News: PJ Harvey’s album ‘Stories from the city, stories from the sea’, gets a vinyl release along with a demos release



UMC/ Island will release the reissue of the vinyl of STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA, the fifth studio album by PJ Harvey, alongside a collection of unreleased demos which will be available on CD, vinyl and digital. All due 26 February

Produced by PJ Harvey with Rob Ellis and Mick Harvey, and originally released in October 2000, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea features the singles ‘Good Fortune’, ‘A Place Called Home’ and ‘This Is Love’ and includes a duet with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke on ‘This Mess We’re In’.  The album won the Mercury Music Prize in 2001.  Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of long time PJ Harvey producer Head. 

One of Harvey’s most acclaimed albums, STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA earned her multiple accolades, including BRIT Award nominations for Best British Female Artist two years in a row, Grammy Award nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Female Rock Performance and, of course, the Mercury Music Prize for Best Album. It reached number 23 in the UK Albums Chart and appeared extensively on end of year lists. 

The release will be accompanied by full restorations of the videos for ‘A Place Called Home’, ‘Good Fortune’ and ‘This is Love’.

STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA will be repressed on vinyl due 26 February 2021 on UMC/ Island. Pre order here.

LP Info

  • 1LP, 180gsm black vinyl
  • Full colour outer sleeve, with printed inner sleeve and lyrics insert
  • Download card

LP Track list

Side 1

1. Big Exit

2. Good Fortune

3. A Place Called Home

4. One Line

5. Beautiful Feeling

6. The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore

Side 2

1. This Mess We’re In

2. You Said Something

3. Kamikaze

4. This Is Love

5. Horses In My Dreams

6. We Float

STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA – DEMOS is available on digital, CD and vinyl on 26 February 2021 on UMC/ Island. Pre order here.

Along with the album release there is also an album of unreleased demos of every track written for the fifth PJ Harvey studio album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea, including demos of ‘Good Fortune’, ‘A Place Called Home’ and ‘This Is Love’.  Audio has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of long time PJ Harvey collaborator Head.  Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz. 

LP Info

  • 1LP, 180gsm black vinyl
  • Full colour outer sleeve, with printed inner sleeve
  • Artwork includes previously unseen photos
  • Download card

LP Track list

Side 1

1. Big Exit – Demo

2. Good Fortune – Demo

3. A Place Called Home – Demo

4. One Line – Demo

5. Beautiful Feeling – Demo

6. The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore – Demo

Side 2

1. This Mess We’re In – Demo

2. You Said Something – Demo

3. Kamikaze – Demo

4. This Is Love – Demo

5. Horses In My Dreams – Demo

6. We Float – Demo

Check out the demo version of ‘This Mess We’re In’, here

UMC/Island have announced a comprehensive reissue campaign which will see PJ Harvey’s back catalogue, plus her two albums in collaboration with John Parish, released on vinyl across 2020 and 2021. For the first time, each of PJ Harvey’s accompanying album demos will be available as a stand-alone album on CD, vinyl and digital
 
This catalogue project will celebrate every aspect of Harvey’s recording career and provide a comprehensive look at the evolution of a singular and extraordinary artist.

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