The National ‎– Cherry Tree

Brassland ‎– HWY-008
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Reissue

Companies, etc.


Black vinyl.
Includes a download card.

"Murder Me rachael" 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 1-6 © The National
© & ℗ 2004 The National

Track 7 © Padma Newsome
© & ℗ 2004 The National

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 632662555811
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, hand-etched): HWY-008V A 8506-BRL12558-1 S-76511
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, hand-etched): HWY008V B Salt 8506BRL125558-1 S-76512

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HWY-008 The National Cherry Tree(CD, EP) Brassland HWY-008 US 2004 Sell This Version
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, 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


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August 25, 2017

My copy sounds great! I love the analog feel i get when listening this album.


June 1, 2017

my copy did not come with a poster either. also as leonthepro mentioned the album certainly has excessive surface noise which sort of takes away from the album. still appreciate it but could be pressed a lot better


June 1, 2017
edited 10 months ago

This release does not come with a poster to clarify. It does come with a download card however. Its a minimal package that sounds mostly good. The pressing is what really holds it back. With noticeable surface noise on the quieter songs such as About Today and A Reasonable Man. Otherwise the mastering is just as I feel it should be. Rather mediocre and not much to get excited about.

Edit: I rarely recommend cleaning but looking at the reflectiveness on the record you see a grey tint, presumably from dirty conditions at the factory or paper sleeve. To rule out pressing errors you can give it a deep clean if you have the proper tools.
I am a little more enthusiastic about the mastering work these days. There is a good use of the high and low end. The vocals are crisp and perhaps the bass could be meatier but it can still pack a punch. Ill raise it to 4 stars, still held back by the lackluster sleeves and pressing/quality control, which seems to get better with repeated plays and cleaning.

Update: After cleaning with an Okki Nokki RCM it appears to be in the pressing itself. One thing I did notice however was that some songs just have a naturally higher recording noice floor. So the surface noise you hear is partly from the recordings themselves. Still not a flawless press but its good sounding beyond some light crackles.

Equipment used:
Rega RP1 with Rega Carbon cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 tower speakers
Custom made HQ speaker cables

Updated Equipment:
Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge