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PJ Harvey - Let England Shake Album

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake Album
Performer: PJ Harvey
Genre: Rock / Pop
Title: Let England Shake
MP3 album size: 2145 mb
FLAC album size: 2544 mb
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Country: Europe
Released: 14 Feb 2011
Catalog number: 2758997
Label: Island Records


1Bitter Branches
Drums, Guitar, Vocals – John ParishGuitar, Xylophone, Bass Harmonica, Vocals – Mick HarveyVocals – PJ Harvey
2The Glorious Land
Drums, Vocals – Jean-Marc ButtyElectric Piano [Rhodes], Vocals – Mick HarveyPercussion, Guitar, Vocals – John ParishVocals, Guitar – PJ Harvey
3The Colour Of The Earth
Drums, Guitar, Mellotron, Vocals – PJ HarveyVocals – Jean-Marc Butty, Mick HarveyVocals [Additional] – Greta Berlin, Lucy RobertsVocals [Additional], Arranged By – Sammy HurdenVocals, Autoharp, Guitar – PJ Harvey
4The Last Living Rose
Drums, Guitar, Trombone, Vocals – John ParishDrums, Organ, Vocals – Mick HarveyVocals, Guitar, Saxophone – PJ Harvey
5Hanging In The Wire
Drums – Jean-Marc ButtyGuitar – John ParishVocals – PJ HarveyVocals, Piano – Mick Harvey
6Let England Shake
Drums, Trombone, Xylophone, Mellotron, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – John ParishPiano, Bass Harmonica – Mick HarveyVocals, Autoharp, Saxophone – PJ Harvey
7On Battleship Hill
Drums, Vocals – Jean-Marc ButtyElectric Piano [Rhodes], Piano, Percussion, Vocals – Mick HarveyGuitar, Percussion, Vocals – John ParishVocals, Zither – PJ Harvey
8In The Dark Places
Drums, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Trombone, Vocals – John ParishDrums, Vocals – Jean-Marc ButtyGuitar, Organ, Bass Harmonica, Vocals – Mick HarveyVocals [Additional] – Greta Berlin, Lucy RobertsVocals [Additional], Arranged By – Sammy HurdenVocals, Guitar, Saxophone – PJ Harvey
9The Words That Maketh Murder
Drums, Bass, Bass Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals – Mick HarveyGuitar, Percussion, Trombone, Vocals – John ParishVocals, Autoharp, Saxophone – PJ Harvey
Mellotron, Drums – John ParishOrgan – Mick HarveyVocals, Guitar, Violin – PJ Harvey
11All And Everyone
Drums, Trombone, Vocals – John ParishOrgan, Bass Harmonica, Vocals – Mick HarveyVocals – Jean-Marc ButtyVocals, Autoharp, Saxophone, Guitar – PJ Harvey
12Written On The Forehead
Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals – Mick HarveyPercussion, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Vocals – John ParishVocals, Guitar – PJ Harvey


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
2763025PJ Harvey Let England Shake ‎(CD, Album)Island Records2763025Mexico2011
UICP-1123PJ Harvey Let England Shake ‎(CD, Album, SHM)Island RecordsUICP-1123Japan2011
2763025PJ Harvey Let England Shake ‎(CD, Album)Island Records2763025Australasia2011
nonePJ Harvey Let England Shake ‎(12xFile, AAC, Album)Island RecordsnoneUK2011
2763025PJ Harvey Let England Shake ‎(CD, Album)Island Records2763025Indonesia2011


  • CoverMichelle Henning
  • Illustration [Drawings]PJ Harvey
  • Lacquer Cut ByJonz
  • Layout, DesignPJ Harvey, Rob Crane
  • Mixed ByFlood
  • Mixed By [Assistant]Catherine Marks, John Catlin
  • Other [Clothes] – Ann Demeulemeester
  • Photography By [Back Cover]Seamus Murphy
  • Photography By [Booklet]Cat Stevens
  • ProducerFlood, John Parish, Mick Harvey, PJ Harvey
  • Recorded ByRob Kirwin
  • Written-ByPJ Harvey


Made in Dorset, April - May 2010.
Mixed at Assault & Battery.

Published by Hot Head Music Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd. except:
Track A1 Xylophone Melody adapted from the song 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)'.
Track A3 contains elements from 'The Bed's Too Big Without You' by The Police; also includes a sample of 'Regimental March' bugle call.
Track A4 contains elements from 'Summertime Blues'.
Track B1 contains a sample of 'Kassem Miro'.
Track B5 contains a sample of 'Blood & Fire'.
Tracks A5 & B6 inspired by the writings of L.A. Carlyon & the words of Vic Nicholson in 'Voices Of Gallipoli' by Maurice Shadbolt.
Tracks A3 & B2 are inspired in part by extracts from 'Russian Folk Lyrics', edited and translated by Roberta Reeder, with an Introductory Essay by V. Ja. Propp.

℗2010 Universal Island Records Ltd. ©2010 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.

Made in the EU

Pressing plant and cutting facility/engineer derived from matrix.


  • Barcode: 602527589978
  • Label Code: LC00407
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Stamped Side A): 90282E1/A1 - 2758997 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Stamped Side B): 90282E2/B1 2758997 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Stamped Side A): 90282E1/A1 - 2758997 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Stamped Side B): 90282E2/A2 2758997 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Stamped Side A): 90282E1/A1 - 2758997 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Stamped Side B): 90282E2/B 2758997 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 to 3 Etched Side A): JONZ LOUDº
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 to 3 Etched Side B): JONZ LOUD¯


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Universal Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Universal Island Records Ltd.
  • Record Company – Universal Music
  • Mixed At – Assault And Battery Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – Loud Mastering
  • Manufactured By –
  • Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – 90282E
  • Published By – Hot Head Music Ltd.
  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.


Текст песни: The west's asleep, let England shake Weighted down with silent dead I fear our blood won't rise again Won't rise England Shake 2011 PJ Harvey, all directs reserved Tracklist: V 00:00 1 - Let England Shake 03:06 2 - The Last Living Rose 05:26 3 - The Glorious Lan. Let England Shake. PJ Harvey. UMG, WMG от лица компании Universal-Island Records Ltd. UMPI, CMRRA, PEDL, Kobalt Music Publishing, EMI Music Publishing и другие авторские общества 6. Let England Shake is the eighth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, released on 14 February 2011 by Island Records. Production began around the time of White Chalk's release in 2007, though it is a departure from the piano-driven introspection of that album. Let England Shake was written over a 2 12-year period, and recorded in five weeks at a church in Dorset during April and May 2010. Let England Shake is the eighth studio album by PJ Harvey. It was released on 14 February 2011 in the UK, and on 15 February 2011 in the US. Work on it began around the time of White Chalk's release in 2007, though it is a departure from the piano-driven introspective collection of that album. It was written between late 2007 and 2008, and recorded over a five-week period. PJ Harveys new album was recorded in a 19th Century church in Dorset, on a cliff-top overlooking the sea. It was created with a cast of musicians including such long-standing allies as Flood, John Parish, and Mick Harvey. It is the eighth PJ Harvey album, following 2007s acclaimed White Chalk, and the HarveyParish collaboration A Woman A Man Walked By. Such are the bare facts. Let England Shake evokes the troubled spirit of 2010, but it also casts its mind back to times and places from our long collective memory. In keeping with such imaginative intentions, its music has a rare breadth and emotional power. PJ Harvey followed her ghostly collection of ballads, White Chalk, with Let England Shake, an album strikingly different from what came before it except in its Englishness. White Chalk's haunted piano ballads seemed to emanate from an isolated manse on a moor, but here Harvey chronicles her relationship with her homeland through songs revolving around war. Throughout the album, she subverts the concept of the anthem - a love song to one's country - exploring the forces that shape nations and people. It says something that Let England Shake, the album she chose to announce on the Andrew Marr Show last April an opaque exploration of Englishness delivered in a high, keening voice, that contains not one, not two, but three harrowing songs that explicitly reference the 1915 Gallipoli campaign and a further handful that seem more generally informed by the carnage of the first. In fact, listeners used to Harvey in full-on, bug-eyed Dorset avenger mode might be slightly taken aback by Let England Shake. On Let England Shake, Harvey is not often upfront or forceful her lyrics, though, are as disturbing as ever. Here, she paints vivid portraits of war, and her sharp focus on the up-close, hand-to-hand devastation of World War I- depicting soldiers falling like lumps of meat- provides a fitting setting for today's battlegrounds. If it doesn't resonate as much in America as it does in Europe- and it doesn't- that's more our fortune than our shame. The Great War remains a rich and resonant subject for art because it briefly caused the world to step back, aghast and afraid to look at what it had done. About Let England Shake. PJ Harvey regales her listeners with yet another collection of haunting anthems on this. The title track kicks off the album with Harvey declaring Let England shakeAbout Let England Shake. PJ Harvey regales her listeners with yet another collection of haunting anthems on this dual-themed mini-masterwork. The album relates the horrors of war and the inevitable scars the fighting leaves on a countrys psyche, while simultaneously detailing the songstress' lovehate relationship with her UK motherland. The title track kicks off the album with Harvey declaring Let England shakeI fear our blood wont rise again , yet she quickly reverses course on songs The Last Living Rose and England , where her songwriting recalls The Kinks Are the Village Gree. Her latest album, Let England Shake, is a lush, well-constructed, and passionate open letter to her home country of England-a rare outward focus rather than her usual inward, personal, and biting focus. My exposure to Harvey is somewhat limited to her Mercury Prize-winning Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea-which is a bluesy, more straightforward affair that many called her greatest album when it came out in 2000-and a few tracks from 2007s White Chalk. Harvey made sure to pick the perfect place to record this fantastic English album. She traveled to an old church in the countryside of England


I've just seen a used copy of this go for £45 on auction via eBay... The people bid it up to that amount... Must be getting scarce!
This is out of print but there are quite a few copies out there...
In my version of the vinyl (EU) there was a great photo picture of PJ Harvey inside. Anybody know something about this ?
I just bought the US pressing, it is pressed from the same ‘JONZ’ mastering, but the vinyl I found was without the unacceptable levels of noise that the GZ copy has. I recommend it if you find the EU copy too noisy.
EU pressing, at least the one in my collection is an excellent pressing with a superb dynamic sound.
Very Old Chap
I tried 3 of the EU copies, pressed by GZ, and they all had constant noise, clicks etc...also the vinyl was poor quality with marks and dirty looking (i did clean them). The US copy was much the quieter version.
Hey .Richard, What kind of noise are you talking about, noise floor?
Bought the vinyl version on a whim as I like this album so much. After reading some reviews and comments I didn't have very high expectations and when I got it home it was by far the dirtiest new record I have ever seen... covered in dust and sleeve shavings. I cleaned it before playing (vinyl revival) and too my surprise it sounded really good! A nice well mastered dynamic recording.....there were 4 really loud pops on the third track, which turned out to be a lump of glue! again removed this and now it plays fine with hardly any surface noise. Packaging is good, card inner sleeve with photo of the band and song lyrics. I would recommend, but be prepared to clean! 5 stars for the music, 3 stars for the vinyl, though it goes to 4 stars after cleaning.
Fine recording and music, but bad pressing. Too many crackles. Record was more than averagely warped. Have it returned.
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