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Song Of The Week: Born To Die (cover) by Patrick Wolf

This is my favourite LDR song and I’ve been waiting for a cover featuring a male voice. I’m glad Patrick did it,  I’m big fan of Wind In The Wires. I prefer his voice when it’s deeper than this, it’s what I think Lee Pace would/should sound like when he sings. 

The LDR version is like a big hollywood film noir. This version is like a sad little european independent. Listen with headphones.

LONDON — English singer-songwriter Patrick Wolf has attached to score B Good Picture Company’s film about the early life of Noel Coward, in which “Glee” star Chris Colfer plays Coward.

The pic is scripted by playwright Martin Sherman (“Bent,” “Mrs Henderson Presents”), and will be helmed by Joe Stephenson. Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Pryce are in talks to join the cast.

Wolf, who is best known for his use of classical instruments and electro-acoustic composition, has contributed to the soundtracks of such films as John Maybury’s “The Edge of Love” and Samantha Morton’s “The Unloved,” but this will be his first score.

“I am so thrilled for my first film soundtrack composition to be about Noel Coward’s early life. We both grew up in the same parts of South West London, and began our journeys onto the stage and into writing at the same precocious age,” Wolf said.

“The script, director, Noel Coward Estate and the cast attached combined are already in perfect synergy to make this something magical.”

As well as recording his sixth studio album, Patrick is performing at a selection of shows this year, including a special one-off show with Patti Smith in Paris next month.

The film, currently given the working title “Noel,” is working to a late summer shoot. It was developed with assistance from the British Film Institute, and with the support of the Noel Coward Estate. It is produced by Stephenson, Colin Vaines, Julia Valentine, Jane Wright, Enfys Dickinson and Dan Pickering. Metro International is selling worldwide.

“Noel” will be the second feature from Stephenson, who recently completed his first, “Chicken,” starring Yasmin Paige (“The Double”), Scott Chambers and Morgan Watkins (“Wild Bill”).

My “SONGS FOR AUTUMN” playlist:

1. Agnes Obel - The Curse || 2. Owl John - Songs About Roses || 3. Greg Laswell - Comes and Goes (In Waves) || 4. Coldplay - The Scientist || 5. Gabrielle Aplin - Salvation || 6. The National - Slow Show || 7. Arcade Fire - Suburban War || 8. Cold War Kids - Skip The Charades || 9. Boy & Bear - Feeding Line || 10. Joshua James - Holly, Halej || 11. Birdy - Wings || 12. Kodaline - All I Want || 13. Mumford & Sons - After The Storm || 14. Editors - These Streets Are Still Home To Me || 15. Bon Iver - Blood Bank || 16. Keane - Strangeland || 17. Tom Odell - Another Love || 18. Phosphorescent - Song For Zula || 19. Patrick Wolf - Damaris || 20. Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane || 21. OneRepublic - Secrets || 22. The Courteeners - Cameo Brooch || 23. Saybia - The Day After Tomorrow || 24. Dry The River - No Rest || 25. Travis - Closer || 26. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars || 27. Wild Beasts - End Come Too Soon || 28. London Grammar - Strong || 29. Woodkid - Boat Song || 30. Patrick Watson - Lighthouse || 31. Matt Cardle - Water || 32. Nils Frahm - Familiar (Spaces Version) || 33. Poppy Ackroyd - Grounds || 34. Sebastian Plano - Living || 35. Szabó Balázs Bandája - Bájoló

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There’s nothing more shameful than a person who wants to make you feel shameful, nothing more disgusting than a person who wants to make you feel disgusting and nothing more beautiful than a person who wants to make you feel beautiful.
—  Patrick Wolf