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PJ HARVEY, 4AD, SALT-N-PEPA & EN VOGUE, BARBRA STREISAND, TAYLOR SWIFT & A SUMMER REISSUES ROUND-UP

The second collaboration between PJ Harvey and John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By  - was a relatively recent discovery for me in the grand scheme of things.  It's out this week on vinyl for the first time since 2009 as part of the ongoing reissues and demos series.  And as with everything Polly Harvey does, it's a beautifully crafted record.  Potentially a very predictable choice of favourite track here, but I just can't get enough of the album opener (and single) 'Black Hearted Love'.  I was having a conversation just this week with someone about artists who have collaborators that they have worked closely with across their entire career and it struck me that PJ Harvey and John Parish are a shining example of that.  This is the second of two albums by them as a duo, both excellent. British independent label 4AD celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2020, and as part of that put together a new multi-artist compilation to celebrate called Bills & Aches & Bl

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