Sundark and Riverlight
Patrick Wolf - Sundark and Riverlight
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
User Score
Based on 1 rating
October 15, 2012 / Release Date
Compilation / Format
Bloody Chamber Music / Essential Music / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Sundark And Riverlight presents the strongest possible evidence of his status as not just interesting or unique or inventive, but a songwriter of the highest standing.

Drowned in Sound

Sundark and Riverlight is him at his distilled best, tears in his eyes, glitter on his cheeks, tragic, magnificent, ours.


If the goal of Sundark and Riverlight was to prove Wolf's repertoire has songwriting merit beyond the layers of mythology and biography and reinventions, it's an unqualified success; on its own, every arrangement is entirely thoughtful and praiseworthy.

Under The Radar

Wolf bleats as if he’s conducting an exorcism, and indeed this excellent compilation of old tracks revisited sound like a profound psychic cleanse.


All it really does is make you long for the originals.

Consequence of Sound

A good deal of the songs on Sundark and Riverlight gain little from these revised arrangements, even losing some of Wolf’s patented eccentricities.

Oct 22, 2017
Sundark and Riverlight is Wolf's attempt at looking back and cementing his previous decade of a career. There is no doubt that the guy can write great songs, even his two worst albums, The Bachelor and Lupercalia had their fair share of brilliant moments, but instead of offering fans a best of or greatest hits (which he doesn't have many of... just being honest) he instead revisits various singles and album tracks in newly recorded versions. This is a trend that for some reason had become ... read more
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Track List

Disc 1: Sundark

  1. Wind in the Wires 
  2. Oblivion 
  3. The Libertine 
  4. Vulture 
  5. Hard Times 
  6. Bitten 
  7. Overture 
  8. Paris 

Disc 2: Riverlight

  1. Together 
  2. The Magic Position 
  3. Bermondsey Street 
  4. Bluebells 
  5. Teignmouth 
  6. London
  7. House 
  8. Wolf Song
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Added on: September 28, 2012