Cherry Tree is an EP by the indie rock band The National, released in July 2004. "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. The song "About Today" was featured in the 2011 movie "Warrior", directed by Gavin O'Connor, and "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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed 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. "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
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