PJ Harvey showcased a selection of songs from her album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, along with some of her best known numbers, at the Benicassim Festival, Spain, in August 2001.
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea won Harvey her first Mercury Award (her second was for Let England Shake in 2011), she is the only artist (so far) to have won the prize twice, and deservedly so—unlike some of the other winners….
01. “One Line”
02. “The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore”
03. “Good Fortune”
05. “Rid of Me”
06. “Down by the Water”
07. “Big Exit”
Most recently, Ms. Harvey has been reading poetry at the British Library, and editing the BBC morning news show Today, but watching her performance at Benicassim makes me realize how quiet it’s been without PJ Harvey’s musical brilliance.