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A Woman A Man Walked By (Digipack)

John Parish, PJ Harvey, Pj Harvey & John Parish Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,912 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Black Hearted LovePj Harvey 4:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sixteen, Fifteen, FourteenPj Harvey 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Leaving CaliforniaPj Harvey 3:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The ChairPj Harvey 2:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. AprilPj Harvey 4:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. A Woman A Man Walked By / The Crow Knows Where All The Little Children GoPj Harvey 4:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The SoldierPj Harvey 3:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Pig Will NotPj Harvey 3:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Passionless, PointlessPj Harvey 4:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Cracks In The CanvasPj Harvey 1:530.79  Buy MP3 

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A Woman, A Man, Walked By is a new collaboration from PJ Harvey and John Parish, the follow up to Harvey and Parish’s previous collaboration Dance Hall at Louse Point (1996). An accomplished producer and composer, John Parish has recorded numerous soundtracks and has worked with artists including Eels and Giant Sand, and co-produced To Bring You My Love (1995) and also PJ Harvey’s most recent release White Chalk (2007). Features the single "Black Hearted Love".

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Career Striding Album 30 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
A Woman A Man Walked By is fantastic. You have the guitar stompers "Blacked Hearted Love", the frenzied "16,15,14" and "The Chair", the piano laden ethereal tracks "The Soldier" and "Leaving California" and the achingly beautiful "April" and "Passionless Pointless". Each song takes from a section of PJ's career while maintaining a new identity (grungy banjo!). For those waiting for screaming madness I highly recommend "Pig Will Not" and the title track for maximum impact but there's no poor track on the album. Well done PJ and John.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Avoid if you like easy listening. 30 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
It is interesting that most of the critical reviews on here make the assumption that this album has only received high ratings from die-hard PJH fans. I am not a diehard fan, in fact until very recently I had not really heard any of her stuff, but I think this album is excellent. The first track is probably the most conventional but as a consequence is also the least engaging. What follows will not appeal to everyone - but anyone willing to stretch them-self a little will find the experience rewarding. I would not recommend this, however, if you like your music safe and predictable - stick with Coldplay.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something different 3 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
Each track provides a different view and style, this shows true genius - can PJ Harvey go wrong? Each album peels back a layer, I really can't fault one album - each is a new side and never a repeat from previous creations.

From this album I particularly like "Black Hearted Love" and "A Woman A Man Walked By / The Crow Knows Where All The Little Children Go", particularly the latter whcih is raw, experimental and if playing in your car makes you turn down the volume if you have your window open with a little polite society guilt. I'm sure with time other tracks will bolt on to my favourites. This is a true test of a good album, continual listens unveil new treasures - you have to work at it to reap the rewards.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ETHEREAL WITH FIRE. 16 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
'Dance hall at Louse point' is perhaps one of my favourite albums of Polly's! It's a dark-horse album which the fans may have overlooked, so in the light of this, i was really excited to learn of a new album with John Parish called 'A Woman a Man Walked By'!
Polly has racked up so many albums with so many feelings and emotions that i was interested to see which route I would be taken this time!
With John Parish providing the music Polly has written some of her best and most expressive lyrics to date, combine this with her many personas which she adopts on practically every track and you have an amazing album!
Polly's albums have always been musical alchemy for me, give each song time and it becomes precious to you! This album needs a few listens, with the listener in different moods, to really come alive!
All of Polly's work has a door which you have to really push against for it to open, but once inside the room is beautiful, vicious, angry, delicate and ethereal.
This album is yet another great work from Polly & John and will sit well with "most" fans who want some grit back after the dream world of 'White Chalk'.
Recommended, in fact essential.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A. Macfarlane VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
If you've heard her previous collaboration with John Parish you will know what to expect. If you haven't, this will come as a breath of fresh air to PJ Harvey fans. With Parish there is a mix of low key organ music - which he give wonderful "end of the pier"/freak show/church hymn connotations - to spiky, percussive guitar tunes that let Harvey do the loud abrasive tunes she so excels at.

Harvey's lyrics are a mix of uncomfortably confessional, or unsettling and edgy. They are also cleverly constructed; Leaving California she plays on the similar sounds leaving, living, loving have to superficially suggest a positive theme where the opposite exists. The opening track Black Hearted Love, is PJ at her best - the opening stress of her singing matched by Parish on an elongated first beat. There is an ethereal quality to "The Soldier" carried over from her previous album White Chalk.

Yet another really good offering from PJ Harvey and John Parish. This pair should make more music together.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shining, haunting, scary, beautiful. 19 April 2009
By M. C. Cresswell VINE VOICE
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PJ Harvey has always been on the individualistic side of things, being to my mind pretty difficult to classify or put into a box. Her style has varied so much - from the seedy grunge of To Bring You My Love (which is where my connection with PJ starts), to the smart rock of Stories, to the sparse folk anthems of White Chalk. And with this latest album, she's combined it all to produce a varied musical landscape bringing together all of her previous musical styles and adding something indelibly new and PJH to it.

Highlights for me: she always opens her albums with strong numbers, and this is no exception. Black Hearted Love is an accomplished rock belter that sets the bar high; there's something that actually scares me a little about the way she sings the words "lilly-livered little parts" in that mocking, unhinged falsetto in the title track - I really would not want to be on the receiving end of this song's fury, but I do love listening to it; the understated simplicity of The Soldier (a bit like some of the quieter moments of White Chalk); and almost-final track Passionless, Pointless - a sophisticated, polished ethereal masterpiece.

Another intelligent, rich fabric of music from PJ, and a must-have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars P J
Not a lot to say really as i order and buy for my son who believs P J is a goddess so thanks for the CD which arrived in good time and well packed and in perfect condition
Published 4 months ago by Mr. J. Cooper
2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult listen
Perhaps one for strong PJ fans alone, otherwise, you may find it a difficult listen. There are not many catchy songs and I found it hard to connect to the album and lyrics. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kieron Hegarty
4.0 out of 5 stars A interesting mix of folk, punk, rock and grunge
PJ Harvey has been entertaining her fans for nearly 20 years. "A Woman A Man Walked By" is her ninth studio album and second studio collaboration with John Parish. Read more
Published on 22 Oct 2011 by Amillionmiles
2.0 out of 5 stars Tough Listening
Not often you see such a variation in ratings, but i can fully understand why. This is tough listening in places. Read more
Published on 16 Feb 2010 by Mr. J. Foster
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Please do not be taken in by the excellent opening track. Ther remainder of the album is frankly tuneless garbage characterised by painful vocals. Read more
Published on 31 July 2009 by Mr. Tj Payton
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the single not the album
I should have not bought this album. She is always trying very hard not to repeat her last works.
The 5 stars reviews are the fans that no matter what she releases, she is... Read more
Published on 22 Jun 2009 by S. Ayala-ceratto
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful
Hated this from start to finish - unless you're a huge PJ fan my advice is give this record a VERY wide berth......
Published on 15 Jun 2009 by M. Chaffer
5.0 out of 5 stars You gotta love her, haven't you? Polly delivers the goods again.
Polly inexplicably oozes cool. Everything about her is enigmatic; her French seductress cover-art, her effortless New York coolness, her erudite English charm, her ever-shifting... Read more
Published on 5 May 2009 by J Capeling
5.0 out of 5 stars PJ Harvey keeps up high standard
PJ Harvey is probably the best female singer/songwriter this country has produced but the shame is she never really gets the credit she deserves. Read more
Published on 3 May 2009 by Mr. B. Sandlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Genuis
Polly is one of the few artists, along with Radiohead and Nick Cave that disproves my theory that nobody makes more than four truly great albums. Read more
Published on 2 May 2009 by ADIHEAD
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