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P J Harvey*Is This Desire?

Label:Island Records – 0898528, Island Records – 00602508985287
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
Country:Worldwide
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock

Tracklist

A1Angelene
Arranged ByMick Harvey
3:26
A2The Sky Lit Up
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Andy Todd
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mixes]Marius De Vries
Programmed By [Programming]Marius De Vries, Pete Davis, Steve Sidelnyk
1:54
A3The Wind
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Andy Todd
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mixes]Marius De Vries
Programmed By [Programming]Marius De Vries, Pete Davis, Steve Sidelnyk
Written-By [Portions Of 'Planet Of The Apes']J. Goldsmith*
3:59
A4My Beautiful Leah1:59
A5A Perfect Day Elise3:03
A6Catherine3:57
B1Electric Light3:05
B2The Garden
Arranged ByRob Ellis
4:09
B3Joy3:39
B4The River
TrumpetTerry Edwards
4:49
B5No Girl So Sweet
ViolinRichard Hunt
2:48
B6Is This Desire?3:19
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Some copies include a hype sticker and download card.

Hype sticker with catalog # 0898528:
Re-issue of the original 1998 album Is This Desire?, featuring the singles A Perfect Day Elise and The Wind
Pressed on 180gsm vinyl
Includes download card

Includes a printed inner sleeve with lyrics, credits and artwork.

An Island Records Release. ℗1998 Universal Music Operations Ltd. ©1998 Universal Music Operations Ltd.
The copyright in this recording and artwork is owned by Universal Music Operations Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
Universal International Music B.V., 's-Gravelandseweg 80, 1217 EW Hilversum, Netherlands. Made in Germany.

Recorded at Small World Studios, Yeovil and Whitfield Street Studios, London, April '97 - April '98
Mixed at Whitfield Street

Vinyl cutting [...] at Loud

Hot Head Music Limited (ASCAP), administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP) except track A3 Hot Head Music Limited (ASCAP), administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI)
'The Wind' contains portions of 'Planet Of The Apes' (J. Goldsmith) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI)

First catalog # (0898528) on jacket spine, back, side B label, inner sleeve.
Second catalog # (00602508985287) on jacket back, side B label.

Runouts are etched, Optimal plating symbols are mirrored.

Track durations not printed on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02508 98528 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602508985287
  • Label Code: LC00407
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 0898528 A1 BK12878-01 A1 JASDAFACE LOUD 1⊥
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 0898528 B1 BK12878-01 B1 JASDAFACE 1V
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 0898528 A1 BK12878-01 A1 JASDAFACE LOUD +=V
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 0898528 B1 BK12878-01 B1 JASDAFACE 1|△
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): 0898528 A1 BK12878-01 A1 JASDAFACE LOUD 1|V
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): 0898528 B1 BK12878-01 B1 1|| JASDAFACE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): 0898528 A1 BK12878-01 A1 JASDAFACE LOUD +IΛ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): 0898528 B1 BK12878-01 B1 JASDAFACE Λ⊥

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Is This Desire? (CD, Album, Digipak)Island Records, Island RecordsCIDX 8076, 524 582-2Europe1998
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Is This Desire? (CD, Album)Island Records314-524 563-2US1998
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Is This Desire? (LP, Album)Island Records, Island RecordsILPS 8076, 524 563-1UK1998
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Is This Desire? (CD, Album, CD, Compilation)Island Records314-524 607-2US1998
Is This Desire? (CD, Album, Stereo, PMDC France Pressing)Island Records, Island RecordsCID 8076, 524 563-2Europe1998

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Reviews

  • amazingsoundoforgy's avatar
    Over time, this album has become one of the ones I most often return to from the entire PJ Harvey discography! Classic.
    • mosariot's avatar
      mosariot
      Edited 10 months ago
      Undoubtedly my favorite PJ album. What a beautiful music, there are so many interesting musical experiments. And what a sound! Vocals are just in the room, instruments are alive. So happy with all these albums reissues.
      Little to no surface noise - a lucky copy.
      • macmil's avatar
        macmil
        Does anyone noticed the wrong songs order on the 180 gram reissue of the album on side B?
        I got such order:
        B1: The River
        B2: No Girl So Sweet
        B3: Is this desier?
        B4: Electric Light
        B5: The Garden
        B6: Joy
        I have the original pressing on the album as well and I am just confused about this reissue and this different order...
        • cutjules's avatar
          cutjules
          Edited one year ago
          Agreed with previous comments telling this pressing is crackly, more noticable on side 2. This record in overall sounds also a bit too low, even compared to its Demos. However considering the current prices, it is worth buying it. My favourite PJ Harvey album with the darker and beastier "To Bring You My Love" :)
          • snpinlv's avatar
            snpinlv
            Edited one year ago
            Side 2 on mine is pretty crackly, right out of the shrink (whereas my Bring and Stories from this series are pristine). Could be bad luck, could be a bad batch. This title disappeared from U.S. stores for a while, and recently came back.
            • alexgoodnycrecords's avatar
              My favorite PJ Harvey album, though in a minority about this most likely. My life is much better with this vinyl finally reissued. Worth the wait.
              • Chrome_Era's avatar
                Chrome_Era
                Was dismayed to hear some general sonic mushiness (don't know how else to describe it) on Side B starting with "The Garden". Something doesn't sound right, it sounds veiled on my copy. Pretty much goes through the rest the of the tracks on side B. I've spin-cleaned the record once when I got it earlier this year.

                A good but not great pressing--unfortunately, as its probably my favorite PJH record. Anyone know what the source for this reissue was?
                • Funkoid's avatar
                  Funkoid
                  Sounds great in general on side A but I've found side B to be a bit on the noisy side for a new pressing, lots of pops particularly on the first track on B.
                  • stefan_habulinec's avatar
                    Ah, yes! :) Although not my favourite PJ Harvey album, sonically one of the best! I don't consider my ears to be "hi-fi" sensitive, but when compared this vinyl release to the CD I own for years, the superior sound coming from the vinyl is obvious even for a hi-fi n00b like me. Very good example where vinyl outperforms the compact disc. Well done!
                    • HaberLab2000's avatar
                      HaberLab2000
                      Just picked mine up, and first thought was there is a little surface noise (after brushing), so maybe needs a proper cleaning.
                      Like others have said, volumes are a little weird, and I found myself having to adjust (upwards) on certain songs to be able to really hear her.
                      I was excited for this, and it was on my CD player for a long time when it first came out, but I found myself less interested in some of the songs then I was back then.
                      I'll have to wait for the family to go to bed and listen again with headphones on to get a better impression.

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