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Patrick Wolf New Album Details
The Quietus , August 9th, 2012 12:46

Celebrating ten years of music

This September will see Patrick Wolf release Sundark & Riverlight a double album made available through Wolf's own independent label, Bloody Chamber Music. The release will coincide with a world tour, including several dates in the UK including one at The Old Vic Theatre in London on the 29th August.

The album will feature several re-recordings of previous Wolf tracks, marking ten years of music making for the South London bred Singer-Songwriter. The inclusion of these re-recordings has given Wolf a chance to develop old staples, and cement new interpretations of tracks that have developed from their original recordings during extensive travelling and performing live.

As well as these compositional alterations, Wolf has also been making use of Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios to enhance the recording quality of these early tracks, which were originally committed to their final mixdown using a budget home studio setup. This has included ensuring only analogue tape and recording equipment were used on the recording of Sundark & Riverlight, which will be his first exclusively acoustic album. As well as using Peter Gabriel's studio Wolf's measures in creative control led him to borrow the veteran musicians Bosendorfer piano, as well as his bodhran and hammer dulcimer.

Although the full tracklist has not yet been published, Wolf has published on his website that the album will feature a new version of 'Hard Times' co-written with Buffy St Marie, as well as the original version of 'Vulture'.