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]. On vinyl, "It's A Fire", is listed as an additional track only on the Greek edition of the album. 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 (116)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
828 522 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522 - 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
POCD-1153 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat POCD-1153 Japan 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, Go! Beat 422 828 553-2 Canada 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, 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 UK & 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
828 553 - 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
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 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
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 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
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
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 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
828 55 -2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat 828 55 -2 Bulgaria 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
828553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828553-4 Thailand 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) Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422 828 553 4 Canada 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
828 522-4 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
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-4 Malaysia 1994 Sell This Version
828553 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Cle) London Records 828553 Chile 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 553 4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Dol) 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
828522 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, Promo, TP) Go! Beat 828522 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
DD 0618 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs DD 0618 South Korea 1995 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! Beat 422-828-600-2 UK 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
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-4 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) PolyGram Polska, Go! Beat 828 553-4 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
ALR 126 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Always Records ALR 126 Russia 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
828 522-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-4 Turkey 1999 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, Ltd, RE) Simply Vinyl, Go! Beat SVLP 162 UK & Europe 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
828 553-9 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, RE) Go! Beat 0600753187326 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Universal Music, Go! Beat, Universal Music 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Brazil 2010 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
3794936 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Go! Beat 3794936 UK 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
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 522-1 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
3797205 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Go! Beat 3797205 US 2017 Sell This Version
3797205 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, RP, TP) Go! Beat 3797205 US 2017 Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Go! Discs none Europe Unknown
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 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553 - 2 Australia 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
828 522 - 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
828 553-2 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 Europe 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
422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Discs 422 828 553-2 Canada 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 (29) Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Universal 828 553-2 (29) Mexico 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) Universal, London Records, Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422-828 553-2 Colombia 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
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
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat 828 522-2 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
828 553 - 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
828 522 - 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
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP, Ove) Go! Beat 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
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Discs (2), Go! Beat (2), London Records (3) 422-828 553-2 Bulgaria 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) 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
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 553-4 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
none Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria 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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stevenbennett5

stevenbennett5

July 24, 2020
edited 16 days ago
referencing Dummy, CD, Album, RE, 422 828 600-2
Worth hunting down a copy. IMO the extras take it from being a decent 10 track album (U.K. version) to being a really great listen, with the 13 tracks included fitting side-by-side perfectly.
Captain_Japan

Captain_Japan

July 7, 2020
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1
A must-have for anyone who appreciates 90s music.

A really well mixed album. I still get chills listening to Roads on this vinyl. There’s nothing like it!

Some slight sibilance throughout the album especially with it could be sweet. Also wasn’t a big fan of the unimpressive packaging given the Immense importance of this album on trip-hop/downtempo.... On an unrelated note, I had a lot of difficulty getting this record out of the spindle. Super small spindle hole!
flynnad

flynnad

June 12, 2020
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1
Finding this quite murky. Bass sounds great but mids and trebles quite muddy. Might have to play around with my setup.
w1ntermu7e

w1ntermu7e

May 29, 2020
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1

Trip Hop classic. I didn't have any problems with pressing - sounds perfect for me. Although would love gatefold to be more creative
gregleo

gregleo

May 8, 2020
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1

Needs cleaning but overall good pressing and by all means... amazing album every collector should own.
Only_Mint

Only_Mint

March 7, 2020
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu, 3794936
Where is the photo of the rear to allow this to be discriminated from others...
Only_Mint

Only_Mint

March 7, 2020
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 3794935
There's no point having a long list of #contributors' if none of you Contribute photographs of this release to enable buyers to distinguish it form others, neh?
malenn

malenn

March 2, 2020
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 180, 3797205
Is this reissue worth buying?Is it better than the original pressing?
sherbethead

sherbethead

January 30, 2020
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 828 522-1, 828522-1
holding off buying this in case they release a version (on vinyl) with it's a fire ~ probably won't happen but it's my favourite track on the album ~ i guess the reason it was left off is that the sound would be compromised with 6 tracks on one side?
hamishmcelnea3

hamishmcelnea3

January 15, 2020
referencing Dummy, CD, Album, 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2, 422-828 553-2

What can i say that's not already been said. One of the best albums of all time. Perfect in almost any way. Beth's amazing vocals really play into the dark atmosphere of the album.
Favourite track: Strangers