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Mick Harvey

Intoxicated Women

    Mick Harvey’s Intoxicated Women, the fourth volume of his Serge Gainsbourg translation project, pressed on limited edition transparent red vinyl. This is released alongside the new pressing of Delirium Tremens and follows Sketches From The Book Of The Dead and Four (Acts of Love) released earlier in 2023.

    2017’s Intoxicated Women is the final part of Mick Harvey’s series translating Serge Gainsbourg’s songs into English, which started in 1995 with Intoxicated Man. Intoxicated Women contains many duets and songs written by Gainsbourg, mostly during the 60s, in a period where he was focusing his songwriting on singers such as France Galle, Juliette Greco and most famously, Brigitte Bardot. Here Harvey has called upon guest singers Channthy Kak (Cambodian Space Project), Australian singers Xanthe Waite (Terry, Primo!), Sophia Brous, Lyndelle-Jayne Spruyt and Jess Ribeiro and the German chanteuse Andrea Schroeder plus a special appearance by Harvey’s son, Solomon. 


    TRACK LISTING

    A1 Ich Liebe Dich...Ich Dich Auch Nicht (Je T'Aime… Moi Non Plus)
    A2 All Day Suckers
    A3 Contact
    A4. Prévert's Song
    A5. The Eyes To Cry
    A6. Puppet Of Wax, Puppet Of Song
    A7. Baby Teeth, Wolfy Teeth
    B1. God Smokes Havanas
    B2. While Rereading Your Letter
    B3. Sensuelle Et Sans Suite
    B4. Striptease
    B5. The Drowned One
    B6. Cargo Cult

    Mick Harvey

    Delirium Tremens

      Mick Harvey’s Delirium Tremens, the third volume of his Serge Gainsbourg translation project, repressed on limited edition transparent yellow vinyl. This is released alongside the new pressing of Intoxicated Women and follows Sketches From The Book Of The Dead and Four (Acts of Love) released earlier in 2023.

      Originally released on 24th June 2026, Delirium Tremens was Mick Harvey's resumption of his series translating Serge Gainsbourg’s songs into English after a 20 year hiatus. Both volume one (Intoxicated Man) and two (Pink Elephants) are cherished classics and introduced English speakers to one of the most legendary songwriters of the 20th century. The album covers a wide cross-section of Gainsbourg material, from 1976’s ‘The Man With The Cabbage Head’ (L’homme à Tête De Chou) to ‘Deadly Tedium’ (Ce Mortel Ennui) and ‘Coffee Colour’ (Couleur Cafe) from the late 50s and early 60s. 


      TRACK LISTING

      A1. The Man With The Cabbage Head
      A2. Deadly Tedium
      A3. Coffee Colour
      A4. The Convict's Song
      A5. SS C'est Bon
      A6. I Envisage
      B1. A Day Like Any Other
      B2. A Violent Poison (That's What Love Is)
      B3. More And More, Less And Less
      B4. Don't Say A Thing
      B5. Boomerang
      B6. The Decadance

      Mick Harvey

      One Man's Treasure / Two Of Diamonds - 2023 Reissue

        Mick Harvey’s acclaimed One Man's Treasure, originally released in 2005, is a collection of original tracks alongside covers of tracks chosen for Mick’s personal connection with each track. These covers include First St. Blues by country-pop singer Lee Hazelwood, Tim Buckley’s The River, and Mother Of Earth by Jeffrey Lee Pierce of The Gun Club. The creation of One Man's Treasure unravelled spontaneously, the majority of the album was recorded at Harvey’s home studio with him explaining, “It was something I was doing to entertain myself.” After receiving words of encouragement from Mute’s Daniel Miller, Harvey subsequently finished One Man’s Treasure at Atlantis Studios in Melbourne, using his time there to add instrumental and mixing refinements.

        The second album included is Harvey’s Two Of Diamonds, released in 2007. Following the positive reaction to One Man's Treasure, Harvey was reinvigorated to record a new album. This time his band accompanied Harvey: Rosie Westbrook (double bass) and fellow Bad Seeds James Johnston (organ and guitar) and Thomas Wydler (drums), along with guest musicians Rob Ellis from P.J. Harvey's band (piano/drums) and Julitha Ryan (piano) of Melbourne’s Silver Ray. In true Mick Harvey fashion, Two of Diamonds is an eclectic collection of songs: obscure classics combined with original Harvey compositions, including ‘Out of Time Man’ which featured prominently in various TV Series including Breaking Bad, Orphan Black and The Tourist. Arrangements were kept straightforward, in a deceptively effortless manner, for an emotionally powerful punch, passionately delivered from the heart.


        TRACK LISTING

        A1 First St.Blues
        A2 Come Into My Sleep
        A3 Louise
        A4 Demon Alcohol
        A5 Man Without A Home
        B1 Planetarium
        B2 The River
        B3 Hank Williams Said It Best
        B4 Bethelridge
        B5 Will You Surrender?
        C1 Photograph
        C2 I Don't Want You On My Mind
        C3 Sad Dark Eyes
        C4 Come On Spring
        C5 Mother Of Earth
        C6 Blue Arrows
        D1 Everything Is Fixed
        D2 A Walk On The Wild Side
        D3 Little Star
        D4 Slow-Motion-Movie-Star
        D5 Out Of Time Man
        D6 Home Is Far From Here

        Mick Harvey

        Sketches From The Book Of The Dead - 2023 Reissue

          Originally released on 2nd May 2011, Mick Harvey’s sixth studio solo album Sketches From The Book Of The Dead is being reissued on clear vinyl, alongside 2013’s Four (Acts of Love), with Delirium Tremens and Intoxicated Women set to follow later in 2023.

          Sketches From The Book Of The Dead is Mick Harvey's first fully self-penned album; the 11-track album was recorded and mixed with David McCluney at Atlantis Sound, Port Melbourne with additional recording at Harvey's own Grace Lane music room. The record sees Mick Harvey (playing most of the instruments) joined by Rosie Westbrook on double bass and J.P. Shilo on accordion and violin, with Xanthe Waite contributing occasional ethereal backing vocals. Containing an extraordinary investigation into a rarely scrutinised area of the human condition, Sketches From The Book Of The Dead is a truly unique piece of work.


          TRACK LISTING

          A1. October Boy
          A2. The Ballad Of Jay Givens
          A3. Two Paintings
          A4. Rhymeless
          A5. Frankie T. & Frankie C.
          B1. A Place Called Passion
          B2. To Each His Own
          B3. The Bells Never Rang
          B4. That's All, Paul
          B5. How Would I Leave You?

          Mick Harvey

          Four (Acts Of Love) - 2023 Reissue

            Originally released on 29th April 2013, Mick Harvey’s sixth studio solo album Four (Acts of Love) is being reissued on clear vinyl, alongside 2011’s Sketches From The Book Of The Dead, with Delirium Tremens and Intoxicated Women set to follow in mid 2023.

            Four (Acts of Love) is a contemplation on romantic love - its loss, re-awakening, its tumultuous struggle and its place in our universe. The album is a song cycle, divided into 3 Acts, featuring original compositions by Mick Harvey alongside a song by long time collaborator PJ Harvey (Glorious) and interpretations of The Saints’ The Story of Love, Van Morrison’s The Way Young Lovers Do, Exuma’s Summertime in New York and Roy Orbison’s Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time). Recorded at Grace Lane, North Melbourne and Atlantis Sound, Melbourne, Four (Acts of Love) features regular collaborators Rosie Westbrook on double bass and JP Shilo on guitar and violin.


            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Praise The Earth (Wheels Of Amber And Gold)
            A2. Glorious
            A3. Midnight On The Ramparts
            A4. Summertime In New York
            A5. Where There's Smoke (Before)
            A6. God Made The Hammer
            A7. I Wish That I Were Stone
            B1. The Way Young Lovers Do
            B2. A Drop, An Ocean
            B3. The Story Of Love
            B4. Where There's Smoke (After)
            B5. Wild Hearts
            B6. Fairy Dust
            B7. Praise The Earth (An Ephemeral Play)

            Mick Harvey

            Waves Of Anzac / The Journey

              Waves of Anzac / The Journey is Mick Harvey's first soundtrack release in over 10 years. The album features two recent soundtracks to powerful subject matters recorded by Mick Harvey. The first, Waves of Anzac looks at Sam Neill’s personal family history interwoven with the history of the First World War and the Anzacs through to the modern era while the second, The Journey, is a four-part composition released in support of #KidsOffNauru, a campaign working for the child refugees and people seeking asylum who find themselves in offshore detention.

              Waves of Anzac is a 10-track score, created for the ABC documentary on forgotten war stories and lives lost, a personal history by the actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Piano) set against a contemporary increasingly divided political backdrop. ‘Why Anzac? with Sam Neill’ (Dir. KrivStenders, 2015) is named for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who served together in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in World War I and continued as a military unit until after WW2. The film is a look at this pivotal point in our shared history, and the impact it still has on a personal and on a geopolitical level. Harvey recently examined this period via the prism of a fictional soldier/poet for his collaboration with Christopher Richard Barker, The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War.

              The Journey is a four-part composition, recorded with The Letter String Quartet, in support of people seeking asylum who have found themselves in Australia’s offshore detention program. The piece was composed as a study of the hardships endured by the detainees on Nauru, Manus Island and Christmas Island before and during their internment and as an expression of hope for a humane outcome to their plight. 


              TRACK LISTING

              CD:
              1 After The Bomb
              2 Turkish Theme
              3 Waves Of Anzac
              4 Archives
              5 First Anniversary
              6 The Lovells
              7 The Somme
              8 Poppies
              9 In The Archives
              10 The Cemetery
              11 Modern War
              12 Vietnam
              13 Crete
              14 Back At Kiatora
              15 Waves Of Anzac (Reprise)
              16 The Arch
              17 Return To Anzac Cover
              18 1000 Years On
              19 The Build-Up
              20 The Aftermath
              21 The Ladies Room
              22 The Journey Part 1 – Conflict
              23 The Journey Part 2 – All At Sea
              24 The Journey Part 3 – Capture (Not Real Refugees)
              25 The Journey Part 4 - Hope

              LP:
              A1 Turkish Theme
              A2 Waves Of Anzac
              A3 First Anniversary
              A4 The Somme
              A5 Archives
              A6 Poppies
              A7 The Lovells
              A8 The Cemetery
              A9 Modern War
              A10 Vietnam
              B1 Crete
              B2 Back At Kiatora
              B3 The Arch
              B4 Return To Anzac Cover
              B5 The Journey Part 1 – Conflict
              B6 The Journey Part 2 – All At Sea
              B7 The Journey Part 3 – Capture (Not Real Refugees)
              B8 The Journey Part 4 - Hope

              Mick Harvey

              Intoxicated Women

                It has taken 20 years for Mick Harvey to resume his project of translating Serge Gainsbourg’s songs into English and following the release of Volume 3 - ‘Delirium Tremens’ in June, Mick Harvey has now announced the final in the series, Volume 4 - ‘Intoxicated Women’.

                ‘Intoxicated Women’ contains many duets and songs written by Gainsbourg, mostly during the 1960s, in a period where he was focusing his songwriting on singers such as France Galle, Juliette Greco and most famously, Brigitte Bardot.

                Here Harvey has enlisted the talents of guest singers Channthy Kak (Cambodian Space Project), Australian singers Xanthe Waite (Terry, Primo), Sophia Brous, Lyndelle-Jayne Spruyt and Jess Ribeiro and the German chanteuse Andrea Schroeder plus a special appearance by Harvey’s son, Solomon.

                Mick Harvey

                Delirium Tremens

                  It has taken 20 years for Mick Harvey to resume his project of translating Serge Gainsbourg’s songs into English and this is the long-awaited continuation (Volume 3) of the series - ‘Delirium Tremens’.

                  The intervening years have, of course, been full of activity and dozens of releases, including four solo albums and several albums as a member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and in collaboration with PJ Harvey.

                  ‘Delirium Tremens’ brings us another wide crosssection of Gainsbourg material. From 1976’s ‘The Man With The Cabbage Head’ (L’homme a tete de chou) all the way back to early songs such as ‘Deadly Tedium’ (Ce Mortel Ennui) and ‘Coffee Colour’ (Couleur Cafe) from the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as a selection of five songs from the TV special ‘Anna’ which starred Anna Karina with the female parts here executed with enormous charm by Xanthe Waite, who has been joining Harvey on his recent shows.

                  The album is rounded out by a beautiful rendering of the late period Jane Birkin duet ‘The Decadance’ (La Decadanse) where Harvey is joined on vocals by his wife Katy Beale.


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