On February 26, UMC/ Island will release the reissue of the vinyl edition 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.
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”. Widely recognized as a career best, with the NME declaring it to be “a magnificent, life-affirming opus”, 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.
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 aforementioned 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”.
In keeping with UMC/Island Records’ on-going PJ Harvey reissue campaign, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea will be released simultaneously with Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea – Demos. Additionally, Harvey’s Is This Desire? is also set for reissue through UMC/Island on 29 January.
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea is out on February 26 and can be pre-ordered here.