She plays a set of her 'favourite songs' at only UK solo gig of the year
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The gig was a homecoming of sorts for Dorset-born Harvey, who was playing her only UK solo show of the year.
Prior to playing ‘The Devil’, taken from her 2007 album ‘White Chalk’, Harvey told the audience that she would be showcasing her favourite songs “the way they were originally written” during the gig. She played solo throughout the performance, moving between electric guitar, piano, electric harp and an electronic drum machine.
On ‘Let England Shake’, Harvey played electric harp and sampled ‘Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’ by wartime Canadian male voice quartet The Four Lads.
Clad in a white dress and wearing her trademark red lipstick, Harvey played electric guitar on ‘To Bring You My Love’. She played ‘My Beautiful Leah’ on a primitive drum machine and a single cymbal before breaking into a playful rendition of the ‘The Wind’ B-side ‘Nina in Ecstasy’, which she labelled “a very small and quiet song”.
Harvey left the stage to rapturous applause after a hauntingly bare version of ‘Silence’. She returned for a three-song encore, launching straight into the second of her new tracks, ‘Let England Shake’.
PJ Harvey played:
‘To Bring You My Love’
‘Send His Love To Me’
‘The Last Living Rose’
‘My Beautiful Leah’
‘Nina In Ecstasy’
‘Down By The Water’
‘Grow Grow Grow’
‘Let England Shake’
‘The Desperate Kingdom Of Love’
Watch fan footage of PJ Harvey’s new song’s ‘The Last Living Rose’ and ‘Let England Shake’ below.