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 828 552 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

Mysterons 4:56
Sour Times 4:05
Strangers 3:49
It Could Be Sweet 4:10
Wandering Star 4:46
Numb 3:43
Roads 4:56
Pedestal 3:30
Biscuit 4:34
Glory Box 4:49

Versions (89)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs, Polydor, PolyGram 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
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, 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
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-1 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 5532-2, 422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 5532-2, 422-828 553-2 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
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
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 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
422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Club) Go! Discs 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, Go! Beat, London Records 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
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, 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) Go! Beat 828 522-1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, 180) Go! Beat 828 522-1 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, TP, Promo, 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 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 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) PolyGram Polska, Go! Beat 828 553-4 Poland 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
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, TP) 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
828 553-9 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 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
828522-1, 828 522 - 1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828522-1, 828 522 - 1 UK & 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
none Portishead Dummy(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Go! Discs none Europe Unknown
828 553 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 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 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
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
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, 828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, Ove) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522 - 2, 828 522-2 Europe 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
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
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 -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
none Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Universal (3), RCA (2) none Russia 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

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delarado

delarado

December 11, 2017
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 180, 828 522-1
Is there any way to confirm the year of this pressing?

I thought about asking the label, but they are no longer doing business.
doohickey

doohickey

November 19, 2017
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, SVLP 162
I have the black label release of this pressing, evidently there are two, the other with white colored labels. Quality pressing, very dynamic and rich sounding.
turntable_life

turntable_life

August 10, 2017
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, Blu, 3794936
Pretty clean, nice pressing. It's a GZ Media if anyone is curious.
RoloJam

RoloJam

June 24, 2017
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 180, 828 522-1
Agree with KnightDG. It's a alternate pressing from 2007. The 2014 version was an anniversary edition with the sleeve used as the interior artwork of the gatefold cover.
KnightDG

KnightDG

June 7, 2017
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 180, 828 522-1

So I just got this from Amazon Germany, it was sealed/brand new? Having a hard time believing they had a brand new, sealed copy from '94 but all the numbers/runouts match.
ssk13

ssk13

May 23, 2017
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 828 522-1
are there any vinyl releases that contain the track "it's a fire"?
e.vondran

e.vondran

May 17, 2017
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828522-1, 828 522 - 1

I'd recommend giving it a decent cleaning before enjoying but it sounds lovely. Lush. Treat yourself and pick up a copy.
WesHeadley

WesHeadley

May 5, 2017
edited 7 months ago
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 180, 3797205
A beautiful issue-- the best I've seen and heard and I have three versions '08UK, '14UK non gatefold, and this. I wish the vinyl were a little quieter, but compared to the previous two this one is best behaved overall-- and the mastering seems better-- more balanced without losing the deep liquid bottom-end that is part of this album's charm. Or maybe I've got my cartridge dialed in a little better these last few weeks... I don't know, but this issue sounds pretty pretty pretty damn good.
dev_lin

dev_lin

April 19, 2017
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 3797205

Very nice edition, neat and clean pressing. Perfect kind of music to be played from a vinyl :)
bell-end

bell-end

December 6, 2016
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 828 522-1
'roads' will echo through eternity in the same way that 'unfinished symphony' does,or at least it certainly should.borne of the same era and general 'trip hop' fraternity.my only regret is that I was ever so slightly too young to appreciate it at the time.i was generally caught up in hard dance music,so much of which,in retrospect,was entirely disposable when compared to this.at least I can listen to it over 20 years later and shed a tear.thankyou Portishead. X