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Portishead (album)

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Released  29 September 1997
Length  50:30
Artist  Portishead
Producer  Portishead
Genre  Trip hop
Recorded  1996–1997
Language  English
Release date  29 September 1997
Label  Go! Beat Records
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Similar  Portishead albums, Trip hop albums

Portishead is the second studio album by English band Portishead, released in September 1997.

Contents

Portishead dummy full album


Content

"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 .

Release

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.

Reception

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.

Accolades

(*) designates unordered lists.

Track listing

All tracks written by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, except where noted.

Credits

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
  • Additional Musicians
  • Clive Deamer – Drums
  • Sean Atkins – Additional vocals
  • John Baggot – Organ, piano
  • Andy Hague, Ben Waghorn, John Cornick – Horns
  • S. Cooper – Violin
  • Songs

    1Cowboys4:42
    2All Mine4:02
    3Undenied4:25

    References

    Portishead (album) Wikipedia


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