Patrick Wolf: The Bachelor

On June 1, 2009, “Bloody Chamber Music” released “The Bachelor”, the fourth Patrick Wolf studio album. It was recorded 2008 -2009, at ”Parkgate Studios” in Battle Hastings, “Olympic Studios”, “Assault and Battery Studios”, “The Dairy”, “Bankside Lofts”, “Ken Thomas’s House”, “The Fritzl Dungeon” in London, “The Hellish Vortex” in Berlin, “Studio de La Reine” in Paris, and was produced by Patrick Wolf.


  • Patrick Wolf – vocals, balalaika, ukulele, electronics, viola, grand piano, organ, harmonium, programming, string arrangements, mixing
  • Thomas White – guitar
  • Nick Haward – bass guitar, double bass
  • Marcello Vig – drums
  • Thomas Bloch – Ondes Martenot
  • Derek Apps – clarinet
  • Debs White, Gillon Cameron, Louisa Aldridge, Sarah Button, Stephen Hussey, Victoria Sutherland – violin
  • Emma Owens, Fiona Leggat, Lucy Morgan – viola
  • Helen Rathbone, Ivan Hussey, Tim Wells, Vicky Matthews – cello
  • Eliza Carthy – vocals, fiddle
  • Rose Marie – Irish whistle
  • David Coulter – saw
  • Aaron Sokell, Amy Stead, Chinique Blackwood, Jenny LaTouche, Patsy McKay, Waleed Isaacs (Gospel Choir) – vocals
  • Alice Davies, Edward Larrikin, Eliza Carthy, Victoria Sutherland, William Pollock (Tribe Vocals) – vocals
  • Fiona Brice,Patrick Wolf, Patsy McKay – conductor choir
  • Fiona Brice – string arrangements
  • Tilda Swinton – narrator
  • Al Lawson, Catherin Marks, Dave Emery*, Jonathan Krisp, Jonathan Shakhovskoy, Ken Thomas, Mark Allaway – engineer
  • Jonathan Shakhovskoy – mixing, co-producer
  • Nick Thornton Jones, Warren Du Preez – artwork, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Patrick Wolf, except where noted.

  1. Kriegspiel
  2. Hard Times
  3. Oblivion
  4. The Bachelor
  5. Damaris – lyrics from the old Appalachian folk song “Poor Little Turtle Dove”
  6. Thickets
  7. Count of Casualty
  8. Who Will?
  9. Vulture
  10. Blackdown – Patrick Wolf, Alec Empire
  11. The Sun Is Often Out
  12. Theseus
  13. Battle
  14. The Messenger – Patrick Wolf, Alec Empire

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