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The Virginia EP is an EP and compilation album by American indie rock band The National, released on May 20, 2008 on Beggars Banquet Records.[1] The release includes b-sides, demo recordings and live recordings relating to the band's fourth studio album, Boxer (2007). The CD version of the release includes a DVD featuring the documentary film, A Skin, A Night, by filmmaker Vincent Moon. A vinyl edition of The Virginia EP was issued in January, 2013.

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Pitchfork Media (4.3/10) [2]

ContentsEdit

 [hide*1 Track listing

Track listing[edit]Edit

All songs written and composed by The National, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You've Done It Again, Virginia"   3:09
2. "Santa Clara"   4:05
3. "Blank Slate"   3:15
4. "Tall Saint" (Demo) 3:44
5. "Without Permission"   Caroline Martin 3:37
6. "Forever After Days" (Demo) 3:01
7. "Rest of Years" (Demo) 3:40
8. "Slow Show" (Demo) 3:28
9. "Lucky You" (Daytrotter Session) 3:56
10. "Mansion on the Hill(Live) Bruce Springsteen 4:38
11. "Fake Empire(Live) 3:41
12. "About Today" (Live) 8:25

Personnel[edit]Edit

The National[edit]Edit

Additional musicians[edit]Edit

  • Sufjan Stevens (1)
  • Marla Hansen (2)
  • Carin Besser - vocals (7)
  • Marc Meeuwissen - trombone (11 and 12)
  • Tom Verschooren - trombone (11 and 12)
  • John Birdsong - cornet (11 and 12)

Recording personnel[edit]Edit

  • Peter Katis - recording and mixing (1, 2, 3, 4 and 7)
  • Brandon Reid - vocal recording (1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Bennett Paster - piano recording (1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Oliver Straus - recording and mixing (5)
  • Aaron Dessner - recording (6 and 8)
  • Bryce Dessner - recording (6)
  • Patrick Stolley - sound engineering (9)
  • Ed Haber - recording (10)
  • Adam Goldfried - mixing (10)
  • David Spelman - mixing (10)
  • Stef Van Alsenoy - recording (11 and 12)
  • Joel Hamburger - mixing (11 and 12)
  • Noah Mintz - mastering

Artwork[edit]Edit

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