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Musician PJ Harvey to be offered chance to become 'official war song correspondent'

February 13th 2011    Category: General

"The avant-garde rock star PJ Harvey is being given the chance to travel to conflict zones where the British army is fighting by the Imperial War Museum.

The songs on Harvey's new album, Let England Shake, reflect her strong emotional response to living through a period of war in the Middle East and to other people's memories of previous campaigns."

Read more in the Guardian, 13 February 2011

Reviewing the album in the Irish Times, Tony Clayton-Lea writes: "without coming across as uninformed or pretentious, Harvey has coached her lyrics in the form of elegiac love letters to her country and a series of brittle war poetry that references Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen."


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