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Portishead – Third

$90.00

Portishead’s first album, Dummy, was released in 1994 and the first single was “Numb.” The album was successful in both Europe and the United States (where it sold more than 150,000 copies even before the band toured there). Dummy spawned two hit singles, “Glory Box” and “Sour Times,” and went on to win the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 1995. After their initial success, Portishead withdrew from the spotlight for three years until their second album, Portishead, was released in 1997. The album’s sound differed from Dummy, the main difference being that much of the music was composed and played by the band, not sampled from records, and had a grainy, harsher sound.

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Three singles, “Cowboys,” “Over” and “All Mine” were released, the latter achieving a Top 10 placing in the UK. In 1997, the band performed a one-off show with strings by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at Roseland Ballroom in New York. A live album primarily featuring these new orchestral arrangements of the group’s songs was released in 1988. For the next few years, the band members concentrated on solo and other pursuits, until in February 2005, the band appeared live for the first time in seven years at the Tsunami Benefit Concert in Bristol.

 

THIS LIMITED EDITION BOXSET CONTAINS:

1GB USB MEMORY STICK – featuring the album plus the following films:

ADE’S HOUSE – MACHINE GUN
THE RIP – LIVE AT MR WOLFS
WE CARY ON
THE TRULY SPECTACULAR UNIVERSAL CONFERENCE FILM

2 X VINYL LP
ETCHED 12″ OF MACHINE GUN
LIMITED EDITION PRINT FROM NICK UFF
Ongoing online content

1. Silence
2. Hunter
3. Nylon Smile
4. The Rip
5. Plastic
6. We Carry On
7. Deep Water
8. Machine Gun
9. Small
10. Magic Doors
11. Threads

 

Additional information

Weight 2.500 kg
Dimensions 42.0 × 42.0 × 10.0 cm