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Boxer is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band The National, released on May 22, 2007 on Beggars Banquet Records. Produced by both Peter Katis and the band itself, the album has sold nearly 430,000 copies in the . Following its release, the album debuted at on the . Billboard 200, selling about 9,500 copies in its first week. A documentary film, titled A Skin, A Night, was released the following year

Beggars Japan, Beggars Banquet. This album hijacked my CD-player for a long time when I bought it a few years ago: what an album! The first song starts off with piano and when the band falls in you're in for a ride of twelve amazingly crafted original songs. The music appears simple by using the less is more technique, the drums are quite offbeat and occasionally they use trumpet and trombone which is quite odd for this music.

Under the dreary-eyed malaise of ‘Fake Empire’, The National return. Whilst the triumphant fist that previous LP Alligator rose may have lowered, Boxer documents the standard relationship gripes with absolute resignation and, though not quite as immediately arresting and rampant as its plaudit-acquiring predecessor, is an album of understated brilliance.

Boxer just hones in even more precisely and intimately on the heartfelt territory the band covers, with punchy-yet-polished production and orchestration by the Clogs' Padma Newsome giving these songs an intimacy and widescreen expansiveness that rivals the Arcade Fire. The album's first four songs are among the National's finest work yet: "Fake Empire" begins as a dead-of-night ballad that echoes Leonard Cohen, then peppy brass and guitars turn it into something joyous.

The band is true to the songs, but adds sonic touches that greatly improve each tune. Boxer Live In Brussels" (12 tracks; 49 mi. is exactly as the title implies, with the band playing the entire "Boxer" album live, in exactly the same sequence as the original studio album. We start off with "Fake Empire", and that song still gives me the chills. From there on, we go into a rousing "Mistaken For Strangers". Lead singer Matt Berninger is in fine voice throughout, and the rest of the band is likewise at their musical peak.

Indie Rock The National. Band Name The National.

Touring with the support of fellow New Yorkers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Alligator slowly but steadily generated critical acclaim and ended the year by being placed on a substantial number of "best of 2005" lists, as well as gaining the support of celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen

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1 Fake Empire 3:27
2 Mistaken For Strangers 3:32
3 Brainy 3:20
4 Squalor Victoria 3:01
5 Green Gloves 3:41
6 Slow Show 4:10
7 Apartment Story 3:34
8 Start A War 3:18
9 Guest Room 3:20
10 Racing Like A Pro 3:26
11 Ada 4:05
12 Gospel 4:29

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Recorded At – Tarquin Studios
  • Mixed At – Tarquin Studios
  • Recorded At – Seaside Lounge
  • Recorded At – Benny's Wash N' Dry
  • Mastered At – Kevorkian Mastering
  • Pressed By – Sonopress Arvato, USA – G588803


  • Arranged By [Additional Arrangements By] – Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner
  • Band [The National] – Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Bryce Dessner, Matt Berninger, Scott Devendorf
  • Design – Distant Station Ltd*
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Cory Foley-Marsello, Nathan Curry
  • Engineer [Second Engineer] – Greg Giorgio
  • Legal – Gillian Malken
  • Legal [For] – Carroll, Guido & Groffman*
  • Lyrics By – Carin Besser (tracks: 3, 11, 12), Matt Berninger (tracks: 3, 11, 12)
  • Management – Dawn Barger
  • Management [For] – Big Hassle
  • Mastered By – Fred Kevorkian
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Bassoon – Rachael Elliott
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Cello – Ha-Yang Kim
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Clarinet – Sara Phillips
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Flute – Alex Sopp
  • Musician [Additional Musician], French Horn – Jeb Wallace
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Keyboards – Thomas Bartlett
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Piano – Sufjan Stevens (tracks: 10, 11)
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Trombone – Tim Albright
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Trumpet – CJ Camerieri*
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Viola, Violin, Organ – Padma Newsome
  • Musician [Additional Musician], Vocals – Carin Besser, Marla Hansen, Pauline De Lassus
  • Orchestrated By [Orchestration By] – Padma Newsome
  • Photography By [Cover Photograph] – Abbey Drucker
  • Photography By [Interior Photographs] – Clara Claus
  • Producer [Additional Production] – Aaron Dessner
  • Producer [Produced By] – Peter Katis, The National
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording By] – Bennett Paster, Greg Giorgio, Josh Clark
  • Recorded By [Home Recording By] – Brandon Reid, The National
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Peter Katis
  • Written-By [All Songs Written By] – The National


Recorded and mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios, Bridgeport, CT
Home recording by The National and Brandon Reid in Brooklyn, NY and White Sulphur Springs, WV
Additional recording by Greg Giorgio, Josh Clark at the Seaside Lounge and Bennett Paster at Benny's Wash N' Dry, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered at Kevorkian Mastering, New York, NY.

℗ © 2007 Beggars Banquet Records Ltd
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Beggars Banquet Records Ltd
Made in the US.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 07618 02522 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 607618025229
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): BBQ 252CD [Sonopress Arvato logo] +A06+ G588803
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L028
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1005
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): BBQ 252CD [Sonopress Arvato logo] + A04 + G588803
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L028
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 10K2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): BBQ 252CD [Sonopress Arvato logo] + A04 + G588803
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L028
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1085

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BBQLP 252 The National Boxer ‎(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet BBQLP 252 US 2007
none The National Boxer ‎(12xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Beggars Banquet none Germany 2007
BBQCD 252 The National Boxer ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Beggars Banquet BBQCD 252 US 2007
BBQCD 252 The National Boxer ‎(CD, Album) Beggars Banquet BBQCD 252 Europe 2007
WPCB-10035 The National Boxer ‎(CD, Album) Beggars Japan, Beggars Banquet WPCB-10035 Japan 2007