PJ HARVEY – ‘STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA’ DEMOS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 26 ON VINYL + DIGITAL

STORIES FROM THE CITY,
STORIES FROM THE SEA – DEMOS

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 26 ON CD, VINYL AND DIGITAL

LISTEN TO DEMO VERSION OF ‘THIS MESS WE’RE IN’ HERE – https://PjHarvey.lnk.to/TMWI-Demo

 On 26th February, 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.

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 is repressed on vinyl. Out 26 February 2021 on UMC/ Island. Pre order here.

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.



IS THIS DESIRE? is repressed on vinyl. Out 29 January 2021 on UMC/ Island. Pre order here

IS THIS DESIRE? – DEMOS is available on digital, CD and vinyl on 29 January on UMC/ Island. Pre order here

DANCE HALL AT LOUSE POINT is repressed on vinyl. Out 13 November on UMC/ Island. Order here

TO BRING YOU MY LOVE is repressed on vinyl. Out 11 September on UMC/ Island. Order here

TO BRING YOU MY LOVE – DEMOS is available on digital, CD and vinyl on 11 September on UMC/ Island. Order here

RID OF ME is repressed on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1993. Out 21 August on UMC/Island. Order here

4-TRACK DEMOS is also reissued on stand alone vinyl from 21 August on UMC/Island. Order here

DRY – DEMOS is available on digital, CD and vinyl on 24 July on UMC/Island Records. Order here.

DRY (studio album) is available on Too Pure/Beggars Archive on vinyl on 24 July. Order here.

Praise for STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA
“A magnificent, life affirming opus” – NME

“The best album of her career” –  Rolling Stone

“Leaner…its chips are stacked on visceral power and vitalising vocals.” – Mojo 

www.pjharvey.net

Notes to Editors:

STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA

Release date:          26th February 2021
Label:                         UMC/Island
Territory:                   World 

Format:                      1LP
UPC:                           00602508985416
Catalogue Number:0898541

Reissue on vinyl of the fifth PJ Harvey studio album STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA. 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. 

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

Release date:          26th February 2021
Label:                         UMC/Island
Territory:                   World 

Collection 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. 

Format:                      1LP
UPC:                           00602508985430
Catalogue Number:0898543

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


Format:                      1CD
UPC:                           00602508985447
Catalogue Number:0898544

CD Info

  • Mini-gatefold outer sleeve
  • Printed inner sleeve

CD Track list

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
7. This Mess We’re In – Demo
8. You Said Something – Demo
9. Kamikaze – Demo
10. This Is Love – Demo
11. Horses In My Dreams – Demo
12. We Float – Demo

Format:                                  Digital
UPCs:                                     00602508985478 (SD – 16bit/44.1kHz)
00602507401146 (MFiT)
00602507401153 (HD – 24bit/96kHz)


Digital Info

  • 12-track digital release in standard definition, MFiT and HD formats

Digital Track list

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
7. This Mess We’re In – Demo
8. You Said Something – Demo
9. Kamikaze – Demo
10. This Is Love – Demo
11. Horses In My Dreams – Demo
12. We Float – Demo


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.