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  • Audio CD (10 Sept. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Msi Music/Super D
  • ASIN: B000S1KQ46
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,891,806 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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I first heard Patrick Watson on a soundtrack to BBC3's Our World War, the track was by the Cinematic Orchestra. I then decided to buy this and it's a rich and interesting album. As a bereft Jeff Buckley fan Patrick's voice hits the spot. I am suitably curious enough now to explore more.
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Format: Audio CD
if you only buy essential albums then this needs to go in your collection. unique soundscapes, beautiful falsetto - i mean beautiful - wonderfully crafted songs and a great soundtrack for the cold winter nights. just cannot stop playing this and it keeps giving me something new on each listen. it is very easy to see why this album won the polaris (canadian mercury award) award.

do yourself a favour friend and check these guys out - you will not be dissappointed
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