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Rid Of Me by PJ Harvey

Rid Of Me

by PJ Harvey

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Barcode: 0602508511127
Format: Vinyl
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Rid of Me stands as the second studio album by English singer-songwriter PJ Harvey, hitting the shelves on 26 April 1993, under Island Records. Released approximately a year after her acclaimed debut Dry (1992), this album showcased a more intense and aggressive side of Harvey’s songwriting.

Performed by Harvey’s trio, including Rob Ellis on drums and backing vocals, and Steve Vaughan on bass guitar, the songs were recorded by Steve Albini. The album marked the final collaboration of this trio before disbanding in late 1993. Rid of Me earned widespread critical acclaim, earning a spot as one of the greatest albums of the 1990s and, indeed, of all time. It claimed position 153 on the 2020 version of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (up from 406 in the previous edition).

PJ Harvey’s first two albums were closely connected in their creation. Following the release of her debut single “Dress” in October 1991, Harvey signed with Too Pure and moved to London. The positive reception led to major labels vying for her, and she eventually signed with Island Records in February 1992. In March 1992, Too Pure released Dry, her debut album, distributed by Island. The band toured extensively, but the constant touring took a toll on Harvey’s health, leading to a nervous breakdown. During her recovery in October 1992, she worked on the songs that would become Rid of Me.

Tracklist
A1 Rid Of Me
A2 Missed
A3 Legs
A4 Rub 'Til It Bleeds
A5 Hook
A6 Man-Size Sextet
B1 Highway '61 Revisited
B2 50Ft Queenie
B3 Yuri-G
B4 Man-Size
B5 Dry
B6 Me-Jane
B7 Snake
B8 Ecstasy
Catalogue No.: 851112
Barcode: 0602508511127
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock
Label: Island Records
Released: 2020
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 Gram

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