The Virginia EP

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The Virginia EP
EP by The National
Released May 20, 2008
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival
Length 48:39
Label Beggars Banquet Records
Producer The National and Peter Katis
The National chronology
Boxer
(2007)
The Virginia EP
(2008)
High Violet
(2010)

The Virginia EP is an EP and compilation album by American indie rock band The National, released on May 20, 2008 on Beggars Banquet Records.[1] The release includes b-sides, demo recordings and live recordings relating to the band's fourth studio album, Boxer (2007). The CD version of the release includes a DVD featuring the documentary film, A Skin, A Night, by filmmaker Vincent Moon. A vinyl edition of The Virginia EP was issued in January, 2013.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (4.3/10) [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The National, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You've Done It Again, Virginia"     3:09
2. "Santa Clara"     4:05
3. "Blank Slate"     3:15
4. "Tall Saint" (Demo)   3:44
5. "Without Permission"   Caroline Martin 3:37
6. "Forever After Days" (Demo)   3:01
7. "Rest of Years" (Demo)   3:40
8. "Slow Show" (Demo)   3:28
9. "Lucky You" (Daytrotter Session)   3:56
10. "Mansion on the Hill" (Live) Bruce Springsteen 4:38
11. "Fake Empire" (Live)   3:41
12. "About Today" (Live)   8:25

Personnel[edit]

The National[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Sufjan Stevens (1)
  • Marla Hansen (2)
  • Carin Besser - vocals (7)
  • Marc Meeuwissen - trombone (11 and 12)
  • Tom Verschooren - trombone (11 and 12)
  • John Birdsong - cornet (11 and 12)

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Peter Katis - recording and mixing (1, 2, 3, 4 and 7)
  • Brandon Reid - vocal recording (1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Bennett Paster - piano recording (1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Oliver Straus - recording and mixing (5)
  • Aaron Dessner - recording (6 and 8)
  • Bryce Dessner - recording (6)
  • Patrick Stolley - sound engineering (9)
  • Ed Haber - recording (10)
  • Adam Goldfried - mixing (10)
  • David Spelman - mixing (10)
  • Stef Van Alsenoy - recording (11 and 12)
  • Joel Hamburger - mixing (11 and 12)
  • Noah Mintz - mastering

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