Sunday, November 19, 2006

MP3: PJ Harvey - Live at Peel Acres 2004


Was it only me, or did anyone else find the recent PJ Harvey Peel Sessions release a bit pointless? A lot of these compilations have been coming out recently, and the majority have been complete. Even the bloody Gene one was a double cd. However despite the fact that Polly Jean recorded about 9 or 10 fantastic sessions and live slots, all we got was a paltry one disc compilation which I think only featured about one complete session, thus meaning that even if a second compilation came out, everything would be out of order and confused. Why do they do these things to us?!? Argh.

One of the sessions that she recorded, and which has NONE of its songs featured on the official release, is this one, recorded live at Peel Acres in May 2004, just 5 months before John's death. It was recorded to promote the release of that year's Uh Huh Her record, and it's rather stunning. Hope you enjoy it.

PJ Harvey - 01 The Letter (Peel session)
PJ Harvey - 02 Uh Huh Her (Peel session)
PJ Harvey - 03 Cat On The Wall (Peel session)
PJ Harvey - 04 Evol (Peel session)
PJ Harvey - 05 Shame (Peel session)

11 Comments:

Blogger Vic Arpeggio said...

Holy crap! I agree with your comments about the first Peel Session comp-- I was really hoping for "Claudine, The Inflatable One" amongst others.

Thanks much!

11:11 pm, November 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're damned right Jamie. What is the point of releasing an incomplete collection of Peel sessions? Surely the target audience are all completists. Anyway, thanks for this session.

Steve. (angrysamoan)

8:47 pm, November 20, 2006  
Blogger Chris Brown said...

If it's any consolation, the Gene one is only 84 minutes, so one of the discs runs less than half-an-hour, and there is a bit missing. But for someone as much-sessioned as PJH to leave so much out is very odd (and it's no cheaper than the double discs in the series either).

However, I have it on good authority that the Wedding Present one will be done properly - they're even sourcing tracks from fans where the BBC archive lets them down.

11:26 pm, November 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. The CD is only just over 40 minutes long too. You can find Claudine and the whole of the Peel session from around 1993 on a bootleg called Jungle Queen, which also includes demos for all the tracks on Dry. I only just discovered it by searching on blogspot for it, so it's still around.

4:05 pm, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous Evangeline said...

Thank you!

6:22 am, November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi i want these albums from pj "is this desire?" & "To Bring You My Love" if someone has these albums please post it

1:16 pm, November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jamie

The links for the PJ Harvey Peel Session MP3s are not currently working.

Thanks
Dave P

8:15 am, January 01, 2007  
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7:29 am, April 08, 2009  
Blogger DR said...

I was looking for God Is My Co-pilot's Anyone But You and found a couple of PJ Harvey session tracks that aren't on the CD.

http://peel.wikia.com/wiki/12_March_1993

It's not an extensive collection of Peel progs - before you get too excited - but I can remember listening to this one at the time and the recording is faultless.

Links are at the bottom of the page.

2:29 am, November 29, 2009  
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