Harvey, P.J. & John Parish: Dance Hall At Louse Point LP
PJ Harvey and John Parish's first full on collaborative album, the 1996 raw art-punk gem Dance Hall At Louse Point, is comprised of twelve songs including eleven new compositions, each with music by Parish and words by Harvey, plus a cover of the Peggy Lee standard "Is That All There Is?" which features a guest appearance from Mick Harvey of The Bad Seeds.
"John and I have wanted to do an album together for a long time now," Polly said at the time. "This is the first time I've written words to someone else's music. It's been an enlightening experience." "Polly has one of the most emotive voices I've ever heard," Parish added. "There's no one I'd rather hear singing with my music."
Dance Hall at Louse Point was recorded at Small World Studios in Yeovil, and was produced by John Parish and Polly Jean Harvey, with Mick Harvey co-producing "Is That All There Is?" The album was engineered by Head, who also worked on the PJ Harvey album Dry. Lead single "Is That All There Is?" was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1996 film Basquiat.
This new vinyl LP reissue stays faithful to the original recording with cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, overseen by John Parish.