The National ‎– Cherry Tree

Brassland ‎– HWY-008

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Wasp Nest
Electric Guitar [Guitars] – Nate Martinez
2 All The Wine 3:20
3 All Dolled-Up In Straps
Viola, Violin, Vocals – Padma Newsome
4 Cherry Tree 4:27
5 About Today 4:10
6 Murder Me Rachel (Live)
Engineer [Sound; Studio 105] – George Sautour
7 A Reasonable Man (I Don't Mind)
Guitar, Viola, Violin, Vocals – Padma Newsome

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Tarquin Studios, Gretchen's Kitchen, Austrailia & Brooklyn.

Another Version of Track 1 appears on The Hospital Radio Request List Vol. 2.

Track 6 is an extract from Black Session No. 200 Broadcast by France Inter, Paris November 17, 2003. Studio 105.

Made in the U.S.A.

Tracks 1 to 6 © The National
© & ℗ 2004 The National
Tracks 7 © Padma Newsome
© & ℗ 2004 Padma Newsome
All Rights Reserved

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 32662 55582 8
  • Matrix / Runout: HWY-008 01 Sony DADC
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY34

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HWY-008 The National Cherry Tree(CD, EP) Brassland HWY-008 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
SHAKE-1040 The National Cherry Tree(10", Cle) Shake It! Records SHAKE-1040 US 2004 Sell This Version
HWY-008 The National Cherry Tree(12", EP, RE) Brassland HWY-008 US 2011 Sell This Version
HWY-008 The National Cherry Tree(12", EP, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Bla) Brassland HWY-008 US 2016 Sell This Version
TAL-014 The National Cherry Tree(CD, EP) Talitres Records TAL-014 France 2004 Sell This Version



Add Review



July 13, 2011

This EP took a couple of listens to get into but when I did I really enjoyed it and listen to it often. Wasp Nest is a great opener, the lyrics alone are enough to impress (though anyone who listens to The National know very well by now that that's no surprise). The 6 other tracks are great pieces as well, All The Wine and the title track especially, but for me the true highlight is Wasp Nest, even if the rest of the EP were uninteresting, I'd still say 'as long as there's ONE good track...'

The one point I do want to make about it though is the generous quantity of music here; typically, an EP goes from 4-7 tracks and is rarely more than half an hour running time, in most cases, artists treat EP's as maybe a four or even three track release (some even call their two-track singles 'EP's by not naming the release after a song and charge the same price), but 7 tracks is really nice, and even if you don't like half the material you still have a few decent songs for the collection. All in all, The National have always seem interested in giving fans just what they want: more songs. Hurrah!