"PJ Harvey, 'To Bring You My Love' (Island)", "A Potent Artist for the '90s: Singer-songwriter PJ Harvey sheds her band and focuses on vocals and words. Produced by PJ Harvey with Flood and John Parish, and originally released in February 1995, To Bring You My Love features the singles ‘Down By The Water’, 'C'mon Billy' and ‘Send His Love To Me’. #-----PLEASE NOTE-----# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # #song. Jesus, come closer, I think my time is near. A lyrical and melodic resemblance to Beefheart's "Dropout Boogie" is also found on the track "I Think I'm a Mother," and the vocal melody at the end of Harvey's "Teclo" ("Let me ride on his grace for a while...") seems to mirror Beefheart's melody in "Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles". A 10-track collection of previously unreleased demos of all songs from the third studio album by PJ Harvey “To Bring You My Love” from 1995. To Bring You My Love was Harvey's first album of new material since disbanding the original PJ Harvey trio in 1993.  She spoke of her use of religious imagery by saying "I look towards religion as possibly one means to finding an answer, to making sense why we’re here. " Living in near isolation, she began writing the songs that would appear on To Bring You My Love. needs to take this swipe at Albini (or Jimmy Iovine) or why he couldn't just leave it at the fact he doesn't like how Rid of Me was produced. The result? The issuing of PJ Harvey demos continues with To Bring You My Love - The Demos. Following the tour for Rid of Me, Polly Harvey parted ways with Robert Ellis and Stephen Vaughn, leaving her free to expand her music from the bluesy punk that dominated PJ Harvey's first two albums. After releasing two studio albums (Dry and Rid of Me) and a compilation (4-Track Demos) in less than two years, she kept a low profile for most of the year.  The moderate commercial breakthrough of To Bring You My Love had nothing to do with any scaling-down of her trademark lyrical intensity: the infanticide fable "Down by the Water" — whose whispered coda of "Little fish big fish swimming in the water/Come back here, man, gimme my daughter" references the old Lead Belly blues standard "Salty Dog" — ostensibly deals with a mother drowning her child. The single "Down by the Water" received extensive airplay on radio and on MTV. It was released by Island Records in February 199… read more Sent from and sold by Amazon. PJ Harvey’s third album “To Bring You My Love” will be reissued and remastered in 24bit, alongside an album of previously unreleased demos. Harvey co-produced the record with Flood and John Parish. They focus more on revenge ("Rid of Me", "Rub Til It Bleeds"), or act as an attack on traditional masculinity ("Man-Size", "50ft. Reissue on vinyl of the third PJ Harvey studio album To Bring You My Love.. Bells, chimes, and a vibraphone add to the atmosphere of the recording. I’ve been down for years. For people who are new to PJ Harvey, she is an incredibly hard artist to classify. When I look out the window, all I see are fields. To Bring You My Love is the third studio album by English alternative rock musician PJ Harvey. To Bring You My Love was a gamechanger for PJ Harvey. To Bring You My Love would be the first of Harvey's many collaborations with Flood and Parish. It garnered massive critical acclaim worldwide and became her best-selling album. Where Dry and Rid of Me seemed brutally honest, To Bring You My Love feels theatrical, with each song representing a grand gesture. Following the tour for Rid of Me, Polly Harvey parted ways with Robert Ellis and Stephen Vaughn, leaving her free to expand her music from the bluesy punk that dominated PJ Harvey's first two albums. Harvey sings the same words again and again, first in a monotonal mutter and building to a fevered howl: “I’ve lain with the devil / Cursed God above / Forsaken heaven / To bring you my love.” PJ Harvey ‘s third album To Bring You My Love is reissued on vinyl in September in both original form and as a collection of demos. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. Two guitar parts are used in many of the songs, in most cases played by Harvey and Parish. Dry Demos by PJ Harvey Audio CD £9.99. In May 2012, Harvey composed two songs, "Horse" and "Bobby Don't Steal," for Mark Cousins' film What is This Film Called Love?, which also features "To Bring You My Love." As her second full-length release on a major label, To Bring You My Love received a heavy promotional push from Island Records.  Los Angeles Times noted the "rich imagery" of the lyrics, writing that "in the most gripping moments, [...] [Harvey] speaks with the captivating clarity and force of someone reaching for a final, life-saving anchor. The opening line of the album, "I was born in the desert", is also the opening line of Beefheart's debut album, Safe as Milk. Featuring singles such as ‘Down By the Water’, ‘C’mon Billy’ and ‘Send His Love to Me, TO BRING YOU MY LOVE originally reached #12 in the UK Albums Chart on release and dominated album of the year polls from The New York Times to the Guardian, with nominations for Grammy Awards and The Mercury Music Prize. Product description. For this recording she recruited producer Flood, her old Automatic Dlamini bandmate John Parish and a new line-up of session musicians including multi-instrumentalists Joe Gore, Eric Drew Feldman, Mick Harvey and drummer Jean-Marc Butty. After fumbling around with hardcore iconoclast producer Steve Albini on Rid of Me (1993) and signing with U2 manager Paul McGuinness, Polly Jean Harvey is ready to live up to her lethal early promise at last.  As of December, 2005, (according to AskBillboard) To Bring You My Love has sold 371,000 copies in the US.  The deep, rumbling organ tones provide many of the lower notes on the album, replacing traditional basslines.. Harvey made only one public appearance in 1994, performing The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" with Björk at the annual BRIT Awards. Would we be able to view TBYML in a different light? The song features extensive use of a synthesized organ and features an orchestral ensemble. Although these songs do directly consider longing and loss, many of the songs on To Bring You My Love focus particularly on these topics, specifically considering the loss of, or longing for, a departed lover. In stock. referencing To Bring You My Love, LP, Album, RE, 180, 0896473, 00602508964732 Mine had a horrible click on A1 intro that went on for a solid 30-40 seconds, which sucks because the rest sounded great. The songs on the album are heavily influenced by American blues music. Lyrics to 'To Bring You My Love' by Pj Harvey. Rolling Stone praised the record as "astonishing" in its four-star review. It also left her free to experiment with her style of songwriting. P J Harvey - To Bring You My Love - CD Amazon.co.uk. To Bring You My Love began a string of densely arranged and produced albums for PJ Harvey. I have no neighbors. Ever since it came out in the spring of 1995, To Bring You My Love has been a landmark. Using the royalties she received from her first two albums, she bought a house in rural England close to her parents' home in Yeovil. As all of her demos show, PJ Harvey has a definite vision for each of her albums by the time … The subject matter and tone of the songs on To Bring You My Love differ somewhat from what Harvey had presented on her earlier albums.  The Independent shared the same point of view, writing that Harvey's performance "make[s] the record stand out from its peers"; reviewer Nicholas Barber saw it as "a threatening, nightmarish creature", adding "imagine Siouxsie and the Bad Seeds". It is not only arguably the greatest record of PJ Harvey’s now three decade career, but also one of the best records of the ’90s. But 25 years on, the idea that it marked an artistic watershed isn’t quite right, either. , *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone.  In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album at number 435 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. PJ Harvey took a break from the spotlight in 1994. PJ Harvey’s third studio album, 1995’s To Bring You My Love, was produced by Harvey with Flood and John Parish. Keyboards and organ are also used extensively, a result of much of the album being composed on a Yamaha keyboard Harvey bought second-hand. To Bring You My Love. The release will be accompanied by full restorations of the videos for ‘Down By the Water’, ‘To Bring You My Love’, ‘C’mon Billy’ and ‘Send His Love to Me’. "I’ve lain with the devil," Harvey sings, "Cursed God above/Forsaken Heaven/To bring you my love. You could never deny To Bring You My Love was a huge stylistic shift; not when Harvey’s songs had mutated into something from her hero Howlin’ Wolf’s worst nightmares, and she debuted her famous hot-pink catsuit at that year’s Glastonbury. To Bring You My Love is considered to be PJ Harvey's breakthrough. Featuring singles such as ‘Down By the Water’, ‘C’mon Billy’ and ‘Send His Love to Me. It also left her free to experiment with her style of songwriting. It was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop critics poll by a wide margin, and was also voted the year's number-one album by publications such as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, People, USA Today, Hot Press and, in "the biggest landslide victory in 15 years", the Los Angeles Times. Where Dry and Rid of Me seemed brutally honest, To Bring You My Love feels theatrical, with each song representing a grand gesture. In stock. E01. I was born in the desert.  Slant Magazine, in 2011, rated To Bring You My Love as the 20th best album of the 90s. Elvis Costello says Steve Albini made PJ Harvey's 'Rid Of Me' album sound "like ****" (nme.com) Oh brother. Release Date 1 January 1995 To Bring You My Love is the third studio album by British musician and singer-songwriter PJ Harvey. The songs on Rid of Me (1993), for example, are more aggressive in their depictions of relationships. The music on the album was played largely by Harvey and Parish, with contributions from seasoned musicians Joe Gore, Mick Harvey, Jean-Marc Butty, and others. ", The album received universal acclaim. The 1995 album was produced by PJ Harvey with Flood and John Parish and features the singles ‘Down By The Water’, ‘C’mon Billy’ and ‘Send His Love To Me’. I was born in the desert I been down for years Jesus, come closer I think my time is near And I've traveled over I’ve travelled over dry earth and floods, hell and high water, to bring you my love. TO BRING YOU MY LOVE was produced by Flood and John Parish and originally released in February 1995 and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a reissue on black heavyweight vinyl. She herself played guitar, keyboards, vibes and bells on the record, as well as co-producing it with Flood and John Parish. The album's closing track is influenced by the, DeLuca, Dan, "Songwriter PJ Harvey is reaching out to her fans", The Philadelphia Inquirer, 31 May 1995, pg. It was released by Island Records in February 1995. Queenie", "Me-Jane"). The songs on the album are heavily influenced by American blues music. The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004 by PJ Harvey Audio CD £6.79. It was released by Island Records in February 1995. So, I was really interested in hearing Polly Harvey's demos. The music on the album was played largely by Harvey and Parish, with contributions from seasoned musicians Joe Gore, Mick Harvey, Jean-Marc Butty, and others. Jenkins, Mark, "PJ Harvey: Electric Blue", The Washington Post, Sunday Arts, p.G10, 5 March 1995. Editors' Notes After releasing two savage instant-classic LPs as a trio with drummer Rob Ellis and bassist Steve Vaughan as PJ Harvey, Polly Jean Harvey blew up her band but got to keep the name. Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Musically, the album is more complicated than Dry or Rid Of Me. Acoustic guitar and strings, used sparingly in her previous releases, can be heard throughout To Bring You My Love. Rosen, Craig, "U.S. radio brings Harvey its love- 4th Island set poised for mainstream", Billboard, 18 February 1995. To Bring You My Love is the third studio album by English alternative rock musician PJ Harvey. That’s what drives the creative force, to make sense of one’s life. "Preview; PJ Harvey" The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arts section, p. 2M, 4 June 1995. Returning for a new one, because it sounds like this is uncommon. Editors’ Notes After releasing two savage instant-classic LPs as a trio with drummer Rob Ellis and bassist Steve Vaughan as PJ Harvey, Polly Jean Harvey blew up her band but got to keep the name. If you want to hear what her most commercially successful album sounded like before producers Flood and John Parish got their hands on it then this is for you. Sent from and sold by Amazon. Many of the musicians who a The title track presents a narrator who not only desires love but is willing to sacrifice everything to get it. Recorded after the break-up of the PJ Harvey trio it stands as her first proper solo album. McLeese, Don, "Between Heaven and Hell; Modern Musicians Sing About the Passion of Life", Austin American Statesman (Texas), Entertainment section, p. 5, 6 April 1995. Spin magazine later ranked it at number 3 in a list of the best albums of the 90s. Barcode and Other Identifiers Barcode (Text): 7 31452 40851 8  The album itself debuted at #40 on the Billboard 200 and #12 in the UK, and went on to sell roughly one million copies. I know he has some new releases to hock, but I don't see why E.C. The demo tracks for Dry and Rid of Me were raw, stripped down, and personal. “10/10 – To Bring You My Love proves beyond a doubt that PJ Harvey is one of the greats” – Spin, “…such a convincing transformation, you’d swear it was supernatural; her voodoo working at its most powerful” – The Quietus, “In the most gripping moments…Harvey speaks with the captivating clarity and force of someone reaching for a final, life-saving anchor.” – Los Angeles Times, of September 2020, PJ Harvey’s third album. On the 11th of September 2020, PJ Harvey’s third album TO BRING YOU MY LOVE will be reissued on vinyl, alongside an album of previously unreleased demos which will be available on CD, vinyl and digital. Opening eponymous track “To Bring you my Love” tells of a woman who has dragged herself through the most dire situations, just to show her love for a … On "To Bring You My Love", she brings an album that like I said in the title of my review is incredibly dark and at times you can feel torture/yearning in her voice. Recorded after the break-up of the PJ Harvey trio it stands as her first proper solo album. A very natural place to look is in that divine area, because it’s so strong and has been here long before us.". ----- To Bring You My Love - PJ Harvey ----- transcribed by Greg O'Beirne (firstname.lastname@example.org) / 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 PJ Harvey has announced a vinyl reissue of her third album To Bring You My Love as part of her ongoing reissue series.It follows previously announced reissues … Release PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love has different runouts and a different back cover. anniversary this year with a reissue on black heavyweight vinyl. She described her new home as "completely in the countryside. This item: To Bring You My Love - Demos by PJ Harvey Audio CD £10.99. , The critical response was overwhelmingly positive. PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love Though written almost entirely on a second-hand Yamaha keyboard at an English countryside house purchased from royalties received from her first two albums, To Bring You My Love has a strong musical influence firmly placed in … She wasn’t baptized and did not attend church as a child. The album was placed on Rolling Stone magazine's original list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In March 2018, PJ Harvey and John Parish released a song called "Sorry For Your Loss" as tribute to singer-songwriter Mark Linkous, who committed suicide in 2010. To Bring You My Love, full of portents, searching for grace, pulls its themes straight from the mythological terrain of the blues. Extensive MTV rotation and college radio airplay for the first single "Down by the Water" — with its eccentric, eye-catching Maria Mochnacz-directed music video of Harvey drowning in an emerald pond while wearing an extravagant wig, heavy make-up and a slinky red satin evening gown — gave Harvey her biggest radio hit to date, reaching #2 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. Many references are made to one of Harvey's major influences, Captain Beefheart. " The album received two Grammy Award nominations as Best Alternative Music Performance and Best Female Rock Vocal for the single "Down By The Water", and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Many of the musicians who appeared on the album joined Harvey on tour to support it in 1995. 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Harvey, however, is not a religious person. ", Many of the songs on To Bring You My Love employ biblical imagery such as Heaven, God, and Jesus Christ. PJ Harvey's acclaimed third album, To Bring You My Love, will be reissued on vinyl, along with a standalone album, Demos, on September 11. The album's second track, "Meet Ze Monsta", borrows the line "meet the monster tonight" from Beefheart's "Tropical Hot Dog Night", the second track of his album Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller), an album which Harvey has said had a particular impact on her. Dollar, Steve. “10/10 – To Bring You My Love proves beyond a doubt that PJ Harvey is one of the greats” – Spin “…such a convincing transformation, you’d swear it was supernatural; her voodoo working at … It featured in Top Ten lists for magazines like Spin, NME, Melody Maker, Mojo and The Wire, though a contrarian Time list dubbed it the "Worst Album of 1995. Her two previous albums – 1992’s Dry and the following year’s Rid of Me – had gained critical acclaim for their visceral aggression and portrayal of female sexuality but had only attracted a cult following. I’ve climbed over mountains, travelled the seas, and cast out of heaven, cast down on my knees.