Portishead record ‘Roseland NYC Live’ in New-York City (1998)

Portishead’s ‘Roseland NYC Live’ is an album recorded on July 24, 1997 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York and released on November 2, 1998 by Go! Discs, London.

Track listing : 1.Humming (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons) – 06:28 . 2.Cowboys (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons) – 05:03 . 3.All Mine (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 04:02 . 4.Mysterons (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:41 . 5.Only You (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:22 . [samples : Ken Thorne from “Inspector Clouseau” and The Pharcyde from “She Said”] . 6.Half Day Closing (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 04:14 . 7.Over (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 04:13 . 8.Glory Box (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:37 . 9.Sour Times (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:21 . 10.Roads (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:51 . 11 Strangers (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) – 05:20 .

Musicians : Portishead . Beth Gibbons – Vocals, guitar . Geoff Barrow – Decks, drums, musical director . Adrian Utley – Guitar, Moog, kabassa, musical director, orchestral arrangements . John Baggot – Keyboards, piano . Clive Deamer – Drums, percussion . Jim Barr – Bass, double bass . Andy Smith – Decks . David Finck – Bass . Jeff Carney – Bass . John Miller – Bass . Jesse Levy – Cello . Stephanie Cummins – Cello . Suzie Katayama – Cello . Andy Hague – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . B. Waghorn – Flute (Alto), Sax (Alto) . Will Gregory – Oboe, Sax (Baritone) . John Cornick – Trombone . Dave Ford – Trumpet . Alfred Brown – Viola . Harold Coletta – Viola . Olivia Koppell – Viola . Susan Follari – Viola . Andy Stein – Violin . Anthony Posk – Violin . Ashley Horne – Violin . Belinda Whitney-Barratt – Violin . Byung-Kook Kwak – Violin . Carmel Malin – Violin . Carol Pool – Violin . Israel Chorberg – Violin . Joanna Jenner – Violin . Joel Pitchon – Violin . Joyce Hammann – Violin . Katsuko Esaki – Violin . Lenard Rivlin – Violin . Pamela Porta – Violin . Richard Auldon Clark – Violin . Nick Ingman – Orchestra conductor, orchestral arrangements . New York Philharmonic – Orchestra .

Production Produced by Portishead . Dave McDonald – Engineer . Ian Huffam – Engineer . John Neilson – Engineer . Øystein Halvorsen – Engineer . Phil Gitomer – Engineer . Sean McClintock – Engineer . Rik Simpson – Engineer, Mixing . Paul Read – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant .

Packaging : Sarah Sherley-Price – Artwork, Design .

Recorded24 July 1997, Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York, United States; 1 April 1998, The Warfield, San Francisco, California, United States (9); 3 July 1998, The Quart Festival, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway (10) .

Released on November 2, 1998 by Go! Discs, London.

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RateYourMusic
I saw Portishead live once. At one point between songs Geoff Barrow was milling around on stage adjusting equipment and a woman in the crowd screamed out, “PORTISHEAD IS BETTER THAN SEX”. Barrow heard it and glanced out at the crowd, smirked at the idea and shook his head at whoever shouted out. I’m still not quite sure who was in the right there. […]

allmusic
On the surface, it doesn’t seem like the orchestra would add much to the performances, especially since the arrangements remain similar, but its presence makes the music tense, dramaticand breathtaking. […]

PopMatters
Meanwhile, watching Gibbons close her eyes and dig deep to find the characters that populate Portishead’s songs is something to witness: she doesn’t sing, she inhabits. Blessed with a voice that is equal parts sweet and snarl, her sinuous power is felt on both their louder tunes, […]

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