PJ Harvey releases ‘Rid of Me,’ her second album produced by Steve Albini (1993)

PJ Harvey’s ‘Rid of Me’ is her second studio album produced by Steve Albini and released on May 4, 1993 by Island Records

Track Listing : 1.Rid Of Me (Polly Jean Harvey) – 04:28 . 2.Missed (Polly Jean Harvey) – 04:25 . 3.Legs (Polly Jean Harvey) – 03:40 . 4.Rub ‘Til It Bleeds (Polly Jean Harvey) – 05:03 . 5.Hook (Polly Jean Harvey) – 03:57 . 6.Man-Size Sextet (Pj Harvey, Rob Ellis Head) – 02:18 . 7.Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan) – 02:57 . 8.50Ft Queenie (Polly Jean Harvey) – 02:23 . 9.Yuri-G (Polly Jean Harvey) – 03:28 . 10.Man-Size (Polly Jean Harvey) – 03:16 . 11.Dry (Polly Jean Harvey) – 03:23 . 12.Me-Jane (Polly Jean Harvey) – 02:42 . 13.Snake (Polly Jean Harvey) – 01:36 . 14.Ecstasy (Polly Jean Harvey) – 04:26

Musicians : Pj Harvey – Vocals, Guitar, Organ, Cello, Violin . Steve Vaughan – Bass . Rob Ellis – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Steve Albini . Steve Albini – Engineer, Mixing . Head – Producer, Engineer . John Loder – Mastering

Arrangements : Rob Ellis

Package : Maria Mochnacz – Photography

Recorded December 1992 At Pachyderm Studio, Cannon Falls, Minnesota.

Released On May 4, 1993 By Island.

Video Director(s) : Maria Mochnaz for “50ft Queenie”


Let It Bleed: The Oral History of PJ Harvey’s ‘Rid of Me’In the album’s wake, Courtney Love said, “The one rock star that makes me know I’m shit is Polly Harvey. I’m nothing next to the purity that she experiences.” […]

With Albini, you get the best of both worlds, though. His production on PJ Harvey‘s Rid of Me is rougher than most albums, something perfectly suited for Polly Jean’s harpy howl and heavy blues riffs. […]

A tough listen, even at its comparative prettiest, but an essential one.But Island’s confidence in their new signing was vindicated when Rid of Me debuted at three on the domestic albums chart, paving the way for Harvey’s future albums to become hits. […]


PJ Harvey’s ‘Rid of Me’


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