So I had to slowly find the voice, and this voice started to develop, almost taking on the role of a narrator. Let England Shake ... Let England Shake Tracklist. Let England Shake is an elegiac 21st-century reimagining of the protest album, an urgent call to end global cycles of war that hits harder because of its ghostly sonics. "http":"https";t.getElementById(r)||(n=t.createElement(e),,n.src=i+"://",s.parentNode.insertBefore(n,s))}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); 11.5K 2. [19], A European tour took place in February 2011, with a US leg in April, and festivals scheduled in the summer. It was issued as an official, Stuart Maconie. 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. "[28] 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"[26] 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". PJ Harvey - Let England Shake From the album 'Let England Shake' Download here: [10][11][12], 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". Let England Shake sounds utterly unlike PJ Harvey's prior work. PJ Harvey Let England Shake (Andrew Marr Show) Nikos Binas. She told local newspaper Bridport News in 2011: "I was really enjoying this different, enormous, wide breadth of sound that the autoharp gives. Watch the video for England from PJ Harvey's Let England Shake for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. 24 MEDIA. Follow @genius 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. It's quite a delicate sound, but it's also like having an entire orchestra at your fingertips. 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]. 4:12 PREVIEW The Last Living Rose. [60] As of September 2017 it had sold 173,000 copies in United Kingdom. //]]>, Sorry, we have to make sure you're a human before we can show you this page. Let England Shake is the eighth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, released on 14 February 2011 by Island Records. LET ENGLAND SHAKE trailer Further info on: Facebook: //BUZZCUT// Harvey let england shake (full album) [39] 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. [32] 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. [14][15], On 12 December 2011, Murphy's short films were released on DVD as Let England Shake: 12 Short Films by Seamus Murphy. [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. [CDATA[ 40:38. England 3.11 8. in the dark places 2.59 9. bitter brunches 2.2910. hanging in the wire 2.4211. written on the forehead 3.4012. the colour of the earth 2.33 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. PJ Harvey talks to Front Row's John Wilson about the inspiration behind her new album 'Let England Shake'. This is a compilation of them all, in album order. Let England Shake . [30] Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review and a three-star rating. If I've done that, then for me, it's worked. [13] On 14–17 July 2011 the 12 films (as whole or individually) are screened for the first time at several UK festivals. Ernest Hemingway the war novel. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. Let England Shake was written over a ​ .sr-only{border:0;clip:rect(0,0,0,0);height:1px;margin:-1px;overflow:hidden;padding:0;position:absolute;width:1px;white-space:nowrap} 1⁄2-year period, and recorded in five weeks at a church in Dorset during April and May 2010. !function(t,e,r){var n,s=t.getElementsByTagName(e)[0],i=/^http:/.test(t.location)? [54], Following its win of the Mercury Prize in September 2011, Let England Shake re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number 24. The album followed on 14 February 2011 (Europe, rest of the world) and on 15 February (Canada, US). The album features Harvey's first on-record use of the saxophone. "[37], 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. Folk music across the ages has concerned itself with tales of people and their relationship to land and social pressures, and here exists far beyond politics and ideology - these being enemies of life and nature - though dealing with the painful realities of war. [52] These sales were an improvement on the estimated 14,000 copies of her previous album White Chalk's first-week sales. [53] The album also entered the Billboard 200 in the United States at number 32 with sales of around 18,000 copies. Usually I would have planned everything and known what instrumentation I wanted. Learn the full song lyrics at MetroLyrics. Harvey began writing lyrics for the album before setting the words to music. 1998 The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004 (US Release) 2006 Featured On. "[31] Peter Paphides of Mojo called Let England Shake an "uncannily timely piece of work," with Harvey at "her most powerful. 1. During some solo shows some years prior to working on this album, Harvey had begun playing the autoharp. The album had sold approximately 130,000 copies in the United Kingdom as of December 2011,[59] and 86,000 copies in the United States as of March 2016. "[24] 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. The song was released as the second single from her eighth studio album, Let England Shake, on 18 April 2011.An accompanying music video, directed by Seamus Murphy, was recorded and was released in March 2011, prior to the single release. 19–25 March 2011. p133, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, "PJ Harvey's Eype Church album to be released (From Dorset Echo)", "The Cure and PJ Harvey at Bestival, review", "Music Critic Top 10 Lists – Best Albums of 2011 – Metacritic", "PJ Harvey Wins the 2011 Mercury Music Prize", "PJ Harvey goes her own sweet winning ways", "Bridport: Local rock star PJ Harvey talks to the News", "PJ Harvey Enlists Autoharp for New Album, Song", "PJ Harvey Already Working on New Solo Album – Spinner UK", "PJ Harvey's Eype Church album to be released", "PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder", "The Man Who Maketh Polly Jean's Movies | The House Next Door", "PJ HARVEY 'LET ENGLAND SHAKE' FILMS TO SCREEN AT UK FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER", "PJ Harvey 'Let England Shake' films to play at festivals", "PJ Harvey to release 'Let England Shake' short films on DVD", "PJ Harvey performs new track in front of Gordon Brown – video", "télé : PJ Harvey à l'Olympia 2011 sur Arte ce soir (in French)", "Reviews for Let England Shake by PJ Harvey", "Album review: PJ Harvey's 'Let England Shake, "PJ Harvey, 'Let England Shake' (Vagrant)", "Album Review: PJ Harvey – Let England Shake", "Album: PJ Harvey, Let England Shake (Island)", "Florence + The Machine named Q's album of 2011 – listen now", "Here Be Monsters: Quietus Albums Of The Year 2011", "2011 Rewind: Releases of the Year 11–50", "Brits help Adele to equal Lennon record", "1993-05-08 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts", "Forget the awards -- Mumford & Sons, Bieber, Lady Antebellum among Grammy sales winners", "2011-09-17 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts", "PJ Harvey 'Let England Shake' sales soar by 1,000% following Mercury Prize win",, "iTunes – Music – Let England Shake (Plus Videos) by PJ Harvey", "PJ Harvey – Chart History: Canadian Albums", "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 17 February 2011", "Classifica settimanale WK 8 (dal 21-02-2011 al 27-02-2011)", "PJハーヴェイのCDアルバムランキング、PJハーヴェイのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典", "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży: 28 February 2011", Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry, "Charts Vlaanderen – Jaarlijsten: Jaaroverzichten 2011",, Pages containing links to subscription-only content, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 03:36. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos — Das Album von PJ Harvey ab dem 26. 8.2K 3. It is available as Digital Download on several platforms, CD and LP. Let England Shake Drums, Trombone, Xylophone, Mellotron, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – John Parish Piano, Bass Harmonica – Mick Harvey Vocals, Autoharp, Saxophone – PJ Harvey 3:09 1. [18], 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. 12 tracks (40:08). The album was also later certified Gold in Denmark[58] after sales of more than 10,000 copies. [61], "The Last Living Rose" was not a retail single release. 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. [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. I'm already feeling like I did, and I'm happy. Februar 2021 D Gm Am I fear our blood won't rise again Em rise again Em England's dancing days are done. Let England shake, Em weighted down with silent dead. 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. 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. [33] 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. 1. [41], Let England Shake entered the UK Albums Chart at number 8 with first-week sales of 22,468. 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 the battleship hill 4.07 7. [40], The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. [22] Selected live performance dates to promote the album (not complete):[20], Let England Shake received widespread critical acclaim upon its release. This time I demoed the songs mostly with one or two instruments with a voice and that was as much as I had. Enjoy. Februar 2021 [55] Sales of the album increased by 1,100% following the awards ceremony[56] and it was subsequently certified Gold in the United Kingdom[57] for shipment of over 100,000 units. "[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. 2011 Preview VIDEO TIME Let England Shake. Let England Shake leaves behind the haunted psycho-geography of Harvey's native Dorset, rendered so exquisitely on her last album, White Chalk, and deploys her … 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. 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. A live performance in "La Maroquinerie" in Paris on 14 February 2011 was streamed as live webcast by Deezer[20] and also by Arte. She has cited the poetry of Harold Pinter and T.S. 2. Let England Shake. Follow @genius on Twitter for updates Let England Shake is the eighth studio album by PJ Harvey. "The Words That Maketh Murder" is a song by English musician PJ Harvey. Pj Harvey's Let England Shake music video in high definition. Upon release, the album received numerous accolades. Polly Jean Harvey, a 41-year-old from Dorset, has claimed the war album. Radio Times. A list of BBC video related to "Let England Shake". 2:16. [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. Let England Shake Lyrics. Harvey’s voice is the focal point of Let England Shake, although its timbre sharply contrasts with the shredded wailing that made her harsher ‘90s records so celebrated. [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]. PJ Harvey followed her ghostly collection of ballads, White Chalk, with Let England Shake, an album strikingly different from what came before it except in its Englishness. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos — Das Album von PJ Harvey ab dem 26. 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 Parish and Flood co-producing; drummer Jean-Marc Butty added parts at a later stage. [38] Amanda Petrusich, in her review for Spin, praised the album's "bloody and forceful" sound,[34] and Jesse Cataldo of Slant Magazine said that Let England Shake creates a "matchless musical world where Harvey reigns with autonomy". "[6] The sessions were recorded by engineer Rob Kirwan. 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. //