Portishead ‎– Sour Times

Go! Beat ‎– PSCD 1, Go! Beat ‎– GOLCD 116, Go! Beat ‎– 857 671-2
CD, Single, Reissue, CD1, Postcards


1 Sour Times 3:29
2 It's A Fire 3:46
3 Pedestal 3:37
4 Theme From "To Kill A Dead Man" 4:25

Companies, etc.



CD1 [of a 2 part set] issued to celebrate Portishead's first International tour with a sticker on the front cover stating: 'Includes three special postcards (PSCD 1)'.
3 postcards depicting scenic places around the world (with either the Portishead name or logo superimposed) are numbered GOPCD 1 to 3.
Inside inlay cover states:
All tracks written by G Barrow/B Gibbons/A Utley (Chrysalis Music Ltd.)
Except *written by G Barrow/A Utley (Chrysalis Music Ltd.) Copyright Control.

Twinned with CD2: Sour Times, with different artwork and track list.
("It's A Fire" was included in later issues of the band's 1st album "Dummy")

℗ & © 1994 Go! Discs Limited.
Marketed in France by Barclay and in Germany by Metronome Musik/GMBH.

The sticker found on the J-card case on (some of) the copies of this CD reads "Includes Three Special Postcards PSCD1", this is the only place the PSCD1 code is found on this package.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 042285767124
  • Barcode (Text): 0 42285 76712 4
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 7192
  • Price Code: BA 940
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2): GOLCD116 10300781 02 % Made In U.K. by PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0450
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0453

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GODX 116, 857 613 - 1 Portishead Sour Times(12") Go! Beat, Go! Beat GODX 116, 857 613 - 1 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
GODCD 116, 857 613-2 Portishead Sour Times(CD, Single, RE, CD2) Go! Beat, Go! Beat GODCD 116, 857 613-2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
857 615-2 Portishead Sour Times(CD, Single) Go! Beat 857 615-2 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
none Portishead Sourtimes(VHS) London Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
857 613 - 2, 8576132 Portishead Sour Times(CD, Single) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 857 613 - 2, 8576132 Australia 1994 Sell This Version



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January 31, 2004

Worth having for the powerful song 'It's a Fire'. Quite possibly one of Portishead's best songs. Fabulous vocals from Beth. A really beautiful and strangely uplifting track. You buy the single for the title song and you find one of those gems that you fall in love with quite unexpectedly hidden away as what we called a B-side in the old days. Once you hear it you will find it difficult to get out of your head and not in a bad way either. Pure class.