Portishead ‎– Dummy

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Winner of the 1995 Mercury Music Prize.
Following the initial issue, there were Australian, American & Euro releases with an additional track "It's A Fire" inserted between "Wandering Star" & "Numb" [e.g. 828 553 vs the earlier 828 522 issues]. On vinyl, "It's A Fire", is listed as an additional track only on the Greek edition of the album. Some later issues also include the remix "Sour Sour Times" plus the "To Kill A Dead Man" track (from the film which led to Portishead's record contract and the cover image used on "Dummy").
For "Glory Box", most booklets claim Isaac Hayes' "Ikes Rap III" as sample source, but actually it's a sample from "Ikes Rap II" that is used (the same sample Tricky used on "Hell Is Round the Corner").

Tracklist

Mysterons 4:56
Sour Times 4:05
Strangers 3:49
It Could Be Sweet 4:10
Wandering Star 4:46
Numb 3:43
Roads 4:56
Pedestal 3:30
Biscuit 4:34
Glory Box 4:49

Versions (129)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, M/Print, Fir) Go! Beat 828 522-1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522 - 2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
POCD-1153 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat POCD-1153 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Indonesia 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-9 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Universal Music Russia, Go! Beat 828 553-9 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
POCD-1153 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat POCD-1153 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553-2 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2, 422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat, Go! Beat, London Records 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2, 422-828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Helicon Records 828 553 - 2 Israel 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2, 828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522-2, 828 522-1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-2, 828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522-2, 828 522-1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
P2 28553, 422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Club) Go! Discs, Go! Beat P2 28553, 422 828 553-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
P2 28553, 422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Club) Go! Discs, Go! Beat P2 28553, 422 828 553-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Dig) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, PMD) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, PMD) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Pit) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
PRCD 6871-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Promo) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat PRCD 6871-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
POCD-1153 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Promo) Go! Beat POCD-1153 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Discs (2), Go! Beat (2), London Records (3) 422-828 553-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
828 55 -2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat 828 55 -2 Bulgaria 1994 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, CD-234 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat (2), Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, CD-234 China 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-4 India 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-4 Thailand 1994 Sell This Version
828553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828553-4 Thailand 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-4 Malaysia 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 600-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422 828 600-4 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 553 4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422 828 553 4 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
828553 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Cle) London Records 828553 Chile 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 553 4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Dol) London Records, Go! Discs 422 828 553 4 US 1994 Sell This Version
422 828 553 4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Promo) London Records, Go! Discs 422 828 553 4 US 1994 Sell This Version
1829 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound by Roton 1829 Romania 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-1 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-1, 828522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522-1, 828522-1 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
828 522-1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Go! Beat 828 522-1 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
828522 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, TP) Go! Beat 828522 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
DD 0618 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs DD 0618 South Korea 1995 Sell This Version
STARCD 6175 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat STARCD 6175 South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
422 828 600-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422 828 600-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) PolyGram Polska, Go! Beat 828 553-4 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 553-4 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
ALR 126 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Always Records ALR 126 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, RE) PolyGram Polska, Go! Beat 828 553-4 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead = 波提斯黑合唱團* Portishead = 波提斯黑合唱團* - Dummy = 傀儡(CD, Album, RE, RP) Polydor, Go! Beat 828 553-2 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
828 522-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album) Go! Beat 828 522-4 Turkey 1999 Sell This Version
SVLP 162 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Simply Vinyl, Go! Beat SVLP 162 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SVLP 162 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Simply Vinyl, Go! Beat SVLP 162 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SVLP 162 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, W/Lbl) Simply Vinyl, Go! Beat SVLP 162 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Z 98037, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Invisible Halahup, Go! Beat (2) Z 98037, 828 553-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
828 553-9 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Universal Music Russia, Go! Beat 828 553-9 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Ukrainian Records 828 553-2 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553 - 2 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
UICY-91264 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Universal Music, Go! Beat UICY-91264 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
828 522-1, 828 522 - 1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
0600753187326 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat 0600753187326 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
004228285539, 828 553-9 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Go! Beat, Universal Music Group, Universal Music Russia 004228285539, 828 553-9 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Universal Music, Go! Beat, Universal Music 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
UICY-20164 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Polydor, Go! Beat UICY-20164 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
533 912 - 0, 0600753391204 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Dig) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 533 912 - 0, 0600753391204 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
5338567 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Go! Beat, Universal 5338567 UK 2012 Sell This Version
4605026714328 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) ООО «Юниверсал Мьюзик» 4605026714328 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
3797205 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, 180) Go! Beat 3797205 US 2014 Sell This Version
3794936 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Go! Beat 3794936 UK 2014 Sell This Version
3794935 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE) Go! Beat 3794935 UK 2014 Sell This Version
3797205 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Go! Beat 3797205 UK 2014 Sell This Version
828 522-1, 828 522 - 1 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, 180) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
3797205 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Go! Beat 3797205 US 2017 Sell This Version
3797205 Portishead Dummy(LP, Album, RE, RP, TP) Go! Beat 3797205 US 2017 Sell This Version
828 522 - 1 Portishead Dummy(LP, RE, Unofficial, Blu) Go! Beat 828 522 - 1 UK 2020 Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Go! Discs none Europe Unknown
828 522 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522 - 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2, 8285532 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Polydor, Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553-2, 8285532 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
828 5532-2, 422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 5532-2, 422-828 553-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Polydor 828 553-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
828 522 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat 828 522 - 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PD 071, 828 553-2, 422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Beat, Go! Beat, Go! Beat, London Records PD 071, 828 553-2, 422-828 553-2 Unknown Sell This Version
422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album) Go! Discs, Go! Beat 422 828 553-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Dig) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Dig) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Discs 422 828 553-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Universal, London Records, Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422-828 553-2 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 (29) Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat, Universal 828 553-2 (29) Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, Ove) Go! Beat 828 522-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, Ove) Go! Beat 828 522-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, RP, EDC) Go! Discs, London Records 422-828 553-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RE, UML) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat 828 522-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 553 - 2, 828 553-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 522-2, 828 522 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP, Ove) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522-2, 828 522 - 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 522 - 2, 828 522-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP, Ove) Go! Beat, Go! Beat 828 522 - 2, 828 522-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, RP, Son) Go! Discs, London Records, Go! Beat 422-828 553-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Sony Discos (2) 828 553-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 553-2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Discs (2), Go! Beat (2), London Records (3) 422-828 553-2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat (2) 828 553 - 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 -2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat 828 553 -2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
19099 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat (2) 19099 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
828 553 - 2 Portishead Dummy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Go! Beat (2) 828 553 - 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, RE) Go! Beat 828 553-4 Unknown Sell This Version
828 553-4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, RP) Go! Beat 828 553-4 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
401 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 401 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Universal (3), RCA (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Universal (3), RCA (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
422 828 553 4 Portishead Dummy(Cass, Album, Whi) Go! Beat, Go! Discs 422 828 553 4 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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shawnduhast

shawnduhast

November 16, 2021
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, M/Print, Fir, 828 522-1
Needs to Re-issued as a double album including "It's A Fire"
delano70

delano70

November 8, 2021
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, M/Print, Fir, 828 522-1
B5 sample is from Ike's Rap II (instead of III as stated in the notes)
simontreal

simontreal

October 18, 2021
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, M/Print, Fir, 828 522-1
Is there an LP version including the CD-only track "It's A Fire" ? It's my favorite and I dream of looking at it on my turntable.
gleebi

gleebi

September 22, 2021
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 3797205

Excellent pressing. Good emotive & dynamic soundstage. Can see this is the predominant reporting on this product, and I see far too many complaints about sibilance, suggesting the "blame" rides solely on the vinyl manufacturer, mastering process, etc. Simple google, or perusing of Hoffman forums show that much (if not most) incidents of sibilance are due to poor stylus alignment, off-point tracking, or even a bad stylus/cartridge to begin with. The vinyl "resurgence" has seen all sorts of subpar turntables retailed, and yet expectations to be wowed by vinyl predominate. In my experience, this will not happened without good equipment enjoying a proper set up. Sibilance is a word that few knew, pre-Discogs, and like "launch-angle" in MLB broadcasts, it is oft overused and overhyped, and little understood. My copy of this plays pristinely, with clear clean separation on my Rega RP3 equipped with a Dynavector 10x5 cartridge. If you hate the sensitivities of vinyl and the reality of mechanical playback, Streaming is for you and you can (re)sell your Crosley (ironically, a bad stylus can permanently etch in sibilance for you).
carscars

carscars

September 22, 2021
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 828 522-1
I’m reviewing the 1994 DFI pressing.

This is such an amazing pressing. The 1997 MPO of the Self titled album is awful in comparison. This has such rich depth. We’re fortunate as fans this got such a good pressing. The 90s did produce some great sounding vinyl.

This is well worth the money for a serious fan with a good stereo.
alphagrade

alphagrade

August 15, 2021
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 3797205

Really impressed with this 2014 pressing having managed to track down a relatively cheap sealed copy. None of the sound issues details by some below but quiet wax and a lush soundscape. And how well has this album aged over the years? Terrific sonics and nice packaging, this is one of the 90's finest albums without a doubt.
ChristianDemmings

ChristianDemmings

July 27, 2021
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1
This is the closest entry I can find to my version. My version does have the misspelled 'Jhonnie Ray' credit on Biscuit, but the quotation marks on Dummy are the 66 99 variety. Everything else matches.
gbrrrl

gbrrrl

July 25, 2021
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, RE, 180, 828 522-1, 828 522 - 1
it goes without say that owning an original pressing of this album is ideal... but, regarding this edition, I'm not disappointed. overall I'd say it's worth the price; thankfully not just hot-pressed to make a quick sale. sounds great on my system, and certainly great on the likes of a "briefcase" system, as well.
sparklycrow

sparklycrow

July 14, 2021
referencing Dummy, LP, Album, 828 522-1
I have NO Barcode and NO Matrix ??? What ist this release?
ElliottWinkler

ElliottWinkler

July 3, 2021
referencing Dummy, CD, Album, PMD, 422-828 553-2
My copy is similar to Variants 3/10 except matrix says BZ instead of BN or BY
Mould SID Code: IFPI 0349