Portishead ‎– Dummy

Go! Beat ‎– 828 522-1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Mysterons
Theremin [Thereman] – Adrian Utley
A2 Sour Times
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ [Hammond] – Neil SolmanWritten-By – H Brooks*, L Schifrin*, O Turner*
A3 Strangers
Written-By – W Shorter*
A4 It Could Be Sweet
Drum Programming – Richard Newell (3)
A5 Wandering Star
Drums – Geoff BarrowOrgan [Hammond] – Gary BaldwinWritten-By – M Dickerson*, C W Miller*, H R Brown*, H Scott*, J Goldstein*, L Oskar*, L Jordan*, S Allen*
B1 Numb
Organ [Hammond] – Gary Baldwin
B2 Roads
Arranged By [Strings Arrangement] – Adrian Utley, Geoff BarrowElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Neil SolmanFlute [Nose Flute] – Dave Mc Donald*Strings – Adrian Utley, Strings Unlimited
B3 Pedestal
Trumpet – Andy Hague
B4 Biscuit
Written-By – J Ray*
B5 Glory Box
Organ [Hammond] – Adrian UtleyWritten-By – I Hayes*

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

All tracks recorded at State of Art and Coach House Studios, Bristol, with additional mixing at Moles Studio, Bath.

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 III" written & performed by Isaac Hayes

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

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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
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs, Polydor, PolyGram 828 553-2 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-4 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Discs 422 828 553-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP, Ove) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


April 12, 2013

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