The Sunset Tree


April 26, 2005






John Vanderslice

Previous Album

We Shall All Be Healed

Following Album

Get Lonely

The Sunset Tree is the ninth studio album by The Mountain Goats. It was released on April 26, 2005, by the label 4AD. A limited edition LP composed entirely of demos from this record was released, Come, Come to the Sunset Tree.

Tracks[edit | edit source]

  1. "You or Your Memory" – 2:15
  2. "Broom People" – 2:44
  3. "This Year" – 3:52
  4. "Dilaudid" – 2:10
  5. "Dance Music" – 1:57
  6. "Dinu Lipatti's Bones" – 3:18
  7. "Up the Wolves" – 3:27
  8. "Lion's Teeth" – 3:25
  9. "Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod" – 3:22
  10. "Magpie" – 2:00
  11. "Song for Dennis Brown" – 3:57
  12. "Love Love Love" – 2:48
  13. "Pale Green Things" – 4:19

Comments by John Darnielle About this Album[edit | edit source]

  • "But then after we moved here, I, you know, I wasn't quite sure what we were gonna do and our original contract with 4AD was for three records, and I sort of, because I'm me and I'm kind of defeatist and I have a thing about worrying that nobody actually likes me and that someday this will all be taken away, you know, I was like, well, we're gonna get to the third album of the contract and then you have to go back to the nursing business, right. So that's why I sort of, like, opened up and said 'well, I'm gonna tell a story that is true for the third record 'cause it'll probably be the last Mountain Goats record that ever gets made', was the thinking in my mind." -- 2013-01-20 - Rock for Roe at The Pinhook - Durham, NC

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