P J Harvey* ‎– Rid Of Me

Island Records ‎– 0851112, Island Records ‎– 00602508511127
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram

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A1 Rid Of Me 4:28
A2 Missed 4:25
A3 Legs 3:40
A4 Rub 'Til It Bleeds 5:03
A5 Hook 3:56
A6 Man-Size Sextet
Arranged By [Arranged For Strings By] – Robert Ellis*Directed By – Brendan AsheRecorded By – Head, Harvey*, Ellis*
B1 Highway '61 Revisited
Written-By – Bob Dylan
B2 50Ft Queenie 2:23
B3 Yuri-G 3:28
B4 Man-Size 3:16
B5 Dry 3:23
B6 Me-Jane 2:42
B7 Snake 1:35
B8 Ecstasy 4:27

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Hype sticker, cat. # 0851112:
Re-issue of the original 1993 album Rid Of Me, featuring the singles 50ft Queenie and Man-Size
Pressed on 180gsm vinyl
Includes download card

Issued on blue Island labels with yellow logo.
Issued with a printed inner sleeve.

First cat. # on jacket spine, labels, inner sleeve
Second cat. # on jacket back, label rimtext

Track A4 on label: "Rub 'Till It Bleeds"
Track B2 on label: "50 Ft Queenie"

An Island Records Release.
℗1993 Universal Music Operations Ltd.
©1993 Universal Music Operations Ltd.
A Universal Music Company.
Universal International Music. B.V., 'S-Gravelandseweg 80, 1217 EW Hilversum, Netherlands.
Made in Germany

Vinyl cutting [...] at Chicago Mastering Service.

Tracks A1 to A6, B2 to B8 published by Hot Head Music Limited (ASCAP), administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP).
Track B1 published by Special Rider Music.

Includes download card, in 16bit / 44.1KHz WAV format.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602508511127
  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02508 51112 7
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SDRM
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC00407
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1, '1 =' mirrored): 0851112-A1 [CMS logo]BW200323 BK05414-01 A1 1 =
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1, '1 ❘' mirrored): 0851112-B1 BK05414-01B1 [CMS logo]BW200323 1 |
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2, '1 +' mirrored): 0851112-A1 [CMS logo]BW200323 BK05414-01 A1 1 +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2, '1 =' mirrored): 0851112-B1 BK05414-01B1 [CMS logo]BW200323 1 =
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): 0851112-A1 V [CMS logo]BW200323 BK05414-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): 0851112-B1 BK05414-01B1 [CMS logo]BW200323 V
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4, '2X' mirrored): 0851112-A1 2X [CMS logo]BW200323 BK05414-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4, '1II' mirrored): 0851112-B1 1II BK05414-01 B1 [CMS logo]BW200323

Other Versions (5 of 52) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 8002, 514 696-1 P J Harvey* Rid Of Me(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 8002, 514 696-1 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
314-514 696-4A PJ Harvey Rid Of Me(Cass, Album, Promo) Island Records 314-514 696-4A US 1993 Sell This Version
314-514 696-2 PJ Harvey Rid Of Me(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 314-514 696-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
UICY-91284 P J Harvey* Rid Of Me(CD, SHM) Island Records UICY-91284 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
74321 14432 2 P J Harvey* Rid Of Me(CD, Album) Island Records 74321 14432 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version


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October 18, 2020
Not sure what to think of this pressing. The first copy I purchased had a significant "squiggle" scratch on the last two tracks (it was pretty bad) with a couple more light scuff/hairlines. So I purchased a second copy, and it was even worse...several nick scratches on both sides and multiple hairlines. Some light "whoosh" on the pressing (only audible in the quiet parts), and definitely dusty/dirty right out of the sleeve. And speaking of which....HEY, record labels, STOP putting your vinyl in these heavy-ass printed inner sleeves. I can hear the vinyl scrape-squeaking when I try and remove them, and when I do remove them, it creates a ton of static. For the love of GOD, package the vinyl in safe, generic sleeves. Anyway, I don't know if it's just dumb luck how crappy my two copies were, or if there is a larger, quality control issue at play here, but count me disappointed. Still, the pressing does sound pretty damn good and a solid 180g for sure, though the bass seems a little lost in the mix (maybe it was always that way). And yes, like a lot of people have been saying, CLEAN this one before you play it. It needs it. Then again, I recommend doing that on all your new records. Overall, worth getting if you can't afford an original, but take a close look at it as soon as you open it up!


October 14, 2020
I returned mine, there was a warp on the first track (rid of me) it plays but records should be flat, right? The copy I exchanged had the same flaw. I think I might give up buying new vinyl.


September 23, 2020

I bought Rid of Me and TBYML and they both sound amazing.


September 20, 2020
edited about 1 month ago

Sounds great. This is one of my favorite albums and I had the CD version before. It's amazing how tribal and Zeppelin-like the drums sound and the vinyl really brings that out along with the separation of the guitars. The drums sound like they are being "dropped" rather than struck if that makes any sense. Rather dry album recording wise compared to others, but the bass and drums are awesome.


September 20, 2020
perfect copy for me. Amazing reissue considering the price (25$ canadian).


September 19, 2020
The amount of surface noise on side A is totally uncacceptable for such a dynamic record. What a shame.


September 16, 2020

My copy is flawless. Sounds absolutely brilliant, especially "Rub Til It Bleeds" and really all of Side A. For those who got bad copies, I got mine from Rough Trade UK if you want to try them.


September 16, 2020
All three (Dry, Rid of Me and To Bring you my love) are stunning reissues so far! I hope they will keep the same quality.


September 3, 2020

I had the same issues with surface noise and pops/clicks throughout my copy (variant 2.) I ran it through the cleaner 3 times and let it soak on 2 of the cleanings to really try to get it as clean as possible, but it didn't help to the degree that it sounded 'clean.' I'd give this a VG or low VG+ rating even after the cleanings. This copy also had rough edges on about 3/4 of the disc. I grabbed another copy (variant 3) and this one is very nearly perfectly silent right out of the package (no cleaning necessary but I ran it through once after playing it first because that's my usual habit) and has smooth edges. I'd give this one a M- rating.


August 29, 2020
There were so many pops and surface noise on Rid Of Me that it ruins the entire song while being played. This is also definitely not 180 gram vinyl.