Musicians needn’t be middle aged pompous fecks (to show they care).

Where else are you going to find a compilation as good as this?

If you ever needed proof you musicians don’t need to be a middle aged pompous fecks (Bono, Madonna, Geldof etc) to show they care about serious issues, then surely this is it.

‘Dark Was the Night’ will be released on February 17th, 2009. Comprised of 31 exclusive tracks; it will be available as a double CD/triple vinyl/download and will benefit the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS through popular culture.

Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure; AIDS remains a preventable disease – using music as a great vehicle to raise both money and awareness for it. This is also the twentieth year of Red Hot as well as their twentieth compilation.
Full track listing below:

Disc one:
Dirty Projectors and David Byrne — “Knotty Pine”
The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez — “Cello Song”
Feist and Ben Gibbard — “Train Song”
Grizzly Bear — “Deep Blue Sea”
The National — “So Far Around The Bend”
Yeasayer — “Tightrope”
My Brightest Diamond — “Feeling Good”
The Kronos Quartet — “Dark Was The Night”
Antony and Bryce Dessner — “I Was Young When I Left Home”
Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner — “Big Red Machine”
The Decemberists — “Sleepless”
Iron & Wine — “Die”
Grizzly Bear and Feist — “Service Bell”
Sufjan Stevens — “Blood”

Disc two:
Spoon — “Well-Alright”
Arcade Fire — “Lenin”
Beirut — “Mimizan”
My Morning Jacket — “El Caporal”
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings — “Inspiration Information”
Dave Sitek — “With A Girl Like You”
Buck 65 featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti — “Blood Pt. 2”
The New Pornographers — “Hey, Snow White”
Yo La Tengo — “Gentle Hour”
Stuart Murdoch — “Another Saturday”
Riceboy Sleeps — “Happiness”
Cat Power — “Amazing Grace”
Andrew Bird — “The Giant Of Illinois”
Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch — “Lua”
Blonde Redhead and Devestations — “When The Road Runs Out”
Kevin Drew — “Love Vs. Porn”

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