PJ Harvey’s ‘Let England Shake’ is getting a vinyl reissue

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It’s the latest release from the singer-songwriter’s vinyl re-issue campaign

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PJ Harvey’s eighth studio album, Let England Shake, is being reissued on vinyl next month.

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The record, which was originally released in 2011, will be reissued with a separate collection of unreleased demos that will be available on CD, vinyl and digital on January 28 through UMC/Island.

Written over a period of two and a half years and recorded over five weeks at a church in Dorset in April and May 2010, Harvey drew inspiration from the likes of Harold Pinter, Francisco de Goya, World War I poet, Ari Folman and The Doors .


The album found Harvey researching the history of the conflict and exploring modern-day testimony from civilians and soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Let England Shake” took home the 2011 Mercury Music Awards, and won Album of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards. It entered the UK Albums Chart at number eight and was certified Gold for shipments of over 100,000 units.

To be released on January 28, you can pre-order to re-release Here and demo Here,

‘Let England Shake’ tracklist re-released:

side 1

‘Let England move’
‘The Last Living Rose’
‘Fantastic Land’
‘The Words That Make Murder’
‘all and all’
‘On Battleship Hill’


side 2

‘In the dark places’
‘Bitter Branches’
‘Hang in the Wire’
‘Written on the forehead’
‘The Color of the Earth’

‘Let England Shake’ Demo Tracklist:

side 1

‘Let England Move’ – Demo
‘The Last Living Rose’ – Demo
‘The Glorious Land’ – Demo
‘The Words That Make Murder’ – Demo
‘All and Everyone’ – Demo
‘On Battleship Hill’ – Demo

Side 2:

‘England’ – Demo
‘In the Dark Places’ – Demo
‘Bitter Branches’ – Demo
‘Hanging in the Wire’ – Demo
‘Written on the Forehead’ – Demo
‘Colors of the Earth’ – Demo

This latest release comes as part of Harvey’s vinyl re-issue campaign.

The legendary artist’s discography is the subject of an extensive reprint campaign by UMC/Islands and the Beggars, which aims to “celebrate every aspect of Harvey’s recording career and take a comprehensive and exciting look at the evolution of one of the most prodigious and extraordinary artists of all time.” of modern times”.

Harvey’s second collaborative album with John Parrish, A Woman a Man Walked By – which was first released on March 30, 2009 – It was the last album in their discography to be re-released on 23 July.,

PJ Harvey’s previous vinyl reissues include “Dry”, “Rid of Me”, “To Bring Your Love”, “Stories from the City” and “Is This Desire?” Are included.

Last month, PJ Harvey announced a new narrative poem titled orlam,

The singer-songwriter wrote on her official website that the book is “the product of six years of intense writing”, confirming the publication date of April 28, 2022. You can pre-order it from here. Here,

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