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PJ Harvey: In Her Own Words

Another chance to hear an intimate portrait of the enigmatic artist in her own words from interviews recorded across her career. First broadcast in 2017.

Another chance to hear an intimate portrait of the enigmatic artist in her own words from interviews recorded across her career.

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.

First broadcast in 2017.

1 hour

On radio

Saturday 04:00

Music Played

  • PJ Harvey

    50ft Queenie

    • Island.
  • PJ Harvey

    The Glorious Land

    • Island.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Dead Flowers

    • Virgin.
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

    From Her to Eternity (Radio 1 Session, 28 Mar 1984)

  • PJ Harvey

    O Stella

    • Too Pure.
  • PJ Harvey and John Parish

    Rope Bridge Crossing

    • Dance Hall At Louse Point.
    • Island.
  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

    Gimme Dat Harp Boy

    • EMI.
  • PJ Harvey

    Snake (Peel Session, 5 Sep 1996)

  • PJ Harvey

    Down By The Water

    • Island.
  • PJ Harvey

    The Garden 23/09/98

  • PJ Harvey

    Is This Desire?

    • is this desire.
    • island.
  • PJ Harvey

    Good Fortune

    • Island.
  • PJ Harvey

    Big Exit

    • Stories from the City Stories from The Sea.
    • Island.
  • PJ Harvey

    White Chalk

  • PJ Harvey

    Let England Shake

    • Island.
  • PJ Harvey

    On Battleship Hill

    • Island.
  • PJ Harvey

    The Words That Maketh Murder

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Island.
    • 1.
  • PJ Harvey

    The Last Living Rose

    • Island.
  • PJ Harvey

    A Line in the Sand

    • island.
  • PJ Harvey

    River Anacostia

    • island.

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