Close to Paradise

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Close to Paradise
Close to paradise.jpg
Studio album by Patrick Watson
Released September 26, 2006 (2006-09-26)
Recorded Breakglass Studio; Master Cuts, Montreal, Quebec
Genre Alternative folks
Length 48:07
Label Secret City
Patrick Watson chronology
Just Another Ordinary Day
Close to Paradise
Wooden Arms
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Bande à part(8.4/10)[2]
Canoë4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media(5.2/10)[5]
Rockfeedback4/5 stars[6]
Yahoo Music UK7/10 stars[7]
Q4/5 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".


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  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 June 23, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007.
  11. ^ Love, Noah (2007-07-10). "Arcade Fire, Feist And The Dears Among Polaris Nominees". Chart. Archived from the original on 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Patrick Watson – Close to paradise". Music Canada.

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