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Adventures In Your Own Backyard


Patrick Watson


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Lighthouse   MP3 sample
  2   Blackwind   MP3 sample
  3   Step Out for a While   MP3 sample
  4   The Quiet Crowd   MP3 sample
  5   Into Giants   MP3 sample
  6   Morning Sheets   MP3 sample
  7   Words in the Fire   MP3 sample
  8   The Things You Do   MP3 sample
  9   Strange Crooked Row   MP3 sample
  10   Noisy Sunday   MP3 sample
  11   Adventures in Your Own Backyard   MP3 sample
  12   Swimming Pools   MP3 sample


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Adventures in Your Own Backyard was recorded almost entirely in a home studio next door to Watson's apartment in the Plateau neighbourhood of Montreal. The location was chosen for several reasons: the band wanted to return to the city after several years of touring, they felt that they would produce their best work by avoiding the time constraint and stress of recording in a professional studio, and it also allowed Watson to care for his two young children in between recording sessions. According to drummer Robbie Kuster, the relaxed and informal environment “really let [the band] dig in to the writing and the arranging” of the album. However, the album's title refers to more than just the physical location of where it was recorded; as Watson explains,

“We did record it in our backyard, so there’s that aspect, but to me, backyard means the people you have around in the back of your head, not where you have your barbecues. Everyone has their own definition of what a backyard means, and I also think that after seeing so much while travelling, it was exotic to come home and pay attention to the details of where we live.”

Though the band is named after its lead singer, Watson, he maintains that “when people say 'Patrick Watson’ I don’t think of me… I think of an entity” and has cited the track “Morning Sheets” as an example of a song whose tune was written by someone else (Kuster and Mishka Stein).

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Artist: Patrick Watson
Album: Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Cat #: 6233022
Date: 06/05/2012
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
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Genres: Rock
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