Portishead ‎– Dummy

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Winner of the 1995 Mercury Music Prize.
Following the initial issue, there were Australian, American & Euro releases with an additional track "It's A Fire" inserted between "Wandering Star" & "Numb" [e.g. 828 553 vs the earlier 828 522 issues]. Some later issues also include a final track "Sour Sour Times" plus the "To Kill A Dead Man" track (from the film which led to Portishead's record contract and the cover image used on "Dummy").

Tracklist

Versions (105)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2, 422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat, Go! Beat, London Records 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2, 422-828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553-2 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, CD-234 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, CD-234 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522 - 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2, 828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522-2, 828 522-1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
POCD-1153 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat POCD-1153 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs, Go! Beat 422 828 553-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
P2 28553, 422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Club) Go! Discs, Go! Beat P2 28553, 422 828 553-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Dig) Go! Beat 828 553-2 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
PRCD 6871-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Promo) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat PRCD 6871-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Discs (2), Go! Beat (2), London Records (3) 422-828 553-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
828 55 -2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat 828 55 -2 Bulgaria 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-4 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-4 India 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 600-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422 828 600-4 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
828553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828553-4 Thailand 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-4 Malaysia 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 553 4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422 828 553 4 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-4 Thailand 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 553 4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) London Records, Go! Discs 422 828 553 4 US 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 553 4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Promo) London Records, Go! Discs 422 828 553 4 US 1994 Sell This Version
1829 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound by Roton 1829 Romania 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-1, 828522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522-1, 828522-1 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, M/Print, Fir) Go! Beat 828 522-1 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Go! Beat 828 522-1 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
STARCD 6175 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat STARCD 6175 South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
422 828 600-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422 828 600-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
422-828-600-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat 422-828-600-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
828 553-4, 14441 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat, PolyGram, Raks Müzik 828 553-4, 14441 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) PolyGram Polska, Go! Beat 828 553-4 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, RE) PolyGram Polska, Go! Beat 828 553-4 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead = 波提斯黑合唱團* Portishead = 波提斯黑合唱團* - Dummy = 傀儡(CD, Album, RE, RP) Polydor, Go! Beat 828 553-2 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
SVLP 162 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Simply Vinyl, Go! Beat SVLP 162 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SVLP 162 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Simply Vinyl, Go! Beat SVLP 162 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SVLP 162 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, W/Lbl) Simply Vinyl, Go! Beat SVLP 162 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Z 98037, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Invisible Halahup, Go! Beat (2) Z 98037, 828 553-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 522-1 2001 Sell This Version
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Go! Beat 828 522-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
828 553-9 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Universal Music Russia, Go! Beat 828 553-9 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Ukrainian Records 828 553-2 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
UICY-91264 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Universal Music, Go! Beat UICY-91264 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
828 522-1, 828 522 - 1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
0600753187326 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 0600753187326 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
004228285539, 828 553-9 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Go! Beat, Universal Music Group, Universal Music Russia 004228285539, 828 553-9 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
UICY-20164 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Polydor, Go! Beat UICY-20164 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
533 912 - 0, 0600753391204 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Dig) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 533 912 - 0, 0600753391204 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
5338567 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Go! Beat, Universal 5338567 UK 2012 Sell This Version
4605026714328 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) ООО «Юниверсал Мьюзик» 4605026714328 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
3797205 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, 180) Go! Beat 3797205 US 2014 Sell This Version
3794935 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE) Go! Beat 3794935 UK 2014 Sell This Version
3797205 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Go! Beat 3797205 UK 2014 Sell This Version
3794936 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Go! Beat 3794936 UK 2014 Sell This Version
3797205 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Go! Beat 3797205 US 2017 Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Go! Discs none Europe Unknown
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 522 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522 - 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 522 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522 - 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 5532-2, 422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 5532-2, 422-828 553-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553 - 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Dig) Go! Beat 828 553-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Universal, London Records, Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422-828 553-2 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Discs 422 828 553-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 (29) Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Universal 828 553-2 (29) Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, Ove) Go! Beat 828 522-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, Ove) Go! Beat 828 522-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, RP) Go! Discs, London Records 422-828 553-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP, Ove) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 522 - 2, 828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP, Ove) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522 - 2, 828 522-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat (2) 828 553 - 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 -2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat 828 553 -2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sony Discos (2) 828 553-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
19099 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat (2) 19099 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Discs (2), Go! Beat (2), London Records (2) 422-828 553-2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 553-4 Unknown Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Universal (3), RCA (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
401 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 401 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Universal (3), RCA (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
422 828 553 4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Whi) Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422 828 553 4 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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KristalTips

KristalTips

March 1, 2019
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1
Really lovely pressing - sounds great from start to finish.
hilltopman

hilltopman

February 2, 2019
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, Blu, 3794936
I owned this, but sold it for about £90. It isn't worth it. Sound is fine, and it is blue, but not that blue....
mcphranklee

mcphranklee

January 26, 2019
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1
Thought this was over-static-y at first but after listening to the digital copies out there, seems there's quite a bit of crackle in those versions too. Maybe I'm just hearing the original production.
stashmusic

stashmusic

January 23, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, RP, 180, 3797205

Very nice release. Nice thick flat black-background vinyl; nice touches on the packaging w/ gloss varnish over the images. Sound wise I'd be curious to do an A/B comparison against the CD on mine (need a CD first). It all sounds great, some tracks sounding more great than others. Side B overall seems to sound better to me (much fuller bass), for whatever reason. Was a tad let down on Side A. Anyone else observe this?
zorbingbong

zorbingbong

January 14, 2019
referencing Dummy, CD, Album, 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2, 422-828 553-2
Is there a certain way to recognize a sealed (or even unsealed) copy of the first pressing from the following ones?
Cheers
Boris
mcsoma

mcsoma

December 29, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, RP, 180, 3797205

This pressing sounds excellent to my ears. Deep bass tones and crisp highs. Lots of presence on all tracks. 5/5 for sound quality.

My copy was pressed on center, so there's no discernible wow. Unfortunately, there is some slight warping, but that hasn't affected playback.
funkynial

funkynial

December 11, 2018
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1

Sounds amazing! Clean flat pressing. Dynamic with a nice sound stage. It has a full, warm and rich sound. This one was done right!
Mimiques

Mimiques

October 13, 2018
referencing Dummy, CD, Album, 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2, 422-828 553-2
Anyone possesses a vinyl version with "It's a fire" on it?
I've read about the greece version, but no confirmation until now.
tgoth

tgoth

March 21, 2018
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, RP, 180, 3797205
Can anyone told something about this pressing? How good is it? What better - 94 original UK or this?
getcapewearcape

getcapewearcape

March 1, 2018
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 828 522-1
Anyone know the difference between this release and the 2008 release by the outer sleeve alone?