Sunday, 1 March 2009

Dark Was The Night - New compilation for The Red Hot Organisation

This week I got a great album called Dark Was The Night. I was actually looking on iTunes for the new War Child Heroes album but after hearing a few tracks I’m not sure I want to buy it just because it is a charity record. Dark Was The Night is the latest compilation released to support The Red Hot Organisation and features loads of great artists.

I haven’t absorbed all of it yet but the Feist/Ben Gibbard duet of Train Song is excellent and the ten minute odyssey of You Are The Blood by Sufjan Stevens is magical. The great thing here is that all the songs are new and exclusive and all have a similar sound (with a few exceptions), so if low-fi and alt-rock is your thing, I would recommend this.

Here is the track listing…

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

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