P J Harvey* ‎– White Chalk

Island Records ‎– 1740335
Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, 180 gr.

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A1 The Devil 2:58
A2 Dear Darkness 3:10
A3 Grow Grow Grow 3:23
A4 When Under Ether 2:25
A5 White Chalk 3:13
B1 Broken Harp 1:59
B2 Silence 3:11
B3 To Talk To You 4:01
B4 The Piano 2:37
B5 Before Departure
Concertina – Nico BrownVocals [Additional] – Andrew Dickson, Briget Pearse*, Martin Brunsden, Nick Bicât*, Nico Brown
B6 The Mountain 3:11

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℗ 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd.
© 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd.
A Universal Music Company.
The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Universal Island Records Ltd.
Made in the EU.
Mastered at Loud Mastering.

Vinyl manufacturer and pressing company uncredited, identified by the stamped matrix.
Mastering engineer uncredited, identified by the etched matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 602517403352
  • Label Code: LC 00407
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): 1740335 A 71883E1/A www.gzvinyl.com
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): 1740335 B 71883E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, etched): JonZ LOUD

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1747946 P J Harvey* White Chalk(CD, Album, Enh, S/Edition, Car) Island Records 1747946 UK 2007 Sell This Version
B0009972-02 PJ Harvey White Chalk(CD, Album) Island Records B0009972-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
1748217 P J Harvey* White Chalk(CD, Album, Sup) Island Records, Island Records Group 1748217 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
1740326 PJ Harvey White Chalk(CD, Album, Car) Island Records 1740326 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
1740326 P J Harvey* White Chalk(CD, Album, Car) Universal, Island Records, Island Records Group 1740326 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version


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March 18, 2019
I have the 45 RPM version and the pressing is really good. Is there really a 33 RPM version at all?


March 12, 2019
edited 2 months ago
Like others, mine is a terrible pressing. The new record was covered in fingerprints, and there were two pronunced scuff marks on side 2. I have cleaned it twice and it still looks shit. There is crackly surface noise over much of the LP, though thankfully no scratches. The CD is my go-to option for this album. I will be much more cautious about buying anything pressed by GZ in future.


September 2, 2018
Mine is a 45 RPM version, absolutely terrible. Pops and clicks throughout both sides. Unlistenable.


May 26, 2018
My copy sounds relly nice. Quiet with low background noice. Guess I was lucky.


March 18, 2018
I have the 45rpm pressing and it plays absolutely fine with no background noises or crackles. It may be down to the cartridge but even on a fairly entry level system it was quiet. Record cleaning might help too.
The recording itself is excellent with clear separatiion between instruments and vocals which leads me to think that this is not an mp3 pressing. As for the music, well it is PJ Harvey. You will either love or hate the sparseness and desolate soundscape. I love it.


March 5, 2018
One of the worse pressings I heard of any record ever. LOUD BACKGROUND NOISE. Garbage.


December 16, 2017
My version Plays at 45rpm,had me confused me for a while!!!


June 30, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

horrible pressing.. I have two of this issue and background noise IS MAD ! AVOID


January 9, 2012

One of PJ Harvey's best albums--like you've never heard her before. It's haunting, intimate, ethereal, and extremely captivating. I also highly recommend getting the 45rpm version, if you can find it, as the sound quality is far superior.