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    Dance Hall at Louse Point



    JOHN PARISH & POLLY JEAN HARVEY
    DANCE HALL AT LOUSE POINT
    (ISLAND)
    Released: September 1996
    Chart: UK No.46 / US No.178

    • Girl
    • Rope Bridge Crossing
    • City of No Sun
    • That Was My Veil
    • Urn with Dead Flowers in a Drained Pool
    • Civil War Correspondent
    • Taut
    • Un Cercle Autour du Soleil
    • Heela
    • Is That All There Is?
    • Dance Hall at Louse Point
    • Lost Fun Zone


    The first of two, to date, collaborative albums with John Parish, with whom Polly has worked since the late 1980s, Dance Hall at Louse Point was recorded in February and March 1996 and found Polly writing lyrics to John Parish's music. While not a major commercial success, Polly has said: "People don't even count that, yet that's the record I'm really proud of. It was an enormous turning point. Lyrically, it moved me into areas I'd never been to before. Faced with John's music, which is so different to my own, it just made me write lyrics in a very different way and structure songs in a different way."

    It produced a single in "That Was My Veil."



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    - SINGLES -

    THAT WAS MY VEIL

    Released: November 1996
    Formats: CD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
    Chart: UK No.75
    Tracks: That Was My Veil / Losing Ground / Civil War Correspondent (Global Communications Mix) / Who Will Love Me Now?





    NOTE: "Heela" was released as a promo single

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    I can't say that I ever have a hankering to listen to this records. I guess I'd say I'm grateful to have this release because if it hadn't been, we would have never had those powerful live versions of Taut. What a crazy and fun live song! I think it was the Sessions at West 54th version of Taut that rocked my world the first few times I saw it online. I had an mp3 of it that I'd but on mixed cd's forever ago. I loved the shock-value of the song. Besides Taut, I liked Is That All There Is? and That Was My Veil.

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    I love this one, but it's been a while since I give it a listen. I loved how it sounded more raw than some of her other stuff - after To Bring You My Love, I thought this was one was quite unaccessible ; not an album to put when you got guests coming over, whereas I've experienced campfire evenings with To Bring You My Love playing in the background and no one complaining

    Taut was a quick fav ; Urn with Dead Flowers in a Drained Pool and Un Cercle Autour du Soleil never really got to me. I liked Is That All There Is? but I've played it a bit too much now. Girl and Lost Fun Zone grew on me

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    I think Rope Bridge Crossing might be my favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menju56 View Post
    I think Rope Bridge Crossing might be my favourite.
    Mine as well. If not favorite then a definite highlight.

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    There was a video made for 'Is That All There Is?' too. And here it is.



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    Militia of the Mind toriMODE's Avatar
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    Funny video from PJ! She looks kinda stoned in it.

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    Is That All There Is? was a revelation for me. I had it on a soundtrack. Araki film maybe? ( which is funny since I was just posting about his new album). I would drive to high school everyday listening to that song and get so much joy from it. It hit my high school humor spot perfectly.

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