Portishead release their debut album : ‘Dummy’ featuring ‘Glory Box’ (1994)

Portishead’s ‘Dummy’ is their debut album released on August 22, 1994 by Go! Beat.

Track Listing : 1.Mysterons (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:02 . 2.Sour Times (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 04:11 . [Sample : “The Danube Incident” By Lalo Schifrin/ “Spin It Jig” By Smokey Brooks] . 3.Strangers (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 03:55 . [Sample : “Elegant People” By Weather Report] . 4.It Could Be Sweet (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 04:16 . 5.Wandering Star (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 04:51 . [Sample : “Magic Mountain” By War] . 6.It’S A Fire (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 03:48 . 7.Numb (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 03:54 . 8.Roads (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:02 . 9.Pedestal (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 03:39 . 10.Biscuit (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:01 . [Sample : “I’Ll Never Fall In Love Again” By Johnnie Ray] . 11.Glory Box (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:06 . [Sample : “Ike’S Rap Ii” By Isaac Hayes]


Chris Cunningham

Musicians : Portishead – Band . Beth Gibbons – Vocals . Geoff Barrow – Drums, Rhodes Piano, String Arrangements, Production, Programming . Adrian Utley – Guitar, Bass Guitar, Theremin, Hammond Organ, String Arrangements, Production . Gary Baldwin – Hammond Organ . Clive Deamer – Drums . Andy Hague – Trumpet . Dave Mcdonald – Nose Flute . Richard Newell – Drum Programming . Neil Solman – Rhodes Piano, Hammond Organ . Strings Unlimited – Strings

Production : Produced By Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley . Geoff Barrow , Adrian Utley . Dave Mcdonald – Engineer

Arrangements : Geoff Barrow , Adrian Utley

Video Director(s) : Chris Cunningham asterisques RVM for “Glory Box”

Recorded 1993–1994 At State Of Art And Coach House Studios, Bristol.

Released On August 22, 1994 By Go! Beat.

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Clash Music
Fifteen years after its release, ‘Dummy’ has aged much more successfully than any other British album of the era, trip-hop or otherwise. That’s doubly surprising given its modishness at the time […]

Sputnikmusic.com
This album comes thoroughly recommended to any fans of hip-hop (that’s hip-hop music, not rap vocals), female soul vocalists, or anybody unfamiliar with trip-hop and who wants to experiment. It’s not the best trip-hop album ever, but it’s as good an introduction as any. […]

BBC
The band’s next album, an eponymous effort of 1997, distanced them from the coffee tables that (wholly unexpectedly) had made room for Dummy; to some it’s a superior listen, though a lot colder and harder than its predecessor […]

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