4AD is set to release Day of the Dead – a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music THIS FRIDAY!
The 59 track compilation was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The album 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. Day of the Dead will be released digitally, on 5XCD and as a limited edition vinyl boxed set. Due to the elaborate packaging and scale of the 10XLP vinyl set, the release date for this format will be announced in the coming weeks. All profits will help fight for AIDS/HIV and related health issues around the world through the US charity, Red Hot Organization.