4AD will release the Day of the Dead compilation on limited edition colored vinyl this September.
Day of the Dead was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation is a wide-ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long. You can see the full tracklisting here.
Day of the Dead will be released digitally, on 5XCD, and as a limited edition 10xLP boxed set.
All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization, a 501(c)3. This is the 20th album of original music produced by Red Hot to further its mission. Day of the Dead is the follow up to 2009’s Dark Was The Night (4AD), a 32-track, multi-artist compilation also produced by Aaron and Bryce for Red Hot. Dark Was The Night has raised over $1.5 million for the organizations fighting AIDS to date: http://redhot.org/
The 10XLP vinyl boxset version of the compilation will be released 9th September, and can be pre-ordered via the 4AD Store above from June 9th. The 10xLP boxed set will cost around $145/£110.
Check out additional images of the limited edition Day of the Dead vinyl boxed set here.
UPDATE (6/9): You can now pre-order the limited edition 10xLP boxset via 4AD Records here!