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Close To Paradise [CD]

Patrick Watson Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Patrick Watson is a musical mad scientist. He’s an internationally acclaimed singer, composer, songwriter, and producer. Patrick Watson is also the name of this mad genius’ band, fleshed-out like Frankenstein by Robbie Kuster, Mishka Stein, and Simon Angell.

Both the man and his monster have received international acclaim since the September 2006 release of Close to Paradise ... Read more in Amazon's Patrick Watson Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (5 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B003JCTIM2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,713 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Close to art-rock paradise 2 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
I've been consumed with this CD for the last couple of weeks. Musically, it's very satisfying, with varied and always effective instrumentation (samples, banjo, glock, horns, strings, accordian) augmenting the strong keyboard and electric guitar contributions. Watson's classical grounding and method is clear, as is his songwriting talent - songs take on engrossing chord sequences, key changes and time signatures. I'm not enamoured with the unrefined production, but the songs and performances make this my best purchase in a while. Highlight: Man under the Sea, but others come pretty close.

Recommended to fans of art-rock, baroque pop etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why is this guy not more well known? 25 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD
I shall repeat, why is this guy not more well known? Hopefully with his upcoming appearance on the Cinematic Orchestra's new album he will be propelled into the spotlight and will have Amazon buyers falling over themselves to write adoring reviews. Ok vocally he does remind me alot of Jeff Buckley (which is quite an achievment in itself) and the very overated Anthony & the Johnsons who I personally find un-listenable. The music is unlike anything else out there at the moment, ranging from simple piano arrangements to lush & elaborate compositions which give his vocal range a true workout. Do yourself a favour and savour the sonic delights of this album, you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden classic 25 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
This album is special. It's an album which needs to be listened to - I tried to listen to it first time in my car but that didn't work. You need to be in a quiet corner so that you can hear all the intricate bits of music. He has an unusual voice which reminds me of Jeff Buckley. I can also hear traces of Pink Floyd in there as well. Each track has its high points but the standout track is the unbelievable Great Escape.
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5.0 out of 5 stars enchanting album 28 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
Absolutly beautiful have listened to it almost non stop. Bought it after hearing him featured on Ma Fleur and have not been dissapointed. enchanting vocals, and some truly original arrangments. highly recommended
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