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The National
Cherry Tree EP
Catalogue Number
Release Date
February 26, 2021

Press Release

Released a year before The National broke through with their third album Alligator, 2004’s Cherry Tree EP is a thrilling record which - thanks to its collection of delicate ballads and anthemic crowd-pleasers - sums up what they do best in under 30 minutes. Now a firm fan-favourite, among Cherry Tree’s seven tracks are now National classics ‘About Today’ and ‘All The Wine’, plus a thrilling live version of ‘Murder Me Rachael’ that reminds of the band’s fearsome early live performances. Cherry Tree can be seen as the record that marks the moment when The National had truly found themselves, a bridge from what went before to a band ready to conquer the World.

Having been remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the 2021 represses stay faithful to their original artwork while their stunning new masters help make these much-loved records sound as vital as ever, further emphasising the early signs of the sound that would go on to make them one of the fi nest and most beloved alternative bands of their generation.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Wasp Nest (2021 Remaster) 3:22 Buy

    Wasp Nest (2021 Remaster)

  2. 2 All the Wine (2021 Remaster) 3:20 Buy

    All the Wine (2021 Remaster)

  3. 3 All Dolled-Up in Straps (2021 Remaster) 4:11 Buy

    All Dolled-Up in Straps (2021 Remaster)

  4. 4 Cherry Tree (2021 Remaster) 4:27 Buy

    Cherry Tree (2021 Remaster)

  5. 5 About Today (2021 Remaster) 4:10 Buy

    About Today (2021 Remaster)

  6. 6 Murder Me Rachael (2021 Remaster) 3:33 Buy

    Murder Me Rachael (2021 Remaster)

  7. 7 A Reasonable Man (I Don't Mind) (2021 Remaster) 5:23 Buy

    A Reasonable Man (I Don't Mind) (2021 Remaster)

Track List

  1. / A1. Wasp Nest
  2. / A2. All The Wine
  3. / A3. All Dolled-Up In Straps
  4. / A4. Cherry Tree
  5. / B1. About Today
  6. / B2. Murder Me Rachael (Live)
  7. / B3. Reasonable Man (I Don’t Mind)

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