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A couple interviews and...

PJ audio interview on NPR's "Fresh Air"


Text interview with the Onion AV Club

oh, and

PJ Harvey to be offered chance to become 'official war song correspondent'

"We are certainly interested in working with PJ Harvey," said Roger Tolson, the museum's head of collections. "It is something we can take forward as we have never commissioned anybody in that capacity. We have other kinds of works of art using sound, like the art of Susan Philipsz, who won the last Turner prize, but we have never sent a musician out to a conflict zone."

Tolson said the museum wanted "a different perspective". "We want to find fresh pairs of eyes, although in this case it would be a fresh voice," he said.

The initiative was prompted by an interview Harvey gave last week to Radio 4's Front Row. She told presenter John Wilson she would have gone out to write songs in the field of battle had she had been asked. "I would have relished that," she said. "I find myself more and more yearning to do work like that, even if there is no such official appointment, to just go out there anyway."


NEW Polly Listening Links

You can listen to the new PJ Harvey Album In full here > http://www.npr.org/2011/02/06/133495228/first-listen-pj-harvey-let-england-shake#playlist its so magical my personal favourites are
'on battleship hill' 'the words that maketh murder' 'england'.

You can hear the new Bside for 'the words that maketh murder' here its so beautiful

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PJ Harvey to release new album in February

PJ Harvey has named her new album 'Let England Shake' and will release it on February 14.

The album, her first full solo release since 2007's 'White Chalk', has been recorded with John Parish, with whom she released last year's 'A Woman A Man Walked By' collaboration album.

Produced by Flood (Depeche Mode, The Jesus And Mary Chain, U2), the album also features production contributions from former Bad Seeds member Mick Harvey and musician Jean-Marc Butty.

"We played most of the music live," Harvey told NME of the album, part-recorded in a church in Dorset. "I didn’t set down any rules. For some reason, we were all in a very good place, with a lot of energy, intensity and vitality in us at that time. It was a really enjoyable experience, and I think the record’s ended up full of energy and quite an uplifting experience because of it."

For the full, exclusive interview with PJ Harvey get the new issue of NME magazine. It's on newsstands across the UK from tomorrow (November 24), or available digitally worldwide now.

Source: NNM

my personal Best of PJ mix cd

Rid Of Me Rid Of Me
Rub Til It Bleeds Rid Of Me
Track 02 4-Track Demos
C'mon Billy To Bring You My Love
The Sky is Lit Up Is This Desire
The Letter Uh Huh Her
Mainiac C'Mon Billy (Single)
I Think I'm A Mother To Bring You My Love
Shame Uh Huh Her
Sheela-Na-Gig Dry
It's You Uh Huh Her
C'Mon Billy To Bring You My Love
Dress (live) WHFS Just Passing Through
Perfect Day Louise Is This Desire
The Garden Is This Desire
Why its so hard? Rarities
No Girl So Sweet Is This Desire
Plants and Rags Dry
I Can Hardly Wait...
This Is Love Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Angeline Is This Desire
Is This Desire Is This Desire

I made this cd for a friend of mine who doesn't know PJ's music that well. Now that I've posted it here, I"m noticing a few more favorites that didn't make it on. Most noticeably at this moment is Kamikazi and Good Fortune, off of Stories. In case it isn't obvious, I haven't liked her newer albums as much.

PJ speaks about new album, performs a song

Hi all, apparently Polly did an interview and played a new song back in April on the BBC. The song she played was Let England Shake, which someone in this community posted about a little whiles back. Anyways, she spoke about the new album some in the interview (transcription taken from this site):

“I’ve written about half of my new record on one of these,” Harvey said, referring to a nearby autoharp to be used for the performance that followed. “I’ve got three autoharps and I’ve had them tuned in slightly different chords, uh, fixtures here, so that they’re slightly out of the normal line of what an autoharp would sound like. There’s a lot more minor keys, a lot of darker keys."

"The next body of work [‘Let England Shake’], it’s an example of the whole album, really, in that i was looking outwards a lot more. I think a lot of my work has often been about the interior, the emotional, what happens inside oneself. This time I’ve just been looking out, so it’s not only to do with taking a look at England, but taking a look at the world and what’s happening in the current day world affairs. But always trying to come from the human point of view because I don’t feel qualified to sing from a political standpoint."

Full interview and performance can be found on PJ Harvey's site, and this site has an mp3 of the performance.
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