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Label:Go! Beat – 828 522-1, Go! Beat – 828 522 - 1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop
Style:Trip Hop, Downtempo


DrumsClive Deamer
Electric Piano [Rhodes]Geoff Barrow
Guitar, Theremin [Thereman]Adrian Utley
VocalsBeth Gibbons
Written-ByA Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
A2Sour Times
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ [Hammond]Neil Solman
GuitarAdrian Utley
Programmed By [Programmer]Geoff Barrow
VocalsBeth Gibbons
DrumsClive Deamer
Electric Piano [Rhodes]Geoff Barrow
GuitarAdrian Utley
VocalsBeth Gibbons
Written-ByA Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*, W Shorter*
A4It Could Be Sweet
Drum Programming [Drum Programme]Richard Newell (3)
Electric Piano [Rhodes]Geoff Barrow
VocalsBeth Gibbons
Written-ByB Gibbons*, G Barrow*
A5Wandering Star
DrumsClive Deamer
GuitarAdrian Utley
Organ [Hammond]Gary Baldwin
Programmed By [Programmer]Geoff Barrow
VocalsBeth Gibbons
BassAdrian Utley
DrumsClive Deamer
Organ [Hammond]Gary Baldwin
Programmed By [Programmer], DrumsGeoff Barrow
VocalsBeth Gibbons
Written-ByA Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
DrumsClive Deamer
Electric Piano [Rhodes]Neil Solman
Guitar, Bass, Arranged By [Strings Arrangement]Adrian Utley
Nose FluteDave Mc Donald*
Programmed By [Programmer], Arranged By [Strings Arrangement]Geoff Barrow
StringsStrings Unlimited
VocalsBeth Gibbons
Written-ByA Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
BassAdrian Utley
DrumsClive Deamer
Programmed By [Programmer]Geoff Barrow
TrumpetAndy Hague
VocalsBeth Gibbons
Written-ByA Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*
DrumsClive Deamer
Electric Piano [Rhodes]Geoff Barrow
VocalsBeth Gibbons
Written-ByB Gibbons*, G Barrow*, J Ray*
B5Glory Box
Guitar, Organ [Hammond]Adrian Utley
Programmed By [Programmer]Geoff Barrow
VocalsBeth Gibbons
Written-ByA Utley*, B Gibbons*, G Barrow*, I Hayes*

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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 [Invalid Artist] 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.

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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Dummy (LP, Album)Go! Beat828 522-1Europe1994
Dummy (CD, Album)Go! Beat828 522-2Europe1994
Dummy (CD, Album)Go! Beat, Go! Beat828 553 - 2, 828 553-2Europe1994
Dummy (Cassette, Album)Go! Beat828 553-4India1994
Dummy (Cassette, Album)Go! Beat828 522-4Europe1994
ChristianDemmings's profile picture
This is the closest entry I can find to my version. My version does have the misspelled 'Jhonnie Ray' credit on Biscuit, but the quotation marks on Dummy are the 66 99 variety. Everything else matches.
Adriana_theblacklist's profile picture
My copy is amazing, literally one of my most pristine recorded Lp’s in my entire collection. Crisp and clear sounding to my ears. Very detailed.
BoogieDowns13's profile picture
I have the German pressing of this
Dead wax ending in 320
Sounds AMAZING!!
samivhkangas's profile picture
Edited 6 months ago
My copy had some pops and crackles, but nothing that disturbs me too much. I actually kind of think they fit the aesthetics of the album. Sound is otherwise deep and clean, just some pops here and there.
edgeless22's profile picture
Fantastic pressing! I never got this on CD and I was so happy to hear the vinyl. The sound is deep and very detailed
a_barca's profile picture
My pressing is horrible. Impossible through headphones even after two washes surface noise is unbearable.
Captain_Japan's profile picture
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's profile picture
Finding this quite murky. Bass sounds great but mids and trebles quite muddy. Might have to play around with my setup.
w1ntermu7e's profile picture
Trip Hop classic. I didn't have any problems with pressing - sounds perfect for me. Although would love gatefold to be more creative
gregleo's profile picture
Needs cleaning but overall good pressing and by all means... amazing album every collector should own.