The Red Tree (album)

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The Red Tree
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 11, 2006 (2006-04-11)
RecordedNovember 2005 - January 2006
GenreIndie rock
LabelVagrant Records
ProducerBrian McTernan
Moneen chronology
The Switcheroo Series: Burning Down The Pine Room
The Red Tree
Saying Something You Have Already Said Before: A Quiet Side of Moneen
Professional ratings
Review scores
AbsolutePunk.net95% link
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Contactmusic.com9/10 link
Emotionalpunk.com9/10 link
Europunk.net4.5/5 stars link
Punktastic.com4/5 stars link

The Red Tree is the third full-length album by the rock band Moneen. There was also a documentary that chronicled the writing and recording of this album. A music video was released for If Tragedy’s Appealing, Then Disaster’s An Addiction, and it has had some play-time on MuchMusic and FUSE.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Moneen.

1."Don't Ever Tell Locke What He Can't Do"2:58
2."If Tragedy's Appealing, Then Disaster's an Addiction"3:20
3."Bleed and Blister" (Version 3)3:27
4."The Day No One Needed to Know"6:05
5."This Is All Bigger Than Me"3:05
6."The Frightening Reality of the Fact That We Will All Have to Grow Up and Settle Down One Day"3:56
7."The Politics of Living and the Shame in Dying"3:37
8."The East Has Stolen What The West May Want"3:35
9."Seasons Fade… Fevers Rage... It's a Slow Decay"3:46
10."There Are a Million Reasons for Why This May Not Work… And Just One Good One for Why It Will"5:39
11."The Song I Swore to Never Sing"3:22
Total length:42:44

Additional Notes[edit]

On April 21, 2012 Record Store Day! The Red Tree will hit shelves once again on Vinyl. The Red Tree Repress

  • Don't Ever Tell Locke What He Can't Do is a reference to John Locke, a character on the television series Lost.
  • The East Has Stolen What The West May Want tells the story of two lovers who were separated by the Berlin Wall.
  • If you rewind it on your CD player for 1:09 seconds there is a short acoustic clip of The Last Song I Will Ever Want to Sing, which vocalist Kenny Bridges recorded by himself and added to the cd without the band's knowledge. The clip is supposed to make the transition between the Red Tree and the band's previous release, Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?
  • A limited run of The Red Tree was available on vinyl in early 2007 through the band's website and at shows only. Each copy is numbered, only 300 were available and includes a bonus track not available on the CD version.
  • The Red Tree was repressed on white and red vinyl for Record Store Day 2012. It featured bonus tracks "His Own Anomaly (39 42' 10" N 044 16' 30" E)" and previously released "Prepare Yourself...The Worst Is Yet To Come". A 7" single was also included, featuring two demos, "Hating Makes Hate OK" and "I'm Afraid Of The Lost Parade". The pressing was limited to 500 copies.