PJ Harvey ‎– The Hope Six Demolition Project

Island Records ‎– 4774545
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 The Community Of Hope
Backing Vocals – FloodBaritone Saxophone, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Terry EdwardsBass Clarinet, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Enrico GabrielliBass, Backing Vocals – Adam 'Cecil' BartlettGuitar, Backing Vocals – Alain Johannes, Alessandro Stefana, John ParishKeyboards, Backing Vocals – James JohnstonPercussion, Backing Vocals – Kenrick RowePiano, Baritone Saxophone, Backing Vocals – Mike Smith (3)Vocals – PJ Harvey
A2 The Ministry Of Defence
Backing Vocals – Flood, Jean-Marc ButtyBass Clarinet – Enrico GabrielliGuitar – Alessandro StefanaGuitar, Saxophone, Backing Vocals – Alain JohannesPercussion – Kenrick RowePercussion, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – John ParishPercussion, Pedalboard [Taurus], Backing Vocals – Mick HarveySaxophone, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Mike Smith (3)Vocals – Linton Kwesi JohnsonVocals, Guitar, Tenor Saxophone – PJ Harvey
A3 A Line In The Sand
Backing Vocals – Alain Johannes, James JohnstonBass Clarinet – Enrico GabrielliGuitar – Alessandro StefanaPercussion – Kenrick RowePercussion, Guitar, Other [Variophon], Backing Vocals – John ParishSlide Guitar, Keyboards – Mick HarveySynth [Synth Bass] – FloodVocals – PJ Harvey
A4 Chain Of Keys
Backing Vocals – FloodBaritone Saxophone, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Mike Smith (3)Baritone Saxophone, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Terry EdwardsBass Clarinet, Whistle [Swanee], Backing Vocals – Enrico GabrielliBass, Backing Vocals – Adam 'Cecil' BartlettGuitar, Backing Vocals – Alessandro StefanaPercussion, Backing Vocals – Kenrick RowePercussion, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Alain JohannesPercussion, Other [Variophon], Backing Vocals – John ParishViolin, Backing Vocals – James JohnstonVocals – PJ Harvey
A5 River Anacostia
Backing Vocals – Flood, Jean-Marc Butty, Mick HarveyKeyboards, Backing Vocals – James Johnston, Terry EdwardsPercussion, Other [Variophon], Backing Vocals – John ParishVocals, Guitar – PJ Harvey
B1 Near The Memorials To Vietnam And Lincoln
Backing Vocals – Adam 'Cecil' Bartlett, FloodGuitar, Accordion, Percussion, Mellotron [Vibes], Backing Vocals – John ParishGuitar, Flute, Bass Harmonica, Backing Vocals – Terry EdwardsGuitar, Violin, Backing Vocals – James JohnstonVocals, Guitar, Violin – PJ Harvey
B2 The Orange Monkey
Baritone Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Mike Smith (3)Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Alain JonannesKeyboards, Pedalboard [Taurus], Percussion, Backing Vocals – Mick HarveyPercussion, Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc ButtyPercussion, Guitar, Other [Variophon], Backing Vocals – John ParishVocals, Alto Saxophone – PJ Harvey
B3 Medicinals
Backing Vocals – FloodGuitar – James JohnstonPercussion – Jean-Marc Butty, Mick HarveyPercussion, Baritone Guitar, Synth [Synth Bass], Backing Vocals – John ParishSaxophone, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Terry EdwardsVocals, Alto Saxophone, Guitar – PJ Harvey
B4 The Ministry Of Social Affairs
Backing Vocals, Other [Sonic Maverick] – FloodBass, Pedalboard [Taurus] – Mick HarveyOther [Variophon], Percussion, Autoharp, Backing Vocals – John ParishPercussion, Backing Vocals – Kenrick RoweSaxophone, Melodica, Backing Vocals – Terry EdwardsVocals, Guitar, Bass Harmonica, Tenor Saxophone, Autoharp – PJ Harvey
B5 The Wheel
Backing Vocals – FloodBaritone Saxophone, Handclaps, Backing Vocals – Mike Smith (3)Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Adam 'Cecil' BartlettGuitar, Handclaps, Backing Vocals – Alain JohannesGuitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Handclaps, Backing Vocals – Mick HarveyGuitar, Percussion, Handclaps, Backing Vocals – John ParishPercussion, Handclaps, Backing Vocals – Kenrick RoweVocals, Guitar, Handclaps – PJ Harvey
B6 Dollar, Dollar
Backing Vocals – Alain Johannes, Mike Smith (3)Keyboards – Mick HarveyOrgan, Backing Vocals – James JohnstonPercussion – Jean-Marc ButtyPercussion, Other [Variophon], Mellotron [Vibes], Backing Vocals – John ParishSaxophone, Backing Vocals – Terry EdwardsVocals – PJ Harvey

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180 Gram vinyl. Gatefold sleeve.
Comes with A1 fold-out poster and 320kbps MP3 download code.
Some copies come without the poster, or without the download code, or with neither of these items at all.

Recorded at 'Recording in Progress' studio, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom. January 14th 2015 to February 14th 2015, commissioned and presented by Artangel and Somerset House.

All tracks published by Hot Head Music Ltd. except "The Ministry Of Social Affairs" which embodies portions of the composition entitled "That's What They Want" written by Jerry McCain. Published by Embassy Music Corporation (BMI)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02547 74545 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602547745453
  • Label Code: LC00407
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 4774545 - A 139721E1/A Jonz Loud HD cut
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May 2, 2018
Excellent album. No problems at all with the quality of the vinyl or packaging. Came complete with poster and download.


March 16, 2018

Excellent album, but crappy pressing... As my copy of Let England Shake (https://www.discogs.com/PJ-Harvey-Let-England-Shake/release/2709851) is of great quality (very clear and precise), I was expecting quite the same for this album. Unfortunately, with this one the difference between the vinyl pressing and the digital version (spotify HQ) is overwhelming...


November 26, 2017
UK Vinyl 4774545. Came with poster and download card.

While I love this album I wasn't expecting the vinyl version to be great after my copy of Let England Shake needed cleaning 4 times to get rid of the dust, paper and wood glue. Also some of the reviews had put me off and as i already have a digital version so was debating about wether it was worth getting on vinyl... then I saw it was £10.99 on black Friday from amazon and decided it was worth the risk!

Sound quality: (cleaned before playing) Very pleasantly surprised this pressing is very good, big soundscape and dynamic. No visible dust or scratches and played with very minimal surface noise. The album was recorded in a church hall community centre so it does have a certain direct low-fi aesthetic, I think some of the negative comments can be attributed more to this than any issues with the vinyl pressing.

Packaging: Matt card gatefold, OK... not to keen on the cover image, although works better at the bigger size. photo in the gatefold is good though.

Music: Excellent, its amazing that someone who has been making music for +25 years has managed to maintain such a high standard of work. A true artist.


October 17, 2017
I just like this album a lot.
Yeah it's in a flimsy cover and people are critical of the quality of the pressing but to me, this is simply inherently 'lo-fi' (think a less extreme Sparklehorse) which gives it a dynamic for listening to that it would just leave you thinking 'what's missing here?'

Sibilance..? Maybe but it doesn't kill it for me either... sometimes, over-cleaning and filtering kill everything..!

Overall, this is a great album, has great production to my own mind and it's a keeper.

Oh and yeah... I have the poster and the (mp3) download.


November 20, 2016
I cannot imagine how anyone can be really satisfied with the pressing qualityof this record . If you intend to rip this album at 24/96 on good equipment make sure you have plenty of time for post processing because you need it ....it's a mess.
Pretty sad since it is a good album ....One think you can be 100% sure when purchasing PJ Albums ...she does always good stuff


September 28, 2016
My copy (purchased from HMV yesterday) came with a download card. Upon redemption was presented with the choice of 320kbps MP3 or 16/44.1k WAV files.


July 15, 2016
Hi, anyone notice vocal sibilance on the record, especially at the last song "Dollar, Dollar"?


April 26, 2016
edited over 5 years ago

Got it trough a german mailorder the day of its release - no sticker, no downloadcard, extreme thin gatefold cover but with poster. Still basically the cheapest deal GZ-Media produces, so I guess someone at Island Records fu**ed up.
Very sad, the album is great!


April 23, 2016
Great album, bought in France. The poster was included but no download code.


April 22, 2016

I bought the Lp in Dublin last Saturday and I got the full package, poster and download. Strong, powerful and interesting album.