Close to Paradise

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Close to Paradise
Studio album by Patrick Watson
Released September 26, 2006
Recorded Breakglass Studio; Master Cuts, Montreal, Quebec
Genre Dream pop
Psych folk
Length 48:07
Label Secret City Records
Producer Patrick Watson with Jace Lasek and Jean Massicotte
Patrick Watson chronology
Just Another Ordinary Day
(2003)
Close to Paradise
(2006)
Wooden Arms
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Bande à part (8.4/10)[2]
Canoë 4.5/5 stars[3]
CHART (favourable)[4]
Pitchfork Media (5.2/10)[5]
Rockfeedback 4/5 stars[6]
Yahoo Music UK 7/10 stars[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]

Close to Paradise is the second album by Patrick Watson, released on September 26, 2006. On September 24, 2007, the album won the Polaris Music Prize, after reaching the finals alongside such other albums as Neon Bible (Arcade Fire), Ashtray Rock (Joel Plaskett Emergency), Woke Myself Up (Julie Doiron), and The Reminder (Feist).[9][10][11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Close to Paradise"
  2. "Daydreamer"
  3. "Slip Into Your Skin"
  4. "Giver"
  5. "Weight of the World"
  6. "The Storm"
  7. "Mr. Tom"
  8. "Luscious Life"
  9. "Drifters"
  10. "Man Under the Sea"
  11. "The Great Escape"
  12. "Sleeping Beauty"
  13. "Bright Shiny Lights"

In popular culture[edit]

The song "The Great Escape" was featured on episode 16 of the third season of Grey's Anatomy, which aired on February 15, 2007. It also appears in a commercial for Tropicana Products and the movie One Week. It also features during the credit sequences of The High Cost of Living. The song also appears in the movie "Struck by Lightning".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Bande à part review
  3. ^ Canoë review
  4. ^ CHART review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ Rockfeedback review
  7. ^ Yahoo Music UK review
  8. ^ Andy Fyfe Q, October 2007, Issue 255.
  9. ^ "Arcade Fire, Feist on Polaris short list". CBC News. July 10, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Feist, Fire get Polaris noms". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007. 
  11. ^ Love, Noah (2007-07-10). "Arcade Fire, Feist And The Dears Among Polaris Nominees". Chart (magazine). Retrieved 2008-11-20. 

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