As you probably know by now, The Analog Kid lives for b-sides and non-album cuts. In this continuing series, I will share some of my favorite EPs and 12″ singles from over the years in their entirety. And since it’s digital, you don’t have to worry about correctly setting the turntable speed to 33⅓ or 45!

 

PJ

PJ Harvey’s Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea was released back in October of 2000 on the same day as U2’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind. I remember leaving work at lunchtime in order to purchase both CDs at Best Buy, and it might surprise you to know that it was PJ I listened to on the way back to the office. Both albums are classics, of course, but I still think Stories is the superior album.

The link between two of my favorite artists continued when Harvey opened for U2 on their initial run of U.S. dates in April of 2001. I had flown up to Chicago in December of 2000 to see PJ play at the Old Vic , but it was still a real treat to see two of my all-time favorites share the same stage. The Dallas show happened to fall on the same night as Opening Day for the Texas Rangers, so I enjoyed a blissful baseball-PJ-U2 triple-header that day.

Note: the Rangers beat the Angels 3-2 that day. It’s hard for me to believe now, but I applauded very loudly for Alex Rodriguez that afternoon in his Ranger home debut. Also hard to believe: U2 didn’t play “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” that night, but it was back in the set when I saw them again in Chicago a month later.

As always, PJ Harvey released a ton of great b-sides on the singles from Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. Many of them were collected on a U.S. promo CD entitled Rarities, including the ferocious outtake “This Wicked Tongue” (a bonus track on foreign versions of the album, but not here in the U.S.). Rarities also featured some live radio session versions of b-sides like “30” and “66 Promises,” so of course I have included the originals as bonus tracks. In fact, I have included every single b-side that I own from Stories From The City,  Stories From The Sea as bonus tracks*– after all, I like to share my “Good Fortune.”

 

Rarities [U.S. Promo CD]

PJ Harvey: Rarities [U.S. Promo 12″]

Island Records, 2001

 

1. “This Wicked Tongue” (PJ Harvey)

This Wicked Tongue

2. “Big Exit [Live From KCRW]” (PJ Harvey)

Big Exit [Live From KCRW]

3. “Good Fortune” (PJ Harvey)

Good Fortune

4. “30 [Live From The Fallout Shelter]” (PJ Harvey)

30 [Live From The Fallout Shelter]

5. “66 Promises [Live From The Fallout Shelter]” (PJ Harvey)

66 Promises [Live From The Fallout Shelter]

6. “You Said Something” (PJ Harvey)

You Said Something

7. “This Is Love [Live From KCRW]” (PJ Harvey)

This Is Love [Live From KCRW]

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

 

PJ Harvey_ Singles & B-Sides

PJ Harvey: “66 Promises” (PJ Harvey)

66 Promises

PJ Harvey: “Memphis” (PJ Harvey)

Memphis

PJ Harvey: “30” (PJ Harvey)

30

From the Australian CD Single Good Fortune

Island Records, 2000

 

A Place Called Home [U.K. 7_]

PJ Harvey: “Kick It To The Ground (4-Track)” (PJ Harvey)

From the U.K. 7″ A Place Called Home

Island Records, 2001

Kick It To The Ground [4 Track]

 

A Place Called Home [U.K. CD Single]

PJ Harvey: “As Close As This” (PJ Harvey)

As Close As This

PJ Harvey: “My Own Private Revolution” (PJ Harvey)

My Own Private Revolution

Both taken from the U.K. CD single A Place Called Home

Island Records, 2001

 

This Is Love_You Said Something [U.K.  CD Single] 1

PJ Harvey: “A Place Called Home [Lamacq Live]” (PJ Harvey)

From the U.K. CD single This Is Love/You Said Something

Island Records, 2001

A Place Called Home [Taken From Lamacq Live]

 

U2_ Singles & B-Sides 2

U2: “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” [Single Version] (U2)

From the U.K. 12″ Pride (In The Name Of Love)

island Records, 1984

Pride (In the Name of Love) [Single Version]

 

All That You Can't Leave Behind

U2: “Kite” (U2)

From the album All That You Can’t Leave Behind

Island Records, 2000

Kite

 

* to my knowledge, the only PJ b-side from this album not included here is the Lamacq live version of “Angelene.” I WILL find it someday, and I WILL post it.

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