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P J Harvey in my living room!!,
This review is from: PJ Harvey: On Tour - Please Leave Quietly [DVD]  (DVD)At last, a chance to see P J Harvey in all her wonderful glory on DVD. The footage is from her 2004 Uh Huh Her tour (October to December).
Directed by her friend Maria Mochnacz, responsible for much of her photography throughout her career and the 1994 VHS "Reeling," the DVD has 16 full length live tracks. These are brilliantly filmed, with footage from different shows cleverly spliced into each track, her onstage persona leaps off the screen. Between tracks, not only is there background footage, but numerous clips from other performances which enhances the finished disc.
There are some parallels with Reeling, specifially in terms of the format (a mixture of live performance and backstage footage), so this DVD makes an excellent companion to it. When comparing the two however, her growing maturity and confidence as a highly innovative and exciting artist shines through and she comes across as a really down to earth, cool, unpretentious supremely talented woman.
There are too many highlights to mention, although my particular favourite tracks were My Beautiful Leah, Who The F**k, Dress and Catherine. The interview is worth buying the DVD for alone as she gives an open account of her creative process, a rare insight into her lyric writing and much hilarity designing the Uh Huh Her album artwork. You even get to see Ms. Mochnacz!
An absolute Joy to behold and must be bought!