Portishead ‎– Dummy

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Go! Beat ‎– 828 522-1
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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 – Geoff BarrowVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*Written-By [Sample, Uncredited] – O Turner*Written-By [Sample] – Smokey Brooks*, Lalo Schifrin
A3 Strangers
Drums – Clive DeamerElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Geoff BarrowGuitar – Adrian UtleyVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*Written-By [Sample, Uncredited] – W Shorter*Written-By [Sample] – Weather Report
A4 It Could Be Sweet
Drum Programming – 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 – Geoff BarrowWritten-By – B Gibbons*, G Barrow*Written-By [Sample, Uncredited] – M Dickerson*, C W Miller*, H R Brown*, H Scott*, J Goldstein*, L Oskar*, L Jordan*, S Allen*Written-By [Sample] – War
B1 Numb
Bass – Adrian UtleyDrums – Clive DeamerOrgan [Hammond] – Gary BaldwinProgrammed By, Drums – Geoff BarrowVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
B2 Roads
Arranged By [Strings Arrangement] – Adrian Utley, Geoff BarrowDrums – Clive DeamerElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Neil SolmanGuitar, Bass – Adrian UtleyNose Flute – Dave Mc Donald*Programmed By – Geoff BarrowStrings – Strings UnlimitedVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
B3 Pedestal
Bass – Adrian UtleyDrums – Clive DeamerProgrammed By – 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*Written-By [Sample] – Johnnie Ray
B5 Glory Box
Guitar, Organ [Hammond] – Adrian UtleyProgrammed By – Geoff BarrowVocals – Beth GibbonsWritten-By – A Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*Written-By [Sample] – Isaac Hayes

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Sleeve is semi-gloss flat colour sleeve with full-colour gloss-varnish inset image.
Label and Cover include "Marketed in France by Barclay and in Germany by Metronome Musik/GmbH"
Quotation marks around "Dummy" on label are of the COMPLIMENTARY, '66' '99' variety
Spine reads PORTISHEAD DUMMY 828 522 - 1 GO! BEAT [not GO!! BEAT]
The inner sleeve is thick paper/thin card and has a thumb cut-out on the opening at the back

Release may include a postage paid mail card to request information on Portishead.

The 'misprinted' version of this release can be found here

All tracks 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.

No track timings on release.

Samples:
Track A2 contains samples from "Danube Incident" written & performed by Lalo Schifrin and a percussion sample from "Spin-It Jig" written by Henry Brooks and Otis Turner performed by Smokey Brooks.
Track A3 contains samples from "Elegant People" written & performed by Weather Report.
Track A5 contains samples from "Magic Mountain" written & performed by Eric Burdon & War.
Track B4 contains samples from "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" written & performed by Johnnie Ray.
Track B5 contains samples from "Ike's Rap II" written & performed by Isaac Hayes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42282 85221 2
  • Label Code: LC 7192
  • Price Code: BA 281
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Hand-etched): 828-522-1-A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Stamped): DFI 94 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Hand-etched): 828-522-1-B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Stamped): DFI 94 6 828 522 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A Runout, Hand-etched): 828-522-1-A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A Runout, Stamped): DFI 94 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B Runout, Hand-etched): 828-522-1-B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B Runout, Stamped (Label Overlap)): DFI 94 6 828 522 B1

Other Versions (5 of 104) View All

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
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 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553-2 Australasia 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
828 522-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-4 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version

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getcapewearcape

getcapewearcape

March 1, 2018
Anyone know the difference between this release and the 2008 release by the outer sleeve alone?
independent.mind

independent.mind

February 11, 2018
It's unreal this much music fit on a single platter. This is the quintessential 90's Downtempo record. Special attention to "STRANGERS" side A which is very underrated. GO BUY IT! The production is A+++ on this and gladly holds its own against any Massive Attack album from the same era. The value has held at $30 CAD (New)! Almost any pressing of this will be clean out of a new sleeve.
ssk13

ssk13

May 23, 2017
are there any vinyl releases that contain the track "it's a fire"?
bell-end

bell-end

December 6, 2016
'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
ProtocolOne

ProtocolOne

November 4, 2016

The album speaks for itself. And the Vinyl release is superb. The fact that this album is a single disc release, and still sounds this good is almost unbelievable. All respect to Portishead and also the engineers that squeezed 5 tracks on a single side of the vinyl and got this level of quality. Definitely one of the records that can be enjoyed on many levels. This is a work of professionals.
fury.of.yuri

fury.of.yuri

November 18, 2015
One of the best and quite original trip-hop albums. Definitely worth having if you're into this great genre. Everything But the Girl comes close to this. Both albums have alot of similarities.
allthewayto11

allthewayto11

September 30, 2015

This album is archetypal of trip-hop. With out a question one of my favourite albums that I have ever had the pleasure to drop a needle on.
BudCrow

BudCrow

August 19, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Great LP, essential 90s, surprised that it's not worth more already
collieweed

collieweed

May 14, 2014
I've been listening to this album for 2-3 years at least 2 times a day somewhere around middle 90s, one of those 10 which I'd take to desert island. When I finally had an opportunity to hear it life in 2012, it just ensured me that the turntablist and scratch sound is really unseparable in this lp like beth gibons' voice...if I happens that I will start loosing my memory at the age of 70 I think this records will help me out with this unevitable problem:) 5/5
Raiteriz

Raiteriz

April 12, 2013

best trip-hop album ever !
and one of tha best album ever !