Patrick Wolf to release acoustic compilation

By | Published on Monday 13 August 2012

Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf will, on 25 Sep, release an all-acoustic anniversary LP spanning his ten years as a solo artist. Entitled ‘Sundark & Riverlight’, it was recorded on “analogue tape and recording equipment” in Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios.

Wolf recalls borrowing Gabriel’s grand piano: “I went on a mission to find a grand piano with the best bass response still full of character, and I was told about Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, but the piano there was too new for me. So Peter lent me his Bosendorfer Grand and later his bodhran and hammer dulcimer – the album and I are very grateful”.

Defining the significance of the collection at large, he says: “I thought it was time after ten years to take a moment to understand and document what these songs have grown up to be while I’ve been travelling them around the world the last decade”.

Having already announced a special concert date at London’s Old Vic theatre on 28 Aug, Patrick embarks on a wider GB tour on 6 Nov at the Lowry in Manchester.