Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Album Details Revealed

(Prog) A compilation album which celebrates The Grateful Dead's music will launch on May 20. Aaron and Bryce Dessner from The National curated the record over the last four years. It features more than 60 artists and is almost six hours long.

Contributing artist, TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, says of The Grateful Dead: "They're one of the great, 'do everything' bands, take from whatever you want and warp it into something new. I'm sure that some of the space rock and psyche DNA of the band has seeped into what we do."

A one-off Day of the Dead live performance featuring several of the album's contributing artists, including Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen, will also take place at Wisconsin's Eaux Claires Festival from August 12-13. See the track and artist listing here.

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