The National Announce Reissues Of Early Albums

The National, have announced the reissuing of their debut self-titled release along with 2003’s follow-up Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers and
The National, have announced the reissuing of their debut self-titled release along with 2003’s follow-up Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers and

The National, have announced the reissuing of their debut self-titled release along with 2003’s follow-up Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers and 2004’s Cherry Tree EP on February 26th, 2021 via 4AD. With all three records having been remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the 2021 represses stay faithful to their original artwork and further emphasising the early signs of the band’s sound.

The National
Originally Released July 2, 2001

Originally Released July 19 2004 Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021, The National’s self-titled debut album of sozzled Americana is a thing of beauty, laden with heavy hints that this was a special band in the making. Their first release, The National arrived two years after The National formed, a time when they were juggling bandlife with needing to hold down full-time jobs. And while nods to artists that inspired them (Pavement, Silver Jews) can be heard, so too are the beginnings of something all their own.

CD / LP (Black Vinyl) / Digital
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1. / A1. Beautiful Head
2. / A2. Cold Girl Fever
3. / A3. The Perfect Song
4. / A4. American Mary
5. / A5. Son
6. / A6. Pay For Me
7. / B1. Bitters & Absolut
8. / B2. John’s Star
9. / B3. Watching You Well
10. / B4. Theory Of The Crows
11. / B5. 29 Years
12. / B6. Anna Freud

Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers
Originally Released September 1, 2003

CD / LP (Black Vinyl) / Digital
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1. / A1. Cardinal Song
2. / A2. Slipping Husband
3. / A3. 90-Mile Water Wall
4. / A4. It Never Happened
5. / A5. Murder Me Rachael
6. / B1. Thirsty
7. / B2. Available
8. / B3. Sugar Wife
9. / B4. Trophy Wife
10. / B5. Fashion Coat
11. / B6. Patterns Of Fairytales
12. / B7. Lucky You

Cherry Tree EP
Originally Released July 19, 2004

CD / 12” (Black Vinyl) / Digital
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1. / A1. Wasp Nest
2. / A2. All The Wine
3. / A3. All Dolled-Up In Straps
4. / A4. Cherry Tree
5. / B1. About Today
6. / B2. Murder Me Rachael (Live)
7. / B3. Reasonable Man (I Don’t Mind

Pre-order on black vinyl and CD here: https://4ad.ffm.to/thenationalreissues. Visit americanmary.com for more information