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Let England Shake is the eighth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, released on 14 February 2011 by Island Records. Production began around the time of White Chalk's release in 2007, though it is a departure from the piano-driven introspection of that album. Let England Shake was written over a 2+12-year period, and recorded in five weeks at a church in Dorset during April and May 2010.

Upon release, the album received numerous accolades. It was placed 2011 "Album of the Year" by 16 publications[3] and in September 2011 won the coveted Mercury Prize.[4] It was PJ Harvey's fourth nomination overall (including 2001's winner Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea), making her the most successful artist in the prize's history. The album also won the Uncut Music Award in November 2011, as well as Album of the Year in the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards.[5]

Background and development

Harvey began writing lyrics for the album before setting the words to music. She has cited the poetry of Harold Pinter and T.S. Eliot as influences, as well as the artwork of Salvador Dalí and Francisco de Goya, the music of The Doors, The Pogues, and The Velvet Underground and the films of Stanley Kubrick, Ken Loach and Ari Folman.[6] She has also spoken of researching the history of conflict, including the Gallipoli Campaign, and reading modern-day testimonies from civilians and soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

During some solo shows some years prior to working on this album, Harvey had begun playing the autoharp. She told local newspaper Bridport News in 2011: "I was really enjoying this different, enormous, wide breadth of sound that the autoharp gives. It's quite a delicate sound, but it's also like having an entire orchestra at your fingertips. I began by writing quite a lot on the autoharp, and then slowly as time went by, (because this album was written over two and a half years)… my writing started moving into experimenting with different guitars, and using different sound applications, ones that I had never really experimented with."[6][7]

On the subject of a new vocal style for the album, Harvey commented that "I couldn't sing [the songs] in a rich strong mature voice without it sounding completely wrong. So I had to slowly find the voice, and this voice started to develop, almost taking on the role of a narrator."[6]


Harvey told Spinner in March 2009 that she had recorded demos for the album and planned to record in early 2010, commenting: "All I can say is that I am pleased with it, because I feel it's a grand departure from anything [I've done] before. If I've done that, then for me, it's worked. I'm already feeling like I did, and I'm happy. I'm very pleased because I'm not repeating myself."[8]

After initially searching for recording studios in Berlin in mid-2009 while touring A Woman a Man Walked By with John Parish, Harvey instead opted to record at St. Peter's Church, Eype, near Bridport in Dorset.[9] She told Bridport News: "I remembered that the man who now runs this church as an arts venue had said to me a few times if I'd ever wanted to use it for a show or rehearsals that he'd love that, and that's when I approached him and asked if we could use it."[6]

The album was recorded in the church in a five-week period in April and May 2010[6] with long-time collaborators John Parish and Mick Harvey, and with both co-producing along with Flood ; drummer Jean-Marc Butty added parts at a later stage. Much of the record was recorded live,[6] and Harvey has described the recording as reasonably improvisational, commenting: "I wanted to leave room for them so they could bring their feelings into it as well. Usually I would have planned everything and known what instrumentation I wanted. This time I demoed the songs mostly with one or two instruments with a voice and that was as much as I had. So I basically had the chords and a couple of saxophone melodies, a couple of voice melodies and that was what I took with me to the church. We rehearsed the songs as if we were rehearsing to play them live and found quite quickly that we had only rehearsed a song through maybe twice and Flood had started recording us."[6] The sessions were recorded by engineer Rob Kirwan.

The album features Harvey's first on-record use of the saxophone.


Preceding the album release, the first single, "The Words That Maketh Murder", was released by Island Records on 17 January 2011 digitally and 7 February 2011 on vinyl (together with the non-album track "The Guns Called Me Back Again" from the album recording session). The album followed on 14 February 2011 (Europe, rest of the world) and on 15 February (Canada, US). As Island Records released the album in Europe, Canada and rest of the world, it was released by Vagrant Records in US. It is available as Digital Download on several platforms, CD and LP. [10][11][12]

In December 2021 Polly Jean Harvey announced a vinyl reissue of the album for January 28, 2022, alongside a companion disc of demos for the album.[13]


After seeing Seamus Murphy's "A Darkness Visible" exhibition in London in 2008, Harvey contacted Murphy as she "wanted to speak to him more about his experiences being there in Afghanistan".[6] The collaboration grew, with Murphy taking promotional photographs in July 2010 before filming accompanying videos for each song on the album which were completed in January 2011.[14] On 14–17 July 2011 the 12 films (as whole or individually) are screened for the first time at several UK festivals.[15][16]

On 12 December 2011, Murphy's short films were released on DVD as Let England Shake: 12 Short Films by Seamus Murphy.[17]

Tour and live performances

PJ Harvey and her band playing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 31 October 2011

Two of the album's tracks made their debut at the Bestival music festival in July 2009, in Harvey's only live performance of the year.[18] In April 2010, around the time of the album recording, Harvey appeared on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show for an interview and performance of "Let England Shake",[7] in front of then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.[19]

Harvey previewed the album with a show at the St. Peter's Church, Eype, Dorset (where the album was recorded) on 18 December 2010, performing songs from the new album as well as songs from her back catalogue.[20]

A European tour took place in February 2011, with a US leg in April, and festivals scheduled in the summer. A live performance in "La Maroquinerie" in Paris on 14 February 2011 was streamed as live webcast by Deezer[21] and also by Arte.[22] On 12 July 2011 Arte broadcast on television a 73 min recording of a February 2011 live performance in Paris Olympia.[23] Selected live performance dates to promote the album (not complete):[21]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
The Daily Telegraph[27]
Entertainment WeeklyA[28]
The Guardian[29]
Los Angeles Times[30]
MSN Music (Expert Witness)B+[31]
Rolling Stone[34]

Let England Shake received widespread critical acclaim upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 86, based on 42 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim."[25] AllMusic reviewer Heather Phares referred to the album as "a set of songs strikingly different from what came before" and added that "its complexities make it one of Harvey's most cleverly crafted works."[26] Praising it as Harvey's "most affecting and impressive work so far", Mike Williams of NME wrote: "Francis Ford Coppola can lay claim to the war movie. Ernest Hemingway the war novel. Polly Jean Harvey, a 41-year-old from Dorset, has claimed the war album."[32] Peter Paphides of Mojo called Let England Shake an "uncannily timely piece of work," with Harvey at "her most powerful."[36] Q's Victoria Segal praised the album's "remarkable lyrics" and "ethereal music," awarding the album a full five-star review,[37] and Uncut reviewer Andrew Mueller designated Let England Shake as the magazine's Album of the Month, calling it "the sound of someone as maddened as they are enthralled, aglow with anger and passion."[38]

Alexis Petridis of The Guardian described Let England Shake as "a richly inventive album that's unlike anything else in Harvey's back catalogue" and referred to Harvey as being "at her creative peak."[29] In The Daily Telegraph, Neil McCormick called it an "extraordinary album" and "a profound and serious work from a singer-songwriter at the height of her powers, a meditation on mankind's apparently endless appetite for self-destruction"[27] and in The Independent, Andy Gill stated that it "may be her best album," described it as "a portrait of her homeland as a country built on bloodshed and battle".[39] Amanda Petrusich, in her review for Spin, praised the album's "bloody and forceful" sound,[35] and Jesse Cataldo of Slant Magazine said that Let England Shake creates a "matchless musical world where Harvey reigns with autonomy".[40] Pitchfork editor Scott Plagenhoef noted that "it's universal and it's necessary-- and it's powerfully and clearly stated", giving the album a "Best New Music" designation.[33] Robert Christgau, writing in MSN Music, called the album "a suite of well-turned if unnecessarily understated antiwar songs" and compared Harvey's "evolution" to that of Annie Haslam.[31] Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review and a three-star rating.[34] Stuart Maconie wrote in Radio Times that "all her records have been interesting and singular, but for me none had the sheer, visceral, otherly power" of Let England Shake.[41]

The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[42]


NME50 Best Albums of 20111[43]
QTop 50 Albums of 20112[44]
The QuietusAlbums Of The Year 20111[45]
musicOMHTop 50 Albums of 20111[46]
MojoTop 50 Albums of 20111[47]
guardian.co.ukThe Best 50 Albums of 20111[48]
Drowned in SoundFavourite Albums of 20113[49]
PitchforkThe Top 50 Albums of 20114[50]
PitchforkThe 200 Best Albums of the 2010s144[51]
The WireTop 50 Releases of the Year21[52]
NMETop 100 Albums of the Decade4[53]

Commercial performance

Let England Shake entered the UK Albums Chart at number 8 with first-week sales of 22,468.[54] These sales were an improvement on the estimated 14,000 copies of her previous album White Chalk's first-week sales. Let England Shake was also Harvey's second album to reach the Top 10, and the first in eighteen years, since Rid of Me peaked at number 3 in May 1993.[55] The album also entered the Billboard 200 in the United States at number 32 with sales of around 18,000 copies.[56]

Following its win of the Mercury Prize in September 2011, Let England Shake re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number 24.[57] Sales of the album increased by 1,100% following the awards ceremony[58] and it was subsequently certified Gold in the United Kingdom[59] for shipment of over 100,000 units. The album was also later certified Gold in Denmark[60] after sales of more than 10,000 copies. The album had sold approximately 130,000 copies in the United Kingdom as of December 2011,[61] and 86,000 copies in the United States as of March 2016.[62] As of September 2017 it had sold 173,000 copies in United Kingdom.[63]

Track listing

All tracks are written by PJ Harvey.

1."Let England Shake"3:09
2."The Last Living Rose"2:21
3."The Glorious Land"3:34
4."The Words That Maketh Murder"3:45
5."All and Everyone"5:39
6."On Battleship Hill"4:07
8."In the Dark Places"2:59
9."Bitter Branches"2:29
10."Hanging in the Wire"2:42
11."Written on the Forehead"3:39
12."The Colour of the Earth"2:33
iTunes pre-order[64] bonus track
13."The Guns Called Me Back Again"2:45
iTunes[65] bonus material
13."The Nightingale"4:13
14."The Last Living Rose" (video)2:50
15."The Words That Maketh Murder" (video)4:25


Charts positions

Certifications and sales

RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[94]Gold10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[95]Gold173,000[63]
United States86,000[62]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "The Last Living Rose" was not a retail single release. It was issued as an official promotional single throughout Europe following Let England Shake's release.


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Veröffentlichungen von PJ Harvey die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Dry – Demos ¦ To Bring You My Love – Demos ¦ To Bring You My Love ¦ 4-Track Demos ¦ Dance Hall At Louse Point ¦ Is This Desire? – Demos ¦ OST All About Eve ¦ Rid Of Me ¦ Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea ¦ Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea – Demos ¦ Uh Huh Her – Demos ¦ Uh Huh Her ¦ Peel Sessions 1991-2004 ¦ White Chalk – Demos ¦ White Chalk ¦ A Woman A Man Walked By ¦ Let England Shake – Demos ¦ The Hope Six Demolition Project – Demos ¦ Let England Shake

PJ Harvey auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

PJ Harvey (2011)

Polly Jean „PJ“ Harvey MBE (* 9. Oktober 1969 in Bridport, Dorset) ist eine britische Alternative-Sängerin und Songwriterin.

Musikalische Laufbahn

PJ Harvey begann ihre musikalische Laufbahn in der Band Automatic Dlamini. Unter ihrem Namen PJ Harvey gründete sich später ein Trio. 1992 erschien das erste gemeinsame Album Dry beim Label Too Pure, mit dem die Band die Aufmerksamkeit der Independent-Szene auf sich zog.

1993 unterzeichnete Harvey einen Vertrag mit dem Plattenlabel Island Records. Anschließend veröffentlichte sie kurz hintereinander zwei Alben, Rid of Me in der originalen Besetzung und, nachdem sich Harvey entschlossen hatte, als Solokünstlerin weiterzumachen, das Album 4-Track Demos. Im selben Jahr tourte sie im Vorprogramm von U2.

1995 erschien ihr Album To Bring You My Love, das John Parish und Flood produzierten. Parish und Harvey hatten bereits in der Band Automatic Dlamini zusammengearbeitet. 1996 brachten der Multiinstrumentalist und Produzent und PJ Harvey gemeinsam Dance Hall at Louse Point heraus. Auf Nick Caves – mit dem sie in den 1990er Jahren eine Beziehung führte[1] – Album Murder Ballads (1996) ist PJ Harvey als Duettpartnerin bei Henry Lee vertreten. Ebenso ist sie auf Trickys Album Angels with Dirty Faces (1998) beim Song Broken Homes Gastsängerin.

Mit ihrem Nachfolgealbum Is This Desire? (1998) konnte sie weder bei den Kritikern noch bei den Plattenkäufern an den Erfolg von To Bring You My Love anknüpfen. 1999 schloss sich Harvey wieder mit ihren alten Bandkollegen zusammen. Gemeinsam nahmen sie in Dorset und New York City das Album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000) auf. Für dieses Album, auf dem auch Thom Yorke (Radiohead) als Gastsänger dabei ist, bekam PJ Harvey 2001 den Mercury Music Prize verliehen. Auf dem Album It’s a Wonderful Life (2001) von Sparklehorse ist PJ Harvey als Gastsängerin und Musikerin vertreten.

PJ Harvey, 1998

2003 wurde sie auf die Rancho De La Luna eingeladen, wo sie mit Josh Homme und anderen Künstlern zusammen an den Desert Sessions Volumes 9 & 10 gearbeitet hat. Im Mai 2004 erschien das Album Uh Huh Her, das stilistisch an Harveys frühere Alben anknüpft. Darüber hinaus war sie 2004 auch auf dem Album Bubblegum von Mark Lanegan vertreten. Hier lieferte sie die Stimme für die Songs Hit the City und Come to Me. 2005 arbeitete sie an dem Album Before the Poison von Marianne Faithfull mit, auf dem auch der Song No Child of Mine enthalten ist.

Mit dem im September 2007 erschienenen elegischen Album White Chalk hat Harvey auf den Einsatz der bis dahin meist dominierenden E-Gitarre verzichtet. Stattdessen ließ sie sich ausschließlich von akustischen Instrumenten – vorwiegend dem Klavier – begleiten und präsentierte sich stimmlich meist eine Tonlage höher.

Am 30. März 2009 wurde das Album A Woman a Man Walked By veröffentlicht, das Harvey erneut in Zusammenarbeit mit John Parish aufgenommen hat. Das achte Soloalbum der Britin, Let England Shake, erschien im Februar 2011. PJ Harvey bekam dafür zum zweiten Mal den Mercury Music Prize verliehen. Zahlreiche Magazine wählten Let England Shake zum Album des Jahres.[2]

Neben ihrem Beruf als Musikerin trat PJ Harvey als Maria Magdalena in Hal Hartleys Spielfilm Das Buch des Lebens auf. Außerdem studierte sie am Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London und arbeitet als Bildhauerin. Im Juni 2013 wurde sie für ihre Verdienste um die Musik mit dem MBE ausgezeichnet. Königin Elisabeth II. überreichte ihr den Orden am 10. Dezember 2013 im Buckingham Palace[3]. Im April 2016 erschien ihr neuntes Soloalbum The Hope Six Demolition Project.

2019 komponierte sie die gleichnamige Filmmusik für eine Theateradaption des Noël Coward Theatre unter der Regie von Ivo van Hove des Filmklassikers Alles über Eva, bei denen die Hauptdarstellerinnen Gillian Anderson und Lily James jeweils bei einem Lied als Gastsängerinnen zu hören sind.[4]


Harvey nannte Jimi Hendrix,[5] Howlin' Wolf,[5] Captain Beefheart,[5] Rolling Stones,[6] Bob Dylan,[7] Pixies,[8] Patti Smith,[7] Neil Young,[7] Siouxsie Sioux,[9] Erik Satie,[10] und Samuel Barber,[10] als Einflüsse.



JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[11][12]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)

(6 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 30. März 1992
1993Rid of MeDE58
(1 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)CH

(4 Wo.)UK
(1 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 4. Mai 1993
4-Track DemosUK19
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 19. Oktober 1993
1995To Bring You My LoveDE39
(10 Wo.)DE
(2 Wo.)AT
(5 Wo.)CH

(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufigUK
(15 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 27. Februar 1995
Wiederveröffentlichung: 11. September 2020 (2020 Repress)
1998Is This Desire?DE23
(3 Wo.)DE

(2 Wo.)UK
(4 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 28. September 1998
2000Stories from the City, Stories from the SeaDE24
(5 Wo.)DE
(4 Wo.)AT
(5 Wo.)CH

(17 Wo.)UK
(9 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 23. Oktober 2000
2004Uh Huh HerDE36
(4 Wo.)DE
(5 Wo.)AT
(8 Wo.)CH

(3 Wo.)UK
(5 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 31. Mai 2004
2007White ChalkDE54
(2 Wo.)DE
(2 Wo.)AT
(6 Wo.)CH

(4 Wo.)UK
(3 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 24. September 2007
2011Let England ShakeDE20
(6 Wo.)DE
(6 Wo.)AT
(10 Wo.)CH

(25 Wo.)UK
(3 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 11. Februar 2011
2016The Hope Six Demolition ProjectDE11
(3 Wo.)DE
(5 Wo.)AT
(9 Wo.)CH
(4 Wo.)UK
(1 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 15. April 2016
2020Dry – DemosCH27
(1 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
To Bring You My Love – DemosDE*DEUK71
(1 Wo.)UK
  • siehe To Bring You My Love
2021Is This Desire? – DemosDE*DEAT62
(1 Wo.)AT
(1 Wo.)CH
  • siehe Is This Desire?
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea – DemosDE*DEAT28
(1 Wo.)AT
(1 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
  • siehe Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
2022Let England Shake – DemosDE*DE
Erstveröffentlichung: 28. Januar 2022
*siehe Let England Shake
B-Sides, Demos & RaritiesDE55
(1 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)UK


JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[11]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1996Dance Hall at Louse PointUK46
(1 Wo.)UK
(1 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 23. September 1996
mit John Parish
2009A Woman a Man Walked ByDE62
(1 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)AT
(3 Wo.)CH
(3 Wo.)UK
(3 Wo.)US
Erstveröffentlichung: 30. März 2009
mit John Parish


  • 1995: The B-Sides (Erstveröffentlichung: 1995)
  • 2004: iTunes Originals (Erstveröffentlichung: 25. Oktober 2004)
  • 2006: The Peel Sessions 1991–2004 (Erstveröffentlichung: 23. Oktober 2006)
  • 2011: iTunes Session (Erstveröffentlichung: 12. September 2011)


  • 2019: All About Eve (Erstveröffentlichung: 12. April 2019)


Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartsChartplatzierungen[11]
(Jahr, Titel, Album, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Februar 1992
199350ft Queenie
Rid of Me
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: April 1993
Rid of Me
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Juli 1993
1995Down by the Water
To Bring You My Love
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Februar 1995
C’mon Billy
To Bring You My Love
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Juli 1995
Send His Love to Me
To Bring You My Love
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Oktober 1995
1996That Was My Veil
Dance Hall at Louse Point
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 14. Oktober 1996
mit John Parish
1998A Perfect Day Elise
Is This Desire?
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 14. September 1998
1999The Wind
Is This Desire?
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 11. Januar 1999
2000Good Fortune
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 13. November 2000
2001A Place Called Home
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 26. Februar 2001
This Is Love
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 8. Oktober 2001
2004The Letter
Uh Huh Her
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 17. Mai 2004
You Come Through
Uh Huh Her
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 19. Juli 2004
Uh Huh Her
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: 20. September 2004

Als Gastmusikerin

Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartsChartplatzierungen[11]
(Jahr, Titel, Album, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1996Henry Lee
Murder Ballads
(1 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Februar 1996
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds feat. PJ Harvey
1998Money Greedy / Broken Homes
Angels with Dirty Faces
(2 Wo.)UK
Erstveröffentlichung: Mai 1998
Tricky feat. PJ Harvey

Lyrik und Dokumentarfilm

Im Oktober 2015 veröffentlichte Harvey ihren ersten Gedichtband The Hollow of the Hand, eine Zusammenarbeit mit dem Fotografen Seamus Murphy. Als Vorbereitung reisten Harvey und Murphy in den Kosovo, nach Afghanistan und nach Washington, D.C.[13] Ihre Erfahrungen wurden in Seamus Murphys Film A Dog Called Money dokumentiert, der 2019 in den britischen und deutschen Kinos zu sehen war.[14][15] Murphy hatte zuvor bereits zwölf Kurzfilme für Harveys Album Let England Shake verantwortet.

2022 veröffentlichte Harvey den Versroman Orlam, der im Dialekt ihrer Heimat Dorset geschrieben ist und an dem sie sechs Jahre arbeitete.[16]

Literarische Werke



Commons: PJ Harvey – Sammlung von Bildern, Videos und Audiodateien


  1. Nick Cave enthüllt Details zu Trennung von PJ Harvey bei t-online.de, abgerufen am 29. August 2019
  2. http://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/2087-pj-harvey-let-england-shake.php
  3. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/206698/Birthday_Honours_List_2013.pdf
  4. PJ Harvey teilt neue Songs „The Moth“ und „Descending“. Abgerufen am 23. April 2019.
  5. a b c Harvey, Barbara O'Dair: Trouble Girls: The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock. Random House, New York, United States 1997, ISBN 978-0-679-76874-6, S. 544, 575: „I was brought up listening to [...] Howlin' Wolf [...] and a lot of Jimi Hendrix and Captain Beefheart. So I was exposed to all these very compassionate musicians at a very young age, and that's always remained in me.“
  6. Megamix (Pj Harvey interview). Arte [TV Channel], Juni 1993, abgerufen am 28. Januar 2022: „the words that I am using as being overtly sexual because it's already been done before and so much better than how I do and I listen to alot of early blues music and I listen to, Howlin' Wolf, when I listen to the Rolling Stones, I mean it's sexually this is very explicit“Vorlage:Cite web/temporär
  7. a b c Caspar Llewellyn Smith: PJ Harvey: 'I was just trying to survive' - video. Theguardian.com, 8. September 2011, abgerufen am 28. Januar 2022: „Bob Dylan, obviously, what he was doingin the early sixties was astonishing [...]
    Neil Young I always follow what he's doing 'cause he is forever experimenting, he is forever trying new things, I think he has written some incredible songs.
    Patti Smith, whenever she's performing I want to see her because she's so energising to see and so passionate with what she's doing. and so wonderfully vocal and eloquent,“
    Vorlage:Cite web/temporär
  8. "Gouge [DVD about the Pixies - The Pixies box set]". 4AD – VAD 2407DVD. 2004. „Surfer Rosa would be my favorite [...] it sounded like they were in your room that was so exciting to hear.“
  9. Appleford, Steve: Checking in With . . . PJ Harvey in a New York State of Mind. In: Los Angeles Times. 29. Oktober 2000, archiviert vom Original am 24. Juni 2016; abgerufen am 28. Januar 2022: „Q: Was there any figure who connected with you when you were just a listener? A: It's hard to beat Siouxsie Sioux, in terms of live performance. She is so exciting to watch, so full of energy and human raw quality.“  Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft. Bitte prüfe Original- und Archivlink gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.@1@2Vorlage:Webachiv/IABot/articles.latimes.comVorlage:Cite web/temporär
  10. a b Jennifer Kelly: New Ground: An Interview with PJ Harvey < PopMatters. In: PopMatters. 28. November 2007, archiviert vom Original am 22. April 2009; abgerufen am 28. Januar 2022: „I listened to people like Vaughan Williams, Arvo Part, Erik Satie, Samuel Barber.“  Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft. Bitte prüfe Original- und Archivlink gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.@1@2Vorlage:Webachiv/IABot/www.popmatters.comVorlage:Cite web/temporär
  11. a b c d Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK US
  12. Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe: UK
  13. https://www.musikexpress.de/pj-harveys-erstes-buch-erscheint-im-herbst-2015-153485/
  14. https://www.salzgeber.de/pj-harvey/
  15. https://www.fr.de/ratgeber/medien/a-dog-called-money-kino-reise-orte-leben-zurueckkehrt-zr-13217780.html
  16. Liz Berry: Orlam by PJ Harvey review – musician’s vision of a curious childhood. 29. April 2022, abgerufen am 22. Juli 2022 (englisch).


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