Island Records (2021) UK, EU, US
UMC/Island offer up a new reissue of Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea, the fifth studio album by PJ Harvey, alongside a collection of unreleased demos. Produced by PJ Harvey with Rob Ellis and Mick Harvey, and originally released in October 2000, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea features the singles "Good Fortune", "A Place Called Home" and "This Is Love" and includes a duet with Radiohead's Thom Yorke on "This Mess We're In."
Widely recognized as a career best, with NME declaring it to be "a magnificent, life-affirming opus," the album won the Mercury Music Prize in 2001. One of Harvey's most acclaimed albums, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea earned her multiple accolades, including BRIT Award nominations for Best British Female Artist two years in a row, Grammy Award nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Female Rock Performance and, of course, the aforementioned Mercury Music Prize for Best Album. It reached No. 23 in the UK Albums Chart and appeared extensively on end of year lists.
The reissue is faithful to the original recording and package and was cut by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of long time PJ Harvey producer Head.