July 23rd sees the reissue of A Woman A Man Walked By, the second collaborative album by PJ Harvey and John Parish. It will be reissued on vinyl through UMC/ Island.
The album was recorded in Bristol and Dorset, and mixed by Flood. It was co-produced by Harvey and Parish. The music was written and played by Parish and vocals and lyrics are by Harvey.
A Woman a Man Walked By was initially released on March 27, 2009 by Island Records. The first single from the album was “Black Hearted Love” which was described as having “anthemic grunge-pop guitars.”
The album was a UK Top 30 success and was favorably received by the critics. It was described by UK-based journalist John Harris, as “…mischievous, deadly serious, elegant and poetic, and possessed of a brutal power – it is doubtful that you will hear a record as brimming with creative brio and musical invention this year…” Elsewhere, The Guardian’s 4-star review suggested “It all hangs together brilliantly, suggesting the mutual understanding of two artists at the peak of their powers”, while Billboard noted that “Such a musical mind-meld, so expressive of both artists’ perspective, is rare.” The Observer declared the contents to be “Unexpectedly captivating… sheer, throat-grabbing charisma.”