PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Island (2758997)
Special Attributes: Heavy weight Vinyl with Printed insert
Release Date: 2011
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"‘Let England Shake’ is an album that only the Polly Harvey of today could have written. Over two decades, she’s been one of Britain’s most consistently talented songwriters and performers, her work bristling with violence and darkness, but her focus has always been the self..." (

"...Of course this is an album that gives up its secrets slowly, like a field in Flanders gradually returning the bones of soldiers to the surface. The sample of Niney The Observer's ‘Blood And Fire’ dropped into ‘Written On The Forehead’ presumably makes the song a double reference to the Bible's Book Of Revelation. But which country to the "dinars" come from (Iraq?) and why? What is the "burning trench of oil"? The blazing oil fields of the first Gulf War? The sleevenotes tell us that ‘The Glorious Land’ and ‘In The Dark Places’ are partially inspired by extracts from Russian Folk Lyrics. This is a book containing verse used by village “wailers” after someone has died and has an entire chapter relating to the lyrics of serving soldiers. There's such depth here that I’m still going to be puzzling over this album on a daily basis for months to come...." (Read More:

Track List

A1 Let England Shake   
A2 The Last Living Rose
A3 The Glorious Land
A4 The Words That Maketh Murder
A5 All And Everyone
A6 On Battleship Hill

B1 England
B2 In The Dark Places
B3 Bitter Branches
B4 Hanging In The Wire
B5 Written On The Forehead   
B6 The Colour Of The Earth

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