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PJ Harvey: In Their Own Words

First broadcast in 2017, another chance to hear PJ Harvey reflect on her, life, work and musical legacy through BBC archive interviews from down the years.

Hailed as the world’s best songwriter by Rolling Stone magazine on the release of her first album, Dry, in 1992. PJ Harvey is the only artist to have won the Mercury Music prize twice.

But the Dorset-based musician has long maintained an aura of mystery around her work, preferring to let her music and art do the talking, and comparatively little is known about her personal life.

From her formative years growing up on a farm listening to blues, meeting her lifelong friend and collaborator John Parish, sharing her love of Captain Beefheart with John Peel, to the writing processes and inspirations behind her songs, 6 Music offers a rare glimpse into the PJ Harvey’s world.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Kezia Gill

    Please Come Home For Christmas

    • Download Single.
    • Self Released.
    • 1.


  • Sun 20 Aug 2017 13:00
  • Sat 28 Sep 2019 04:00
  • Thu 24 Sep 2020 01:00
  • Wed 23 Dec 2020 20:00
  • Tue 23 Feb 2021 00:00

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