Published on August 10th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Patrick Wolf is set to Release a Double Album Titled ‘Sundark & Riverlight’
The new album by Patrick Wolf will be titled ‘Sundark & Riverlight’. It will be dropped on the 25th of September and it is designed to be a celebration of the artist’s recording career over the past ten years. Fans have been told to expect a number of acoustic re-recordings of the singer’s back catalog. He says that the project started when he realized that he had reached his 10th year jubilee as a recording artist. His first EP was released when he was just 19. The voice has matured significantly and now he feels the need to commemorate his participation in the music industry.
- The beginnings of a great career: The artist started playing with one instrument and singing without the support of microphones. At the time he was mainly seen in folk clubs, galleries and even on the streets. Over the years he has come to miss the raw communication and spontaneous energy of live performances. When he was introduced to the studio, he thought that he would be doing a one-man solo album but ended up dreaming about bigger things.
Eventually bassoons and bodhrans were added to his repertoire. In any case the new album will be the first time that Patrick Wolf makes a totally acoustic album. He worked with recording equipment and an analogue tape in order to ensure that everything was just as it should be. The album was recorded at the Peter Gabriel Real World Studios. However we are not yet clear about what the tracklisting is going to be. The album is said to include a new version of ‘Hard Times’ which was co-written with Buffy St Marie. We are also told to expect the original version of ‘Vulture’.
Is a celebratory concert tour in the works?
There will be some live appearances as Patrick Wolf celebrates his decade in the music business. He says that he will play an entirely different set every night so you can expect lots of new stuff and re-workings of older masterpieces. Here is the itinerary list:
29 Aug - London Old Vic Theatre
06 Nov - Salford Lowry
07 Nov - Cardiff Gate
20 Nov - Gateshead Sage Theatre
24 Nov - Warwick Arts Centre
25 Nov - Glasgow Cottiers
09 Dec - Penzance Ritz Theatre
10 Dec - Bristol St. George’s
11 Dec - Brighton St Mary’s Church
It is almost unbelievable to consider the fact that Patrick Wolf has been doing this for ten years. His debut album was ‘Lycanthropy’ and he released it way back in 2003. At that time he had been working on it for the best part of eight years. His unique talents have enabled him to prosper in a music genre that is constantly changing.