In the Trees

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In the Trees
The Watchmen - In The Trees.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 13, 1994
RecordedApril 1994 - Metal Works Studio, Mississauga, ON
LabelMCA Records
ProducerMr. Colson
The Watchmen chronology
McLaren Furnace Room
In the Trees
Brand New Day
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

In The Trees is the second studio album by Canadian rock band The Watchmen. With hits "Boneyard Tree", "All Uncovered", and "Lusitana", this was the band's breakthrough release in their home country of Canada. Videos for both "Boneyard Tree" and "All Uncovered" received heavy play on MuchMusic.

The album was certified Platinum in Canada by the Canadian Recording Industry Association on May 31, 1995.[2] To date, this is the band's only Platinum album in Canada.

Following the tour which supported the band's debut McLaren Furnace Room, bassist Pete Loewen decided to leave the band. He was replaced by Newfoundlander Ken Tizzard.

At this time, singer Daniel Greaves began to become more comfortable with his songwriting ability. Because of this, only three of the album's songs were credited to guitarist Joey Serlin.

The strength and success of the album provided the band with a nomination for Group of the Year at the 1995 Juno Awards. The award went to their MCA Records labelmates, The Tragically Hip.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "34 Dead St." (The Watchmen) - 3:13
  2. "Boneyard Tree" (Joey Serlin)- 4:08
  3. "Lusitana" (The Watchmen) - 4:36
  4. "Wiser" (The Watchmen) - 3:15
  5. "Calm" (Serlin) - 4:09
  6. "All Uncovered" (The Watchmen) - 4:34
  7. "In My Mind" (Serlin) - 4:00
  8. "Laugher" (The Watchmen) - 4:46
  9. "The South" (The Watchmen) - 4:07
  10. "Born Afire" (The Watchmen) - 4:41
  11. "Vovo Diva" (The Watchmen) - 3:45
  12. "Middle East" (The Watchmen) - 6:07

Album credits[edit]


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Mary Gaines - Cello on "All Uncovered"


  • Mr. Colson - Producer, Engineer
  • Assisted by Mark Peters and Mike Zirkel
  • Recorded Metal Works Studios, Mississauga, ON
  • Additional Recording at Smart Studios, Madison, WI
  • Mixed at Smart Studios by Mr. Colson
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME


  1. ^ In the Trees at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Gold Platinum Database: The Watchmen - In The Trees". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved September 12, 2013.