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PJ Harvey|Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos (Demo)

Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos (Demo)

PJ Harvey

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By the time of 2000's Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, PJ Harvey was still finding ways to reinvent her music. While the album's sonics were even smoother than on Is This Desire?, Harvey traded her previous record's moody character studies for direct songwriting that feels even more genuine on Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea: The Demos. As on her previous collections of sketches, Harvey's strategies for her songs are clearly mapped out. Aside from the trip-hop-tinged beats on "A Place for Us" and "We Float," there are few drastic differences from the demos to the finished versions, but even when the instrumentation is as simple as Harvey and her guitar, it never feels like anything is missing. This raw minimalism heightens the songs' intimacy, particularly on "This Mess We're In," where Harvey sings alone instead of being joined by Thom Yorke, and on the somber sensuality of "Beautiful Feeling." Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea's undercurrent of happiness -- one of its most surprising but welcome artistic choices -- jumps out loud and clear on a throaty rendition of "Good Fortune" and an emphatic "This Is Love." As demos, the album's rockers feel lean and unencumbered: Harvey's spine-tingling wails and fuzzed-out guitar have all the crackling immediacy of a live performance on "The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore." Elsewhere, tributes to the power of New York City like "Big Exit" and "Kamikaze" pay homage to Patti Smith and hint at the energy that was about to burst forth from acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. While Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea's glossy rock and straightforward ballads were different than anything else in Harvey's body of work, the album's demos remain consistently entertaining for fans who want to hear her music come into being.
© Heather Phares /TiVo

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1
Big Exit (Demo)
00:03:54

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

2
Good Fortune (Demo)
00:03:21

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

3
A Place Called Home (Demo)
00:03:49

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

4
One Line (Demo)
00:03:17

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

5
Beautiful Feeling (Demo)
00:03:57

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

6
The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore (Demo)
00:04:24

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

7
This Mess We're In (Demo)
00:03:31

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

8
You Said Something (Demo)
00:03:19

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

9
Kamikaze (Demo)
00:02:27

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

10
This Is Love (Demo)
00:03:49

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

11
Horses In My Dreams (Demo)
00:04:45

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

12
We Float (Demo)
00:06:20

Polly Jean Harvey, ComposerLyricist - PJ Harvey, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 PJ Harvey

Album Description

By the time of 2000's Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, PJ Harvey was still finding ways to reinvent her music. While the album's sonics were even smoother than on Is This Desire?, Harvey traded her previous record's moody character studies for direct songwriting that feels even more genuine on Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea: The Demos. As on her previous collections of sketches, Harvey's strategies for her songs are clearly mapped out. Aside from the trip-hop-tinged beats on "A Place for Us" and "We Float," there are few drastic differences from the demos to the finished versions, but even when the instrumentation is as simple as Harvey and her guitar, it never feels like anything is missing. This raw minimalism heightens the songs' intimacy, particularly on "This Mess We're In," where Harvey sings alone instead of being joined by Thom Yorke, and on the somber sensuality of "Beautiful Feeling." Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea's undercurrent of happiness -- one of its most surprising but welcome artistic choices -- jumps out loud and clear on a throaty rendition of "Good Fortune" and an emphatic "This Is Love." As demos, the album's rockers feel lean and unencumbered: Harvey's spine-tingling wails and fuzzed-out guitar have all the crackling immediacy of a live performance on "The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore." Elsewhere, tributes to the power of New York City like "Big Exit" and "Kamikaze" pay homage to Patti Smith and hint at the energy that was about to burst forth from acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. While Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea's glossy rock and straightforward ballads were different than anything else in Harvey's body of work, the album's demos remain consistently entertaining for fans who want to hear her music come into being.
© Heather Phares /TiVo

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