The National Announce Remastered Reissues of Early Albums

'The National,' 'Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers' and 'Cherry Tree' are all coming back to wax
The National Announce Remastered Reissues of Early Albums
Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the National's self-titled debut album, and the band are celebrating the milestone by remastering several of their earliest records. New versions of The National, 2003's follow-up Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, and 2004 EP Cherry Tree are set for release on February 26 via 4AD.

This isn't the first time these three records have been reissued — the band's original label, Brassland, reissued The National and Sad Songs in 2010 and Cherry Tree the following year. These new, 4AD-helmed reissues were all remastered at the famed Abbey Road Studios.

The three releases chart the band's evolution from melancholic folk rockers into the barnstorming alt-rockers that lit up the indie world with 2004's breakthrough album, Alligator.

Pre-order The NationalSad Songs for Dirty Lovers and Cherry Tree on black vinyl and CD here. Members of the National's fan club, Cherry Tree, can pre-order the albums on limited edition, split-colour vinyl here.