PJ Harvey: To Bring You My Love (Demos) review – gripping outtakes from 1995

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Previously unheard demos from the singer-songwriter’s third album throw her extraordinary lyrics into dramatic relief

Although initial copies of her 1992 debut Dry came with a bonus disc of demos, and early versions of the songs for the follow-up, Rid of Me, were released as an album in their own right (1993’s 4-Track Demos), the same treatment wasn’t applied to Polly Harvey’s subsequent LPs. But her ongoing back-catalogue reissue project is finally setting that right, with To Bring You My Love‘s previously unheard demos released as a free-standing set alongside their mother album.

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