disc One)

1. ‘Knotty Pine’ – Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
2. ‘Cello Song’ – The Books featuring Jose 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. ‘Stolen Houses (Die)’ – Iron & Wine
14. ‘Service Bell’ – Grizzly Bear + Feist
15. ‘You Are The Blood’ – Sufjan Stevens

That Disc (Disc Two)

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

Red Hot Organization on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/darkwasthenight

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