There is crackly surface noise over much of the LP, though thankfully no scratches. The CD is my go-to option for this album. Reply Notify me Helpful. Mine is a 45 RPM version, absolutely terrible.
White Chalk was released in September 2007 and marked a radical departure from her usual alternative rock style, consisting mainly of piano ballads. Queen of the Night: .
White chalk south against time White chalk cutting down the sea at Lyme I walk the valleys by the Cerne On a path cut fifteen hundred years ago. And I know these chalk hills will rot my bones. Dorset’s cliffs meet at the sea Where I walked, our unborn child in me White chalk, gorse-scattered land Scratch my palms – there’s blood on my hands. PJ Harvey was born and raised in Dorset, a county in South West England. The area is known for its chalk hills, referenced throughout this song. White Chalk" Track Info.
Lyrics to "White Chalk" song by PJ Harvey: White chalk hills are all I've known White chalk hills will rot my bones White chalk sticking to . .White chalk sat against time White chalk cutting down the sea line I know Mary's by the surf On a path cut 1500 years ago. Dorset's cliffs meet at the sea Where I walked (Our unborn child in me) White chalk (Poor scattered land). Scratch my palms There's blood on my hands. Writer(s): POLLY JEAN HARVEY. album: "White Chalk" (2007).
The 12-track album contains 10 original pieces of instrumental music as well as two new songs written by Harvey and sung by Gillian Anderson and Lily James. Harvey’s score for All About Eve, is performed by herself, James Johnston and Kenrick Rowe, and uses Franz Liszt’s ‘Liebesträume’ (a musical element of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s original 1950s classic film) as a musical touchstone, exploring the more somber and deeply psychological aspects of the story. The album is produced by PJ Harvey, with additional production and mixing from Adam ‘Cecil’ Bartlett
White Chalk PJ Harvey. PJ Harvey’s career has been marked by artistic risks, but on her seventh album she leapt into the unknown, teaching herself the piano while using it to compose arresting elegies. The sparse instrumentals on the ghostly title track and the startling When Under Ether float around her hushed, upper-register mourning; the moaned refrain Oh God, I miss you adds a claustrophobic element to the seething rhythms of The Piano.
the devil dear darkness grow grow grow when under ether white chalk broken harp silence to talk to you the piano before departure the mountain. More from Ron Anderson.
White Chalk is Harvey's darkest album yet - which, considering that she's sung about dismembering a lover and drowning her daughter, is saying something. It's also one of her most beautiful albums, inspired by the fragility and timelessness of chalk lines and her relative newness to the piano, which dominates White Chalk; it gives "Before Departure" funereal heft and "Grow Grow Grow" a witchy sparkle befitting its incantations. White Chalk took five months to record with Harvey's longtime collaborators Flood, John Parish, and Eric Drew Feldman, but these somber, cloistered songs sound like they could be performed in a parlor, or channeled via Ouija board. There is hardly any guitar (and certainly nothing as newfangled as electric guitar) besides the acoustic strumming on the beautifully chilly title track, which could pass for an especially gloomy traditional British folk song.