Elk-Lake Serenade

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Elk Lake Serenade
Elk Lake Serenade (Hayden album).jpg
Studio album by Hayden
Released 18 May 2004 (Canada / USA),
16 August 2004 (UK),
August 2004 (Australia / NZ)
Genre Acoustic rock, alternative country, indie folk, folk rock
Length 48:29
Label Hardwood/Universal Music Canada (Canada),
Badman Recording Company (USA),
Loose Music (UK),
SPUNK (Australia / NZ)
Hayden chronology
Live at Convocation Hall
(2002)Live at Convocation Hall2002
Elk-Lake Serenade
(2004)
In Field & Town
(2008)In Field & Town2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Guardian Unlimited 4/5 stars link
The Independent 4/5 stars
Jam! (ambivalent) link
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10) link
PopMatters (1) (favourable) link
PopMatters (2) (ambivalent) link
Q 4/5 stars [Sep 2004, p.119]
The Sunday Times (London) 4/5 stars

Elk-Lake Serenade is the fourth album by Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden. It was released on 18 May 2004 in Canada (on Hayden's own record label, Hardwood Records) and in the U.S. (on the Badman Recording Co.). It was released two months later in the UK on Loose Music, and in Australia and New Zealand on Spunk Records.

Elk Lake is a community in Northern Ontario.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Hayden Desser.

  1. "Wide Eyes" – 2:12
  2. "Home by Saturday" – 3:19
  3. "Woody" – 1:53
  4. "This Summer" – 2:56
  5. "Hollywood Ending" – 2:55
  6. "Robbed Blind" – 2:17
  7. "Killbear" – 3:34
  8. "Through the Rads" – 1:19
  9. "Starting Over" – 2:31
  10. "Don't Get Down" – 3:19
  11. "Roll Down That Wave" – 1:38
  12. "My Wife" – 3:02
  13. "1939" – 4:45
  14. "Elk-Lake Serenade" – 1:01
  15. "Looking Back to Me" – 5:21
  16. hidden track – 4:19 (begins approx. 2:14 after "Looking Back to Me")