Due: 24 July

‘Dry’ is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, originally released on Too Pure Records on 30 March 1992. The album was recorded at The Icehouse, a local studio in Yeovil. Critically lauded both on release and retrospectively, the album contains the singles ‘Dress’ and ‘Sheela-Na-Gig’

Back in print for the first time in almost 20 years, Beggars Archive on behalf of Too Pure Records is pleased to announce the re-issue of ‘Dry’ on vinyl. The album was remastered by the original producer Head and has been replicated to the original version as much as possible

Pitchfork – “On her debut, Polly Jean Harvey matched Patti Smith’s incandescence with Bessie Smith’s lasciviousness, outplayed everyone on the British indie circuit, and became an instant star – 9.2”

AllMusic – “Borrowing its primitive attack from post-punk guitar rock and its form from the blues, ‘Dry’ is a forceful collection of brutally emotional songs, highlighted by Harvey’s deft lyricism and startling voice, as well as her trio’s muscular sound”.