Cherry Tree (EP)

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Cherry Tree
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EP by The National
Released July 20, 2004
Recorded Gretchen's Kitchen; Tarquin Studios
Genre Indie rock
Length 28:26
Language English
Label Brassland
Producer Peter Katis, Nick Lloyd, Padma Newsome, The National
The National chronology
Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
Cherry Tree

Cherry Tree is an EP by the indie rock band The National, released in July 2004. It was reissued on June 28, 2011 by Brassland Records, the same label on which it was originally released.[1]


"Murder Me Rachael" is a live version taken from a Black Sessions recording, while "Reasonable Man (I Don't Mind)" is a song featuring Padma Newsome. In addition to CD, Cherry Tree was also released on limited edition red-colored 10" vinyl. An alternative version of the song "About Today" was featured in the 2011 movie "Warrior", directed by Gavin O'Connor, and the EP version was used in the 2013 movie "The East", directed by Zal Batmanglij. "Cherry Tree" was featured during the credits of the documentary If A Tree Falls. The song "All the Wine" was included on The National's follow-up album, Alligator.

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The National, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wasp Nest"   3:22
2. "All the Wine"   3:20
3. "All Dolled-Up in Straps"   4:11
4. "Cherry Tree"   4:27
5. "About Today"   4:11
6. "Murder Me Rachael" (Live)   3:37
7. "A Reasonable Man (I Don't Mind)" Padma Newsome 5:22


  • Recorded by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios, Nick Lloyd at Gretchen's Kitchen, Padma Newsome in Australia, and The National in Brooklyn.
  • Mixed by Nick Lloyd at Gretchen's Kitchen.
  • "Murder Me Rachael" is an extract from Black Session #200, broadcast by France Inter, Paris, on November 17, 2003, Studio 105.
  • "Murder Me Rachael" sound engineered by George Sautour.
  • Photography by Pope Rathman.
  • Design by Distant Station Ltd.
Additional musicians
  • Padma Newsome – viola, violin, vocals (on tracks 3 and 7), guitar (on track 7)
  • Nate Martinez – electric guitars (on track 1)
  • Nick Lloyd – piano and organ


  1. ^ Young, Alex (2011-04-29). "The National to reissue Cherry Tree EP on June 28th". Consequence of Sound.