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PJ HARVEY – DRY LP – Nr MINT/EXC+ A2/B2 UK ORIG INDIE

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PJ Harvey – Dry
(Too Pure Records  1992  PURE10)
Matrix No’s: A2/B2 – UK Pressing

Sleeve in Nr MINT- condition
– some slight wear to edges/corners
Inner Sleeve has small split in bottom

Vinyl in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from some light pops/crackles)

Polly Jean Harvey, MBE (born 9 October 1969), known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments.

Harvey began her career in 1988 when she joined local band Automatic Dlamini as a vocalist, guitarist, and saxophone player. The band’s frontman, John Parish, would become her long-term collaborator. In 1991, she formed an eponymous trio and subsequently began her professional career. The trio released two studio albums, Dry (1992) and Rid of Me (1993) before disbanding, after which Harvey continued as a solo artist. Since 1995, she has released a further six studio albums with collaborations from various musicians including John Parish, former bandmate Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey, and Eric Drew Feldman and has also worked extensively with record producer Flood.

Among the accolades she has received are the 2001 and 2011 Mercury Prize for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000) and Let England Shake (2011) respectively—the only artist to have been awarded the prize twice—eight Brit Award nominations, six Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Prize nominations. Rolling Stone awarded her 1992’s Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter and 1995’s Artist of the Year, and listed Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love (1995) and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. In 2011, she was awarded for Outstanding Contribution To Music at the NME Awards. In June 2013, she was awarded an MBE for services to music.

Dry is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, released on Too Pure Records on 30 March 1992. The album was recorded at The Icehouse, a local studio in Yeovil, United Kingdom. The first 5000 LPs and first 1000 CDs included demo versions of the album’s tracks and Dry was subsequently released in the United States on Indigo Records in the US. Both versions were released in 1992.

Track listing

All tracks written by PJ Harvey, unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. “Oh My Lover”       3:57
2. “O Stella”       2:36
3. “Dress”       3:16
4. “Victory”       3:16
5. “Happy and Bleeding”       4:50
6. “Sheela-Na-Gig”       3:11
7. “Hair”       3:45
8. “Joe”   Harvey Harvey, Rob Ellis 2:33
9. “Plants and Rags”   Harvey Harvey, Ellis 4:09
10. “Fountain”       3:52
11. “Water”       4:32
Total length:
39:54

Personnel

PJ Harvey Trio
  • PJ Harvey – vocals, guitar, violin
  • Steve Vaughan – bass
  • Rob Ellis – drums, vocals, harmonium
Additional musicians
  • Ian Olliver – bass (3, 5)
  • Ben Groenevelt – double bass (3)
  • Mike Paine – guitar (9)
  • Chas Dickie – cello (9)
Technical personnel
  • Head – production, engineering
  • PJ Harvey – production
  • Rob Ellis – production, mixing (5)
  • Mark Vernon – production (3, 5)
Design personnel
  • Foothold – layout
  • Maria Mochnacz – photography
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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