PJ Harvey has announced details of a new career-spanning box-set, B-Sides, Demos & Rarities, which is scheduled for release on November 4 via UMC / Island and Beggars.
B-Sides, Demos & Rarities will contain a total of 59 tracks, many of which have not been previously available physically or digitally, or released at all.
It’ll also serve as the final offering in the English singer/songwriter’s reissue series, which first began back in July 2020, with the re-release of her 1992 debut Dry. Most recently, Harvey released a reissue of 2016’s The Hope Six Demolition Project.
The new collection will be released digitally, as well as in 6xLP and 3xCD sets, the latter of which will include previously unseen archive photography by Maria Mochnacz.
To mark the announcement, the first EP from the box set, which features a previously-unheard demo version of Dry, an unreleased demo of Missed, and the track Somebody’s Down, Somebody’s Name, (which was previously only available on a limited-edition B-sides CD for 1995’s To Bring You My Love), is available to listen to now.
Speaking of the collection, which is now available to pre-order (opens in new tab), PJ Harvey says: “To have this collection of songs released to the world means a great deal to me. For every album song I have written there have been accompanying brother-sister songs that for many reasons don’t quite have their place in the world at that time, but do find their way eventually, and are no less important for being later.
“In fact some of these lesser-known works are closer to my heart. Now having all these works collected and released together in their own right feels at last to give them the place in the world they deserve. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I do.”
PJ Harvey’s B-Sides, Demos and Rarities tracklist:
1. Dry – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
2. Man-Size – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
3. Missed – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
4. Highway 61 Revisited – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
5. Me Jane – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
7. Lying In The Sun
8. Somebody’s Down, Somebody’s Name
9. Darling Be There
11. One Time Too Many
13. Naked Cousin
14. Losing Ground
15. Who Will Love Me Now
16. Why D’ya Go To Cleveland (previously unreleased)
17. Instrumental #1
18. The Northwood
19. The Bay
20. Sweeter Than Anything
21. Instrumental #3
22. The Faster I Breathe The Further I Go (4 Track Version)
23. Nina in Ecstasy 2
25. Instrumental #2
26. This Wicked Tongue
29. 66 Promises
30. As Close As This
31. My Own Private Revolution
32. Kick It To The Ground (4 Track)
33. The Falling
34. The Phone Song
35. Bows & Arrows
40. Cat On The Wall – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
41. You Come Through – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
42. Uh Huh Her – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
43. Evol – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
46. Liverpool Tide
47. The Big Guns Called Me Back Again
48. The Nightingale
49. Shaker Aamer
50. Guilty – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
51. I’ll Be Waiting – Demo (previously unreleased demo)
52. Homo Sappy Blues – Demo (previously unreleased)
53. The Age Of The Dollar – Demo (previously unreleased)
54. The Camp
55. An Acre Of Land
56. The Crowded Cell
57. The Sandman – Demo
58. The Moth – Demo
59. Red Right Hand
Looking to the future, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Harvey revealed that she is “very pleased” with how the follow-up to her 2016 collection The Hope Six Demolition Project is shaping up.
“It took a long time to write to get right,” she said, “but at last I feel very happy with it.”
The singer’s upcoming tenth album is expected to emerge around summer 2023.
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- P.J. Harvey - Rid Of Me - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $212.55, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 24-Sep-2022 15:36)on September 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm
PJ HARVEY Rid Of Me (Rare original 1992 UK 14-track vinyl LP, including the singles 50ft Queenie and Man-Size, picture sleeve complete with picture inner. The sleeve (still in price-stickered opened shrink!) shows minimal shelfwear, and the vinylis superb and shows minimal evidence of play. Hard to find in any condition! ILPS8002)
- P.J. Harvey - White Chalk - 180gm - Sealed - German - vinyl LP - £19.99, $21.79, €22.39 (Back In Stock) (arrived 19-Aug-2022 08:01)on September 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm
P.J. HARVEY White Chalk (2021 UK Audiophile issue of her 2007 11-track LP pressed on 180gm vinyl, complete with printed inner and download code, picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork. Factory sealed from new in the original custom stickered shrink)
- P.J. Harvey - The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004 - 180gm - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $32.69, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 19-May-2022 16:40)on September 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm
P.J. HARVEY The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004 (2021 UK issue of the 2006 12-track LP pressed on 180 gram Vinyl, comprising a collection of hits [specially chosen by Polly Harvey] spanning her career, from early versions of songs from the debut album 'Dry'  to her seventh album 'Uh Huh Her'  recorded during a series of John Peel sessions for the BBC. Housed in a picture sleeve with picture/credits inner and download card - still sealed in its hype stickered shrinkwrap)
- P.J. Harvey - The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004 - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $81.75, €84.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 19-May-2022 16:41)on September 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm
P.J. HARVEY The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004 (2006 UK 12-track LP comprising a collection of hits [specially chosen by Polly Harvey] spanning her career, from early versions of songs from the debut album 'Dry'  to her seventh album 'Uh Huh Her'  recorded during a series of John Peel sessions for the BBC. Comes housed in a deluxe & textured picture sleeve complete with printed inner & series insert. The sleeve & vinyl are in Excellent to Near Mint condition with few signs of wear & play)
- P.J. Harvey - Let England Shake - Demos - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $32.69, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 19-May-2022 16:55)on September 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm
P.J. HARVEY Let England Shake - Demos (2022 UK 12-track vinyl LP featuring the previously unreleased original Demo recordings of every track from her 2011 album, recorded in a 19th Century church in Dorset, on a clifftop overlooking the sea, with long-standing allies as Flood, John Parish & Mick Harvey amongst others and includes the single The Words That Maketh Murder. Housed in a picture sleeve with download card - still sealed in its hype stickered shrinkwrap)