Formerly The Conqueror – originally the second part of a double album entitled Battle – the album's title and concept was changed by Wolf in August 2010. On 4 November 2010, Wolf announced that the first single from the album was to be 'Time of My Life' and the song was posted on YouTube
Redirected from The Bachelor (Patrick Wolf album)). The Bachelor is the fourth studio album by English-Irish singer-songwriter Patrick Wolf. The organ parts were recorded using the organ at St. George's church in Brede, East Sussex. The album charted at on the UK album charts. The album was mixed at The Chairworks recording complex in Yorkshire. The Bachelor was originally part of a double album entitled Battle, named for the Sussex town where he recorded the new material.
Fiddle, Vocals – Eliza CarthyGrand Piano, Instruments – Patrick Wolf. The album was recorded between 2008-2009 at the following studios: Parkgate Studios (Battle, Hastings); Olympic Studios (Barnes, London), The Hellish Vortex (Prenzlauberg, Berlin) Studio de La Reine (Paris), Assault and Battery Studios (London), The Dairy (Brixton, London), Bankside Lofts (SE1, London), Ken Thomas’s House (Arford), and The Fritzl Dungeon (Curtain Road, London).
But it was on 2007's The Magic Position that Wolf World was fully realised. Opening with his strongest songs yet (the radio-friendly title track and the club-friendly 'Accident and Emergency'), it took an impressive detour through a dreamworld worthy of Angela Carter – an inspiration now made explicit in the name of his own record label, Bloody Chamber. Still, The Bachelor would be closer to the masterpiece we've been rooting for if Wolf had laid off the Celtic tinge a little to create something majestically alien (as he manages, for a stretch, on 'Damaris', where the blend of electronica and orchestra holds its own with Barry Adamson or Nellee Hooper's finest moments); if he'd. And in his defence, this album is intended to be the emotional blowout before the celebration of part two: The Conqueror – perhaps the pop payoff will come through next year. Here's to the next episode.
If Wolf’s last album, The Magic Position was the artist embracing life perhaps a little too enthusiastically after his deeply introspective early works, The Bachelor exhibits the same confidence without Magic’s rainbow-fairycake naivety and comes out better because of it. If anything, the Wolf is out of his cave and determinedly angry at those who’ve kept him in there for so long – As he so ardently declares to flailing guitar rock of Battle : ‘Since I was twelve, and me versus the world, I got so sick of being told my identity was a minorit. nd now we’ve got a battl. ts.
Patrick Wolf: The Bachelor. Pity poor Patrick Wolf, a man permanently at the end of his tether. A couple of years ago he announced his retirement from music on his fan discussion boards, an event that duly did not come to pass. Well, being misunderstood is likely to be the fate of androgynous blond men - "flamboyant" scarcely does him justice - with a penchant for Celtic folk.
The Bachelor" lyrics. No one will wear my silver ring. Poor little turtle dove sitting up in pine, Mourning for your own true love, Why not me for mine, why not, why not me for mine? I've got hogs in the pen and corn to feed them up, All I want is someone who will feed them when I'm dead and gone, feed them when I'm dead and gone. Cause I'm not gonna marry in the fall And I'm not gonna marry in the spring I'll never marry - marry at all No one will wear my silver ring Wear my silver ring, boy.
This first album is, according to Patrick Wolf, loosely based on his life and experiences as a single man away from home; heartbroken and in deep dispair . Firmly planting himself as the hero, Patrick tells a winding tale plunging depths to retribution, ostentatiously bloated with high camp, vast orchestration and drama. Patrick enlists the help of folk royalty Eliza Carthy to duet with him on The Bachelor, a song about a pig farmer who needs someone to look after his pigs after his death. Wolf sounds like David Sylvian covering Marc Almond throughout.