Portishead’s ‘Third’

Portishead’s ‘Third’ is their third studio album (their first in 11 years) released on April 28, 2008 by Island Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Silence (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 04:58 . 2.Hunter (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 03:57 . 3.Nylon Smile (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 03:16 . 4.The Rip (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 04:29 . 5.Plastic (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 03:27 . 6.We Carry On (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 06:27 . 7.Deep Water (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 01:31 . 8.Machine Gun (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons) – 04:43 . 9.Small (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 06:45 . 10.Magic Doors (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, John Baggot) – 03:32 . 11.Threads (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:45

Musicians : Portishead – Band . Beth Gibbons – Lead Vocals, Guitar On (11) . Geoff Barrow – Drums, Bass, Keyboards . Adrian Utley – Electric And Acoustic Guitars, Ukulele, Keyboards . Charlotte Nicholls – Cello On (1 – 11) . Claudio Campos – Spoken Intro On (1) . Wendy Bertram – Bassoon On (4) . Team Brick – Clarinet On (5) Vocals On (7) . David Poore – Vocals On (7) . Ben Salisbury – Vocals On (7) . The Somerfield Workers Choir – Vocals On (7) . Will Gregory – Saxophone On (10 – 11) . John Baggott – Rhodes Piano On (10) . Stu Barker – Hurdy-Gurdy On (10) . Clive Deamer – Drums On (11) . Jim Barr – Bass On (11)

Production : Produced By Portishead . Adrian Utley – Engineer . Craig Silvey – Mixing . Stuart Matthews – Engineer . Rik Dowding – Engineer . Geoff Barrow – Mixing

Package : Marc Bessant – Design . Larry Bennett – Photography

Recorded 2005–2008.

Released On April 28, 2008 By Island.

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Pitchfork
Released today, it instead feels like a staggering transformation and a return to form that was never lost, an ideal adaptation by a group that many people didn’t know they needed to hear again. […]

The Quietus
Third is an unexpectedly absorbing album from a band who’ve used ten years of exhaustion and disillusionment to hone what was initially great about them before into something entirely new. […]

CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
evertheless, the trio have excavated enough of their former self to carry on, though still yawning from a deep sleep and stretching after an apparently, much needed hiatus. […]

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