alexgoodnycrecords

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? alexgoodnycrecords

November 14, 2019
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Very happy that my copy (€150 in 2019) does not loop on the tenth track. I’m never getting rid of it.
dionysos73

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? dionysos73

March 22, 2019
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Who should I write to make a reissue of this album ? I do not want to give my money to clowns.
foalborn

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? foalborn

March 19, 2019
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
dammit when's Polly going to reissue her stuff :( .
miles99

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? miles99

November 27, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Im for once a lucky guy :) Does not stick on my Thorens 150 with 1,5 gr and the same anti skate. Pickup Audio Technica AT95E
daniel.rogan.100

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? daniel.rogan.100

December 6, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Same! I have the same cartridge as you too. Just got this, by far my most expensive record I've bought and I was SO worried about this
Storungz

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? Storungz

September 15, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
I was looking for a very large rez version of this cover and kept finding versions where heavy sharpening was applied to her face, making it look like she has lizard skin. Remembering from oh so long ago that the images were a bit blurry, I thought I would pop over here to see, thinking perhaps Paolo Roversi shot the cover—his exquisite work is known for that out-of-focus effect—but it turns out "Images (All) - PJ Harvey"
Pleasantly surprised!! PJ is ALL TALENT!
stentorian_

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? stentorian_

October 4, 2019
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1

Maria Mochnacz shot the cover. Polly recently posted contact sheets for the album cover. Very cool.
PeterHanes

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? PeterHanes

March 29, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Some copies of this LP and a few other rare ones on the PJ Harvey webstore today
stentorian_

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? stentorian_

October 4, 2019
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1

Oh my god. I looked at the website when it went up and didn't see this. Maybe it was already gone. How much was it?
jorico

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? jorico

June 19, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
how much were they selling them for? so mad I missed this! The only vinyl of hers I don't have.....
PeterHanes

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? PeterHanes

April 2, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Nice! I grabbed this one, went back for the others but they were snatched up, still pretty happy though!
FrenchFrog

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? FrenchFrog

March 29, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Stil, I was fast enough to snatch a copy of this one + Uh Huh Her & Stories !
Right now I am a very happy man :)
PeterHanes

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? PeterHanes

March 29, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Never mind, gone very quickly, need more words for review
JATPL

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? JATPL

December 5, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
I find the pressing flaw with this album is actually part of its charm. I know that sounds like a massive concession because I would never want an album with a pressing flaw but it's such a sonically shifting album from track to track there is something exciting about resetting the skate on the turntable and wondering if the needle will hit the groove in a certain way which will allow it to play through. Sometimes it does and sometimes it does not. I KNOW it sounds corny but I feel I have a special relationship with this album in particular, because of the flaw. It is demanding, like the album itself. It commands your attention and you have to have a relationship with it in order to "get" through it. You can't just play it passively and I love it for that, however unintentional. Stupid maybe, but the flaw doesn't stop me enjoying it. I would not buy a repress for anything because of this.
JATPL

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? JATPL

January 7, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Ha Ha! Yes it does, but I am sure it will be reissued at some point and I certainly wouldn't pay the prices being offered for an original if I didn't own it already.
scarfaceclaw

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? scarfaceclaw

January 4, 2018
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Very well put!
The unavailability of any alternate pressing also helps with my acceptance of this flaw :)
dickie034

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? dickie034

August 21, 2017
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Bought it the week of release, returned to shop for replacement twice and all three copies had the same issue. Bought another copy recently and was told it played fine however it didn't and had a refund. So yes, it was a pressing fault. Therefore Island records need to re-press this please!! If your copy plays ok , keep it and treasure it, it's worth a fortune!!
Schlafmaus

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? Schlafmaus

February 23, 2017
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Yeah, I agree, same problem: needle sticks in the middle of "no girl so sweet" and sometimes in the middle of "the river".
LeonardoA

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? as reviewed by LeonardoA

February 16, 2017
referencing Is This Desire?, CD, Album, CID 8076, 524 563-2
There is three years between Polly Jean Harveys third album To Bring You My Love and her new album Is This Desire?. The tour that followed her previous cd demolished her and forced her to take a while. And so to hear the reflection period has its well done, because it Is This Desire? Harvey as usual and sounds better. The of her previous plates known ingredients are all present: its flexible, occasionally distorted voice and by her nomination and ' heavy ' texts often ominous songs. Retained tension is felt by the less this time extra on guitars and more on sampled (dance) beats, synthesizer sounds and heavy (bass) guitar riffs-based packages. Highlights on this beauty plate are the understated Angelene, The Wind (with Marius de Vries), A Perfect Day Elise and The River.
morepies

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? morepies

August 7, 2016
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
Bought my copy on the week of release, and it played fine throughout for years before it began to stick in the middle of "no girl so sweet". Probably a combination of faulty pressing and violent groove modulation at that point which causes the needle to "jump". I've found that cheaper spherical stylii tracking a bit heavier can help overcome this issue, in addition to easing off the anti-skating on the tonearm.
rev.robert

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? rev.robert

April 7, 2015
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1

haven't played this album in a long time, and lo and behold, there's the stylus sticking near the middle of "no girl so sweet". oh well.
jermainejagger

P J Harvey* - Is This Desire? jermainejagger

February 7, 2015
referencing Is This Desire?, LP, Album, ILPS 8076, 524 563-1
how is there no official(or unofficial)repress of this yet:\ such a great album...it definitely needs one so more people can (affordably)own it on vinyl.