| 29 September 1997|
29 September 1997
Go! Beat Records
| Portishead albums, Trip hop albums|
Portishead is the second studio album by English band Portishead, released in September 1997.
"Only You" samples Ken Thorne's "Inspector Clouseau" and The Pharcyde's "She Said". "Western Eyes" is listed as sampling "Hookers & Gin" by the Sean Atkins Experience in the album's liner notes. In reality, this song does not exist; like most of the samples on the album, it was created by the band .
Released in September 1997, the album reached No. 2 on the UK Album Chart and No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart.
On 3 December 2008, Universal Music Japan re-released Dummy and Portishead as a limited SHM-CD version.
Portishead received critical acclaim upon its release. Spin praised the record and noted that the band created a "gothic", "deadly" and "trippy" atmosphere. Commenting on the textures of the music, music journalist Barry Walters observed that the group got "darker, deeper and more disturbing" in comparison to their previous effort Dummy.
(*) designates unordered lists.
All tracks written by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, except where noted.
All songs produced by Geoff Barrow, Adrian Utley, Beth Gibbons and Dave McDonald.Portishead
Beth Gibbons – Vocals
Geoff Barrow – Drums
Adrian Utley – Guitar, bass, synthesizer, Rhodes piano
Clive Deamer – Drums
Sean Atkins – Additional vocals
John Baggot – Organ, piano
Andy Hague, Ben Waghorn, John Cornick – Horns
S. Cooper – Violin
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