PJ HARVEY – ” Is This Desire? ” Reissue

Posted: December 3, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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PJ Harvey has announced the latest installment of her ongoing reissues series. Next up is her 1998 album “Is This Desire?”, which will be re-released on vinyl on January 29th, 2021 via UMe/Island, alongside a separate demo compilation of tracks from the album, the latter of which will also be released on streaming services. Co-produced by Flood and Head the album was Harvey’s fourth studio album and the follow-up to 1995’s To Bring You My Love.

Listen to the demo of her song “Angelene” below. In August, Harvey reissued 1996’s Dance Hall at Louse Point. Her documentary film “A Dog Called Money”, which followed the creation of her 2016 album The Hope Six Demolition Project, is having online screenings next week ahead of its wider North American digital release.

Harvey commented, I’m very happy to be releasing the Is This Desire? demos for the first time. When I am writing an album the demos of the songs capture the atmosphere of the moment in a way that can never be replicated. I made this collage for Nick during the time I was writing this album, and in some ways the words of the collage went on to inform the song, Is This Desire?, and indeed the whole album. The collage is currently on display in the Nick Cave , ‘Stranger Than Kindness’ exhibition at The Black Diamond in Copenhagen.
 
The demos album comes with the same track listing as the studio album proper and features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz.
 

Producer, Associated Performer, Vocals, Guitar: PJ Harvey Composer Lyricist: Polly Jean Harvey

Image may contain: 2 people, text that says 'Itis Iti_ow" It not far now "We are almost there, she said. He saw stars and stars and stars in the sky. They hadnever seemed so bright. Far away he seemed to hear happy voices singing. "Even the skies seem to be happy tonight, And outside, the bright stars sho' and the happy voices sang'

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