UNAVAILABLE for years, bootlegged time and time again, and changing hands for feverish sums often well into the three figures, it’ll come as a relief to many a wax junkie that Island have announced a vinyl reissue programme for PJ Harvey’s catalogue with the label.
And the programme, which is set to run into 2021, commences with Rid of Me and 4-Track Demos, both of which will be back in the big racks at a record emporium near you from August 21st.
Rid of Me was her major-label debut, appearing in 1993 and reaching no.3 in the British album charts. Produced by Steve Albini, it featured the acclaimed singles “50ft Queenie” and “Man-Size”. .
4-Track Demos followed that same October, and is comprised of tunes recorded at home throughout 1991 and 1992. Self-produced, it presents the songs in a simple first incarnation.
Pre-order both Rid of Me and 4-Track Demos at https://pjharvey.kontraband.store/