Portishead ‎– Dummy

Label:
Go! Beat ‎– 828 522-1, Go! Beat ‎– 828 522 - 1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Mysterons
Drums – Clive DeamerElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Geoff BarrowGuitar, Theremin [Thereman] – Adrian UtleyVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
A2 Sour Times
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ [Hammond] – Neil SolmanGuitar – Adrian UtleyProgrammed By [Programmer] – Geoff BarrowVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*, H Brooks*, L Schifrin*, O Turner*
A3 Strangers
Drums – Clive DeamerElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Geoff BarrowGuitar – Adrian UtleyVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*, W Shorter*
A4 It Could Be Sweet
Drum Programming [Drum Programme] – Richard Newell (3)Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Geoff BarrowVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
A5 Wandering Star
Drums – Clive DeamerGuitar – Adrian UtleyOrgan [Hammond] – Gary BaldwinProgrammed By [Programmer] – Geoff BarrowVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – M Dickerson*, B Gibbons*, C W Miller*, G Barrow*, H R Brown*, H Scott*, J Goldstein*, L Oskar*, L Jordan*, S Allen*
B1 Numb
Bass – Adrian UtleyDrums – Clive DeamerOrgan [Hammond] – Gary BaldwinProgrammed By [Programmer], Drums – Geoff BarrowVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
B2 Roads
Drums – Clive DeamerElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Neil SolmanGuitar, Bass, Arranged By [Strings Arrangement] – Adrian UtleyNose Flute – Dave Mc Donald*Programmed By [Programmer], Arranged By [Strings Arrangement] – Geoff BarrowStrings – Strings UnlimitedVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
B3 Pedestal
Bass – Adrian UtleyDrums – Clive DeamerProgrammed By [Programmer] – Geoff BarrowTrumpet – Andy HagueVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
B4 Biscuit
Drums – Clive DeamerElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Geoff BarrowVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – B Gibbons*, G Barrow*, J Ray*
B5 Glory Box
Guitar, Organ [Hammond] – Adrian UtleyProgrammed By [Programmer] – Geoff BarrowVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*, I Hayes*

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Vinyl contained in full-colour gloss varnish liner with track credits.

Quotation marks around "Dummy" on label are identical to each other and NOT of the COMPLIMENTARY, '66' '99' variety
Spine reads PORTISHEAD DUMMY 828 522 - 1 GO!! BEAT [not GO! BEAT]
The inner sleeve is thin paper and has no thumb cut-out on the opening at the back

The credits for 'Biscuit' include a spelling error of 'Johnnie Ray'; it reads 'Jhonnie Ray'

Recorded at State Of Art and Coach House Studios, Bristol with additional mixing at Moles Studio, Bath.

© 1994 Go! Discs Limited ℗ 1994 Go! Discs Limited

A2 samples Lalo Schifrin from "The Danube Incident" courtesy of Warner Chappell Music/MCA Records. Smokey Brookes from "Spin-It Jig" courtesy of Goldmine Soul Supply.
A3 samples Weather Report from "Elegant People" courtesy of MCA Music/Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
A5 contains portions of "Magic Mountain" as performed by Eric Burdon & War courtesy of Avenue Records / Polygram Music Publishing.
B4 samples Johnnie Ray from "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" courtesy of Carlyle Music Publishing/Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
B5 samples Isaac Hayes from "Ike's Rap II" courtesy of Rondor Music (London) Ltd./Under License from Fantasy Inc.

Cat.#s:
828 522-1 on spine.
828 522 - 1 on back cover.

BPM (not provided on the record):

A1: 82 | B1: 78
A2: 94 | B2: 76
A3: 84 | B3: 84
A4: 77 | B4: 68
A5: 80 | B5: 60

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 42282 85221 2
  • Barcode (String): 042282852212
  • Label Code: LC 07192
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Price Code: BA 281
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): D33 828 522-1 S1 320
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): D33 828 522-1 S2 320

Other Versions (5 of 119) View All

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
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Go! Discs none Europe Unknown
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, RE, Ove) Go! Beat 828 522-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 20 Reviews

Add Review

Captain_Japan

Captain_Japan

July 7, 2020
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!
Richie_Sombrero

Richie_Sombrero

June 12, 2020
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

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

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

c.skoler

January 14, 2020
My press is flat and heavy, and side A sounds pretty good but there is an awful amount of static on side B. Makes it close to unlistenable.
daviddgrant

daviddgrant

January 9, 2020

A lot of pops and crackles, not a good press at all. but a great album.
KristalTips

KristalTips

March 1, 2019
Really lovely pressing - sounds great from start to finish.
mcphranklee

mcphranklee

January 26, 2019
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.
funkynial

funkynial

December 11, 2018

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

e.vondran

May 17, 2017

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