Portishead ‎– Portishead

Go! Beat ‎– 314-539 189-1, London Records ‎– 314-539 189-1, Mercury ‎– 314-539 189-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, TML

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A1 Cowboys
Drums – C.Deamer*Guitar – A.Utley*Vocals [Additional] – S.Atkins*Written-By – B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*
A2 All Mine
Guitar, Bass – A.Utley*Horns – A.Hague*, B.Waghorn*, J.Cornick*Written-By – A.Utley*, B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*
B1 Undenied
Drums [Additional] – C.Deamer*Written-By – B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*
B2 Half Day Closing
Drums – G.Barrow*Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog], Bass – A.Utley*Violin – S.Cooper*Written-By – A.Utley*, B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*
B3 Over
Drums – G.Barrow*Guitar, Bass – A.Utley*Written-By – A.Utley*, B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*
C1 Humming
Drums – C.Deamer*Synthesizer [Moog] – A.Utley*Written-By – A.Utley*, B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*
C2 Mourning Air
Guitar, Bass – A.Utley*Trombone – J.Cornick*Written-By – A.Utley*, B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*
C3 Seven Months
Drums – C.Deamer*Guitar – A.Utley*Written-By – A.Utley*, B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*
D1 Only You
Drums – G.Barrow*Guitar, Bass, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – A.Utley*Organ – J.Baggot*Written-By – A.Utley*, B.Gibbons*, D.Stewart*, G.Barrow*, K.Thorne*, T.Hardson*
D2 Elysium
Guitar – A.Utley*Piano – J.Baggot*Written-By – A.Utley*, B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*
D3 Western Eyes
Drums – C.Deamer*Piano – A.Utley*Vocals [Additional] – S.Atkins*Written-By – A.Utley*, B.Gibbons*, G.Barrow*

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2010s issue distinguished by TML-M in deadwax, "Divsion of UMG Recordings, Inc." on label. Sleeve art is identical to other U.S. versions.

On the back of the cover: "Manufactured and marketed by PolyGram Records, Inc., New York, New York." [...] "Printed in Canada."
On all 4 labels: "Manufactured by Mercury Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 314-539189-1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, etched): 314539189-1-A REI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, etched): 314539189-1-B REI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3, etched): 314539189-1-C REI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4, etched): 314539189-1-D REI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, 2 & 3, stamped): TML-M

Other Versions (5 of 75) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
539 435-2 Portishead Portishead(CD, Album, Dig) Go! Beat 539 435-2 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
ALR 456 Portishead Portishead(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Always Records ALR 456 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
539 189-2 Portishead Portishead(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat (2) 539 189-2 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
UICY-91265 Portishead Portishead(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Universal Music UICY-91265 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
0073145391892 Portishead Portishead(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Barclay 0073145391892 France Unknown


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September 24, 2017
Odd release.
Like others said blurry artwork (or rather, low resolution/pixellated - is it not like that on other releases? a totally different release of dummy looks similar to me so I wonder if it's intentional?)

2LP set, non 180gm,

Oddly it isn't a gatefold, just a single sleeve with two inner sleeves up against eachother. feels a bit shoddy.

Overall quality is good. Sounds high quality, good definition, no major issues. some surface noise in the intro guide track and inbetween track silences, but songs themselves sound good.

I may look out for a better gatefold release to replace it with. My Dummy and Third albums don't match this release and I'd prefer all three to be higher quality gatefold instead of just two of them :P

Overall fine though.


May 11, 2017
Avoid this copy! Artwork is blurry and not defined and the copy I bought was warped. Thankfully I bought it off Amazon and can return it and spend my money on a better print.


October 30, 2016

The only album I've ever bought new that wasn't warped but still skips. Great album but some quality issues for sure.