VariousDark Was The Night

Label:4AD – DAD 2835CD, The Red Hot Organization – DAD 2835CD
Series:Red Hot +
2 x CD, Compilation
Style:Indie Rock, Pop Rock


This Disc
1-1Dirty Projectors + David ByrneKnotty Pine
DrumsBrian McComber
Lyrics ByDavid Byrne
Recorded By, Mixed ByNicolas Vernhes
Vocals, GuitarDavid Byrne, David Longstreth
1-2The Books Featuring Jose Gonzalez*Cello Song
Music ByThe Books
Vocals [Additional]Jose Gonzalez*
Written-ByNick Drake
1-3Feist + Ben GibbardTrain Song
Acoustic Guitar, Backing VocalsAfie Jurvanen, Mike O'Brien
Electric GuitarBen Gibbard
Engineer, Mixed ByRobbie Lackritz
VocalsBen Gibbard, Feist
1-4Bon IverBrackett, WI
Instruments, VocalsJustin Vernon
Written-By, ProducerJustin Vernon
1-5Grizzly BearDeep Blue Sea
Arranged ByGrizzly Bear
PerformerGrizzly Bear
Producer, Mixed ByChris Taylor (7)
1-6The NationalSo Far Around The Bend
CelestaNico Muhly
CelloMaria Jeffers
ClarinetHideaki Aomori
DrumsBryan Devendorf
FluteAlex Sopp
GuitarBryce Dessner
Guitar, Bass, Piano, VocalsAaron Dessner
Orchestrated ByNico Muhly
Recorded By [Additional]Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly
Recorded By, Mixed ByPeter Katis
ViolinRob Moose
Mixed ByScott Colburn
ProducerScott Colburn, Yeasayer
1-8My Brightest DiamondFeeling Good
Clarinet, Bass ClarinetSebastian Krueger
DrumsBrian Wolfe
Engineer [Additional]Shara Worden
Guitar, KeyboardsZac Rae
Mixed ByAndrew Scheps
Producer, Arranged ByShara Worden
Recorded By [Band]Zac Rae
TrumpetKyle Resnick
Vocals, GuitarShara Worden
1-9Kronos QuartetDark Was The Night
Arranged ByStephen Prutsman
CelloJeffrey Zeigler
Edited By, Mixed ByDavid Harrington, Scott Fraser
Recorded ByScott Fraser
ViolaHank Dutt
Written-ByBlind Willie Johnson
1-10Antony* + Bryce DessnerI Was Young When I Left Home
Arranged By [Strings]Nico Muhly
GuitarBryce Dessner
Recorded By [Strings]Nico Muhly
Recorded By, Mixed ByBryce Dessner
ViolaNadia Sirota
VocalsAntony Hegarty
Written-ByBob Dylan
1-11Justin Vernon + Aaron DessnerBig Red Machine
Mixed ByJoel Hamburger
Orchestrated ByPadma Newsome
PianoAaron Dessner
Recorded ByAaron*, Justin*
Viola, OrganPadma Newsome
VocalsJustin Vernon
1-12The DecemberistsSleepless
Accordion, PianoJenny Conlee
Banjo, GuitarChris Funk
Drums, Backing Vocals, PercussionJohn Moen
Electric Upright BassNate Query
Recorded By, Mixed ByJeff Saltzman*
Viola, Backing VocalsLisa Molinaro
Voice, GuitarColin Meloy
Written-ByColin Meloy
1-13Iron & Wine*Die
PerformerIron And Wine
Recorded ByJeremy Lemos
Written-BySam Beam
1-14Grizzly Bear + FeistService Bell
PerformerFeist, Grizzly Bear
Producer, Mixed ByChris Taylor (7)
Written-ByEdward Droste
1-15Sufjan StevensYou Are The Blood
Backing VocalsShara Worden
CadenzaGabriel Kahane
DrumsDavid Cossin
Electric BassAaron Dessner
Electric GuitarBryce Dessner
Instruments [Everything Else]Sufjan Stevens
TromboneBen Lanz
Written-ByRaymond Raposa
That Disc
2-2Arcade FireLenin
BassTim Kingsbury*
CelloMike Olsen (3)
DrumsHoward Bilerman
Guitar, VocalsWin Butler
Lyrics ByChassagne*, Butler*
Mixed ByMark Lawson (2)
Music ByArcade Fire
Piano, VocalsRegine Chassagne*
Recorded ByHoward Bilerman
Steel DrumsRichard Reed Parry
SynthesizerWill Butler*
ViolinSarah Neufeld
PercussionNick Petree
Vocals, Accordion, Glockenspiel, Flugelhorn, PercussionZach Condon
Written-By, Recorded ByZach Condon
2-4My Morning JacketEl Caporal
Guitar, HornsCarl Broemel
KeyboardsBo Koster
Mixed ByJoe Chiccarelli
Vocals, GuitarJim James
Written-ByJim James
2-5Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsInspiration Information
Backing VocalsJoel Katz
Baritone SaxophoneIan Hendrickson Smith*
BassNick Movshon
CongasFernando Velez
GlockenspielBosco Mann
Lead Vocals, Backing VocalsSharon Jones
PianoVictor Axelrod
Producer, Arranged BySharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Tenor SaxophoneNeal Sugarman
TrumpetDavid Guy
Written-ByShuggie Otis
2-6Dave Sitek*With A Girl Like You
Horns, Mellotron, Vibraphone, Tom TomStuart Bogie
Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming, SynthesizerDavid Andrew Sitek
Written-ByReg Presley
2-7Buck 65 Featuring Sufjan Stevens & SerengetiBlood Pt 2
Composed By [Original]Raymond Raposa
RemixBuck 65
VocalsDM Stith
2-8The New PornographersHey, Snow White
PerformerThe New Pornographers
Written-ByDaniel Bejar
2-9Yo La TengoGentle Hour
PerformerYo La Tengo
ProducerYo La Tengo
Written-ByPeter Gutteridge
2-10Stuart MurdochAnother Saturday
Arranged By, Lyrics ByStuart Murdoch
GuitarStevie Jackson
KeyboardsMick Cooke
Recorded By, Mixed ByMick Cooke
Vocals, OrganStuart Murdoch
2-11Riceboy SleepsHappiness
Music ByRiceboy Sleeps
ProducerRiceboy Sleeps
Recorded By, Mixed ByRiceboy Sleeps
2-12Cat Power And Dirty Delta BluesAmazing Grace
Arranged ByChan Marshall
DrumsJim White
GuitarJudah Bauer
Mixed ByJay Braun
PianoGregg Foreman
ProducerCat Power
VocalsChan Marshall
2-13Andrew BirdThe Giant Of Illinois
Mixed ByDavid Boucher
PerformerAndrew Bird
Recorded ByMark Greenberg
Written-ByBrett Sparks, Rennie Sparks
2-14Conor Oberst + Gillian WelchLua
GuitarDavid Rawlings
Guitar, VocalsConor Oberst, Gillian Welch
Mixed ByMike Mogis
ProducerMike Mogis
Written-ByConor Oberst
2-15Blonde Redhead + DevastationsWhen The Road Runs Out
ProducerBlonde Redhead
2-16Kevin DrewLove Vs. Porn
Acoustic Guitar, Tom Tom [Floor], Keyboards, VocalsKevin Drew
Bass, Electric Guitar, Slide GuitarOhad Benchetrit
Recorded ByOhad Benchetrit
TrumpetCharles Spearin

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Packaged in a tri-fold dual-clear-tray Digipak with sticker on front shrink, and a sixteen-page booklet.

Dirty Projectors appears courtesy of Domino Records
Jose Gonzalez appears courtesy of Imperial Recordings
Feist appears courtesy of Polydor Records France
Ben Gibbard appears courtesy of Atlantic Records
Grizzly Bear appears courtesy of Warp Records
The National appears courtesy of 4AD Records
Kronos Quartet appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records
The Decemberists appears courtesy of Capitol Records
Iron & Wine appears courtesy of Sub Pop Records
Beirut appears courtesy of BA DA Bing Records, 4AD Records and EMI Publishing
My Morning Jackets appears courtesy of ATO Records
Dave Sitek appears courtesy of Interscope Records
The New Pornographers appears courtesy of Matador Records and Last Gang Records
Cat Power appears courtesy of Matador Records
Andrew Bird apears courtesy of Fat Possum Records
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings appear courtesy of Acony Records
Blonde Redhead appears courtesy of 4AD
Devastations appear courtesy of Beggars Banquet
Kevin Drew appears courtesy of Arts & Crafts

Compilation © and ℗ 2009 The Red Hot Organization.
All individual tracks ℗ by the artists indicated.
Licensed to 4AD Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 52637 28352 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 652637283525
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: PRS
  • Rights Society: SOCAN
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 variant 1): DAD 2835CD1 [Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann logo] + + I018801
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 variant 1): IFPI LB48
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 variant 1): IFPI 10J2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 variant 2): DAD 2835CD1 [Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann logo] + A02 + I018801
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 variant 2): IFPI LB48
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 variant 2): IFPI 10J8
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 variant 1): DAD 2835CD2 [Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann logo] + + I019402
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 variant 1): IFPI L028
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 variant 1): IFPI 10K3
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 variant 2): DAD 2835CD2 [Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann logo] + A02 + I019402
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 variant 2): IFPI L028
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 variant 2): IFPI 10K2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 variant 3): DAD 2835CD1 [Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann logo] +A02 + I018801
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 variant 3): IFPI LB48
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 variant 3): IFPI 1002
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 variant 3): DAD 2835CD2 [Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann logo] +A01 + I019402
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 variant 3): IFPI L028
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 variant 3): IFPI 1033

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Dark Was The Night (3×LP, Compilation)4ADDAD 2835LPUS2009
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Dark Was The Night (CDr, Promo)4ADnoneUK2009
Dark Was The Night (2×CD, Compilation)High Note RecordsHN597CDTaiwan2009
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Dark Was The Night (2×CDr, Promo, Compilation)Not On Label225. Denmark 9Denmark2009
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Dark Was The Night (2×CD, Compilation)Soyuz Music, 4ADDAD 2835CDRussia2009


  • irs_uk's avatar
    There are so many individual songs on here (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Beirut) which are worth buying it for individually, and every time I dip into it I find something else to love. Best compilation album of modern times.
    • LeonardoA's avatar
      The crème de la crème of the American indiewereld supplied exclusive tracks for this compilation on two CDs. With contributions from the likes of Antony, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire and David Byrne.
      • blind_squirrel's avatar
        Agree with that, however don't like the language. A highlight of this compilation is also the The Decemberists' track in my opinion.



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