The Closer I Get

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The Closer I Get
The Closer I Get (Hayden album).jpg
Studio album by Hayden
Released 12 May 1998[1]
Recorded Adelaide St. W. (Tracks 12, 13);
The Bathouse (Tracks 5, 8);
Bearsville (Tracks 4, 7, 10, 11);
Chemical Sound (Tracks 1, 2, 12);
John and Stu's (Tracks 3, 5, 8, 9);
Louie's Clubhouse (Track 6);
Oceanway (Track 6);
St. John's Rd. (Tracks 4, 5, 9, 10, 11);
Studio Litho (Tracks 3, 5, 8, 9)[2]
Genre Acoustic rock, indie folk, alternative country, folk rock
Length 45:07
Label Hardwood Records/Universal Music Canada
Producer Hayden,
Daryl Smith (Tracks 1, 2),
Steve Fisk (Tracks 3, 5, 8, 9),
John Hanlon (Tracks 4, 7, 10, 11),
Scott Litt (Track 6)
Hayden chronology
Everything I Long For
(1995)Everything I Long For1995
The Closer I Get
(1998)
Skyscraper National Park
(2002)Skyscraper National Park2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10) [4]

The Closer I Get is the second album by Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden. It is Hayden's first international release.[2] In Canada it was released on Hardwood Records/Universal, while in the United States it was released on Outpost Recordings/Geffen/Universal.[5]

The Closer I Get was released on vinyl by Hardwood Records for Record Store Day on April 19th, 2014. At that time, It was the only studio album to have never been released on vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Hayden Desser.

  1. "The Closer I Get" – 3:45
  2. "Stride" – 2:46
  3. "The Hazards of Sitting Beneath Palm Trees" – 2:44
  4. "Bullet" – 5:09
  5. "Waiting for a Chance to See Her" – 2:41
  6. "Two Doors" – 5:11
  7. "Between Us to Hold" – 2:07
  8. "Better Off Inside" – 3:02
  9. "Instrumental with Mellotron" – 2:23
  10. "Memphis" – 3:37
  11. "Nights Like These" – 2:48
  12. "You Are All I Have" – 5:40
  13. "I'll Tell Him Tonight" – 3:41

Notes[edit]