Dark Was The Night was released on February 17th, 2009. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer.
A total of 32 exclusive tracks have been recorded for the compilation and sales will benefit the Red Hot Organization - an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease &ndash; and music is a great vehicle to raise money and awareness for it.
1. Dirty Projectors and David Byrne - 'Knotty Pine'
2. The Books featuring José González - 'Cello Song'
3. Feist and Ben Gibbard - 'Train Song'
4. Bon Iver - 'Brackett, WI'
5. Grizzly Bear - 'Deep Blue Sea'
6. The National - 'So Far Around the Bend'
7. Yeasayer - 'Tightrope'
8. My Brightest Diamond - 'Feeling Good'
9. Kronos Quartet - 'Dark Was the Night'
10. Antony with Bryce Dessner - 'I Was Young When I Left Home'
11. Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner - 'Big Red Machine'
12. The Decemberists - 'Sleepless'
13. Iron & Wine - 'Stolen Houses (Die)'
14. Grizzly Bear and Feist - 'Service Bell'
15. Sufjan Stevens - 'You Are the Blood'
1. Spoon - 'Well-Alright'
2. Arcade Fire - 'Lenin'
3. Beirut - 'Mimizan'
4. My Morning Jacket - 'El Caporal'
5. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - 'Inspiration Information'
6. Dave Sitek - 'With a Girl Like You'
7. Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens & Serengeti) - 'Blood Pt. 2'
8. The New Pornographers - 'Hey, Snow White'
9. Yo La Tengo - 'Gentle Hour'
10. Stuart Murdoch - 'Another Saturday'
11. Riceboy Sleeps (Jónsi & Alex) - 'Happiness'
12. Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues - 'Amazing Grace'
13. Andrew Bird - 'The Giant of Illinois'
14. Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch - 'Lua'
15. Blonde Redhead & Devastations - 'When the Road Runs Out'
16. Kevin Drew - 'Love vs. Porn'