Close to Paradise is the second studio 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).
Complete your Patrick Watson collection. referencing Close To Paradise, LP, Album, RE, 180, SCR002LP. Side B is pressed off-center on my copy. Still tracks ok on my Rega, but definitely disappointing. The album is well produced, arrangement clever. As I'm a fan of the old big band from the 70's, I can feel some influences, but it's not a copy of all those bands. No, this LP sounds actual : a very nice piece of music, sort of little opera sometimes.
Before starting his quartet, Patrick Watson explored a variety of musical forms, from rock to electronica, and though Close to Paradise is clean indie pop, these other influences show up in the album frequently
Band Name Patrick Watson. Album Name Close To Paradise. Released date 02 October 2006. Labels Secret City Records. Music StyleJazz Rock. Members owning this album4. 1. Close To Paradise. 3. Slip Into Your Skin.
Patrick Watson Just Another Ordinary Day. 02:48. play) (pause) (download) (fb) (vk) (tw). Patrick Watson Swimming Pools. Patrick Watson Down At The Beach.
Make no mistake, there are pop gems that are happy to stand on their own like 'Giver', 'Luscious Life' or 'Drifters', but 'Bright Shiny Lights' is that much more uplifting after you take the trip that is 'Sleeping Beauty'.
Close to Paradise, 05:02. Slip into Your Skin, 03:37.
Close to Paradise, Watson's second album, emerged triumphant after the panel of Canadian critics failed to choose between the overwhelmingly better choices: Arcade Fire, Feist, the Besnard Lakes, Junior Boys, Julie Doiron, the Dears and Chad VanGaalen. While plenty of WTFing went down in the wake of Watson's win, a few listens to Paradise lend support to the album as a generic consensus pick. On his MySpace page, Watson lists among his influences Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley, Björk, John Coltrane, David Lynch, Claude Debussy, and Erik Satie.
|A1||Close To Paradise||5:02|
|A3||Slip Into Your Skin||3:37|
|A5||Weight Of The World||4:40|
|B10||Man Under The Sea||3:29|
|B11||The Great Escape||3:27|
|B13||Bright Shiny Lights||2:34|
NotesRecord store day 2012 reissue.
Printing error : The back cover indicates that track 7 (Mr. Tom) is on side A but it is actually the first track of side B
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 80341 02001 3
- Matrix / Runout (Trutone Mastering NY Carl 3-12): SCR002 A
- Matrix / Runout (Trutone Mastering Labs NY Carl 3-12): SCR002 B
|SCR002CD||Patrick Watson||Close To Paradise (CD, Album, Dig)||Secret City Records||SCR002CD||Canada||2006|
|VVR1048591||Patrick Watson||Close To Paradise (LP, Album)||V2 records||VVR1048591||Europe||2006|
|PFG130CD||Patrick Watson||Close To Paradise (CD, Album, Dig)||Peacefrog Records||PFG130CD||Europe||2009|
|PFG130CD||Patrick Watson||Close To Paradise (CD, Album, Dig)||Secret City Records||PFG130CD||Canada||2006|
|VVR1048598||Patrick Watson||Close To Paradise (CD, Album, Dig)||V2, Secret City Records||VVR1048598||Europe||2006|