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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:43 pm 
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Can anyone confirm the setlist from this gig? I can remember her playing more than what was broadcast and there was an audience recording circulating for a while but I never managed get hold of a copy. I do remember she was a bit grumpy with one song and stopped playing and restarted from the beginning; I think it was Highway but it might have been something else...
Anyway, any info would be much appreciated!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:24 am 
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"Ecstasy / O Stella / Dress / Highway '61 Revisited / Sheela-Na-Gig / Man-Size". There's a soundboard recording that is featured on "Build Me A Woman" and "The Secret Solo Show" bootlegs, I've listened to it many times, but there's no "false starts" - maybe it got cut out.

These are 128kbps mp3s, but IMO they sound better: http://www.mediafire.com/download/nkt1qqagtfdttt1/0000000-r29.rar.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:00 am 
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Just adding some background to kuk91's info for 1992-08-28 (Reading):

(Semi-authoritative) list of all PJH setlists is here:
http://pjharveyshows.thegardenforum.org/

The James Blandford (2004) PJH biography has a very good bootlegography as Appendix 2 detailing which Reading tracks are on "Build me a Woman" and "The Secret Solo show"

dbEtree shows 1992-08-28 as audio only:
http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=195021

but video from this gig does exist for Dress and Sheela-na-gig.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:36 am 
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I think she played for nearly an hour, most of the radio sets that have been broadcast were edited down quite a bit. I've still got the programme somewhere - it might have the timetable in which should give some clues for how long she played (but would mean me having to go into the loft).

I wish I'd bought the audience recording when I had the chance - back in those days you could buy them at the market about an hour after the set for about £3..


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:43 pm 
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OK, I managed to find my programme;

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Even allowing 20 minutes for the handover between acts, she would have been on for approximately 50-55 mins - I reckon she played at least another 4, maybe 5 songs (not including Highway again). Someone must still have a copy of the tape - I'd be surprised if there wasn't an audience vhs at the time too; there certainly was for P.I.L. who were on next.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:23 pm 
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Do you remember if "Ecstasy" actually was the first track? And have they played "Rid of Me"?

As far as her setlists from 1992 go, I think it's pretty safe to say what other songs she could have played: "Dry", "Hair", "Joe", "Me-Jane", "Victory" and "Water" at the encore (if there was one).

On the similar note:

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1992-08-12 - CBGB's - NEW YORK, NY, USA:
Set List - Rid Of Me / Sheela-Na-Gig / Dress / Hair / Dry / Joe / Victory / O Stella / Highway 61 Revisited / Me-Jane / Man-size / Water.

Does somebody knows from where this setlist came from? It's pretty unusual - i thought they never broke this album chain of "O Stella" and "Dress".


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:00 am 
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I don't think she played an encore but it was so long ago I can't remember any details apart from her restarting the song. She must have played Rid Of Me but even that is a guess - it was the first time I saw her and not knowing the actual set drives me crazy!!!


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http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pj-harvey ... 0cc51.html

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dickie wrote:
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pj-harvey/1992/little-johns-farm-reading-england-33d0cc51.html


Yeah, I saw that - its not a bad pointer, don't know how much I trust it though!


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Agree!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:06 pm 
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I found a couple of blogs about the festival but neither is great..
The first thinks Dress was her second song:
http://gigbook.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/2 ... l.html?m=1

The second reckons Sheela Na Gig was the last song
http://corben-dallas.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... l.html?m=1

..but neither adds anything useful or definitive.
The weirdest thing is Wikipedia says "the band also received significant coverage at the Reading Festival in 1992" - there's the Radio 1 broadcast, the 2 songs shown on ITV (on The Beat) and a Melody Maker review. I can't find any other detail at all!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:11 pm 
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czuczu wrote:
"the band also received significant coverage at the Reading Festival in 1992"

Maybe Wikipedia confused them with "Nirvana"? )))

czuczu wrote:
...there's the Radio 1 broadcast, the 2 songs shown on ITV (on The Beat) and a Melody Maker review. <...>

For the beginners as they were, I guess, it is a "significant coverage".


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:51 am 
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Kuk91 wrote:
1992-08-12 - CBGB's - NEW YORK, NY, USA:
Set List - Rid Of Me / Sheela-Na-Gig / Dress / Hair / Dry / Joe / Victory / O Stella / Highway 61 Revisited / Me-Jane / Man-size / Water.

Does somebody knows from where this setlist came from? It's pretty unusual - i thought they never broke this album chain of "O Stella" and "Dress".


The original gigography was put together by Gerri Sferrazza, and we subsequently worked on it together for a couple of years. She was very meticulous, and I've tried to be the same. We considered the best setlists to be actual recordings of course, although even then, some bootlegs are of mixed shows. Then after that, people who had attended the shows came forward with setlists, hopefully the actual stage list or sometimes from memory. After that, it just gets too sketchy.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:54 pm 
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This is the NME's review (5th Sept 1992 issue); they confirm one song was restarted but think it was a new one not Highway. No idea what the 'new' ones were, they had already been playing quite a few from Rid Of Me for a while...

Annoyingly, the small ads bit at the back of the paper offers recordings of all Reading 92 sets - I guess 25 years later is a bit too late to send a SAE :laugh:


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I had a tape of this gig my friend recorded (we used to record every show) but no idea if I still have it. The re-started song was the three piece band rendition of "M-Bike". Hilarious it was too. They got through first verse or so before one of them went out of rhythm (I think it was Rob, the song has a strange time signature) and Polly stopped it. All in good humour mind... As far as I remember this was the only time they played M-Bike as a band but I could be wrong... I remember loving that version immensely.


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