Let England Shake

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Let England Shake
Studio album by PJ Harvey
Released 11 February 2011
Recorded April–May 2010 at Eype Church in Dorset, United Kingdom[1]
Genre Folk rock[2]
Length 40:15
Label Island
Producer Flood, Mick Harvey, John Parish, PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey chronology
White Chalk
(2007)
Let England Shake
(2011)
John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey chronology
A Woman a Man Walked By
(2009)
Singles from Let England Shake
  1. "The Words That Maketh Murder"
    Released: 7 February 2011
  2. "The Glorious Land"
    Released: 18 April 2011

Let England Shake is the eighth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, released on 11 February 2011 by Island Records. Work on it began around the time of White Chalk '​s release in 2007, though it is a departure from the piano-driven introspection of that album. The album was written over a period of two-and-a-half years, and recorded in a five-week period at a church in Dorset in April and May 2010.

Upon its release the album received numerous accolades. It was named "Album of the Year" for 2011 by 16 publications[3] and in September 2011 won the coveted Mercury Prize.[4] It was PJ Harvey's fourth nomination overall (including another win in 2001), making her the most successful artist in the prize's history. The album also won the Uncut Music Award in November 2011, and is named Album of the Year in the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards.[5]

Background and development[edit]

Harvey began writing lyrics for the album before setting the words to music. She has cited the poetry of Harold Pinter and T.S. Eliot as influences, as well as the artwork of Salvador Dalí and Francisco de Goya and music of The Doors, The Pogues, and The Velvet Underground.[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.

During some solo shows some years prior to working on this album, Harvey had begun playing the autoharp. She told local newspaper Bridport News in 2011: "I was really enjoying this different, enormous, wide breadth of sound that the autoharp gives. It's quite a delicate sound, but it's also like having an entire orchestra at your fingertips. 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."[6][7]

On the subject of a new vocal style for the album, Harvey commented that "I couldn't sing [the songs] in a rich strong mature voice without it sounding completely wrong. So I had to slowly find the voice, and this voice started to develop, almost taking on the role of a narrator."[6]

Recording[edit]

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. If I've done that, then for me, it's worked. I'm already feeling like I did, and I'm happy. 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.[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]

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. 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. Usually I would have planned everything and known what instrumentation I wanted. This time I demoed the songs mostly with one or two instruments with a voice and that was as much as I had. 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. We rehearsed the songs as if we were rehearsing to play them live and found quite quickly that we had only rehearsed a song through maybe twice and Flood had started recording us."[6] The sessions were recorded by engineer Rob Kirwan.

The album features Harvey's first on-record use of the saxophone.

Release[edit]

Preceding the album release, the first single, "The Words That Maketh Murder", was released by Island Records on 17 January 2011 digitally) and 7 February 2011 on vinyl (together with the non-album track "The Guns Called Me Back Again" from the album recording session). The album followed on 14 February 2011 (Europe, rest of the world) and on 15 February (Canada, US). As Island Records released the album in Europe, Canada and rest of the world, it was released by Vagrant Records in US. It is available as Digital Download on several platforms, CD and LP. [10][11][12]

Films[edit]

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".[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.[13] On 14–17 July 2011 the 12 films (as whole or individually) are screened for the first time at several UK festivals.[14][15]

On 12 December 2011, Murphy's short films were released on DVD as Let England Shake: 12 Short Films by Seamus Murphy.[16]

Tour and live performances[edit]

PJ Harvey and her band playing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 31 October 2011

Two of the album's tracks made their debut at the Bestival music festival in July 2009, in Harvey's only live performance of the year.[17] In April 2010, around the time of the album recording, Harvey appeared on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show for an interview and performance of "Let England Shake",[7] in front of then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.[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.[19]

A European tour took place in February 2011, with a US leg in April, and festivals scheduled in the summer. A live performance in "La Maroquinerie" in Paris on 14 February 2011 was streamed as live webcast by Deezer[20] and also by Arte.[21] On 12 July 2011 Arte broadcast on television a 73 min recording of a February 2011 live performance in Paris Olympia.[22] Selected live performance dates to promote the album (not complete):[20]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86/100[23]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[24]
Robert Christgau B+[25]
The Daily Telegraph 5/5 stars[26]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[27]
Entertainment Weekly A[28]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[29]
NME 10/10[30]
Pitchfork Media 8.8/10[31]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[32]
Spin 9/10[33]

Critical response[edit]

Let England Shake received widespread critical acclaim upon its release. 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."[23] Allmusic reviewer Heather Phares awarded the album four out of five stars and referred to it 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."[24] Former Village Voice editor Robert Christgau called the album "a suite of well-turned if unnecessarily understated antiwar songs," compared Harvey's "evolution" to Annie Haslam, and awarded the album a B+ rating.[25] Mike Williams of the NME stated "Francis Ford Coppola can lay claim to the war movie. Ernest Hemingway the war novel. Polly Jean Harvey, a 41-year-old from Dorset, has claimed the war album," and gave the record a rare 10/10 rating.[30] and Peter Paphides of Mojo called the album an "uncannily timely piece of work," with Harvey at "her most powerful."[34] Q '​s Victoria Segal praised the albums "remarkable lyrics" and "ethereal music," awarding the album a full five-star review[35] and Uncut reviewer Andrew Mueller listed Let England Shake as Album of the Month, adding that it is "the sound of someone as maddened as they are enthralled, aglow with anger and passion."[36] The Guardian awarded the album a full five stars and Alexis Petridis described it 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."[29] In The Daily Telegraph, Neil McCormick awarded the album five stars out of five, calling 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 in stated that it "may be her best album," described it as "a portrait of her homeland as a country built on bloodshed and battle," and awarded it four stars out of five.[37] Amanda Petrusich, in her 9/10 review for Spin, praised the album's "bloody and forceful" sound,[33] and Jesse Cataldo of Slant Magazine said that the album created "matchless musical world where Harvey reigns with autonomy" in her four and a half star review.[38] Pitchfork Media editor Scott Plagenhoef rated the album 8.8 out of ten, noted that "it's universal and it's necessary-- and it's powerfully and clearly stated", and listed it among Pitchfork's best new music[31] while Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review and a three-star rating.[32]

Commercial performance[edit]

Let England Shake entered the UK Albums Chart at number 8 with first-week sales of 22,468.[39] These sales were an improvement on the estimated 14,000 copies of her previous album White Chalk '​s first-week sales. 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.[40] The album also entered the Billboard 200 in the United States at number 32 with sales of around 18,000 copies.[41]

Following its win of the Mercury Prize in September 2011, Let England Shake re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number 24.[42] Sales of the album increased by 1,100% following the awards ceremony[43] and it was subsequently certified Gold in the United Kingdom[44] for shipment of over 100,000 units. The album was also later certified Gold in Denmark[45] after sales of more than 10,000 copies. As of December 2011, the album has sold approximately 130,000 copies in the United Kingdom[46] and 70,000 copies in the United States.[47]

Accolades[edit]

Let England Shake was named as album of the year on 16 publications' lists of the top albums of 2011 — including Uncut,[48] Mojo,[49] NME[50] and The Guardian[51]—and also appeared on thirty-four other year-end album lists in the top ten.[52] Q placed the album at number 2 on its Top 50 Albums of 2011 list,[53] Pitchfork Media ranked it at number 4,[54] and Stereogum placed the album at number 8.[55]

In September 2011, Harvey was nominated for, and subsequently won, the Mercury Music Prize for Let England Shake.[56] The win marked the first time in the award's history that it had been awarded to the same artist twice,[57][58] as Harvey had previously won the 2001 prize for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea.[59] The album also won the Uncut Music Award in November 2011[60] and was nominated for Q '​s Best Album the same year.[61] In 2012, Let England Shake was nominated for Album of the Year at the BRIT Awards,[62] the NME Awards,[63] and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards[64] though lost out to Adele's 21, The Horrors' Skying, and Kate Bush's 50 Words For Snow respectively. It did, however, triumph over 21 and 50 Words For Snow at the Ivor Novello Awards on May 17, 2012.[65] In October 2013, NME placed Let England Shake at #15 in its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. [66]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by PJ Harvey. 

No. Title Length
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 Battleship Hill"   4:07
7. "England"   3:11
8. "In the Dark Places"   2:59
9. "Bitter Branches"   2:29
10. "Hanging in the Wire"   2:42
11. "Written on the Forehead"   3:39
12. "The Colour of the Earth"   2:33
iTunes pre-order[67] bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "The Guns Called Me Back Again"   2:45
iTunes[68] bonus material
No. Title Length
13. "The Nightingale"   4:13
14. "The Last Living Rose" (video) 2:50
15. "The Words That Maketh Murder" (video) 4:25

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[69]
  • PJ Harvey – vocals, guitar (2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12), autoharp (1, 4, 5, 12), saxophone (1, 2, 4, 5, 8), zither (6), violin (7)
  • John Parish – guitar (2–4, 6, 9, 10, 12), drums (1, 2, 5, 7–9, 12), percussion (3, 4, 6, 11), trombone (1, 2, 4, 5, 8), rhodes (1, 8, 11), mellotron (1, 7, 12), xylophone (1), backing vocals (2–6, 8, 9, 11, 12)
  • Mick Harvey – vocals (12), guitar (8, 9, 11), bass (4), drums (2, 4, 11), percussion (4, 6, 11), bass harmonica (1, 4, 5, 8, 9), piano (1, 6, 10), organ (2, 5, 7, 8), rhodes (3, 6), xylophone (9), backing vocals (2–6, 8–12)
  • Jean-Marc Butty – drums (3, 6, 8, 10, 12), backing vocals (3, 5, 6, 8)
Guest musicians[69]
  • Sammy Hurden – backing vocals (8, 12)
  • Greta Berlin – backing vocals (8, 12)
  • Lucy Roberts – backing vocals (8, 12)
Technical personnel[69]
  • Flood – producer, mixing
  • Rob Kirwin – engineer, recording
  • Catherine Marks – mixing assistant
  • John Catlin – mixing assistant
  • John Parish – additional producer
  • Mick Harvey – additional producer
  • PJ Harvey – additional producer
Art personnel[69]
  • Rob Crane – layout, design
  • PJ Harvey – layout, design, drawings
  • Michelle Henning – cover design
  • Seamus Murphy – photography
  • Cat Stevens – photography

Charts positions[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Last Living Rose" was not a retail single release. It was issued as an official promotional single throughout Europe following Let England Shake '​s release.

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