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P J Harvey - Is This Desire? L'album des
P J Harvey - Is This Desire? L'album des
Interprète: P J Harvey
Titre: Is This Desire?
Label: Island Records
Pays: UK
Publié sur: 1998
Style: Alternative Rock
Cat: ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Classement: 4.4/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
taille FLAC: 2315 mb | taille MP3: 1062 mb | taille WMA: 1673 mb
Genre: Rock

1Is This Desire?
2My Beautiful Leah
3The Wind
Engineer [Mix Engineer] – Andy ToddProducer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mixes] – Marius De VriesProgrammed By [Programming] – Marius De Vries, Pete Davis, Steve SidelnykWritten-By [Portions Of 'Planet Of The Apes'] – J. Goldsmith
5Electric Light
Arranged By – Mick Harvey
7A Perfect Day Elise
8No Girl So Sweet
Violin – Richard Hunt
9The Sky Lit Up
Engineer [Mix Engineer] – Andy ToddProducer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mixes] – Marius De VriesProgrammed By [Programming] – Marius De Vries, Pete Davis, Steve Sidelnyk
10The River
Trumpet – Terry Edwards
12The Garden
Arranged By – Rob Ellis


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
314-524 563-4PJ Harvey Is This Desire? ‎(Cass, Album)Island Records314-524 563-4US1998
ICT 8076, 524 563-4PJ Harvey Is This Desire? ‎(Cass, Album)Island Records, Island RecordsICT 8076, 524 563-4Russia1998
314-524 563-2PJ Harvey Is This Desire? ‎(CD, Album)Island Records314-524 563-2Brazil1998
PHCR 1877P J Harvey Is This Desire? ‎(CD, Album)Island RecordsPHCR 1877Japan1998
314-524 563-2PJ Harvey Is This Desire? ‎(CD, Album, Club, BMG)Island Records314-524 563-2US1998


  • Artwork [Images By]Polly
  • DesignMaria Mochnacz, Rob Crane
  • Lacquer Cut ByMandy
  • Musician [The Musicians On This Record Are]Eric Drew Feldman, Jeremy Hogg, Joe Gore, John Parish, Mick Harvey, Polly Jean Harvey, Rob Ellis
  • Photography By [Cover Photographs By, Assisted By]Julia Hember, Nick Daly
  • Photography By [Cover Photographs By]Maria Mochnacz
  • Producer [Made By]Flood, Head, Polly Jean Harvey
  • Written-ByPolly Jean Harvey


Comes with an inner sleeve with lyrics and credits.

Hot Head Music Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd. except track A3 Hot Head Music Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Cop (BMI)
'The Wind' contains portions of 'Planet Of The Apes' Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI)


  • Barcode: 731452456311
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Price Code: PY 281
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand-etched): MPO ILPS 8076 A¹ MANDY THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, hand-etched): MPO ILPS 8076 B¹ MANDY THE EXCHANGE
  • Rights Society: BMI


  • Record Company – PolyGram
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Hot Head Music Ltd.
  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
  • Recorded At – Small World Studios
  • Recorded At – Whitfield Street Studios
  • Mixed At – Whitfield Street Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – The Exchange
  • Pressed By – MPO



Is This Desire is the fourth studio album by English musician PJ Harvey, released on 28 September 1998 on Island Records. Recorded on and off in Somerset and London between April 1997 and April 1998, it was co-produced by Flood, Head and Harvey herself, and featured instrumental contributions from Rob Ellis, John Parish, Mick Harvey, Eric Drew Feldman, Joe Gore and Jeremy Hogg. Is This Desire PJ Harvey. Released September 28, 1998. Is This Desire Tracklist. I listened back to that song and I thought No This is enough No more of this I dont want to be like this. Because it was all so black and white, and life just isnt black and white. I knew I needed to get help. A1 Angelene A2 The Sky Lit Up A3 The Wind A4 My Beautiful Leah A5 A Perfect Day Elise A6 Catherine B1 Electric Light B2 The Garden B3 Joy B4 The étez votre collection P J Harvey. No Girl So Sweet. Is This Desire Versions 36. Trouver Votre Version. Some copies of this LP and a few other rare ones on the PJ Harvey webstore today. Répondre Voir les 5 réponses Me notifier Helpful. 5 décembre 2017. I find the pressing flaw with this album is actually part of its charm. PJ Harvey : Is This Desire ,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. Retreating from the limelight after the tour for To Bring You My Love, PJ Harvey returned to her small. The first of PJ Harveys albums to not completely shatter my expectations and blow me away, Is This Desire takes yet another different approaches than her previous effort To Bring You My Love. On her fourth effort, Harvey takes a far more subdued and subtle direction, so brooding at times that it could cross into a goth rock territory yet another comparison to her already similar sound to The Bad Seeds that developed on her previous album. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist Sample. I was an early fan of Joni Mitchell and then Laura Nyro, by way of having studied classical piano from an early age. I came quite late to P. Harvey: a. Recorded on and off in Dorset and London between April 1997 and April 1998, it was co-produced by Flood, Head and Harvey herself, and featured instrumental contributions from Rob Ellis, John Parish, Mick Harvey, Eric Drew Feldman, Joe Gore and Jeremy Hogg. Lyrics PJ Harvey - Is This Desire Joseph walked on and on the sunset went down and down coldness cooled their desire and Dawn said, lets build a fire the sun dressed them trees in green and Joe said, Dawn I feel like a king and Dawn's neck and her feet were bare, sweetness in her golden hair said I'm not scared turned to her and smiled secrets

Commentaires (34)
Very happy that my copy (€150 in 2019) does not loop on the tenth track. I’m never getting rid of it.
lets go baby
Who should I write to make a reissue of this album ? I do not want to give my money to clowns.
Be With Records are good, not sure they'd get permission though.
dammit when's Polly going to reissue her stuff :( .
Im for once a lucky guy :) Does not stick on my Thorens 150 with 1,5 gr and the same anti skate. Pickup Audio Technica AT95E
Same! I have the same cartridge as you too. Just got this, by far my most expensive record I've bought and I was SO worried about this
I was looking for a very large rez version of this cover and kept finding versions where heavy sharpening was applied to her face, making it look like she has lizard skin. Remembering from oh so long ago that the images were a bit blurry, I thought I would pop over here to see, thinking perhaps Paolo Roversi shot the cover—his exquisite work is known for that out-of-focus effect—but it turns out "Images (All) - PJ Harvey"Pleasantly surprised!! PJ is ALL TALENT!
Maria Mochnacz shot the cover. Polly recently posted contact sheets for the album cover. Very cool.
Some copies of this LP and a few other rare ones on the PJ Harvey webstore today
Oh my god. I looked at the website when it went up and didn't see this. Maybe it was already gone. How much was it?
how much were they selling them for? so mad I missed this! The only vinyl of hers I don't have.....
Nice! I grabbed this one, went back for the others but they were snatched up, still pretty happy though!
Stil, I was fast enough to snatch a copy of this one + Uh Huh Her & Stories !Right now I am a very happy man :)
Never mind, gone very quickly, need more words for review
I find the pressing flaw with this album is actually part of its charm. I know that sounds like a massive concession because I would never want an album with a pressing flaw but it's such a sonically shifting album from track to track there is something exciting about resetting the skate on the turntable and wondering if the needle will hit the groove in a certain way which will allow it to play through. Sometimes it does and sometimes it does not. I KNOW it sounds corny but I feel I have a special relationship with this album in particular, because of the flaw. It is demanding, like the album itself. It commands your attention and you have to have a relationship with it in order to "get" through it. You can't just play it passively and I love it for that, however unintentional. Stupid maybe, but the flaw doesn't stop me enjoying it. I would not buy a repress for anything because of this.
Ha Ha! Yes it does, but I am sure it will be reissued at some point and I certainly wouldn't pay the prices being offered for an original if I didn't own it already.
Very well put! The unavailability of any alternate pressing also helps with my acceptance of this flaw :)
Bought it the week of release, returned to shop for replacement twice and all three copies had the same issue. Bought another copy recently and was told it played fine however it didn't and had a refund. So yes, it was a pressing fault. Therefore Island records need to re-press this please!! If your copy plays ok , keep it and treasure it, it's worth a fortune!!
Yeah, I agree, same problem: needle sticks in the middle of "no girl so sweet" and sometimes in the middle of "the river".
Bought my copy on the week of release, and it played fine throughout for years before it began to stick in the middle of "no girl so sweet". Probably a combination of faulty pressing and violent groove modulation at that point which causes the needle to "jump". I've found that cheaper spherical stylii tracking a bit heavier can help overcome this issue, in addition to easing off the anti-skating on the tonearm.
My copy played fine for a number of years also, then started getting stuck in the middle of 'No Girl So Sweet' too, very annoying. In the past, with other records, I have remedied this by pressing the styIus down fairly hard while gently trying to keep the stylus moving forward. Alas, this technique didn't work on 'Is This Desire' and also marked the record somewhat. I have a strong microscope and looked at it under that but couldn't see a fault... I bravely (or foolishly) took a thin needle out of our sewing kit and at the very spot where the stylus gets stuck made a small scratch with the needle, (effectively making a new, small groove on that area of the disc I think?). To my total surprise it worked and the record no longer sticks, it just pops once at the point where it got stuck! Don't know if I recommend this approach as it could have gone wrong but I figured I had nothing to lose as it didn't play properly as it was. I would never sell it and am just happy it plays throughout without getting stuck anymore.
ah, what? reissue please...
haven't played this album in a long time, and lo and behold, there's the stylus sticking near the middle of "no girl so sweet". oh well.
how is there no official(or unofficial)repress of this yet: such a great album...it definitely needs one so more people can (affordably)own it on vinyl.
I've spoken to a few people on different forums. All have had the same problem. some are worse than others. I've noticed that if you lighten the tracking weight of your stylus, it will play. bit annoying but chance are, if you want an original pressing of this album (and it's pretty scarce) you'll have to settle for this flaw.
Mine plays through fine...I must be blessed. Arguably her best album too.
I have the same problem. When I (unintentionally) played the record on a 1210 with a lowered tone arm, it didn't skip, but as soon as I put the arm into a proper position, it skipped again. It's a shame, because it is a great track.
This is so good to know, I always thought my copy was defective. I was going to take it back for a replacement but then I moved away from home and just thought I'll have to deal with it. Even though the record and sleeve looked mint years later I thought it was worth replacing the vinyl so I could have a perfect copy. At least now I won't have to do that :-) Thanks!
HiI've bought two copies of this on vinyl and both have had flaws whereby the stylus sticks half way through 'no girl so sweet' the vinyl looked mint on both copies but there clearly seems to be some sort of pressing fault. Does anyone else have this same problem or come across it?
I Have found stylus profile determines the trackability of this 'fault'. A very small microline stylus would not track (sits lower in groove?). An elliptical type from the same manufacturer sailed through 2 out of 3 attempts. I think maybe an obstruction in bottom of groove which may explain some tracking at a lighter playing weight. However the elliptical cartridge has a higher optimum tracking force than the microline I use.
Try to lighten the weight of your stylus. see if it will play through. mine did.
Mine does this as well. My vinyl is near perfect looking and it skips mid way through No Girl too.
do you know where I can purchase this on vinyl?
Yes! I have had the same problem on 2 out of 3 copies I have come across. One copy was especially bad, but the other one stopped doing it after I changed my stylus. But it is always in the exact same place. "She said--She said--She said--she said--" that's what it sounds like. :PSo I definitely think it is some kind of pressing issue.