Skyscraper National Park

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Skyscraper National Park
Skyscraper National Park (Hayden album).jpg
Studio album by Hayden
Released October 16, 2001 (Canada),
March 12, 2002 (U.S.A.),
September 2, 2002 (U.K.),
November 18, 2002 (Japan)[1]
Genre Acoustic rock, alternative country, indie folk, folk rock
Length 39:46
Label Hardwood Records/Universal Music Canada
Producer Hayden (Track 2 by Hayden, Kid Lunch, Mitch Roth, Damon Richardson & Marty Kinack)
Hayden chronology
The Closer I Get
(1998)The Closer I Get1998
Skyscraper National Park
Live at Convocation Hall
(2002)Live at Convocation Hall2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Jam!(favourable) link
Mojo5/5 stars [Dec 2002, pp. 114]
Neumu4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(8.2/10) link
PopMatters(favourable) link
Stylus(B-) link

Skyscraper National Park is the third album by Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden. It was released on Hardwood Records in Canada, on Badman Recording Co. in the U.S., on Loose Music in the U.K., and on Massive! in the Japan. There were two limited-edition pressings of this album. The first, comprising only 100 copies, was mainly for Hayden's friends and family. The second, comprising 1,500 copies, was sold on Hayden's cross-Canada tour.[2]

The album title comes from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slapstick.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Hayden Desser.

  1. "Mingus" - 3:39 (Hidden Pregap track on CD)
  2. "Street Car" – 4:35
  3. "Dynamite Walls" – 6:44
  4. "Steps into Miles" – 2:57
  5. "I Should Have Been Watching You" – 1:42
  6. "Long Way Down" – 4:11
  7. "Tea Pad" – 1:57
  8. "All in One Move" – 1:18
  9. "Bass Song" – 4:28
  10. "Carried Away" – 2:44
  11. "Looking for You in Me" – 3:36
  12. "Lullaby" – 5:41